Emnambithi/Ladysmith Local Municipality (KZN232)
Geography, History & Economy
Emnambithi/Ladysmith Local Municipality is part of uThukela District Municipality.
MDB code: KZN232
Description: Emnambithi/Ladysmith Local Municipality (ELM) is one of the five Category B local municipalities in the uThukela District Municipality.
It is situated on the banks of the uThukela River within the region of northern KwaZulu-Natal and is bordered by the Greater Drakensberg Mountain to the extreme west. ELM comprises a range of settlements, from urban to municipal service centres, agricultural landscapes, industrial and semi-rural residential settlements.
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. Bisecting the municipality is the presidential prioritised railway corridor, which links the areas of Durban and Johannesburg.
Area: 2 965km²
Cities/Towns: Colenso, Ladysmith, Van Reenen
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, fishing and forestry; mining and quarrying; manufacturing; water; electricity; construction; wholesale and retail tradeThe information in this directory is compiled from various sources and is subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, contact us so that we may correct them.