Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality (MP301)

Geography, History & Economy

Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality is part of Gert Sibande District Municipality.

MDB code: MP301

Description: The Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Gert Sibande District in the Mpumalanga Province. It is one of seven municipalities in the district. The municipality is named after the great leader of the people and the movement, ANC Chief Albert Luthuli. Carolina is the seat of the municipality.
 The N17 cuts through the south-eastern part of the area, as well as other regional mobility routes, namely the R36, R33 and R38. The majority of rural settlements occur in the eastern part of the municipality, with access provided by the R541, N17 and various secondary routes.
 Other key features include forestry areas in the central and southern areas of the CALLM, a river system, and the Nooitgedacht and Vygeboom Dams, as well as the edge of a greater wetland region. Economic activities that are dominant spatially in the municipality include agriculture, forestry and mining. Retail and services are concentrated in Carolina and also in smaller centres such as Elukwatini and eManzana (previously Badplaas).

Area: 5 553km²

Cities/Towns: Carolina, Ekulindeni, Empuluzi, eManzana

Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, mining, tourism, forestry, manufacturing

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