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The City of uMhlathuze (KZ 282) is situated on the north-east coast of the province of KwaZulu-Natal, about 180 kilometers north-east of Durban. The uMhlathuze area covers 795 km² and incorporates Richards Bay, Empangeni, eSikhaleni, Ngwelezane, eNseleni, Felixton and Vulindlela, as well as the rural areas under Traditional Councils namely, Dube, Mkhwanazi, Khoza, and Zungu (Madlebe).

uMhlathuze Wami

  • City Management changes

    Council has resolved that Mr Mxolisi Kunene be re-appointedas the Deputy Municipal Manager: Financial Services while Mr
    Tumelo Gopane

    Strong likelihood of water
    restrictions for City

    The City of uMhlathuze hosted the first Water and Sanitation Key Customer and Stakeholder Forum for 2014 Read more...

    Women’s Summit elects
    Women’s Forum

    The City of uMhlathuze celebrated Women’s Month in August by hosting a Women’s Summit at the Umfolozi Hotel Casino . Read more...

  • Government needs to focus
    on quality of women in politics

    According to Professor Christopher Isike of the Political Science Department at the University of Zululand, Read more...

    National golf tournament eyes
    uMhlathuze as a venue

    The Municipality has the opportunity to boost the local economy and the City’s profile as a tourism designation Read more...

    Celebrating Indian culture

    The Art and Heritage Museum in Empangeni is hosting an exhibition that celebrates the Cinema and Monuments of India Read more...

About Us

City Mayor


I am very proud to be the Mayor of the City of uMhlathuze. The towns and suburbs serving the City ...



Municipal Manager


I am pleased to report that the administration of the City of uMhlathuze is in the strongest position...


Weather Focus


Richards Bay

Mostly cloudy Humidity: 73%
Wind: S at 33.8 km/h

Emergency Numbers

Service Tel
Police 10111
Police - Charge Office 035-901 2475/ 8
Ambulance 10177
Netcare Ambulance 0800 333 444
Swiftcare Ambulance 0800 000 24
Fire Brigade - R/Bay 035-797 3313/4/5
Fire Brigade - Emp 035-7725503
Bay Hospital 035-789 1234
Empangeni Garden Clinic 035-772 7716

Video Gallery

The City of uMhlathuze comprises the economic powerhouse of Richards Bay and Empangeni, and its supporting areas of Esikhawini, Ngwelezane, Nseleni, Felixton, Vulindlela, and rural areas.