Nquthu Local Municipality

Nquthu (English Nquthu Local Municipality ) is a town in South Africa's District Umzinyathi in the province of KwaZulu -Natal. The administrative center of the municipality is located in Nquthu. Bongani Mazibuko Frans is the mayor. The IFP represents the majority in the City Council.

The name of the village is a Zulubegriff and means " the back of the head ." Cetshwayo was one of his chiefs commissioned indemnify him on the back of the British and thus prevent that these are not " hitting from behind on the head " him ( esiNquthu ) could. Nquthu covers an area of 1962 square kilometers. 2007, the municipality had 164 887 inhabitants according to projections.


Nquthu is one of four municipalities of the district, bordering abaQulusi, eMadlangeni, Nkandla and Ulundi. It is located in the northeast of the district. The Buffalo flows through the municipal area, which is very uneven. The height at which the municipality is located fluctuates 900-1500 meters above sea level.

The most important places in the municipality are Nquthu, Nondweni and Mangeni.


Nquthu Town and Nondweni are the only semi-urban centers in the otherwise rural community. Traffic Technically, the municipality includes the R68, the Ulundi and Newcastle / Dundee combines, and tied the R33 in the north of Nquthu. The city Nquthu is the administrative, commercial and services center of the community. The community is, however, dependent on the towns in the surrounding area: Melmoth, Vryheid, Newcastle and Dundee in particular. Higher-quality goods can be purchased there. In addition, the cities provide jobs for many residents of Nquthu.

In the city Nquthu there are extensions of many government agencies and authorities, such as ministries of education, agriculture and the environment, economy and health. At the watercourses of the Buffalo River and its tributaries and in the flat or only gently sloping terrain of agricultural activity, but mainly for their own consumption. The steeper areas in the center of the community and in the north are used as pasture. In the south, the terrain is mostly too steep to be farmed. Around cities partially forestry operations.


  • The Isandlwana Memorial is a monument to the Battle of Isandlwana during the Zulukriegs. The reenactment of the fighting is a major tourist attraction of the community.