UMdoni Local Municipality

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Umdoni (also Umdoni, Eng. Umdoni Local Municipality ) is a municipality in the district of Ugu South African province of KwaZulu -Natal. The administrative center of the municipality is located in the town of Scottburgh. Ntombifikile Herminah Gumede is the mayor. The ANC represents the majority in the City Council.

The namesake of the municipality is the native here Umdoni tree ( Syzygium ). The Zulu - term Umdoni stands for, here we are beautiful '. 2007, the municipality had 74 437 inhabitants according to projections. It covers an area of ​​238 square kilometers.


The municipality is located on the east coast of South Africa about 50 kilometers from Durban and 65 kilometers from Port Shepstone. 44 percent of the population uMdonis live in urban areas. On the coast, these are the cities Scottburgh, Park Rynie, Pennington, Sezela, Bazely, Ifafa, Elysium and Mtwalume; inland cities Umzinto / Umzinto North with Shayamoya and Esperanza. In rural areas of the municipality there are farms and land that is managed by the Stammesauthoritäten.


Umdoni has a high unemployment rate of 42 percent (as of 2001); 1996, there were only 25 percent. 90 percent of the population live on less than R800 commented (about 80 euros ) a month.

Scottburgh is the economic center of the community. The main areas are tourism and agriculture. The N2 offers the community a connection to eThekwini and to the south. The R56 combines Umdoni with Bergville and Underberg. There are also in Scottburgh a railway connection.


The municipality has in Scottburgh a popular resort with swimming in the sea and in swimming pools and other sports facilities. In addition, there are facilities for campers and caravan owners. Another resort is Mtwalume. Here the Mtwalume Ski Boat Club is a resident of one of the most famous water ski facilities in KwaZulu- Natal.


Besides tourism, the economy depends in the community from commercial fishing and some large-scale commercial farms. On the farms, especially sugar cane and timber grown. On a small scale, these products are also grown in the tribal areas.