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Eastern Cape

Administration
Full nameEastern Cape
Official nameThe Province of the Eastern Cape
Native name   
   
Settlement typeProvince of South Africa
MottoDevelopment through Unity
CountrySouth Africa
Established27 April 1994
Government
CapitalBhisho
TypeParliamentary system
PremierNoxolo Kiviet
Geography
Total Area65220.9 sq mi (168966 km2)
Area rank2nd in South Africa
Highest Elevation9904.9 ft (3019 m)
Lowest Elevation0 ft (0 m)
Demography
Total Population6527747 (3rd in South Africa) (2007)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (6th in South Africa) (0/sq mi)
Pop. Estimate6743800( 2010)
Population groups
Black African87.6%
Coloured7.5%
White4.7%
Indian or Asian0.3%
Xhosa83.7%
Afrikaans9.6%
English3.7%
Sotho2.5%
Other information
Time zoneSAST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 codeZA-EC

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The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa. Its capital is Bhisho, but its two largest cities are Port Elizabeth and East London. It was formed in 1994 out of the "independent" Xhosa homelands of Transkei and Ciskei, together with the eastern portion of the Cape Province. Landing place and home of the 1820 settlers, the central and eastern part of the province is the traditional home of the Xhosa people. This region is the birthplace of many prominent South African politicians, such as Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Chris Hani, Thabo Mbeki, Steve Biko and Charles Coghlan.

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Zuma heads fightback in Eastern Cape - Business Day Tweet this news
Business Day--PORT ELIZABETH The African National Congress (ANC) mounted a desperate campaign at the weekend to try to ward off a coup by opposition parties it fears could join forces to wrestle control of crucial -Eastern Cape- municipalities, includin - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 04:31:58 GMT+00:00
Eastern Cape sure there is a fortune in fibre - Business Day Tweet this news
Business Day--EAST LONDON Research and product development investment in to various uses of natural fibre in the -Eastern Cape- has turned once dying industries into what could emerge as a major food processing sector with huge job creation potential, . - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 05:04:47 GMT+00:00
E Cape hospitals to be renovated - Independent Online Tweet this news
Independent Online--Photo: Nigel Louw R1,9-billion will be spent renovating hospitals and clinics in the -Eastern Cape-, the provincial health department said on Tuesday. “For the first time in eight years the department of health will not be returning - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 18:47:43 GMT+00:00
Malema show in full swing in Eastern Cape - Times LIVE Tweet this news
Times LIVE--This was the appeal of thousands of ANC supporters to Julius Malema, president of the party's youth league, when he visited the -Eastern Cape- town of New Brighton yesterday. 'Stick with us . it's cold outside the ANC' Male - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 23:14:02 GMT+00:00
State spend boosts Eastern Cape - Fin24 Tweet this news
Fin24--Pretoria - Although a massive hike in government expenditure in February played a big part in the increase in economic activity in the -Eastern Cape-, several key sectors are still struggling to lift their heads. February state expenditure was a .. - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 12:45:36 GMT+00:00
Port Elizabeth to host SA's Sevens leg - Business Day Tweet this news
Business Day--THE South African Rugby Union (Saru) yesterday delivered on its commitment to grow rugby in the -Eastern Cape- by granting the Eastern Province Rugby Union the right to host the South African leg of the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 05:44:07 GMT+00:00
Overwhelming public support for Eastern Cape Rhinos - Jacaranda 94.2 Tweet this news
Jacaranda 94.2--Concerned members of the public from across South Africa have intervened to help ensure the safety of rhinos in the -Eastern Cape's- nature reserves, the -Eastern Cape- Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA) announced today. The Agency has - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 14:31:09 GMT+00:00
ANC condemns ECape school closures by dissidents - Times LIVE Tweet this news
Times LIVE--The ANC in the -Eastern Cape- on Thursday condemned the closure of a number of schools in the Mbizana region by party members who were dissatisfied with election candidate lists. "We distance ourselves from this unfortunate incident a - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:40:03 GMT+00:00
Police disperse poll protesters - Sowetan Tweet this news
Sowetan--POLICE used rubber bullets to disperse a group of protesting residents of Veeplaas, near Port Elizabeth, yesterday after they had blocked roads, -Eastern Cape- police said. Warrant Officer Dumile Gwavu said 500 people blocked the road leading to - Date : Fri, 01 Apr 2011 08:41:01 GMT+00:00
Bodies linked to prison escapes - Independent Online Tweet this news
Independent Online--One of the three bodies discovered near Dutywa on Wednesday could be that of a prisoner who escaped from Wellington Prison, -Eastern Cape- police said on Thursday. “One of the deceased had documentation in his jacket pocket which ind - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:54:27 GMT+00:00

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Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

CapitalBhisho
RegionsAmatola * Northern * Western * Wild Coast
CitiesPort Elizabeth * East London * Mthatha
Largest townsUitenhage * Port Alfred * Bhisho * Graaff-Reinet * Jeffreys Bay * Grahamstown
Metropolitan MunicipalitiesNelson Mandela Bay
District MunicipalitiesCacadu * Amatole * Chris Hani * Ukhahlamba * O.R. Tambo * Alfred Nzo

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