Since 1994, Meyerton has been the administrative centre for the Midvaal Local Municipality. Many projects have been undertaken to develop the area in the past 14 years.
Some of these projects, include:
Development of Sicelo, a new neighbourhood for low-cost housing
The R59-Corridor, a new development of factories and logistics facilities.
Heineken N.V., Amsterdam announced on 26 March 2008[dated info] that it will build its new South African brewery in the Midvaal Municipal Area, between Vereeniging and Alberton, south of Johannesburg.
Meyerton is often reported as being the home of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls which officially opened in January 2007 at Henley-on-Klip, but Henley-on-Klip is in fact separated from Meyerton. Henley-on-Klip is a small village and a bird sanctuary outside of Meyerton.
Meyerton is the location of SABCshortwave broadcasting facilities at Bloemendal.