Nala local municipality is situated in the northern part of the municipal region Lejweleputswa district council. The former Bothaville and Wesselsbron traditional local councils and a section of the Vetvaal transitional rural council have been combined to the new Nala local municipality.
The Bothaville/Kgotsong area is located approximately 50km south of Klerksdorp, 80 km north of Welkom and 200 km south of Gauteng. Wesselsbron/Monyakeng is situated approximately 70 km south-west from Bothaville, approximately 35 km west of Welkom/Odendaalsrus and 55 km east of Hoopstad.
The Nala region is within located a significant agricultural region. It forms part to the so-called “maize-triangle” of South Africa. Apart from grain product, the production of meat and dairy products also features prominently.
Bothaville is strategically located close to the gold mining towns of Klerksdorp/Orkney, whilst Wesselsbron is in close proximity of Welkom/Odendaalsrus and are directly dependant on these large urban centres for institutional, commercial support.
Three major rivers feature prominently, of which two flows through the Nala municipality. The Vals River runs from east to west through the town of Bothaville, towards the Vaal River, and the Vet River flows just south of the Wesselsbron district and forms the southern boundary of the Nala region. Both the rivers play significant role in the provision of water to Bothaville and Wesselsbron respectively.
The topography of the area is homogenous, with moderate slopes. The only significant natural feature is the sensitive wetland system found just south of Wesselsbron. The Vaal River forms the north-western boundary of the municipality.
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