Welcome to Elundini Local Municipality

Trnasport Month 2019
Celebrated under the theme “Together Let’s Keep the Service Delivery Momentum Going and Grow the Economy.”
National Arbor Week
ELM conducted arbor week campaign from 12-16 September 2019 wherein twenty-five trees were donated and planted, benefitting 05 schools around ELM - Ilingelethu JSS,Mabandla JSS, Magwaxaza jSS,Lehana SSS and Jamangile SSS
Environmental Awareness & Clean-up Campaign
Clean-up Campaign held in Mount Fletcher on 30 August 2019
Award Session for the competition held between three schools on Air pollution & Solutions topic following the clean-up campaign at Mount Fletcher
Our rich history
Every town has its own story
History
Our historical churches

About us

Elundini Local Municipality (ELM) is located within the Joe Gqabi District in the north-eastern portion of the Eastern Cape province. The municipality is bounded by Lesotho and Senqu Municipality in the west, Chris Hani District Municipality in the south, OR Tambo District Municipality in the east and Alfred Nzo District Municipality in the north.

The ELM is one of the most scenic and attractive areas of the province, with considerable potential lying in its deep, fertile soils and high rainfall. Compared to the other municipalities in the Joe Gqabi District, Elundini has prospects of significant growth and upliftment in the quality of life for its residents due to its relative abundance of natural resources. The urban areas and commercial farming district are the highest employers, where people have found employment in the agriculture, commercial and service sectors. There are very low levels of employment in the rural settlements.

This can be partly attributed to the fact that these areas do not have a strong economic base, and partly to the fact that most inhabitants are involved in subsistence-related activities with little surplus being produced for economic profit. Due to the migrant system in operation in South Africa, the impact of recessionary downturns in the economy elsewhere (such as in the mining industry, Gauteng and Cape Town) have had an impact on the Elundini area. There is still a heavy reliance on income from migrant sources. 

Cities/Towns

Maclear, Mount Fletcher and Ugie

 

Vision

"A leading rural municipality that delivers a better quality of life for all citizens, a municipality that is phenomenally viable, highly successful and people centered"

 

Mission

Elundini Local Municipality's mission is to operate a rural municipality that:

  • delivers excellent services to its people who remain its priority in everything that it does,
  • is financially viable
  • has a good governance in place
  • is tranformed and developmental
  • is clean, green and sustainable

Our Values

Teamwork We work together as a team, each playing their role to achieve common goals 
Commitment We are dedicated to achieving municipal objectives
Trustworthiness We are honest and reliable
Transparency We promote openness and accessibility
Ethical Conduct We subcribe to high morals and principles to promote and maintain integrity of the municipality
Professionalism We utilise our skills and knowledge with due care and integrity
Accountability We take responsibility for our actions and decisions
Respect We treat all people with dignity and courtesy

 

 

Main Economic Sectors: Social services/government (41%), agriculture (28%), wholesale and retail trade (14%)

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