Maletswai Local Municipality (EC143)

Maletswai Local Municipality was disestablished and merged with Gariep Local Municipality to establish Walter Sisulu Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. All information displayed here is historical information relating to the municipality before being disestablished.

Geography, History & Economy

Maletswai Local Municipality is part of Joe Gqabi District Municipality.

MDB code: EC143

Description: Maletswai Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Joe Gqabi District of the Eastern Cape. Maletswai is a Sesotho name that means ‘a place of salt'. The thermal springs resort, named Aliwal Spa, is located within the municipal area and produces salty water, rich in minerals, from underground.

Area: 4 358km²

Cities/Towns: Aliwal North, Jamestown

Main Economic Sectors: Community services (31.9%), finance and business services (18.7%), manufacturing (17.7%), trade (16.3%), electricity and water (4.4%), agriculture (4%), construction (3.7%), transport and communication (3.2%)

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