Metsimaholo Local Municipality (MLM) was established in 2000 through the amalgamation of the then Sasolburg, Deneysville and the Oranje Transitional Local Councils. The dominance of Sasolburg – owing to its population density and its proximity to the economically-active Johannesburg city – provides the area with the opportunity of being declared the head office of the entire Metsimaholo Municipality.


Metsimaholo means “big water” in Sesotho, due to the abundance of this resource in the area.


Metsimaholo Municipality strives to be a leading Municipality in delivering effective, affordable and sustainable quality services to its communities.


The vision will be attained through:

  • Promoting proper planning and implementation of projects and programmes
  • Setting standards
  • Being accountable
  • Communication
  • Capacity building of staff and communities
  • Having proper systems and processes
  • Ensuring a sustainable, affordable and effective service delivery.