Information on the Eastern Cape province of South Africa
Conference Venues South Africa brings you information on the Eastern Cape province of South Africa including information on the Western Region, the Amatola & Stormberg region and the Wild Coast & Berg region of the Eastern Cape province.
The Eastern Cape Province was formed in 1994 incorporating areas from Transkei, Ciskei and the Cape Province. The Capital of the Eastern Cape is Bisho and the province is the birthplace of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
The Eastern Cape is also the location of South Africa's only ski resort, Tiffindell, which is situated in the Southern Drakensberg on the slopes of the highest mountain peak in the Eastern Cape. The rugged and untouched Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape is a place of spectacular scenery and natural Beauty.
The two leading industrial centres of the Eastern Cape is Port Elizabeth and East London. These two towns have well-developed economies mostly based on the automotive industry. General Motors and Volkswagen both have major assembly lines in the Port Elizabeth area, while East London is dominated by the large DaimlerChrysler plant.
History of the Eastern Cape
The Eastern Cape Province was formed in 1994. The new province incorporated areas from Transkei, Ciskei and the Cape Province causing some anomalies such as the fact that the Province has four superior courts....read full article
Eastern Cape Geography
The Eastern Cape wetter in the east as with the west being semiarid Karoo.The far south Tsitsikamma region is a temperate rainforest region.Most of the province is hilly to mountainous between Graaff-Reinet and Rhodes including the Sneeuberge, Stormberge, Winterberge and Drakensberg with the coastline being rugged with interspersed beaches....Eastern Cape Geography
Eastern Cape Climate
The Eastern Cape climate is extremely diverse. The west is dry with scarse rain during winter of summer, with cold winters and hot summers.The Tsitsikamma to Grahamstown areas receive more rain, which is also fairly evenly distributed and temperatures are mild. Further east, rainfall becomes more abundant with humidity also increasing. The coast region is more subtropical, whilst the interior is very cold during winter, with heavy snowfalls occurring at times in the mountainous regions between Molteno and Rhodes.
Eastern Cape Economy
The Eastern Cape still remains one of the poorest provinces in South Africa, which is largely due to the extreme poverty found in the former homelands. Subsistence agriculture predominates in the Eastern Cape.....Eastern Cape Economy
Education in the Eastern Cape
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Towns and Suburbs of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa
Addo , Aliwal North , Bathurst , Beachview , Beacon Bay , Bluewater Bay , Cape St Francis , Cintsa , Coffee Bay , Cradock , East London , Gonubie , Graaff Reinet , Grahamstown , Haga Haga , Hogsback , Humewood , Humerail , Jansenville , Jeffreys Bay , Kei Mouth , King Williams Town , Kirkwood , Mthatha , Nahoon , Paterson , Port Elizabeth , Port Alfred , Port St Johns , Qolora Mouth , Quigney , Rhodes , Richmond Hill , St Francis Bay , Storms River , Stutterheim , Summerstrand , Sunland , Swartkops , Tsitsikamma , Uitenhage , Walmer