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:
As Friday 18 July was Mandela Day, the Emnambith/Ladysmith municipality Mayor Cllr M V Madlala, Deputy Mayor Cllr SR Mfusi, ward 7 councillor Cllr Madinane, Operation Sukuma Sakhe, the office of the MEC of transport, community safety and liaison Mr Willies Mchunu and Ali-Imdad foundation and various stakeholders gathered in St Chads to lay a foundation of a house that is being built. The house is being built by the Al-Imdaad foundation for Mr Mbongwa who lives alone in a small house that is not in a suitable condition. Mr Mbongwa is physically challenged and is unable to talk. The house is projected to be complete before the end of August. | Read More |
The Loliwe Tourism Train stopped in Ladysmith on Friday 4 July 2014. The train passengers were A-List South African celebrities who were travelling from Johannesburg to Durban to be part of the Vodacom Durban July. The Emnambithi/Ladysmith Mayor Cllr MV Madlala hosted a breakfast for the guests at the Crown hotel. One of the guests was the first lady of South African Mrs Nompumelelo Zuma. | Read More |
The Emnambithi/Ladysmith Mayor Cllr MV Madlala delivered the State of the Municipal Address in Matiwane ward 23 on Saturday 28 June. The event took place at the Matiwane sports grounds amidst a crowd of thousands of community members from all over Ladysmith. | Read More |
The Emnambithi/Ladysmith Mayor Cllr MV Madlala received his Smart ID Card on Wednesday 18 June from the department of Home Affairs. The Mayor had made his application in May this year.| 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 "|