Midvaal at a glance
Midvaal Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Sedibeng District of Gauteng in South Africa. The name due to its geographical location: Midvaal lies halfway between Johannesburg/East Rand and the Vaal/Vereeniging area.
Midvaal’s name has become more prominent with the establishment of the Oprah Winfrey School located in the area. In addition to this one of golf's most successful and recognizable stars Greg Norman coined “the Great White Shark” invested huge amounts of money into the Eye of Africa Golfing Estate development for which he designed the golf course. The municipality’s major achievement has been attracting Sedibeng Breweries, South Africa’s distributors of Heineken into the area. The brewery has set up its national offices along Midvaal R59 freeway/ corridor and has brought with it new opportunities for job creation and small businesses.
Midvaal has grown from 60 000 residents in 2001 to 100 000 today. A report by Gauteng’s Provincial Government ranked Midvaal as the province's top municipality in terms of quality of life. In December 2010 Midvaal was ranked 23rd out of 231 municipalities. This shows that Midvaal is within the top 10% of high scoring local municipalities in South Africa.