uThungulu District Municipality

KZN UthunguluDM

OVERVIEW

Contact Details

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Postal: Private Bag X1025, Richards Bay, 3900
Physical: uThungulu House, Kruger Rand, Richards Bay
Tel: 035 799 2500
Fax: 035 789 1641
Web: www.uthungulu.org.za

Geography, History and Economy

Area: 8 213km²


Description: uThungulu District Municipality is a Category C municipality and is located in the north-eastern region of the KwaZulu-Natal province. It covers the area from KwaGingindlovu (previously Gingindlovu) in the south, to the uMfolozi River in the north, and inland to Nkandla. The district is home to five local municipalities: City of uMhlathuze, uMlalazi, Mthonjaneni, Nkandla and uMfolozi (previously Mbonambi). It has the third-highest population in the province. The N2 highway links the district to other significant economic centres such as Durban and Johannesburg. It also offers a direct route to Maputo in Mozambique. The development of the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone is boosting economic activity and attracting international investors.


Cities/Towns: Empangeni, Eshowe, KwaGingindlovu, KwaMbonambi, Melmoth, Mtunzini, Nkandla, Ntambanana, Richards Bay


Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (40.9%), mining (15.2%), community services (11.9%), finance (8.7%), transport (8.5%), trade (6.5%), agriculture (5.3%), construction (2.1%)

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