South Africa

These pages cover the generation of MATSim populations for a number of South African metros. Hovering your mouse over the images below will show the name of the area, while OpenStreetMap can help you put the locations in context. For the details on how these populations were created, click here. You can download the MATSim networks for each area here, while the populations can be downloaded here


Buffalo City (East London), Eastern Cape City of Cape Town, Western Cape eThekwini (Durban), KwaZulu-Natal Gauteng province Mangaung (Bloemfontein), Free State Mbombela (Nelspruit), Mpumalanga Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape Polokwane (Pietersburg), Limpopo Rustenburg, North West


It is assumed that the reader has at least a basic knowledge of MATSim and have gone through the tutorial(s). For a high-level background of why we choose MATSim, have a look at these videos on YouTube. Our appreciation for the funding support from Urban Development and Infrastructure, Public Finance, South African National Treasury.