Big 5 Hlabisa Local Municipality (KZN276)

Big 5 Hlabisa Local Municipality was established by the amalgamation of The Big 5 False Bay Local Municipality and Hlabisa Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information is not yet available for the new municipality. View historical information for The Big 5 False Bay Local Municipality and Hlabisa Local Municipality.

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 387, Hlabisa, 3937
    Physical: Lot 808, Off Masson Street, Hlabisa
    Tel: 035 838 8500
    Fax: 035 838 1015

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 466km²
    Description: The Big 5 Hlabisa Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the uMkhanyakude District in northern KwaZulu-Natal. It is one of four municipalities in the district, making up a quarter of its geographical area. It was established by the amalgamation of The Big 5 False Bay and Hlabisa Local Municipalities in August 2016.
     Easily accessible off the N2 National Route, it incorporates part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (previously known as the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park) and is the starting point of the MR4 (LSDI Corridor), which links Hluhluwe to Mozambique. The town of Hluhluwe, which contains major shopping and light servicing facilities, as well as the municipal offices, services the municipality.
     A large proportion of the land is used for agriculture and game lodge activities and is sparsely settled. The north-eastern parts of the municipality are occupied by fairly densely settled rural traditional communities (Makhasa, Mnqobokasi and Nibela).
     A major drawcard is the tourism industry centred on the Hluhluwe-uMfolozi Game Reserve, located 280km north of Durban and the oldest proclaimed park in Africa. It consists of 960km² of hilly topography in central Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, and is known for its rich wildlife and conservation efforts. The park is the only state-run park in KwaZulu-Natal where all the Big Five game occur. Due to conservation efforts, the park now has the largest population of white rhino in the world.

    Cities/Towns: Hlabisa, Hluhluwe
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, services, transport, wholesale, finance, manufacturing, tourism
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: IFP 13, ANC 11, DA 1
    Controlling Party: IFP
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: V F Hlabisa
    Other Members of Council: H T Nkosi (Deputy Mayor), C T Khumalo (Speaker), G R Mchunu, S F Mdaka, T N Ngema

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Dr V J Mthembu
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr K W G Thusi
    Communications Officer: Mr W L Msane (Manager)
    LED Officer: Mr N J Nxumalo (Officer)
    Other Senior Management: Mr L M Mthombeni (Corporate Services), Mr L M V Cele (Technical, Planning and Infrastructure), Mr M B Shange (Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 116 622107 147
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 40.3%40.1%
    Population 15 to 64 55.6%55.2%
    Population over 65 4.2%4.7%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 79.981.1
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 88.285.6
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.93%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 14.7%22.9%
    Matric 31.2%25.4%
    Higher education 7.1%3.6%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 25 25520 567
    Average household size 4.64.7
    Female headed households 55.5%56.2%
    Formal dwellings 70.2%71.1%
    Housing owned 85.6%36.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 9.5%10.3%
    Weekly refuse removal 1.6%10.4%
    Piped water inside dwelling 11.0%16.7%
    Electricity for lighting 70.1%50.4%

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

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