Postal: PO Box 29, Ladysmith, 3370
Physical: 221 Murchison Street, Lister Clarence Building, Ladysmith
Tel: 036 637 2231
Fax: 036 631 1400
Area: 3 764km²
Description: Alfred Duma Local Municipality is one of the three Category B local municipalities in the uThukela District within the region of northern KwaZulu-Natal. It was established by the amalgamation of the Emnambithi/Ladysmith and Indaka Local Municipalities in August 2016. The municipality features the uThukela River and the Greater Drakensberg Mountain. It comprises a range of settlements, from urban to municipal service centres, agricultural landscapes, industrial and semi-rural residential settlements, and areas that are predominantly rural. In terms of the macro socio-economic context, the municipality is midway between the national primary nodes of Johannesburg and Durban. To the west of the municipality lies the Free State province and to the north the Mpumalanga province. The presidential prioritised railway corridor, which links the areas of Durban and Johannesburg, runs through the municipality. In some parts of the municipality, the community access roads are in very bad condition; some only exist as tracks. The rural nature of those parts means that are has severe backlogs in infrastructure and are characterised by much poverty.
Cities/Towns: Colenso, Ladysmith, Van Reenen
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, fishing and forestry; mining and quarrying; manufacturing; water; electricity; construction; wholesale and retail trade; tourism
Alfred Duma Local Municipality was established by the amalgamation of Emnambithi/Ladysmith Local Municipality and Indaka Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. Management, Demographic, Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information is not yet available for the new municipality. View historic information for Emnambithi/Ladysmith Local Municipality and Indaka Local Municipality.