Qamata, Eastern Cape

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Qamata is located in Eastern Cape
 Qamata shown within Eastern Cape
Qamata is located in South Africa
Qamata (South Africa)
Qamata is located in Africa
Qamata (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
Country South Africa
Province Eastern Cape
District Chris Hani
Municipality Intsika Yethu
 • Total 0.90 km2 (0.35 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 114
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 100.0%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Xhosa 95.6%
 • Northern Sotho 1.8%
 • Other 2.7%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
PO box 5327

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]