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The Mayor's Message

Our municipality is seriously committed towards bringing a better life to all our people, hence our mission is that of providing quality services to our people in a very efficient manner. The expectations from our IDP, which is our business plan, will be implemented provided the good cooperation we have as politicians, administration and our people, is maintained throughout.

As we continue with our service delivery mission, we must be mindful of the fact that we are faced with numerous challenges and one of them requires that we reach out to people in rural/farm areas within our municipality.

Therefore, it is imperative that we continue to sacrifice and commit ourselves further towards making our municipality the best place that we all love to have.

Keep up the good work.
Masilela Petros Mhlonishwa Mayor,

Meet Council Members

Our Achievements


First Runner-up Arbor City Award Competition


Clean Audit Award


Mpumalanga Greenest Municipality Champions


Clean Audit Award

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Our Coat of Arms

This Coat of Arms was adopted by the Steve Tshwete Local Municipality in April 2001. It depicts an African shield with the walls on top indicating that we are a municipality. The rising sun shows that we are in Mpumalanga. The blue depicts our water resources whilst the green, black diamonds and the wheel at the top refer to the main economic activities namely, agriculture, coal mining and industry, respectively. The leaves on the sides are those of a cycad species, only found in Middelburg area. The word 'Masakhane', appearing at the bottom, was specifically chosen because it clearly summarises the manner in which challenges are addressed by all role players within the municipality.