Profile Municipality

Spatial Description

Mantsopa Local Municipality was established on 5 December 2000 and comprises the previous areas of jurisdiction of Tweespruit Transitional Local Council (TLC), Ladybrand TLC, Hobhouse TLC, Excelsior TLC, ThabaPatchoa TLC and Maluti Transitional Rural Council.  Following the 2011 local government elections which resulted in the establishment of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality and the disestablishment of the Motheo District Municipality, the Mantsopa Local Municipality was incorporated into the Thabo Mofutsanyana district municipality.

The municipality borders the Kingdom of Lesotho in the east, Mangaung Local Municipality to the west, Naledi Local Municipality to the south and Masilonyana and Setsoto to the north. The area is accessible via the N8 and R26 roads which transverse the area. A railway line that runs along these routes services the area. It incorporates 5 small towns which serve the surrounding rural community.