Umzumbe, KwaZulu-Natal

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Umzumbe (English Umzumbe Local Municipality ) is a South African community in the district of Ugu, KwaZulu -Natal. The administrative center is Hibberdene. Thembinkosi Sydney Gumede is the mayor. The ANC represents the majority in the City Council.

The namesake of the municipality is the Umzumbe River. According to legend, cannibals should have lived in the area. In 2007, the population was 176,287 according to projections on a total area of 125 square kilometers. The most important places in the community are Friedenau KwaDweshula, St Faith's and Umzumbe.


Umzumbe is the geographically largest municipality in the district. The boundary of the parish runs along the coast of Mthwalume to Hibberdene and extends about 60 miles inland. In the municipality there are 17 tribal leaders imputed areas ( Traditional Authority areas). 27 percent of the municipal area consist of bush land, 24 percent are built for own use, 17 percent consist of grasslands, 12 percent is used for forestry and 7 percent for sugar cane cultivation. The community is very rocky and hilly.


Umzumbe is a rural and poor community. Only about 50 percent of the population of which only about 9.5 percent actually have potential labor force employment. Almost 60 percent of households live on an income that is below 500 Rand (about 50 euros ).

The largest employers are the authorities and agriculture. Large-scale agriculture, there is, however, only in the northern and eastern areas of the community outside the tribal areas, although the potential is high.