• SMME Development

      The Mayor of Tswelopele Local Municipality, Honourable Frans Matsholo was handing over catering equipments to small, micro and medium enterprises which is one of the initiatives that ensures that small local businesses grow so that they also contribute into the mainstream of local...

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    • Honourable Cllr. Tangkiso Frans Matsholo Budget Speech 2017

      Honourable Cllr. Tangkiso Frans Matsholo Budget Speech 2017 Madam Speaker, Honourable Councilors, Municipal Manager and Directors, Stakeholders and community at large, acknowledge my warm and heartfelt greetings to you all. Madam Speaker, before I proceed, allow me to acknowledge the presence...

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    • Public notice for IDP and Budget

      PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLICATION OF THE 2017/18 INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND ANNUAL BUDGET FOR SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN REPRESENTATIONS Notice is hereby given in terms of section 16 (2) of the Local Government Municipal Finance Management Act, No....

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    • NOTICE REGARDING VACANCY OF ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK HOOPSTAD

      NOTICE REGARDING VACANCY OF ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK HOOPSTAD A hoax job advertisement was placed on the jobin.co.za website about a vacant position of Administrative Clerk in Hoopstad. The advert is untrue, malicious and is designed to cause unnecessary expectations to public and potential applicants. The...

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    • Community Participation Process for IDP and Budget

      Baahi kindly note that Tswelopele Local Municipality will be embarking on community participation process for IDP and budget to solicit views and inputs from Community at large and affected stakeholder, you are kindly requested to attend this meetings, the IDP and Budget documents are available on...

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  • Environmental Profile

    Published on 2015 02:37 PM     Number of Views: 779 

    MapBiodiversity Summary

    The municipality covers an area of 652407.2haof which 47 % has remained as natural habitat. There are two formal land-based protected areas covering 16.9ha in the municipality. These are the Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve (632ha) and the Sandveld Nature Reserve (24883.5ha). There are no RAMSAR sites in the municipality. There are two biomes in the municipality, namely Grassland and Savanna. Six vegetation types, are found in the municipal area. There is one endangered ecosystem, namely Vaal-Vet Sandy Grassland covering 20878ha (3.2%) of the municipality.Seven vegetation types are found in the Tswelopele Local Municipality. These are Bloemfontein KarroidShrubland, Highveld Alluvial Vegetation, Highveld Salt Pans, Kimberley Thornveld, Vaalbos Rocky Shrubland, Vaal-Vet Sandy Grassland and Western Free State Clay Grassland. Two rivers run through the municipality, namely the Vaal and Vet Rivers. Wetlands cover 37304.9ha (5.7%) of the municipal area.

    Topography


    The municipal area is generally flat with a difference of altitude of only 200 metres over 80kms. It gently slopes towards the Vet and Vaal Rivers along its northern and western boundaries. Around and south of Bultfontein is the “Altemit” a sub-region of low hills and depressions containing seasonal wetlands or pans.






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