Mogale City is the birthplace of humankind, the City of Human Origin. It is privileged to be the home of the 2.2-million-year old skull of Mrs. Ples, found at the Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mogale City, City of Human origin, is further emphasized by the discovery of the Dinaledi Chamber by Dr. Lee Berger, an anthropologist, with Wits University in 2015. Homo Naledi, an extinct species of homonin was discovered in the Rising Star Cave System. As of 10 September 2015, 1550 specimens have been extracted from the Rising Star Cave in the Cradle of Humankind
Mogale City Local Municipality incorporates the previously racially divided non- white communities of Swaneville, Munsieville, Azaadville and Kagiso with the white communities of Krugersdorp and surrounds. In the recent past, the Municipal area has been home to popular household names such as Arch- Bishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Dr. Motlana, Bra Hugh Masekela and the former Gauteng Premier, Ms. Nomvula Mokonyane. During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Mogale City hosted the Portuguese and Australian soccer teams.
Mogale City is situated at the western side of the Gauteng Province. It also forms part of the broader West Rand District Municipality, which consists of three (3) local municipalities, i.e. Randwest City, Mogale City and Merafong City.
Mogale City is made up of the following areas:
- Kagiso, Rietvallei (including Azaadville)
- Krugersdorp suburbs, and Munsieville
- Muldersdrift , Tarlton, Magaliesburg, Kromdraai and Hekpoort
Mogale City’s strongest functional urban linkage is with the City of Johannesburg. Kagiso and Krugersdorp are primary urban complex that form part Corridor of Development in Gauteng, namely, Western Corridor. The strongest east west transport linkages between Mogale City and City of Johannesburg are along the R512 as well as the railway line. Mogale City is linked to the City of Tshwane via the N14/R28 highway.