The Local Economic Development, Planning, and Rural Development came into existence through the fusion of two Municipal Standing Committees, which are LED Standing Committee and the Human Settlements and Disaster Management Standing Committee.
The department has two Deputy Directors, one responsible for Local Economic Development and the other responsible for Human settlements and Disaster Management.
The two are:
Mhlontlo Local Municipality is an administrative area in the OR Tambo District of Eastern Cape in South Africa. Mhlontlo was a King of the Pondomise people during the 19th century.