Mahlabatini

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Not to be confused with Mahlabathini.
Mahlabatini
Mahlabatini is located in South Africa
Mahlabatini
Mahlabatini
 Mahlabatini shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 28°15′S 31°26′E / 28.250°S 31.433°E / -28.250; 31.433Coordinates: 28°15′S 31°26′E / 28.250°S 31.433°E / -28.250; 31.433
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Zululand
Municipality Ulundi
Area[1]
 • Total 8.94 km2 (3.45 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,511
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 98.4%
 • Coloured 0.7%
 • Indian/Asian 0.1%
 • White 0.6%
 • Other 0.2%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 96.7%
 • Other 3.3%
PO box 3865
Area code 035

Mahlabatini is a small town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was established in 1898 by the British.

Village 48 km south-west of Nongoma. Established as a Norwegian mission station, it became the seat of magistracy of the Mahlabatini district. The name is Zulu, said to mean ‘country of white, sandy soil’. Known locally as Mashona, situated on the Mashona Engashoni Ridge.[2]

Neighbouring localities include Ulundi (10 km); Melmoth (47 km); Nongoma (47 km); Hlabisa (50 km).[3]

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