Jobs in Umtata
Is a town situated in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa. It was the capital of Transkei, a nominally independent but not internationally recognized southern African republic that was reincorporated into South Africa in 1994. In 1869 the town began as a European settlement and functioned as a buffer zone between the warring Pondo and Tembu peoples. After the end of apartheid, some sections ofthe African business and professional community migrated to traditionally white areas of economic activity, and this has been widely posited as a cause of economic recession in the municipality, but a number of construction projects offer some hope for renewal. Many of South Africa's black leaders, including Walter Sisulu, BantuHolomisa, Buyisiwe Yonela Mhlana,and Nelson Mandela come from this area.