Ugu District Municipality is one of the ten (10) district municipalities in the province of KwaZulu-Natal which is one of the nine (9) provinces of the Republic of South Africa.
Ugu District Municipality is located in the South Coast. It is 5 866 km² in extent and boasts a spectacular coastline of 112 kilometres, which forms its eastern border. The region is bordered on the north by the Ethekwini Municipality, in the west by Umgungundlovu District Municipality and Sisonke District Municipality and on the southern side it borders with the Eastern Cape Province.
The municipality consists of eighty one (81) municipal wards, which culminate into local municipalities, namely Ray Nkonyeni, Umzumbe, Umdoni and Umuziwabantu . The region also boasts forty two (42) traditional authorities.
This district according to the Household Survey Data, Statistics SA (2007) has a population of 709, 918 compared to the KZN Province, which has a large population of 10,259,230.Ugu District is 84% rural and 16% urban which is the pillar of its thriving economy. It boasts numerous historical, religious and cultural assets and growing business investment opportunities.
Vision and mission
Ugu's vision and mission statement which gives directives to what the municipality wants to achieve in terms of its medium and long term developmental goals.
A place where everyone benefits equally from socia-economic opportunities and services
To create an enabling environment for social and economic development resulting in the provision of quality drinking water and access to decent sanitation by ensuring community participation and co-ordination of the public and private players.