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About Us

King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality is a local municipality situated in the District of OR Tambo District Municipality in the inland of Eastern Cape Province in Republic of South Africa.

The King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality was established before the 2000 local government elections when the Mthatha and Mqanduli transitional and rural areas were merged. The municipality was named after King Sabata Dalindyebo because he was seen as a unifying figure to the people of both Mthatha and Mqanduli and was seen as a hero who fought for the freedom of South Africa. The King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality is having its main offices at the City of Mthatha and its satellite offices are located at Mqanduli.

The Municipality comprises two magisterial areas, viz. Mthatha and Mqanduli and their surrounding rural areas. The Municipality is largely rural in character with the urban areas concentrated around the towns. It is 3 028 km2 in extent and had a population of 444 832 persons in 2007, which rose to 451 710 in 2011. The number of households in 2007 was 93 382, and this increased to 95 382 in 2011. The major economic activities in the municipality are forestry and agriculture, although agriculture is of more of a subsistence nature.

It is composed of a range of settlement forms and land uses, namely, urban areas, rural settlements, privately owned farms and small holdings. Neighboring local municipalities (LM) are Nyandeni LM to the North-east, Mhlontlo LM to the North, Engcobo LM to the West, and Mbhashe LM to the South.

The Municipality covers an area of 3027 square kilometers and currently has 35 wards as against 32 prior 2011 Local Government accommodating an estimated population of 451 710 people in 105,240 households.

  

Vision 

A developmental municipality that strives for socio-economic transformation thereby improving the lives of the people.

 

Mission 

King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality will strive to be a developmental Municipality that is able to provide services to the best of its ability.

A developmental municipality that strives for socio-economic transformation thereby improving the lives of the people.


 

 

 

Contact Us

Customer Service: 047 501 4000
Email: info@ksd.gov.za
Postal: PO Box 45, Mthatha, 5099
Address: Munitata Building,
Sutherland Street,
Mthatha

Useful Numbers

Office of the Executive Mayor: 047 501 4203
Office of the Municipal Manager: 047 501 4371
Electricity Services : 047 501 4334/ 4335
Municipal Accounts Enquiries : 047 501 4115/ 4118/ 4029
Disaster Services: 047 501 4296
Water Services : 047 531 0320/ 047 501 9106
Refuse Collection: 047 501 4213
Roads and Stormwater: 047 501 4037
Motor Vehicle Registrations: 047 501 4339/ 4088
Police: 10111
Ambulance : 10177