Msunduzi Local Municipality

Msunduzi Local Municipality
Msunduzi Local Municipality
—  Municipality  —
Location of Msunduzi Local Municipality within KwaZulu-Natal
Coordinates: 29°37′S 30°23′E / 29.617°S 30.383°E / -29.617; 30.383Coordinates: 29°37′S 30°23′E / 29.617°S 30.383°E / -29.617; 30.383
Country  South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District municipality Umgungundlovu District Municipality
Seat Pietermaritzburg
 - Mayor Mike Tarr (ANC)
 - Total 649 km2 (250.6 sq mi)
 - Total 616,730
 - Density 950.3/km2 (2,461.2/sq mi)
Time zone SAST (UTC+02)
Municipal code KZN225

Msunduzi Local Municipality is a local municipality in Umgungundlovu District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It encompasses the city of Pietermaritzburg, which is the capital of the KwaZulu-Natal province and the main economic hub of Umgungundlovu District Municipality.

Msunduzi Municipality is situated on the N3 highway at a junction of an industrial corridor (from Durban to Pietermaritzburg) and an agro-industrial corridor (stretching from Pietermaritzburg to Estcourt). On the regional scale, it is located at the cross section of the N3 corridor and the Greytown Road corridor to the north, a tourist route to Drakensberg and Kokstad Road to the south.[1]

The city of Pietermaritzburg is a provincial and national centre of educational excellence. Pietermaritzburg is a seat of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is home to several other institutions of higher learning. In addition, Pietermaritzburg is home to a host of private and government-owned institutions of primary and secondary education.[1] (See Educational Institutions of Pietermaritzburg.)


The municipality is divided into 37 electoral wards.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b Integrated Development Plan - May 2009. Msunduzi Municipality. Retrieved on Oct 7, 2009.
  2. ^

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