The Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality was established and officially proclaimed in terms of Section 12 Notice Limpopo Provincial Gazette no. 2735, titled: “Notice in terms of s12 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998 (Act 117 of 1998. The municipality was formed as a sequel to an amalgamation between the former Fetakgomo Local Municipality and the former Greater Tubatse Municipality, which municipalities were established after the 2000 Local Government Elections as an outflow of the municipal demarcation board. The amalgamation was given a force of law in the aftermath of the 2016 Local Government Elections, which municipal elections were held on the 03rd August 2016. Both the former FTM and former GTM were classified as categories B municipalities due to their spatial and economic characteristics.
The Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality is located north of N4 highway, Middleburg, Belfast and Mbombela; and east of the N1 highway; Groblersdal and Polokwane. The municipal area of jurisdiction covers approximately 4550.001105 square kilometres or 45500.1105 ha in size. The area is known as the middelveld as it is located between the Highveld and lowveld regions. It is located within the Sekhukhune District Municipality (SDM) of the Limpopo Province.
The political governance of the municipality, Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality, is operated on a collective executive system combined with a ward participatory system. The municipality has a total of 39 wards, making it the third (03) largest municipality in the Limpopo Province in terms of wards after Polokwane with 45 wards and Thulamela with 41 wards. The municipality has a total of 77 councillors, of these, 39 are ward councillors while 38 were proportionally elected. The Executive Committee of the municipality is led by the Mayor while the municipal Speaker presides over the Council in terms of Section 37and 49 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998 respectively.