Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality (KZN237)

Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality was established by the amalgamation of Imbabazane Local Municipality and uMtshezi Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information is not yet available for the new municipality. View historical information for Imbabazane Local Municipality and uMtshezi Local Municipality.


    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 750, Estcourt, 3310
    Physical: D1249 Sobabili Road, Ntabamhlophe Area, Estcourt
    Tel: 036 353 0693/0681/0691
    Fax: 036 353 6661

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 399km²
    Description: The Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the uThukela District in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It is the smallest of the three municipalities in the district, but makes up a third of its geographical area. It was established by the amalgamation of the Imbabazane and uMtshezi Local Municipalities in August 2016.
     The majority of the municipality's population is concentrated in urban and farming areas, but there are a few patches of high-density settlements within the informal areas. The municipality boasts well-established industrial, commercial and residential areas, as well as rich agricultural farmlands.
     Escourt is the largest commercial centre in the Midlands region. Weenen is a small agricultural town that is starting to emerge as a tourist destination. The N3 National Road traverses the municipality.

    Cities/Towns: Estcourt, Weenen
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, industry, services
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    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 23, IFP 18, ALJAMA 2, DA 2, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: Hung Municipality
    Mayor: Ms Jabulile Mbhele
    Other Members of Council: Bhekithemba Dlamini (Deputy Mayor), Sifiso Alfred Mdakane (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Sibusiso Radebe
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr R Hadebe
    Population 215 182196 227
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 36.4%36.2%
    Population 15 to 64 59.6%59.4%
    Population over 65 4.0%4.4%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 67.868.3
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 89.987.3
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.10%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 10.8%16.0%
    Matric 33.7%26.3%
    Higher education 7.0%5.1%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 46 95341 617
    Average household size 4.64.5
    Female headed households 53.1%51.5%
    Formal dwellings 75.3%63.3%
    Housing owned 89.4%60.4%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 18.8%22.5%
    Weekly refuse removal 22.0%23.7%
    Piped water inside dwelling 15.5%21.9%
    Electricity for lighting 85.2%71.1%

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

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