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  Hon. SOR Mahumapelo
Bokone Bophirima Premier

Five Pillars


North West Location and Infrastructure

Location is one of the North West Province greatest natural advantages. The main Cape Town to Zimbabwe railway line runs through the provincial capital of Mahikeng, linking the Province to several Southern African countries, including Angola, Zambia and Botswana.

An extensive road network connects the major commercial centres of the province to the rest of the country via a network of 1 785 km of national roads. The vital east-west corridor links the eastern Africa seaboard at Maputo to the western African seaboard at Walvis Bay, running through the NWP en-route. Its strategic positioning has been further improved with the completion of the Trans Kalahari Corridor through Botswana and Namibia and these developments bode well for a thriving business and tourism economy.

In terms of airports, Mahikeng has an established airport with one of the longest runways in the world and Pilanesberg (near Sun City) also has an international airport, primarily servicing the tourism industry.


Water is considered one of the key limiting factors to development in Bokone Bophirima. The province is not only depleting its precious water reserves, but suffers from an additional problem that of pollution of groundwater caused by both natural and human-induced factors including mining and industrial activities, agriculture and domestic use. With regards to electricity, the NWP has a well-developed electricity distribution network due to mining activities. The current electricity crisis can also be seen as an opportunity to develop other energy technologies and to invest in renewable energy.

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