"Mkhambathini Local Municipality was established in terms of Section 155 (1) (b) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996) following the 2000 local government elections. It is one of the seven (7) category B municipalities comprising Umgungundlovu District Municipality. Thus it shares municipality executive and legislative authority with Umgungundlovu District Municipality. The other local municipalities comprising
Umgungundlovu District Municipality are Mpofana, Msunduzi, Richmond, Mshwathi, uMngeni and Mpendle Local Municipalities.
Mkhambathini Local Municipality is located along the south-eastern boundary of Umgungundlovu District Municipality and adjoins Richmond and Msunduzi Local Municipalities to the west, Mshwathi Local Municipality to the north and Durban/eThekwini Metropolitan area to the east. It covers an area of approximately 917km² and is the second smallest municipality within Umgungundlovu District Municipality after Mpendle Local Municipality.
Mkhambathini Local Municipality forms part of Umgungundlovu District, and serves an important link between Ethekwini Unicity and the District. It is sandwiched between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, which are both urban nodes of provincial and national significance. It adjoins onto Cato Ridge, which has potential to develop as an industrial node and is a possible relocation site for the Virginia Airport".
By the year 2020 Mkhambathini will be a sustainable and
developed municipality characterised by an improved quality
of life for its entire people in areas of environment,
basic services, social, economy and development.
Tel: 031 785 1668 / 1184
Fax: 031 785 1463 / 2977
Private Bag X04
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