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PROFILE district municipality is located, is less than 500km away from Johannesburg in the north and less than 1 000km away from Cape Town in the south and the Port of Durban in the east. It compromises the four local municipalities of Dikgatlong, Magareng, Phokwane and Sol Plaatje. The main towns are Kimberley, Hartswater, Jan Kempdorp, Barkly West and Warrenton.

field in the district and exposes the graduates to business opportunities. The district municipality assists new co-operatives with registration and acts as liaison for them to increase accessibility to incentive schemes and other government incentives.

Tourism for development

Tourism

A key focus is the development of a tourism route in the Frances Baard District. The project aims to enhance and promote tourism attractions along the N18 between Warrenton and Hartswater, which will disperse visitors in the district and create new product development opportunities.

Although predominantly a mining and agricultural region, Frances Baard District Municipality also offers rich experiences in terms of culture and history. Two of the largest rivers, the Orange and Vaal, flow through the district. Kimberley is the capital city of the Northern Cape. It is situated in the centre of South Africa. Kimberley offers visitors a plethora of fascinating tourist attractions such as: the William Humphrey Art Gallery, the Duggan Cronin Gallery, which holds a collection of early photographs of Africans, various old buildings and monuments dating back to 1899, Flamingo Casino, game farms, Kamfers Dam (flamingo-breeding island), Ghost Tours and the “Big Hole” Tram Route.

Another priority is the development of the river banks close to the Gong-Gong Waterfall in Dikgatlong Municipality as a safe, attractive and durable tourist destination that also promotes the significant cultural and historical attractions in the area.

Key facts and figures Local municipalities: Dikgatlong Municipality, Magareng Municipality, Phokwane Municipality, Sol Plaatje Municipality Major towns: Kimberley, Barkly West, Warrenton, Jan Kempdorp, Hartswater Main roads: N12, N18, R29, R47 Airports: Kimberley Airport Area covered: 13 518.19km²

Local economic development Ongoing focus areas in terms of LED are the strengthening of SMME development by providing individuals and cooperatives with, among other things, training about tender processes and regulations, pricing strategies and how to implement and determine the correct price. SMMEs are also assisted to take part in events such as arts festivals to expose them to the competitive environment in order for them to find suitable markets for their products.

CONTACT INFO Executive Mayor: Buyiswa Ximba Speaker: McDonald Silingile Municipal Manager: Mamikie Bogatsu Tel: +27 53 838 0911 | Fax: +27 53 861 1538 Email: gerline.roman@fbdm.co.za Physical address: 51 Drakensberg Avenue, Carters Glen 8301 Postal address: Private Bag X6088, Kimberley 8300 Website: www.francesbaard.gov.za

The district municipality is running a youth entrepreneurial development programme with the aim to support local municipalities and young graduates. The training of the graduates in LED helps to increase competent practitioners in this

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