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 forty-three local municipalities.

In the following map, the district and metropolitan municipalities are labelled in capital letters and shaded in various different colours.

Map of the municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal

District and metropolitan municipalities[edit]

  Name Code Seat Area
(km²)[1]
Population
(2016)[2]
Pop. density
(per km²)
Amajuba District Municipality DC25 Newcastle 7,102 531,327 74.8
eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality ETH Durban 2,556 3,702,231 1,448.5
Harry Gwala District Municipality DC43 Ixopo 10,386 510,865 49.2
iLembe District Municipality DC29 KwaDukuza 3,269 657,612 201.2
King Cetshwayo District Municipality DC28 Richards Bay 8,213 971,135 118.2
Ugu District Municipality DC21 Port Shepstone 4,791 753,336 157.2
uMgungundlovu District Municipality DC22 Pietermaritzburg 9,602 1,095,865 114.1
uMkhanyakude District Municipality DC27 Mkuze 13,855 689,090 49.7
uMzinyathi District Municipality DC24 Dundee 8,652 554,882 64.1
uThukela District Municipality DC23 Ladysmith 11,134 706,588 63.5
Zululand District Municipality DC26 Ulundi 14,799 892,310 60.3

Local and metropolitan municipalities[edit]

  Name Code District Seat Area
(km²)[1]
Population
(2016)[2]
Pop. density
(per km²)
Abaqulusi Local Municipality KZN263 Zululand Vryheid 4,314 243,795 56.5
Alfred Duma Local Municipality KZN238 Uthukela Ladysmith 3,764 356,274 94.6
Big Five Hlabisa Local Municipality KZN276 Umkhanyakude Hlabisa 3,466 116,622 33.6
Dannhauser Local Municipality KZN254 Amajuba Dannhauser 1,707 105,341 61.7
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Local Municipality KZN436 Harry Gwala Creighton 3,602 118,480 32.9
eDumbe Local Municipality KZN261 Zululand Paulpietersburg 1,943 89,614 46.1
eMadlangeni Local Municipality KZN253 Amajuba Utrecht 3,539 36,869 10.4
Endumeni Local Municipality KZN241 Umzinyathi Dundee 1,610 76,639 47.6
eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality ETH Durban 2,556 3,702,231 1,448.5
Greater Kokstad Local Municipality KZN433 Harry Gwala Kokstad 2,680 76,753 28.6
Impendle Local Municipality KZN224 uMgungundlovu Impendle 1,610 29,526 18.3
Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality KZN237 Uthukela Estcourt 3,399 215,182 63.3
Jozini Local Municipality KZN272 Umkhanyakude Jozini 3,442 198,215 57.6
KwaDukuza Local Municipality KZN292 iLembe KwaDukuza 735 276,719 376.5
Mandeni Local Municipality KZN291 iLembe Mandeni 545 147,808 271.0
Maphumulo Local Municipality KZN294 iLembe Maphumulo 896 89,969 100.4
Mkhambathini Local Municipality KZN226 uMgungundlovu Camperdown 868 57,075 65.7
Mpofana Local Municipality KZN223 uMgungundlovu Mooi River 1,757 37,391 21.3
Msinga Local Municipality KZN244 Umzinyathi Tugela Ferry 2,375 184,494 77.7
Msunduzi Local Municipality KZN225 uMgungundlovu Pietermaritzburg 751 679,039 904.1
Mthonjaneni Local Municipality KZN285 King Cetshwayo Melmoth 1,639 78,883 48.1
Mtubatuba Local Municipality KZN275 Umkhanyakude Mtubatuba 1,970 202,176 102.6
Ndwedwe Local Municipality KZN293 iLembe Ndwedwe 1,093 143,117 131.0
Newcastle Local Municipality KZN252 Amajuba Newcastle 1,856 389,117 209.7
Nkandla Local Municipality KZN286 King Cetshwayo Nkandla 1,828 114,284 62.5
Nongoma Local Municipality KZN265 Zululand Nongoma 2,182 211,892 97.1
Nqutu Local Municipality KZN242 Umzinyathi Nquthu 1,962 171,325 87.3
Okhahlamba Local Municipality KZN235 Uthukela Bergville 3,971 135,132 34.0
Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality KZN216 Ugu Port Shepstone 1,487 348,533 234.4
Richmond Local Municipality KZN227 uMgungundlovu Richmond 1,231 71,322 57.9
Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality KZN434 Harry Gwala Ixopo 1,669 118,346 70.9
Ulundi Local Municipality KZN266 Zululand Ulundi 3,250 205,762 63.3
uMdoni Local Municipality KZN212 Ugu Scottburgh 994 144,551 145.5
uMfolozi Local Municipality KZN281 King Cetshwayo KwaMbonambi 1,300 144,363 111.1
uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality KZN271 Umkhanyakude Kwangwanase 4,977 172,077 34.6
uMhlathuze Local Municipality KZN282 King Cetshwayo Richards Bay 1,233 410,465 332.8
uMlalazi Local Municipality KZN284 King Cetshwayo Eshowe 2,214 223,140 100.8
uMngeni Local Municipality KZN222 uMgungundlovu Howick 1,520 109,867 72.3
uMshwathi Local Municipality KZN221 uMgungundlovu Wartburg 1,866 111,645 59.8
uMuziwabantu Local Municipality KZN214 Ugu Harding 1,089 108,576 99.7
Umvoti Local Municipality KZN245 Umzinyathi Greytown 2,705 122,423 45.3
Umzimkhulu Local Municipality KZN435 Harry Gwala Umzimkhulu 2,436 197,286 81.0
Umzumbe Local Municipality KZN213 Ugu Mtwalume 1,221 151,676 124.2
uPhongolo Local Municipality KZN262 Zululand Pongola 3,110 141,247 45.4

Former municipalities[edit]

These municipalities have been dissolved since the current system of local government was established in 2000.

Name Code Dissolved Fate
Ezinqoleni Local Municipality KZN215 3 August 2016 Merged to create Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality
Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality KZN216 3 August 2016
Vulamehlo Local Municipality KZN211 3 August 2016 Annexed by eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality and Umdoni Local Municipality
Emnambithi/Ladysmith Local Municipality KZN232 3 August 2016 Merged to create Alfred Duma Local Municipality
Indaka Local Municipality KZN233 3 August 2016
Umtshezi Local Municipality KZN234 3 August 2016 Merged to create Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality
Imbabazane Local Municipality KZN236 3 August 2016
Big 5 False Bay Local Municipality KZN273 3 August 2016 Merged to create Big Five Hlabisa Local Municipality
Hlabisa Local Municipality KZN274 3 August 2016
Ntambanana Local Municipality KZN283 3 August 2016 Annexed by Mthonjaneni, uMfolozi and uMhlathuze Local Municipalities
Ingwe Local Municipality KZN431 3 August 2016 Merged to create Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Local Municipality
Kwa Sani Local Municipality KZN432 3 August 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2016 Boundaries [Shapefile]. Municipal Demarcation Board. 2016. Retrieved from http://www.demarcation.org.za/site/shapefiles/
  2. ^ a b Community Survey 2016 [Data file]. Statistics South Africa. 2016. Retrieved from http://interactive2.statssa.gov.za/webapi