About The Municipality
Thabazimbi Municipality is located in the South-western part of the
Limpopo Province and has Botswana as its international neighbour
and a mere two (2) hour drive from Tshwane. Thabazimbi is known as
"mountain of iron" which is the Tswana name for this peaceful
productive town, referring to the highly lucrative iron ore reef
first discovered in the Municipality in 1919. The Municipality has
Marakele National Park, which is a subsidiary of National Parks
Board, and in the same standard as the Kruger National Park and
Mapungube.The game lodges scattered around the area helps to
promote the issue of environmental sustainability.
It was mined since the 1930's when iron and steel production
started. The town was proclaimed in 1953. Today Iscor Steelworks
in Tshwane still draw much of their raw material from Thabazimbi
Kumba Resources (Iron Ore mine). Apart from Iron Ore the Thabazimbi
Municipality is surrounded by Platinum producing areas such as:
Northam Platinum mine, Anglo, i.e. Amandelbult and Swartklip mines.
Other minerals produced in the area include Andalusite, which is mined
by Rhino Mine and limestone for the production of cement by Pretoria
Portland Cement (PPC).
|Boundaries of Thabazimbi Municipality include areas such as:|
Thabazimbi, Northam, Leeupoort, Rooiberg and Dwaalboom. The
Municipal area falls within the Waterberg District Municipal
area. Is a very peaceful place to live in and a malaria free