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Mafube Local Municipality

Mafube Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Fezile Dabi District of the Free State Province. The name is a Sesotho word meaning ‘dawning of the now day’.



The Greater Cornelia area is situated 40km east of Frankfort, 160km east of Sasolburg and 32km south east of Villiers. The town is situated adjacent to the R103 Secondary Road between Warden and Villiers. Cornelia typically developed as a small town serving the predominant surrounding agricultural community.



Frankfort remains the growth point in Mafube, and plays a major role in terms of regional service provision and industrial and commercial development. Frankfort is situated 55km east of Heilbron and approximately 120km south east of Sasolburg. Frankfort is a typically-developed small town, serving the predominant surrounding agricultural community.



The greater Tweeling area is located approximately 150km, east of Sasolburg and 350km north-east of Bloemfontein and situated adjacent to the Frankfort, Reitz Primary Road. Other larger centres, such as Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark, are all within 160km of Tweeling. Primary agriculture activities include sheep and cattle farming, maize and sunflower seed production.



The Villiers Town area is situated on the banks of the Vaal River, adjacent to the N3 National Road between Gauteng and Durban. In relation to the major centres, the town is located 120km from Johannesburg. Villiers is predominantly agriculture orientated, where products such as maize, sunflower, wheat, grain, sorghum, meat and concentration point for product in the district, from where they are directly exported. The grain silos in Villiers, together with other grain silos in the district, have a storage capacity of 273 000 tons.