UThukela District Mayor’s Welcome Message!
A warm welcome to the people and residents of uThukela District Municipality as our call to serve and lead the people of the district, it is always a challenge for us to make the district more progressive. Our community values development and progress in terms of service delivery for everyone. By working together, we are ready to turn challenges into opportunities for a brighter future.
UThukela District Municipality has been a welcoming and attractive community in the province of KwaZulu Natal over a period of time. We have a strong sense of identity, and residents and visitors alike come from both within the country and around the world to enjoy the quality of life so evident here. From our welcoming natural beauty to our many community events, there is much to love about the district. We are also home to world-renowned Accapella group who are five times Grammy Awards winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
The district has a considerable amount of tourist attractions within its borders, from the mighty Drakensberg Mountains that form part of a world heritage site, to the numerous battlefields, the might uThukela River and the many wildlife reserves, some of which hold the big five animals. The ability of a destination to meet and even exceed the expectations of tourists is an important factor in a visitor’s selection of a destination and accommodation facilities are key components of the tourism industry that can be used to popularise a destination and increase its appeal.
My administration and I are committed to serve you and everyone at the highest level possible. First and foremost is our focus on service delivery, in particular, water and sanitation services as mandated. We also strive for strong neighbourhoods, a healthy and sustainable environment for all families. Our diverse population like I have already alluded, with residents from all walks of life gives our community a rich mix of cultures.
UThukela District Council and I are honoured to serve our community. We must therefore protect the core characteristics that draw people here while we facilitate changes to make our community viable into the future. We must protect our natural environment while supporting infrastructure development for active lifestyles. We must invest in our infrastructure and also be good stewards of the community entrusted to us and ensure we will leave it in great shape for future generations.