Qamata, Eastern Cape

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Qamata is located in Eastern Cape
Qamata is located in South Africa
Coordinates: 31°58′39″S 27°26′23″E / 31.97750°S 27.43972°E / -31.97750; 27.43972Coordinates: 31°58′39″S 27°26′23″E / 31.97750°S 27.43972°E / -31.97750; 27.43972
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictChris Hani
MunicipalityIntsika Yethu
 • Total0.90 km2 (0.35 sq mi)
 • Total114
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African100.0%
First languages (2011)
 • Xhosa95.6%
 • Northern Sotho1.8%
 • Other2.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box

Qamata[2] is a small town in Intsika Yethu Municipality, Chris Hani District (formerly St. Mark's District), Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. From 1963 to 1994 it was part of the semi-autonomous Transkei, and before that of western Tembuland. Qamata is located on Route R61 and on the Qamata River. It is 18 kilometres (11 mi) west of the town of Cofimvaba, 39 kilometres (24 mi) east of the R61 junction with Route N6 and 58 kilometres (36 mi) east of Queenstown.[3]

Qamata was the birthplace of Transkei leader Kaiser Matanzima, and it was where he lived on probation after being released from gaol on corruption charges in 1987.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Qamata". Census 2011.
  2. ^ Qamada (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. ^ "Index of Eastern Cape places: cities / towns / villages: Q" Routes Travel Info Portal (South Africa)
  4. ^ Parks, Michael (12 May 1987) "S. African Homeland Leader Banishes Brother to Village Amid Coup Rumors" Los Angeles Times, archived at Archived 2012-02-06 at WebCite by WebCite on 6 February 2012