uMtshezi Local Municipality (KZN234)
Geography, History & Economy
uMtshezi Local Municipality is part of uThukela District Municipality.
MDB code: KZN234
Description: uMtshezi Local Municipality is located approximately 165km north-west of Durban and 400km south-east of Johannesburg. The National Road N3 also traverses the municipality on its western portion.
uMtshezi Municipality comprises parts of the magisterial districts of Weenen and Estcourt; the informal settlements of Cornfields, Thembalihle and Mimosadale; and settlements around Weenen. 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 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.
Area: 1 972km²
Cities/Towns: Estcourt, Weenen
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, manufacturing, tourismThe 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.