Mafube consists of four town (Frankfort, Villiers, Cornelia
and Tweeling), as well as a rural area consisting mainly of
commercial agriculture. Villiers, Tweeling and Cornelia are
located in an area of agriculture significance and mainly
provide restricted services in this regard of the surroundings
rural communities and primarily accommodate farm worker
migrating to these towns.
Frankfort / NamahadiFrankfort remains the growth point in Mafube and plays a major role in the terms of a regional service provider and industrial and commercial development. Frankfort is situated 55km east of heilborn and approximately 120km south east of Sasolburg. Frankfort is a typically developed small town, serving the predominant surrounding agricultural community.
Tweeling / MafahlanengThe Greater Tweeling is located approximately 150km east of Sasolburg and 350km north-east of Bloemfontein and is situated adjacent to the Frankford/Reitz Primary road. Other larger centers such as Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark are all within 160km from Tweeling. Primary agricultural activities include sheep and cattle farming, maize and sunflower seed production.
Villiers / GalabotjhaThe Villiers town area is situated on the banks of the Vaal River, adjacent to the N3 National Road between Gauteng and Durban. In relation to other major centres, the town is located 120km from Johannesburg, 80km from Vereeniging and 117km from Sasolburg. Villiers is predominantly agricultural orientated where products such as maize, sunflower, wheat, grain, sorghum, meat and dairy products are produced. Villiers functions as the main concentration point for products in the district from where it is directly exported. The grain silos in Villiers, together with other grain silos in the district have a storage capacity of 273 000 tons.
The tourism related nature of specifically Villers adjacent the Vaal River should be enhanced focusing on low density residential development on the riparian areas and "recreation and tourist" attractions as indentified in the Vaal River Complex Regional Structure Plan.
Cornelia / NtswanatsatsiThe Greater Cornelia is situated 40km east of Frankfort, 160km east of Sasolburg and 32km south east of Villiers. The town is situated adjacent the R103 secondary road between Warden and Villiers. Cornelia typically developed as a small town serving the predominant surrounding agricultural community.