The Mayor (Cllr AW Ntsangani)
Nkonkobe Municipality was established in 2000 and is made of now disestablished TLCs i.e. Alice, Middledrift, Fort Beaufort, Hogsback and Seymour/Balfour. Alice is a legislative seat and Fort Beaufort is the administrative seat, the latter is situated about 140 km North West of East London on R63 and is approximately 200 km North East of Port Elizabeth. The municipality is the second largest local municipality covering 3 725 km2, and constituting 16% of the surface area of the Amatole District Municipality. Nkonkobe municipality is a countryside municipality that sits on the foot of the ever imposing and majestic mountain range of the Winterberg (IiNtabazeNkonkobe).
Vision and Mission Statement
The following vision of Nkonkobe Municipality has been adopted:
To be a self-sufficient municipality that is responsive to the needs of the people.
This vision is underpinned by the following principles:
- Sustainable growth and development
- Quality, affordable services and service delivery
- Financial health and fiscal discipline
- Transformation and integration
- Accountable and transparent local government
- Respectful and fundamental rights
- Safe and secure living environment
The municipality has identified this mission statement which will guide [both] the political leadership and administrative functionality:
By providing sustainable basic services and promoting socio-economic development through partnership