About Us



The name is a Sesotho word meaning “progress”.


To be an accountable, transparent, non-racial Municipality that promotes economic development and provides sustainable services and improves the quality of life in the Community.


Tswelopele Local Municipality is committed to effective and transparent governance by:

  • Promoting economic development
  • Providing sustainable services and
  • Improving the quality of life of all people

Core values

  • Democratic values
  • Good governance
  • Transparency
  • Honesty
  • Equity
  • Commitment
  • Accountability
  • Professionalism


“A municipality in progress”

Legislative framework

The Tswelopele Local Municipality was established in terms of section 14 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act (Act No 117 of 1998) and was published in Provincial Gazette no 109 dated 28 September 2000 and came into being on 6 December 2000. The municipality is a category B municipality with a plenary executive system as contemplated in section 3(b) of the Determination of Types of Municipalities Act, 2000 (Act no 1 of 2000).

Strategic objectives

The strategic objectives of Tswelopele are informed by strategic objectives of National Government, Provincial Priorities, Local Government Turnaround Strategy (LGTA), Millennium Development Goals and the Local Government Strategic Agenda. The strategic objectives of Tswelopele are informed by the Five Year Local Government Strategic Agenda which outlined the key performance areas for all municipalities as follows;

  • Local Economic delivery
  • Municipal Transformation and Organizational Development
  • Municipal Viability and Management
  • Good Governance and Public Participation
  • LGTA