Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality (EC139)

Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality was established by the amalgamation of Tsolwana Local Municipality, Inkwanca Local Municipality and Lukhanji Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information for the new municipality is only available from the 2016/17 financial year. View historical information for Tsolwana Local Municipality, Inkwanca Local Municipality and Lukhanji Local Municipality.

Geography, History and Economy

Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality is part of .

MDB code: EC139

Description: The Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Chris Hani District in the central part of the Eastern Cape Province. It is the largest of the six municipalities in the district, making up over a third of its geographical area.
 It was established by the amalgamation of the Tsolwana, Inkwanca and Lukhanji Local Municipalities in August 2016. The area has a rich historical background dating back to the 18th century, with a number of monuments and key places of interest.
 The Enoch Mgijima municipal area is an economic hub, due to its strategic position in the middle of the national corridors to the Gauteng, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape and Free State Provinces. Parts of the municipality are developed with the relevant infrastructure so that modes of transport such as railway, road and a small airport are available to be utilised. Other parts of the region are experiencing a low economic growth rate, with high levels of unemployment and poverty in the towns.  

Area: 13 584km²

Cities/Towns: Hofmeyr, Molteno, Queenstown, Sada, Sterkstroom, Tarkastad, Whittlesea

Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, general government services, finance and business, wholesale, retail and catering, community services

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