Area: 21 595km²
Description: Amathole District Municipality is situated in the central part of the Eastern Cape stretching along the Sunshine Coast from the Fish River Mouth, along the Eastern Seaboard to just south of Hole in the Wall along the Wild Coast. It is bordered to the north by the Amathole Mountain Range. The municipality is comprised of six local municipalities: Mbhashe, Mnquma, Great Kei, Amahlathi, Ngqushwa and Raymond Mhlaba.
Four heritage routes have been developed that are named after Xhosa kings and heroes. They are the Maqoma Route, the Makana Route, the Sandile Route and the Phalo Route. These intertwine with the other tourism routes located within the district, namely the Sunshine Coast Route, the Wild Coast Route, the Amathole Mountain Escape Route and the Friendly N6 Route.
Cities/Towns: Adelaide, Alice, Amatola Coastal, Bedford, Butterworth, Cathcart, Dutywa, Elliotdale, Fort Beaufort, Hamburg, Hogsback, Kei Mouth, Kei Road, Keiskammahoek, Kentani, Komga, Middeldrift, Morgan Bay, Ngqamakhwe, Peddie, Seymore, Stutterheim, Willowvale
Main Economic Sectors: Community services (44%), finance (19%), manufacturing (14%), trade (13%), transport (4%), agriculture (3%), construction (2%)
Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
Mayor: Ms Nomfusi Winnie Nxawe
Other Members of Council: Nceba Ndikinda (Speaker), Solomzi Ndwayana (Chief Whip), Nonceba Mfecane (MPAC Chairperson), Sithembele Zuka (Portfolio: Economic Development), Laverne Jacobs (Engineering), Nondumiso Mgidlana (Corporate Services), Baba Mntuwoxolo Ganjana (Land and Human Settlement), Ngenisile Tekile (Health and Protection), Nomabhele Plaatjie (Community Safety), Mxolisi Namba (Strategic Planning and IDP), Nomvuyiseko Bonga (Community Liaison and Participation)
Municipal Manager: Thandekile Mnyimba
Communications Officer: Siyabulela Makunga
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