Economic Profile

The Nala Municipal area is an area of agricultural significance. It forms a key pillar in the so-called maize triangle as the heartland of South Africa’s maize producing region. The town of Bothaville hosts the headquarters of Grain South Africa and it is also the host town for the internationally renowned Nampo Harvest Day Show held annually in May. Apart from grain products, the production of meat and dairy products also features prominently.

Bothaville is strategically located close to the gold mining towns of Klerksdorp/Orkney, whilst Wesselsbron is in close proximity of Welkom/Odendaalsrus and are directly dependant on these large urban centres for institutional, commercial support. The urban centres provide services, mainly to the surrounding large rural area, in support of the agricultural dominated economy.