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List of municipalities in Gauteng

Gauteng province of South Africa is divided, for local government purposes, into three metropolitan municipalities and two district municipalities. The district municipalities are in turn divided into six local municipalities.

In the following map, the district and metropolitan municipalities are labelled in capital letters and shaded in various different colours.

Map of the municipalities in Gauteng

District and metropolitan municipalities

  Name Code Seat Area
(km²)[1]
Population
(2016)[2]
Pop. density
(per km²)
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality JHB Johannesburg 1,645 4,949,347 3,008.8
City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality TSH Pretoria 6,298 3,275,152 520.0
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality EKU Germiston 1,975 3,379,104 1,710.6
Sedibeng District Municipality DC42 Vereeniging 4,173 957,528 229.5
West Rand District Municipality DC48 Randfontein 4,087 838,594 205.2

Local and metropolitan municipalities

  Name Code District Seat Area
(km²)[1]
Population
(2016)[2]
Pop. density
(per km²)
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality JHB Johannesburg 1,645 4,949,347 3,008.8
City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality TSH Pretoria 6,298 3,275,152 520.0
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality EKU Germiston 1,975 3,379,104 1,710.6
Emfuleni Local Municipality GT421 Sedibeng Vanderbijlpark 966 733,445 759.3
Lesedi Local Municipality GT423 Sedibeng Heidelberg 1,484 112,472 75.8
Merafong City Local Municipality GT484 West Rand Carletonville 1,631 188,843 115.8
Midvaal Local Municipality GT422 Sedibeng Meyerton 1,722 111,612 64.8
Mogale City Local Municipality GT481 West Rand Krugersdorp 1,342 383,864 286.0
Rand West City Local Municipality GT485 West Rand Randfontein 1,115 265,887 238.5

Former municipalities

These municipalities have been dissolved since the current system of local government was established in 2000.

Name Code Dissolved Fate
Metsweding District Municipality DC46 18 May 2011 Incorporated into the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality GT461 18 May 2011
Kungwini Local Municipality GT462 18 May 2011
Randfontein Local Municipality GT482 3 August 2016 Merged to create Rand West City Local Municipality
Westonaria Local Municipality GT483 3 August 2016

References

  1. ^ a b 2016 Boundaries [Shapefile]. Municipal Demarcation Board. 2016. Retrieved from [www.demarcation.org.za]
  2. ^ a b Community Survey 2016 [Data file]. Statistics South Africa. 2016. Retrieved from [interactive2.statssa.gov.za]