Overview

Geography, History and Economy

Intsika Yethu Local Municipality is part of Chris Hani District Municipality.

MDB code: EC135

Description: The Intsika Yethu Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Chris Hani District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province. It is bordered by Sakhisizwe to the north, the Amathole District to the south, Engcobo to the east, and Emalahleni and Enoch Mgijima to the west.
The municipality is one of six municipalities in the district, accounting for 8% of its geographical area. Intsika Yethu is an isiXhosa name meaning ‘our pillars’.

Area: 2 873km²

Cities/Towns: Cofimvaba, Tsomo

Main Economic Sectors: Community services (52%), trade (14.8%), agriculture (14.6%)