Local government in the city region of Gauteng is organised into five major municipalities. Three are metropolitan, and two are district municipalities. The districts are further divided into six local municipalities.
Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa. But a quarter of the country’s people – 25% – live here.
Gauteng is mostly a region of cities.
Its local government is organised into five major municipalities. Three are metropolitan municipalities: the City of Johannesburg (with its seat in Johannesburg), the City of Tshwane (its seat in Pretoria) and Ekurhuleni (its seat in Germiston).
The other two – Sedibeng and West Rand – are district municipalities. Sedibeng and West Rand each govern three district municipalities.
|People per square kilometre|
|City of Johannesburg||Metropolitan||Johannesburg||1,645||4,949,347||3,009|
|City of Tshwane||Metropolitan||Pretoria||6,298||3,275,152||520|
READ MORE ABOUT LOCAL GOVERNMENT:
- Local government in the Eastern Cape
- Local government in the Free State
- Local government in Gauteng
- Local government in KwaZulu-Natal
- Local government in Limpopo
- Local government in Mpumalanga
- Local government in the Northern Cape
- Local government in North West
- Local government in the Western Cape
READ MORE ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA’S PROVINCES:
- The nine provinces of South Africa
- The population of South Africa’s provinces
- The land area of South Africa’s provinces
- Gallery: The Eastern Cape
- Gallery: The Free State
- Infographic: The economies of South Africa’s nine provinces
- Infographic: Population density in South Africa’s provinces
- Infographic: What languages are spoken in South Africa’s provinces?
- The provinces and ‘homelands’ of South Africa before 1996
Data source: Statistics South Africa’s 2016 Community Survey
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Researched, written and designed by Mary Alexander.
Updated 10 June 2018.