About Us


The Highlands water flows into the Caledon River, then into the As River and continues into the Nketoana River near Reitz and Petrus Steyn. As the water flow from one river into another, the river changes names. The river passing near Reitz/Petrus Steyn is called Nketoana in Sesotho.


To develop an integrated society which is economically sustainable and which will be provided with an affordable service which is up to standard and value for money”


To render basic services in an excellent and efficient manner.

  • To promote sound and transparent financial management in accordance with the Municipal Finance Management Act.
  • To provide a democratic and accountable government for the local community.
  • To accelerate programmes that will help meet the socio-economic needs of Nketoana residents.

Core Values

  • Democratic values
  • Good governance
  • Transparency
  • Honesty
  • Equity
  • Commitment
  • Accountability
  • Professionalism


  • Rising Sun  – It alludes to a new day, new opportunities and the new South Africa
  • The Red Inner Part – It indicates the successes of life and excellence
  • The Water Drop – It alludes to life and abundance of diversity
  • The Maize Cob and Wheat – It symbolizes the staple for the population, wealth and income
  • The V Shape – It relates to renewal and progress
  • The Blue Colour – It symbolizes the unpolluted air of the rural areas

Legislative Framework

The Nketoana Local Municipality was established in terms of Section 14 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, Act No 117 of 1998 and was published in Provincial Gazette No 109 dated 28 September 2000.  The Local Municipality is a category B municipality with a collective executive system as contemplated in Section 9 (b) of the Structures Act 1998 (Act No 117 of 1998).