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About Mogale City

Mogale City was founded by the heir to the Po chiefdom of Batswana. Chief Mogale wa Mogale ruled over a kingdom containing miners and traders of gold. In the end of the 1820s, Mzilikazi ka Mashobane settled into an own kingdom. By 1830, the Voortrekkers under British administration began to migrate to attain their own land. As a result, Mzilikazi was driven away while Paul Kruger, the leader of the Voortrekkers, named the new kingdom after himself. Chief Mogale’s name for the district was applied earliest in 1841, even though it was not under his rule during that time period.

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About the City

Land area (km2)

Approximately 1600 km2 (including the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site)


Approximately 400,000

Population growth rate

2.4% (Census 2011)

% of the city's territory which is urban

92.9% (Census 2011)

Population density (hab / km2)

277 hab/km2

Rate of population density change over last decade

From 266 (2000) to 277 (2010) persons per km2



Community type


About the Local Government

Official name

Mogale City Local Municipality, Gauteng

Official name in English

Mogale City Local Municipality, Gauteng

Number of municipal employees

68 councillors (2013)

Annual income in USD

195,939,089.94 USD

Annual expenditure in USD

42,615,586.59 USD

Mayor or senior elected representative

Mayor Koketso Calvin Seerane

Municipal Commissioner or senior appointed representative

Municipal Manager: Dan Mashitisho

City vision and mission statement

Quality service delivery for all in Mogale City Mission: To provide as Integrated Municipal Governance System for improved quality of life for all communities of Mogale City



Urban systems, infrastructures and services managed by the Local Government

Waste management, Wastewater drainage, Wastewater treatment

ICLEI Membership


Member of regional/national/global initiatives


Sustainability journey to date

Coming soon!

At a glance

% access to electricity

82.0 % electricity for cooking.

% served by municipal water system

57.2 % of the population has access to piped water inside homes.

Water consumption per inhabitant

76.65 m3/hab/year Original information is given as 210 litres/capita/day distributed into the municipality. It is important to note, however, that thel l/c/dconsumptio at the local level is highly influenced by the metropolitan municipalities, some of which have a disproportionately large concentration of wet industries that will influence the per capita figures.

% served by municipal wastewater drainage system

79.1 % flush toilet connected to sewerage.

% served by municipal solid waste collection system

80.2 % refuse removed once a week.

Public transportation modes available

Bus, Train (commuter, intercity)

Energy profile

Coming soon!

Mogale Municipality – MpheThuto Primary School

A township primary school was identified in partnership with a local NGO (Renyaka) running the Magaliesburg Development Initiative, & the inputs of teachers and municipal officials.  Earth Life Africa provides the solar PV system. The showcase will be launched during the Magaliesburg community make-over day on 30 October. Urban-LEDS funded:


  • Lights: All the lights in the school are being replaced with energy efficient lights.
  • Solar tube light: One skylight has been installed and is being tested to see if it is suitable for a class room
  • Solar water heater: The existing standard geyser is being replaced with a solar water heater
  • Biodigester: Kitchen food waste is now used in a biodigester, now used for cooking food in the soup kitchen
  • Rainwater harvesting:  The collected gutter water is used in the food gardens via a water tank
  • Solar PV: An 18kWp system will be installed – if needed, a battery bank will be provided through Urban-LEDS


For more information on the city's mitigation actions, visit their profile (page 2) on the carbonn Climate Registry.

GCC tracking for Mogale
Step I
Step II
Step III

GreenClimateCities methodology - Legend

GreenClimateCities methodology - Chart