North West

General Information

  • Main Cities: Mafikeng (capital), Klerksdorp, Mmabatho, Potchefstroom, Brits
  • Airports: Mafikeng
  • Economy: Mining, Agriculture, Tourism

Estimated Statistics
  • Area: 116 320 km2 (9.5%)
  • Population: 3 570 000 (8.3%)
  • GGP 1999: R24bn

Mining and Agriculture are the North West Province's main money generators. Platinum (about 95% of the country's production) and granite are its main mining products. Maize, tobacco, sunflower and cotton are the major farming products.

Gambling generate a good income for the province and it houses some of the best casinos in the world such as the well known Sun City and Lost City.

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