Flagstaff, Eastern Cape
|• Type||Ward 6|
|• Councillor||M. Didiza|
|• Total||2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||95.7%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
Flagstaff is a town in the OR Tambo District Municipality of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa located some 80 km south-east of Kokstad and 45 km north of Lusikisiki. It is the seat of the Ingquza Hill Local Municipality.
The town developed from a trading station established in 1877 and derives its name from the practice by the owners of hoisting a white flag on Sundays to indicate that the store was closed. For many years it served as a post of the Cape Mounted Rifles.
The Flagstaff Primary School at Dlibona village was completed at a cost of R39 million in 2019. It consists of seven classrooms, a nutrition centre, science laboratory, multimedia centre, multipurpose classroom, administration block and security room.
- Sum of the Subplaces Nkuluekweni SP and Flagstaff SP1 from Census 2011.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 164.
- Felem, Ayanda (19 April 2019). "Eastern Cape government opens R39m school". Eyewitness News. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
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