Local Economic Development, Planning and Rural Development

The Local Economic Development, Planning, and Rural Development came into existence through the fusion of two Municipal Standing Committees, which are LED Standing Committee and the Human Settlements and Disaster Management Standing Committee.

The department has two Deputy Directors, one responsible for Local Economic Development and the other responsible for Human settlements and Disaster Management.
The two are:

  • Mr. Malibongwe Nqeketo – Deputy Director for Local Economic Development and
  • Ms. Nqabakazi Thukwayo – Deputy Director for Human Settlements and Disaster Management, a registered Professional Town and Regional Planner
Local Economic Development, Planning, and Rural Development Office has the following key performance areas
Local Economic Development
  • Agricultural Development – Siyazenzela Agricultural Participation Programme (SAGRIPP)
  • Tourism Development- Mhlontlo Tourism Programme (MTOURP)
  • SMME Development – Mhlontlo Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP)
  • Rural Development
  • Trade and Investment Promotion
Human settlements and Disaster Management
  • Spatial Planning
  • Land Use Management
  • Human Settlement Planning
  • Building Inspectorate
  • Housing Beneficiary administration

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Mhlontlo Local Municipality

About the Municipality

Mhlontlo Local Municipality is an administrative area in the OR Tambo District of Eastern Cape in South Africa. Mhlontlo was a chief of the Pondomise people during the 19th century.