What You Need To Know About Rustenburg
Rustenburg is the Capital of the Bojanala Platinum region of South Africa’s North West Province, the city of Rustenburg is known for its rich history as well as its rich minerals and soils. Rustenburg also boasts the beautiful surroundings of the Pilanesberg and Magaliesberg Mountain Ranges.
It was a FIFA Soccer World Cup 2010 host city, and is home to the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, named after the richest tribe of South Africa.
The Royal Bafokeng tribe are still ruled by their King (also vice chouncelor of North-West Province Universties) Kgosi Leruo Molotlegi. With the majestic beauty surrounding Rustenburg, it’s understandable why it has become a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of nearby cities such as Johannesburg. The many nature reserves in the area are a popular, while central accommodation options and activities are also easy to find.
Population: 678 191
Area: 282.42 km2
Rustenburg’s enviable position as the hub of the mining industry in Northern South Africa has led in recent years to a rapid economic expansion, and today it is reported to be the fastest growing city in South Africa. The two largest platinum mines in the world and the largest platinum refinery are situated within Rustenburg; additionally the region contains large reserves of asbestos, tin, chrome, lead, marble, granite and slate. As a result of the mining, Rustenburg has seen a high level of investment into social development, which has seen the standard of life for its once relatively poor local residents improve dramatically in recent years. The Greater Rustenburg Community Foundation was established to ensure that all levels of society in this area benefit materially from the wealth generated there. Education is also well catered for with institutions including Rustenburg Educational College, St Augustine’s English Christian School and Ruskaal Primary amongst others catering for all ages. And with highly modern shopping malls, sports, good quality schooling, close proximity to metropolitan Gauteng, affordable housing, this is an ideal time for investor to consider the city of Rustenburg!
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Rustenburg has a temperate humid subtropical climate, although it may be defined tropical by some sources. It has very warm summers (from December to February) and mild winters (from June to August). Due to the altitude, summers are not quite as hot as one might expect. Precipitation occurs mainly in summer. For weather click here