Ntabankulu Local Municipality is situated in the north-eastern part of the OR Tambo District Municipality, off the National Road to Kokstad. Towns in close proximity are Kokstad, Mt Frere and Mt Ayliff. Flagstaff is accessible through T19 gravel road to the south of Ntabankulu town.
According to an empirical, scientific and research on socio-economic, infrastructural and cultural pillars of development conducted by the Municipality in 2008; the municipality has a total population of approximately 142 432 people, consisting of 142 207 Black Africans (99,8%).
“A changing Municipality in diversity”
Ntabankulu Local Municipality “that endeavours to ensure:
Growth generating local economy,
Sustainable infrastructure through participatory system of local government.
The vision of a National Democratic Society is characterized by:
A thriving and integrated economy that draws on the creativity and skills that our whole population can offer, building on South Africa’s economic base to create sustainable and genuine employment opportunities for the benefit of all.
An economy in which increasing social equality and economic growth form virtuous cycle of development, which progressively improves the quality of life of all citizens (ANC Policy Discussion Document – Economic Transformation)
Source: Ntabankulu LM IDP 2008-2013