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Ngwathe Local Municipality is situated in the northern part of the Fezile Dabi District Municipality in the Free State Province. It is composed of five (5) towns namely: Parys, Heilbron, Koppies, Vredefort and Edenville town as well as the rural areas as demarcated by the Demarcation Board of South Africa and is further divided into 20 wards with 38 councillors. It is estimated that approximately 43.5% of the population is unemployed and 65.6% of the people are living in poverty (Global Insight, 2006)


The general tendency of migration from rural to urban areas is also occurring in the area, as is the case in the rest of the Free State Province, whereby the migration is characterised by mainly low income individuals and households. The majority of the rural population is active within the agricultural sector. The municipality prides itself to one of the WORLD’S HERITAGE SITES: THE VREDFORT DOME. The municipality remains with the main challenge of ensuring that it makes gains out of economic spin-offs presented by this miraculous work of nature