The NorthWest capital is Mahikeng.
Klerksdorp is the largest city in the NorthWest province.
The province is located to the west of the major population centre of Gauteng.
This province is the birthplace for some South Africa’s prominent politicians like Lucas Mangope, Ahmed Kathrada, Moses Kotane, Ruth Mompati, Aziz Pahad, Essop Pahad, Abram Onkgopotse Tiro and others.
The Vaal River flows along the southern border of the province.
The NorthWest is known as the Platinum Province because of its abundance of platinum mining operations.