Frances Baard District Municipality (FBDM) is the smallest district in the Northern Cape; however, it accommodates the largest proportion of the population of the province. Frances Baard District Municipality is the strongest economic region in the province, accounting for 36% of the provincial gross domestic product (PGDP). The economy of the district consists of the primary (agriculture and mining), secondary (manufacturing, electricity and construction) and tertiary (trade, transport, financial and social services) sectors.
The Frances Baard District Municipality is an open, transparent and accountable organisation, providing sound governance, stable financial viability and prudent leadership. Administration remains focussed on the Council’s priorities and set targets for delivery to provide the performance and results that drive the municipality.