Sakhisizwe Local Municipality (EC138)

Geography, History & Economy

Sakhisizwe Local Municipality is part of Chris Hani District Municipality.

MDB code: EC138

Description: The Sakhisizwe Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Chris Hani District in the Eastern Cape Province. It is bordered by the Joe Gqabi District to the north, Intsika Yethu to the south, Engcobo to the east, and Emalahleni to the west.
 The municipality is the smallest of six in the district, making up 6% of its geographical area. Sakhisizwe is an isiXhosa name meaning ‘we are building the nation'.

Area: 2 345km²

Cities/Towns: Cala, Khowa (Elliot)

Main Economic Sectors: Community services, agriculture, trade

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