Bronkhorstspruit at a glance
Bronkhorstspruit used to be a small country town servicing mainly our local farming community with no real growth, with quite a number of people working in Pretoria and communicating on a daily basis, until mid-2011 when the Kusile power station project started.
Our local population in Bronkhorstspruit was ±17,000 people, which has increased to 27,343 with the last census counts being conducted during 2012. This figure is expected to increase 45,000 over the next 5/7 years.
Bronkhorstspruit being close to the former KwaNdebele homelands, attracts many people staying in that area and makes use of Bronkhorstspruit for their shopping and business purposes, as it is more developed with infrastructures such as water, electricity, roads, and sanitation and communication networks.
Some of these people would like to stay in Bronkhorstspruit if affordable housing is available.
Patco busses and taxies are being used to transport workers from their homes to their workplaces in Pretoria, which will be the same when they stay in Bronkhorstspruit.
The Kusile site, which is the most advanced coal-fired power plant project in Eskom, is about 1355 hectares in size and is located in the Hertbeesfontein and Klipfontein farms, some 20 km from Bronkhorstspruit close to the N4 highway to eMalahleni/Witbank.
The construction of the Kusile project will have a major impact on the lives and the economy of the community of Nkangala district, which falls within the larger Bronkhorstspruit district, and now resorts under the city of Tshwane local municipality.
Homes and social infrastructure are to be developed from various construction companies.
Local business benefit from the Kusile project, from the hospitality industry and catering to construction and material supply businesses.
Bronkhorstspruit caters for the needs of contractors which is employed at Kusile and with permanent future housing such as a place to stay, either renting or buying.
From a regional point of view, Bronkhorstspruit is well connected by road and with 30 minutes commuting distance of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Oliver Thambo International Airport. The N4 national highway traverses the municipal area running from East to West.