Greater Kokstad Local Municipality (KZN433)

Geography, History & Economy

Greater Kokstad Local Municipality is part of Harry Gwala District Municipality.

MDB code: KZN433

Description: The Greater Kokstad Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Harry Gwala District of KwaZulu-Natal. It is bordered by the Matatiele Local Municipality and Lesotho to the west, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Local Municipality to the north, Umuziwabantu Local Municipality to the south-east and Eastern Cape to the east.
 Kokstad serves as the service centre and commercial hub for most of East Griqualand and nearby parts of the Eastern Cape, with which it shares borders. Kokstad is derived from Dutch, and it means ‘town of Kok'. It was named after Adam Kok III.

Area: 2 680km²

Cities/Towns: Kokstad

Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture (36%), trade (20%), community services (18%), finance (16%), transport (4%), manufacturing (3%), electricity (2%)

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