The village of Cofimvaba was probably established in about 1877 when the magisterial seat for Tembuland, which had originally been located of St Marks, which has subsiquently, been transferred to a more accessible location. It derives its name from the Xhosa words "cofa", meaning to froth, and "mvaba", a goatskin bag for milk. This is the name of a nearby river which, after a heavy rainfall, is said to become swollen and frothy like a milkbag.
Dear friends of SAHO
South African History Online (SAHO) needs your support.
SAHO is one of the most visited websites in South Africa with over 6 million unique users a year. Our goal is to fulfill our mandate and continue to build, and make accessible, a new people’s history of South Africa and Africa.
Please help us deliver this by contributing upwards of $1.00 a month for the next 12 months.