Welcome to the West Rand Development Agency

The West Rand Development Agency is an entity of the West Rand District Municipality, established to spearhead and stimulate economic development in the West Rand Region.


WEST RAND … more than just a discovery!

Gauteng is the financial hub of South Africa, the economic hub of the Southern African region and the gateway to doing business in the rest of Africa. Gauteng contributes 33% to the national economy and a remarkable 10% to the GDP of the entire African continent.

The West Rand District of Gauteng, consists of four local municipalities, namely, Mogale City, Merafong City, Randfontein and Westonaria. It lies to the west of Johannesburg, about 50km from O R Tambo International Airport and next to Lanseria International Airport, which offers airlinks to Africa.

The West Rand incudes the site of the one of the greatest paleontological discoveries, a World Heritage Site, marketed as the Cradle of Humankind. It also has a long history of mining – the first gold reef discovery in South

Africa was in Mogale City in 1881. Mining-related business still enjoys a comparative advantage in the region.


Investing in South Africa through Johannesburg destination West Rand District

Gauteng is the financial hub of South Africa and contributes transport, technology, and telecommunications, as well as offering a host of benefits to companies needing a commercial base in Africa. The province is the economic engine of the southern African region, and the gateway to doing business in the rest of Africa. Although the smallest of nine provinces, covering only 1.4% of the country's land area of the country, Gauteng contributes 33% to the national economy and a remarkable 10% to the GDP of the entire African continent.


Why invest in the West Rand (www.wrdm.gov.ca)

The West Rand District Municipality contributes the most of all the district municipalities (excluding metropolitan municipalities) in Gauteng to the Province’s economy in terms of sectors. The District Municipality contributes over R15 billion. Its economy is driven by manufacturing, community services, mining and trade and finance.

The West Rand District Municipality has consistently enjoyed comparative advantages in the following sectors:

  • Readily available Agricultural Land at discounted lease rates
  • Mining
  • World Heritage Tourist Attractions (www.maropeng.co.za)
  • Manufacturing and;
  • Construction

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