About the JB Marks Municipality

The JB Marks Local Municipality is a Category B Municipality situated within the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District in the North West Province. It is the largest Municipality of three in the District, making up almost half its geographical area. It was established following the amalgamation of the then Ventersdorp Local Municipality and Tlokwe City Council in August 2016. The N12 route that connects Johannesburg and Cape Town via the City of Kimberley runs through the Municipality. The main railway route from Gauteng to the Northern and Western Cape also runs through one of the Municipality’s main cities, Potchefstroom. The City is 145km south-east of OR Tambo International Airport but has its own airfield, which can accommodate bigger aircrafts and was formerly a Military Air Base.

Gold Mining is the dominant economic activity in the District, with Potchefstroom and Ventersdorp being the only exceptions. While Ventersdorp to the north-west side of Potchefstroom focuses on agricultural activity, Potchefstroom’s economic activity is driven by services and manufacturing. A big role-player in the provision of services in Potchefstroom is the World-Class North-West University, which has its main campus in Potchefstroom. Other campuses of the North West University are located at Mahikeng, and Vaal Triangle areas.

Potchefstroom’s industrial zone has many companies, focusing mainly on industries of Steel, Food and Chemicals, with big entities such as King Food, Nestle, Chubby Chick, Jonker Sailplanes, DENEL and CFAM Technologies. Within the City Centre, the infrastructure of Potchefstroom supports roughly 600 businesses.

Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, Community Services, Manufacturing, Trade, Finance, Transport and Mining

Our Vision
A transformed and Integrated African World Class City

Our Mission
To provide affordable and sustainable services to our community through accountable and responsive administration