Joe Gqabi District Municipality, previously known as Ukhahlamba District Municipality, is a Category C municipality located within the Eastern Cape province. It borders the Free State province and country of Lesotho to the north. It is located to the west of Alfred Nzo, north of OR Tambo and Chris Hani District Municipalities, and to the east of the Northern Cape province. It lies approximately 34km north of Queenstown and its northern border is formed by the Orange River, which also forms the southern boundary of the Free State. It consists of four local municipalities: Elundini, Gariep, Maletswai and Senqu. Aliwal North is the main commercial and tourism centre.
Cities/Towns: Aliwal North, Barkly East, Burgersdorp, Jamestown, Lady Grey, Maclear, Mount Fletcher, Oviston Nature Reserve, Rhodes, Rossouw, Sterkspruit, Steynsburg, Ugie, Venterstad
Main Economic Sectors: Community services (55%), finance (12.6%), trade (9.7%), manufacturing (9.6%), agriculture (6.2%)
Postal: Private Bag X102, Barkly East
Physical: Cnr Cole & Graham Streets, Barkly East, 9786
Tel: 045 979 3000
Fax: 045 971 0251