About Us


The Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme which flows into the Caledon River near Clarens is known as “Metsi a Dihlaba” in Sesotho. The water from the Caledon River near Clarens is also known as “Metsi a Dihlaba.The water from the Caledon River flows into the As River near Bethlehem. The rivers supply water to the towns that form part of the Dihlabeng municipality.


To provide through good governance an effective and efficient people-centered administration that will facilitate the developmental role of local government, taking into account our cultural diversity and improvement of service delivery to our rural and urban communities.


  • Maximize efficient and effective utilization of resources to achieve a viable and developmental local government
  • Improve the quality of life of residents and customers by providing quality, accessible and affordable services
  • Deliver sustainable services
  • Improve Community-Council relationships through frequent interaction
  • Provision of capacity to local communities
  • Promotion of social and economic development
  • Creation of a safe and healthy environment
  • Encouragement of communication and participation
  • Implementation of the IDP
  • Adequate training and development of staff and political office bearers
  • Promoting the culture of unity and diversity
  • The promotion of tourism, our natural and historical heritage