Facts about the City of Tshwane
Photo courtesy of South African Tourism: Union Buildings
Tshwane is one of South Africa’s eight metropolitan municipalities; large densely urbanised regions that encompass multiple cities and so constitute a metropolis. Its major urban areas include Pretoria, Centurion, Akasia, Soshanguve, Mabopane, Atteridgeville, Ga-Rankuwa, Winterveld, Hammanskraal, Temba, Pienaarsrivier, Crocodile River and Mamelodi. The municipality was established on 5 December 2000 through the integration of various municipalities and councils that had previously served greater Pretoria and surrounding areas.