Thembisile Hani Local Municipality

Thembisile Hani Local Municipality (THLM) is situated in the most western part of the Mpumalanga Province, in the Nkangala District Municipality (NDM), and comprises of 32 Wards.

The Municipality is home to 333 331 residents (households) as per 2016 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) data and is the second biggest Local Municipality in the District after Emalahleni Local Municipality (ELM).

The process of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) is premised on the provisions of chapter 5 of the Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 which provides that Municipalities must annually review their IDP`s in accordance with the ever changing socio-economic conditions.

The current term of administration has since adopted five pillars that are the backbone of the Municipality, notwithstanding other qualitative service delivery initiatives and/ or programs that are continuously implemented. The five pillars are:

  1. Bulk water supply,
  2. Roads and stormwater (with emphasis on routine road maintenance),
  3. Environmental management (with emphasis on refuse removal),
  4. Financial viability (with emphasis on revenue enhancement), and
  5. Socio-economic development

We continue to cordially urge all members of the public to continue working with us in our journey of developing this glorious City of Thembisile Hani.


  • Our Revised Vision

    To Build a Truly African City that is Citizen Centred and Driven.

  • Our Revised Mission

    Developing a 2050 Strategic Plan which will be Anchored on a Thriving Economy, Improved Standard and Quality Service Provision, and a Habitable and Healthy Social Environment.

  • Our Motto

    Work Conquers Everything, Every Time. No Explanation, No Report, No Clarity, but Work.

  • 2023 Theme

    The Year of Innovation, Creativity and Dynamism.

Public Participation

The Municipality has since undertaken a rigorous and fully inclusive public participation process for the 2023/ 2024 IDP and Budget review, covering all Wards, including our farming areas who have since raised legitimate concerns that they seem to be overlooked by their government when it comes to the delivery of basic services and overall development.

Other stakeholders that have been consulted by the Municipality include the business community, the youth, people with disabilities, traditional leaders, and traditional healers, the elderly, religious leaders, military veterans, and provincial sector departments.

The interaction with the above-mentioned stakeholders has given the Municipality a wide range and perspective of what the residents want and what the greatest challenges are within the municipal area, which remains the consistent supply of portable water and roads and stormwater to promote qualitative socio-economic growth and mobility, hence these are covered as pillars one and two respectively.

The abstraction of 20 Ml/ Day (million liters per day) from Loskop, commonly referred to as the Loskop Regional Bulk Water Supply Scheme and the Construction of the Mathysensloop Booster Pump Station are but a few of the medium to long-term interventions that the Municipality is implementing with the NDM and Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) respectively, with the former planned for completion in November 2024 and the latter in November 2023. Once completed, the majority of our myriad of water challenges will be eradicated.