Bojanala Platinum District Municipality (BPDM) was founded in December 2000, following the disestablishment of the erstwhile Rustenburg and Eastern Transitional District Councils. The area of jurisdiction of the district municipality consists of the five local municipalities of Kgetleng Rivier, Moretele, Moses Kotane, Madibeng and Rustenburg. The BPDM offices are located in Rustenburg.
The North West Province. The North West Province is in the North of South Africa on the side of the Botswana border along the Kalahari Desert in the West with Gauteng Province to the East and the Free State Province to the South. Because of the metal it has underground, the North West province is known as the Platinum Province.