AbaQulusi Local Municipality (KZN263)
Geography, History and Economy
MDB code: KZN263
Description: The AbaQulusi Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Zululand District in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It is the largest of the five municipalities in the district, making up a third of its geographical area.
It is named after the AbaQulusi, a Zulu clan whose descendants live in the vicinity of Vryheid, Utrecht, eDumbe and eNgoje. They hail from different origins but were unified by their allegiance to local Zulu royal homesteads. Historically, they were not drafted into ordinary ‘amabutho' regiments but rather into a royal section, and no ‘umnumzane' chief presented them in the Zulu king's council.
Area: 4 185km²
Cities/Towns: Louwsburg, Vryheid
Main Economic Sectors: Wholesale and retail trade (18-20%), manufacturing (14-16%), finance (14%), general government (12-14%), agriculture and forestry (12%), transport, storage and communication (10-12%), community and social services (4-6%)The information in this directory is compiled from various sources and is subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us so that we can correct them.