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Mandini is located in KwaZulu-Natal
 Mandini shown within KwaZulu-Natal
Mandini is located in South Africa
Mandini (South Africa)
Mandini is located in Africa
Mandini (Africa)
Coordinates: 29°09′25″S 31°24′29″E / 29.157°S 31.408°E / -29.157; 31.408Coordinates: 29°09′25″S 31°24′29″E / 29.157°S 31.408°E / -29.157; 31.408
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District iLembe
Municipality Mandeni
 • Total 18.02 km2 (6.96 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,904
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 54.8%
 • Coloured 4.4%
 • Indian/Asian 14.9%
 • White 24.6%
 • Other 1.4%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • Zulu 47.8%
 • English 31.9%
 • Afrikaans 14.8%
 • Other 5.4%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 4490
Area code 032

Mandeni (also Mandini) is a town in Ilembe District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

The town is some 22 km north-east of Stanger.[2]

The town has four shoping centres, namely; Mandeni shoping centre, Sundumbili plaza, Gcaleka Shopping centre (also known as KwaGcaleka) and seven townships.The town has many factories and attracts workers from afar. The biggest employer is Sappi, the largest paper manufacturer in South Africa.

The Tugela River flows through Mandeni and the mouth of the river is 10 km from the town center. Mandeni is located 22 km from Stanger and 96 km from Durban.


  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Mandini". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 295.