Bethal is a farming town, which produces, maize, potatoes, sorghum and sunflowers. Bethal offers you a chance to see its 20 coal mines and 3 gold mines.
The town is situated in the Cosmos Country and was established in 1880. Bethal was named after farm owners wives Elizabeth du Plooy and Alida Naude who owned Blesbokspruit farm. In October 2009 Bethal was renamed to eMakhazeni.