The Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality (previously Bophirima District Municipality) is a Category C municipality located in the North West Province. It is the largest district in the province, making up almost half of its geographical area. The district municipality comprises five local municipalities: Naledi, Greater Taung, Kagisano-Molopo, Mamusa and Lekwa-Teemane. It is one of four districts in the province, with poor rural areas, formerly situated in the former Bophuthatswana homeland. With the population situated in more than 470 villages and towns dispersed in a 250km radius (approximately 50km north to south and 200km east to west), this district presents unique management and organisational challenges. The municipality’s main offices are in Vryburg. The region is South Africa’s largest beef producing district, with Hereford cattle the most popular. Maize and peanuts are important crops produced in the district. The District Municipality was renamed after one of the African National Congress political freedom fighter, the late Mme Ruth Segomotsi Mompati whom born and bred in the region.