Jozini Local Municipality

Jozini (English Jozini Local Municipality ) is a town in South Africa's District Umkhanyakude in the province of KwaZulu -Natal. The administrative headquarters is located in the town of Jozini. Mayor is Thembeni Petty Mthethwa. The IFP represents the majority in the City Council. Jozini is a Zulu word and refers to a cave that can be hidden in the spears.

2001, the municipality had 184 077 inhabitants. It covers an area of ​​3056 square kilometers.


Jozini lies in the north of KwaZulu-Natal and bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. Partly included in the Lebombobergen and partially located in the Makhatini - level offers scenically varied picture.

The most important places in the community are KwaNdongeni, Ingwavuma, Jozini, Ubombo, Mkuze and Tendeka.


Large parts of the community belonged until 1994 to the KwaZulu homeland. Therefore, the economic development in rural Jozini is retarded. About 36 percent of the population are unemployed.

An important pillar of the community is agriculture. With the help of Pongolapoort Reservoir 80,000 hectares of agricultural land are irrigated. It is grown among other sugar cane, rice, coffee and cotton.

However, the municipality has a good basis for future development: It is by the N2 good transport links. In addition, the area offers very good for the development of tourism (see sights and activities).

Things to Do

  • Lebomboberge
  • Pongolapoort Reservoir ( also known as Jozini Dam )
  • Pongolapoort Game Reserve
  • Mkuze Game Reserve
  • Ndumu Game Reserve
  • Hlatikulu forest: a forest area in the Lebombo Mountains
  • Jozini Dam Development: Resort and Conference Centre
  • Border Cave, a rock roof on the border with Swaziland. Here objects and skeletons were found from the Middle and Late Stone Age.
  • Fish in the Pongola River
  • Grave of King Dingane
  • Usuthu Gorge