Capricorn is a Category B municipality established in 2000 from the then Northern District Council. It situated at the heart of the Limpopo Province, located on the Northern side of South Africa. It is a district municipality predominately rural in nature.
The District Municipality is made up of five local municipalities namely, Aganang, Blouberg, Lepelle-Nkumpi, Molemole and Polokwane. These municipalities are quite different in terms of their levels of socio-economic development. It has 547 settlements distributed as follows: 167 in Polokwane, 138 in Blouberg, 109 in Lepelle –Nkumpi , 96 in Aganang and 37 in Molemole.