|Lejweleputswa District Municipality|
The Lejweleputswa district, predominantly known as the Goldfields of Free State, has about 23.2% of the province’s total population. Mining is the largest contributor to the district’s economy, followed by agriculture. The predominant mineral mined in the district is gold, with the main agricultural produce being maize. The district is home to towns like Brandfort, Bothaville, Hennenman, Welkom, Ventersburg, Virginia, Winburg, Theunissen, and Odendaalsrus.
Lejweleputswa’s GDP growth trend is more volatile that the Free State as a whole, and can possibly be explained by the volatility of the mining sector (gold price). The mining sector is the main contributing sector for the district, contributing 31%. The district contributes 23.8% to the Free States total GDP, making it the second largest contributor of the five District Municipalities.
Click here to Download.... Main Exported Products Lejweleputswa
With interest both locally and abroad, a jewellery manufacturing project to add value to the mining giant harmony Mining Group has been established. It is believed that this Virginia Jewellery School will complement jewellery manufacturers located in the hub.