Mbonambi Local Municipality

- 28.832.1Koordinaten: 28 ° 48 ' S, 32 ° 6' O

Mbonambi (English Mbonambi Local Municipality ) is a town in South Africa's District uThungulu in the province of KwaZulu -Natal. The administrative center of the municipality is located in KwaMbonambi. Timothy Biyela is the mayor. The IFP represents the majority in the City Council.

2007, the municipality had 118 081 inhabitants according to projections. It covers an area of 1210 square kilometers. The name of the village comes from the name of a Impis of Shaka.


Mbonambi is located in the east of the province north of Richards Bay. It is located south of Mtubatuba and Hlabisa municipalities and the Umkhanyakude DMA. The northern boundary of the parish formed by the rivers Mfolozi and Msunduzi. In the south the communities Ntambanana and uMhlathuze adjoin Mbonambi.

Besides Mfolozi and Msunduzi also still flow the rivers Mavuya, Nsezi and Mvamanzi by the municipality. Lakes are the Nhlabane Lake in the east and in the north Teza.

Other places in the community next to KwaMbonambi are Dondotsha, eSitheza and Mposa.


The community consists largely of rural areas, which are managed by Ingonyama Trust or Traditional Authority's. However, there is on the N2 national road, which runs through the municipal area in the middle, easy access to business centers in the area; For example, Richards Bay and Empangeni. In addition Mbonambi borders the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, which attracts many tourists.

The Owen Sithole College of Agriculture, an agricultural college, part of the community.

Except for the N2 road conditions are rather poor. Many roads are not paved and thus in the rainy season, barely passable. The water supply in the village is poor. Further problems in the community are the low standard of education and high unemployment. 50 percent of the population has not even finished elementary school; 60 percent of working age are unemployed.

The economy is based on agriculture Mbonambi, mining and tourism. It is cultivated mainly sugar cane and timber. The largest employers are the companies Richards Bay Minerals, Mondi and Sappi SAFCOL. The difficulties in the country waiting nomic use of large areas is located in the traditional settlement structure, which do not allow for large-scale use of the land.


  • Kwambonambi Forest Reserve
  • Mapelane Nature Reserve