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BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW
O.R. Tambo District Municipality is situated
along the eastern side of the Eastern Cape Province. It is
regarded as one of the tourist attraction areas in South Africa. This is mainly
due to the fact that it lies along the coastline of the Indian Ocean that
stretches for up to 160km. This coastline boasts of the fact
that it mainly consists of indigenous greenery. Fauna and flora still dominate
most of the unspoilt natural vegetation in most tourist attraction
This is attributed to the fact that areas like Port St
John’s, Hole in the Wall, Coffee Bay, Mkambathi Game reserve are still
largely underdeveloped and even small developments in terms of buildings do not
affect the greenery and tranquility prevailing. Most people who want to escape
their harsh environments in big cities prefer these areas for relaxation. The
inhabitants of these areas are mainly rural and live by practicing their old
cultures and customs.
O.R. Tambo District municipality further boasts itself
by being the birthplace of the prominent leaders of the liberation movement of
S.A. It is here that both Nelson Rolihlalhla Mandela and Oliver Reginald
Tambo (popularly known as “O.R.”) grew up facing the harshest economic
realities of life i.e. hunger and poverty which led them to take up arms and be
one of the outstanding leaders in the whole world.
|The OR Tambo District Municipality is made up of
seven local municipalities:|
- King Sabata Dalindyebo Munisipality- It 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.
- Nyandeni Municipality – comprises the town of Ngqeleni,
Libode and surrounding rural areas.
- Port St Johns Municipality- comprises the town of Port St.
Johns and surrounding rural areas.
- Ingquza Hill Municipality - comprises the town of
Lusikisiki, Flagstaff and surrounding rural areas.
- Ntabankulu Municipality - comprises the town of Ntabankulu
and surrounding rural areas.
- Mhlontlo Municipality - comprises the town of Qumbu, Tsolo
and surrounding rural areas
- Mbizana Municipality- comprises the town of Mbizana and
surrounding rural areas.
INTERVENTIONS TO COMBAT POVERTY
- Programmes to
- Awareness campaign to promote self-reliance
Relief of Distress
- Focus Groups according to their needs
- Mthatha Flagstaff
- Ngqeleni Ntabankulu
- Libode Qumbu
- Port St.