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 for the new municipality is only available from the 2016/17 financial year. View historical information for Imbabazane Local Municipality and uMtshezi Local Municipality.
Geography, History & Economy
Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality is part of uThukela District Municipality.
MDB code: KZN237
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.
Area: 3 399km²
Cities/Towns: Estcourt, Weenen
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, industry, services
By 2030 Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality shall unlock potential growth while striving for a sustainable competitive and a safe environment, by advancing people’s power.
Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality shall grow and prosper its residents through championing sustainable growth, local economic development; equal opportunities; public participation; democratic processes and governance.