KSD Municipality

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Sutherland Street
Eastern Cape  5099
South Africa
047 501 4111/047 501 4397, +27 47 501 4111/+27 47 501 4397

KSD Municipality

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality is one of the seven local municipalities located within the OR Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province. It comprises four (4) amalgamated entities comprised of both Mthatha and Mqanduli urban and rural magisterial areas. It measures approximately 3019km² in extent.

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality has a strategy document called an Integrated Development Plan that is designed to address the key priorities of the people living within the municipal area. The Municipality has the long-term vision of a “safe, vibrant and prosperous economic hub, which is characterized by well developed agriculture and tourism sectors with all communities able to participate in the economic and social development of their areas in an active, meaningful and sustainable manner”.

An analysis of the existing situation reveals that there are approximately 430 000 people in the municipal area, the majority of whom reside in rural settlements. The City of Umtata is an important regional service center and tourism gateway city. Mqanduli is a subsidiary node, with other development nodes and areas, along the coast, the N2 and the mountain region to the north. The population is primarily dependant on welfare and pensions for their survival due to the widespread poverty and unemployment.

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