Providing Quality Social Services and Social Infrastructure For The Communities of IYM

Intsika Yethu Municipality is divided into 21 wards and 2 towns, Cofimvaba and Tsomo and 214 villages. The municipality is located within Chris Hani District Municipality and is bounded with municipalities such as Sakhisizwe, Amahlathi, Mquma, Emalahleni, Emalahleni, Enoch Mgijima and Mbashe. Cofimvaba and Tsomo are the main towns of the municipality.

The majority of the municipality are inhabitants that reside in the rural villages situated in the scattered lands of the area. The municipality prides its self with the best agriculture resource in the country, with no less than three irrigations schemes: Ncora, Qamata, and Bilatye. The R61 runs through Intsika Yethu Municipality linking the municipality with other O.R. Tambo and Amathole District Municipalities.


According to Census 2011, Intsika Yethu Municipality has a total 68797 female, 76575 males and estimated population 145 372 residing in Intsika Yethu Municipality. The municipality has a higher population of males than female population. The municipality is predominantly rural, living in small villages which is around 87% of people in the municipality are Xhosa speaking with 99% of African.

Political Management

Management information was updated since the last elections of August 2016.

Mayor: Cllr Jongomzi Cengani

Speaker: Cllr Kanyiswa Mdleleni

Chief Whip: Cllr Myolisi Toni

Executive Members:

  • Cllr Noloyiso Ntsaluba (Portfolio: Corporates Services),
  • Cllr Azipheli Tshangana-Nkota (Portfolio: Community Services),
  • Cllr Dunjwa (Portfolio: Budget and Treasury),
  • Cllr Saziso Myathaza (Portfolio: Local Economic Development),
  • Cllr N Dube Ntloko (Portfolio: Housing and Planning),
  • Cllr Bongani Mpengesi (Portfolio: Governance and SPU)
  • Cllr Zukiswa Qayiya (Portfolio: Infrastructure Development).

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Siyabulela Koyo

Corporate Services:  Ms Ncumisa Fololo

Community Services: Ms Ayakha Ntengenyane

Local Economic Development: Mr Kulile Maceba

Infrastructure Development and Planning: Mr Kulile Clock

Acting Budget and Treasury  : Mr Nkosinathi Totongwana

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