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Land Human Settlements and Economic Development

The objectives of the Land, Human Settlements and Economic Development are: 

The primary objective is to:

  • To ensure accessibility to land development through key spatial       development features, 
  • Provision of adequate and sustainable human settlements and organized methods of settlement planning; 
  • Promote Regional Economic development, business enterprise development tourism development, film industry development, unearth and management of heritage resources, agriculture and agrarian reform contribution as well as environmental management consideration through promotion of community livelihood through economic growth



this division comprises of the sub - components : 

  • Land Administration
  • Spatial Planning
  • Human Settlement Development
  • Land Development Fund Management 


this division comprises of the sub - components : 


  • Economic Research
  • Business Enterprise
  • Heritage Resource Management
  • Agricultural Development
  • Environmental Management
  • Tourism & Film Development

 Key Stakeholders (Internal & External)



  • Eastern Cape Development Corporation
  • Department of Economic Development andEnvironmental Affairs
  • National Department of Tourism
  • Small Enterprise Development Enterprise
  • National Heritage Council
  • Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Association
  • South African National Botanical Institute
  • Eastern Cape Liquor Board
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Tourism
  • Farmers Union
  • Department of Rural Development
  • National Department of Public Works
  • Provincial Department of Human Settlements
  • National Home Builder Registration Council
  • Department of Rural Development & Agrarian Reforms
  • Department of Local Government & Traditional Affairs


  • Amathole Film Association
  • ADM Council
  • Standing Committees
  • Legal and Executive Support Services

  Key Flagship Projects


  • Tourism Imbizo
  • Heritage Awareness
  • Bawa Falls Construction
  • Armed Struggle Living Museums
  • Ntaba Ka Ndoda heritage development
  • Hamburg Blue Flag
  • EPWP Graduate Intern Program 
  • Co-Operatives Skills Development Centre in Mnquma Local Municipality

Annual Events


  • ADM Tourism Imbizo
  • Amathole District Municipality Mayors Challenge
  • Agricultural Expo


Contact Information


Ms. Ayanda Tyali – Senior Manager: Local Economic Development

  • 043 783 2214 (w)
  • 083 896 1691(c)

Mr. Xolani Nondwangu– Senior Manager: Land and Housing

  • 043 701 4053 (w)