List of municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal

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KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa is divided, for local government purposes, into one metropolitan municipality (the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality) and ten district municipalities. The district municipalities are in turn divided into fifty local municipalities.

In the following map, eThekwini is shaded white and labelled "E", the district municipalities are shaded various other colours, and the local municipalities are numbered.

Map of the municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal

District and metropolitan municipalities[edit]

Map
key
Name Code Seat Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)[1]
Pop. density
(per km²)
1–3 Amajuba District Municipality DC25 Newcastle 6,911 499,839 72.3
E eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality ETH Durban 2,292 3,442,361 1,501.9
36–39 iLembe District Municipality DC29 KwaDukuza 3,269 606,809 185.6
40–44 Sisonke District Municipality DC43 Ixopo 11,127 461,419 41.5
45–50 Ugu District Municipality DC21 Port Shepstone 5,047 722,484 143.2
29–35 uMgungundlovu District Municipality DC22 Pietermaritzburg 8,934 1,017,763 113.9
9–13 uMkhanyakude District Municipality DC27 Mkuze 12,821 625,846 48.8
20–23 uMzinyathi District Municipality DC24 Dundee 8,589 510,838 59.5
24–28 uThukela District Municipality DC23 Ladysmith 11,326 668,848 59.1
14–19 uThungulu District Municipality DC28 Richards Bay 8,213 907,519 110.5
4–8 Zululand District Municipality DC26 Ulundi 14,799 803,575 54.3

Local and metropolitan municipalities[edit]

Map
key
Name Code District Seat Area
(km²)
Population
(2011)[1]
Pop. density
(per km²)
6 Abaqulusi Local Municipality KZN263 Zululand Vryheid 4,185 211,060 50.4
2 Dannhauser Local Municipality KZN254 Amajuba Dannhauser 1,516 102,161 67.4
4 eDumbe Local Municipality KZN261 Zululand Paulpietersburg 1,943 82,053 42.2
3 eMadlangeni Local Municipality KZN253 Amajuba Utrecht 3,539 34,442 9.7
25 Emnambithi/Ladysmith Local Municipality KZN232 uThukela Ladysmith 2,965 237,437 80.1
20 Endumeni Local Municipality KZN241 uMzinyathi Dundee 1,610 64,862 40.3
E eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality ETH Durban 2,292 3,442,361 1,501.9
49 Ezingoleni Local Municipality KZN215 Ugu Izingolweni 648 52,540 81.1
42 Greater Kokstad Local Municipality KZN433 Sisonke Kokstad 2,680 65,981 24.6
50 Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality KZN216 Ugu Port Shepstone 839 256,135 305.3
12 Hlabisa Local Municipality KZN274 uMkhanyakude Hlabisa 1,555 71,925 46.3
28 Imbabazane Local Municipality KZN236 uThukela Ntabamhlophe 1,426 113,073 79.3
30 Impendle Local Municipality KZN224 uMgungundlovu Impendle 1,528 33,105 21.7
26 Indaka Local Municipality KZN233 uThukela Wasbank 992 103,116 103.9
41 Ingwe Local Municipality KZN431 Sisonke Creighton 1,976 100,548 50.9
9 Jozini Local Municipality KZN272 uMkhanyakude Jozini 3,442 186,502 54.2
39 KwaDukuza Local Municipality KZN292 iLembe KwaDukuza 735 231,187 314.5
40 KwaSani Local Municipality KZN432 Sisonke Himeville 1,852 12,898 7.0
37 Mandeni Local Municipality KZN291 iLembe Mandeni 545 138,078 253.4
36 Maphumulo Local Municipality KZN294 iLembe Maphumulo 896 96,724 108.0
17 Mbonambi Local Municipality KZN281 uThungulu KwaMbonambi 1,210 122,889 101.6
35 Mkhambathini Local Municipality KZN226 uMgungundlovu Camperdown 891 63,142 70.9
29 Mpofana Local Municipality KZN223 uMgungundlovu Mooi River 1,820 38,103 20.9
22 Msinga Local Municipality KZN244 uMzinyathi Tugela Ferry 2,501 177,577 71.0
33 Msunduzi Local Municipality KZN225 uMgungundlovu Pietermaritzburg 634 618,536 975.6
15 Mthonjaneni Local Municipality KZN285 uThungulu Melmoth 1,086 47,818 44.0
13 Mtubatuba Local Municipality KZN275 uMkhanyakude Mtubatuba 1,738 175,425 100.9
38 Ndwedwe Local Municipality KZN293 iLembe Ndwedwe 1,093 140,820 128.8
1 Newcastle Local Municipality KZN252 Amajuba Newcastle 1,855 363,236 195.8
14 Nkandla Local Municipality KZN286 uThungulu Nkandla 1,828 114,416 62.6
7 Nongoma Local Municipality KZN265 Zululand Nongoma 2,182 194,908 89.3
21 Nquthu Local Municipality KZN242 uMzinyathi Nquthu 1,962 165,307 84.3
16 Ntambanana Local Municipality KZN283 uThungulu Bhucanana 1,083 74,336 68.6
24 Okhahlamba Local Municipality KZN235 uThukela Bergville 3,971 132,068 33.3
34 Richmond Local Municipality KZN227 uMgungundlovu Richmond 1,256 65,793 52.4
11 The Big Five False Bay Local Municipality KZN273 uMkhanyakude Hluhluwe 2,121 35,258 16.6
44 Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality KZN434 Sisonke Ixopo 1,604 101,691 63.4
8 Ulundi Local Municipality KZN266 Zululand Ulundi 3,250 188,317 57.9
46 Umdoni Local Municipality KZN212 Ugu Scottburgh 252 78,875 313.0
10 uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality KZN271 uMkhanyakude Kwangwanase 3,964 156,736 39.5
19 uMhlathuze Local Municipality KZN282 uThungulu Richards Bay 793 334,459 421.8
18 uMlalazi Local Municipality KZN284 uThungulu Eshowe 2,214 213,601 96.5
31 uMngeni Local Municipality KZN222 uMgungundlovu Howick 1,567 92,710 59.2
32 uMshwathi Local Municipality KZN221 uMgungundlovu Wartburg 1,818 106,374 58.5
27 Umtshezi Local Municipality KZN234 uThukela Estcourt 1,972 83,153 42.2
48 uMuziwabantu Local Municipality KZN214 Ugu Harding 1,089 96,556 88.7
23 Umvoti Local Municipality KZN245 uMzinyathi Greytown 2,516 103,093 41.0
43 Umzimkhulu Local Municipality KZN435 Sisonke Umzimkhulu 2,435 180,302 74.0
47 Umzumbe Local Municipality KZN213 Ugu Mathulini 1,259 160,975 127.9
5 uPhongolo Local Municipality KZN262 Zululand Pongola 3,239 127,238 39.3
45 Vulamehlo Local Municipality KZN211 Ugu Scottburgh 960 77,403 80.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census 2011: Municipal Fact Sheet". Statistics South Africa. 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2012.