Postal: PO Box 8, Kokstad, 4700
Physical: 75 Hope Street, Kokstad
Tel: 039 797 6600
Fax: 039 727 5501
Area: 2 680km²
Description: Greater Kokstad Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Harry Gwala District (previously Sisonke District) of KwaZulu-Natal. Kokstad is derived from Dutch, and it means ‘town of Kok'. It was named after Adam Kok III.
Kokstad serves as the service centre and commercial hub for most of East Griqualand and nearby parts of the Eastern Cape, with which it shares borders. The municipality is bordered by the Matatiele Local Municipality and Lesotho to the west, Ingwe/Kwa Sani Local Municipality to the north, Umuziwabantu Local Municipality to the south-east and Eastern Cape to the east.
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture (36%), trade (20%), community services (18%), finance (16%), transport (4%), manufacturing (3%), electricity (2%)