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Ncwadi is located in South Africa
 Ncwadi shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 29°46′26″S 29°58′52″E / 29.774°S 29.981°E / -29.774; 29.981Coordinates: 29°46′26″S 29°58′52″E / 29.774°S 29.981°E / -29.774; 29.981
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District Sisonke
Municipality Ingwe
 • Total 17.90 km2 (6.91 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,199
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 99.9%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 96.4%
 • English 1.2%
 • Other 2.4%
PO box 3226

Ncwadi is a town in Sisonke District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

Settlement on the Ncwadi River, a tributary of the Mkomazi, about 30 km south-west of Pietermaritzburg. Derived from Zulu, the name apparently means ‘conspicuous’, from a prominent hill.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Ncwadi". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 331.