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Harry Gwala District Municipality



The Harry Gwala District Municipality firmly commits itself to apply a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to fraud and to deal equally with officials, councillors and persons from outside of the Municipality, found to be engaged in fraudulent activities.

Report suspicions on the National Anti-Corruption Hotline 0800 701 701.


 Overview of the Harry Gwala District Municipality (Who we are?) 

The Harry Gwala District Municipality is located to the South West of the KwaZulu-Natal province. Its population is sparsely spread throughout an area of 11 127. 89997 square kilometers. The Harry Gwala District municipality forms part of the border between KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Province. The District Management Area (DMA) is located to the West of the District and it forms part of the border between the KwaZulu-Natal Province and Lesotho. The Harry Gwala District Municipality (DC43) is composed of the following five local municipalities: Ubuhlebezwe; Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma; Greater Kokstad and Umzimkhulu.

 Local municipalities that make up Harry Gwala District Munipality


 Vision, goals, objectives and strategies 

By 2030 Harry Gwala District Municipality will be a leading water services provider in the KZN Province with its communities benefitting from a vibrant agriculture and tourism sector.

Mission Statement

Working together with its communities and stakeholders Harry Gwala District Municipality will ensure the provision of clean, drinkable uninterrupted water services and proper sanitation facilities and strive to improve its agriculture and tourism sectors to enhance human dignity.

Core Values

  1. Transparency
  2. Accountability
  3. Consultation
  4. Commitment and
  5. Honesty
Goals     Objectives
Target 10 of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is to “have by 2015 the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation”.    To improve the coverage, quality, efficiency, and sustainability of water and sanitation services in all urban and rural communities

- By implementing Bulk regional Water Supply Schemes.

- By implementing the localized based rural sanitation plan.



  1. Demographic Profile
  2. Wards

The Harry Gwala District Municipality (DC43) is one of the ten District Municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal Province and is located South-West of the province. The District Municipality forms part of the border between KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Province. The municipality area size is 10 618.0 km2   and the population spread is 48.1 people per square kilometre. Key rivers in the district are the UMzimkhulu and Umkomaas rivers.


Population Distribution per Local  Municipality Population size


UBuhlebezwe Local Municipality 118 347
Umzimkhulu Local Municipality 197 280
Greater Kokstad Local Municipality 76753
Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma Municipality 118 480
 Harry Gwala District Municipality 502 265

Number of Wards and Traditional Authority



Number of Wards

Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality 15
UBuhlebezwe Local Municipality 14
Umzimkhulu Local Municipality 22
Greater Kokstad Local Municipality 10
Harry Gwala District Municipality 61


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