Emnambithi- Ladysmith forms part of the Uthukela District Municipality, with Ladysmith, Ezakheni, Steadville and Colenso/Nkanyezi as the main urban areas. Ladysmith is the primary urban area, located along the N11 National Route, 20 kilometres off the National N3 route. Ladysmith is 370 kilometres from Johannesburg and 250 kilometres from Durban.
The priority development key issues for eMnambithi/Ladysmith are: physical infrastructure and services; social development and services; economic development; land reform, environment and land use management; institutional development; financial development, and democracy and governance.Urban areas have far more services than rural ones but a much lower population, indicating a clear imbalance in provision. The Driefontein Complex has been identified as an area for priority spending. It has the highest population concentration but the lowest service standards Economy
Emnambithi/Ladysmith is part of the Uthukela District Municipality which comprises the following local municipalities:
The Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality Mayor Cllr MV Madlala and other councillors were at Ezakheni E section on Friday 11 April 2014 to launch 642 electricity meters at RDP houses. The homes are being electrified after they were built and to add to the electricity in the houses another 96 street poles were erected. | Read More |
The Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality hosted the 20 Years of Freedom Flame that symbolises 20 years into the new democracy. The Flame was in the Uthukela District and the five municipalities under the district had different events that they hosted to showcase the flame to the community. | Read More |
Local business owners and various businesses gathered together at a business breakfast that was hoisted by the Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality Mayor Cllr MV Madlala at the town hall on Wednesday 12 February. The event saw interactions between businesses and the municipality where there were question and answer sessions that assisted in clarification where there had been concerns. | Read More |
President Jacob Zuma has expressed serious concern about the violent nature of public protests in the country, which have also included a tragic loss of life of citizens reportedly in the hands of the police. | Read More |
|"The purpose of the Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality is to provide a well serviced, safe, healthy and economically viable environment that enables all residents to take action so that all communities enjoy a high quality of life"||"By 2021, Emnambithi/Ladysmith will be KZN's vibrant, industrial, commercial, trade and tourism inter-link, where all residents enjoy a prosperous, caring, safe and secure environment which promotes cultural diversity "|