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List of municipalities in South Africa

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This is a list of municipalities of South Africa. The largest metropolitan areas are governed by metropolitan municipalities, while the rest of the country is divided into district municipalities, each of which consists of several local municipalities. Since the boundary reform at the time of the municipal election of 3 August 2016 there are eight metropolitan municipalities, 44 district municipalities and 205 local municipalities.[1]

Metropolitan municipalities

Name Code Province Seat Area
(km2)[2]
Population
(2016)[3]
Pop. density
(per km2)
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality BUF Eastern Cape East London 2,750 834,997 303.6
City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality CPT Western Cape Cape Town 2,446 4,005,016 1,637.6
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality JHB Gauteng Johannesburg 1,645 4,949,347 3,008.8
City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality TSH Gauteng Pretoria 6,298 3,275,152 520.0
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality EKU Gauteng Germiston 1,975 3,379,104 1,710.6
eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality ETH KwaZulu-Natal Durban 2,556 3,702,231 1,448.5
Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality MAN Free State Bloemfontein 9,886 787,803 79.7
Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality NMA Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth 1,957 1,263,051 645.4

District municipalities

For comparison purposes the metropolitan municipalities are also included in this list.

Name Code Province Seat Area
(km2)[2]
Population
(2016)[3]
Pop. density
(per km2)
Alfred Nzo District Municipality DC44 Eastern Cape Mount Ayliff 10,731 867,864 80.9
Amajuba District Municipality DC25 KwaZulu-Natal Newcastle 7,102 531,327 74.8
Amathole District Municipality DC12 Eastern Cape East London 21,117 880,790 41.7
Bojanala District Municipality DC37 North West Rustenburg 18,333 1,657,148 90.4
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality BUF Eastern Cape East London 2,750 834,997 303.6
Cape Winelands District Municipality DC2 Western Cape Worcester 21,473 866,001 40.3
Capricorn District Municipality DC35 Limpopo Polokwane 21,705 1,330,436 61.3
Central Karoo District Municipality DC5 Western Cape Beaufort West 38,854 74,247 1.9
Chris Hani District Municipality DC13 Eastern Cape Queenstown 36,407 840,055 23.1
City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality CPT Western Cape Cape Town 2,446 4,005,016 1,637.6
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality JHB Gauteng Johannesburg 1,645 4,949,347 3,008.8
City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality TSH Gauteng Pretoria 6,298 3,275,152 520.0
Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality DC40 North West Klerksdorp 14,671 742,821 50.6
Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality DC39 North West Vryburg 43,764 459,357 10.5
Eden District Municipality DC4 Western Cape George 23,331 611,278 26.2
Ehlanzeni District Municipality DC32 Mpumalanga Nelspruit 27,896 1,754,931 62.9
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality EKU Gauteng Germiston 1,975 3,379,104 1,710.6
eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality ETH KwaZulu-Natal Durban 2,556 3,702,231 1,448.5
Fezile Dabi District Municipality DC20 Free State Sasolburg 20,668 494,777 23.9
Frances Baard District Municipality DC9 Northern Cape Kimberley 12,836 387,741 30.2
Gert Sibande District Municipality DC30 Mpumalanga Ermelo 31,841 1,135,409 35.7
Harry Gwala District Municipality DC43 KwaZulu-Natal Ixopo 10,386 510,865 49.2
iLembe District Municipality DC29 KwaZulu-Natal KwaDukuza 3,269 657,612 201.2
Joe Gqabi District Municipality DC14 Eastern Cape Barkly East 25,617 372,912 14.6
John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality DC45 Northern Cape Kuruman 27,322 242,264 8.9
King Cetshwayo District Municipality DC28 KwaZulu-Natal Richards Bay 8,213 971,135 118.2
Lejweleputswa District Municipality DC18 Free State Welkom 32,287 646,920 20.0
Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality MAN Free State Bloemfontein 9,886 787,803 79.7
Mopani District Municipality DC33 Limpopo Giyani 20,011 1,159,185 57.9
Namakwa District Municipality DC6 Northern Cape Springbok 126,836 115,488 0.9
Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality NMA Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth 1,957 1,263,051 645.4
Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality DC38 North West Mahikeng 28,114 889,108 31.6
Nkangala District Municipality DC31 Mpumalanga Middelburg 16,758 1,445,624 86.3
OR Tambo District Municipality DC15 Eastern Cape Mthatha 12,141 1,457,384 120.0
Overberg District Municipality DC3 Western Cape Bredasdorp 12,239 286,786 23.4
Pixley ka Seme District Municipality DC7 Northern Cape De Aar 103,411 195,595 1.9
Sarah Baartman District Municipality DC10 Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth 58,245 479,923 8.2
Sedibeng District Municipality DC42 Gauteng Vereeniging 4,173 957,528 229.5
Sekhukhune District Municipality DC47 Limpopo Groblersdal 13,528 1,169,762 86.5
Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality DC19 Free State Phuthaditjhaba 32,734 779,330 23.8
Ugu District Municipality DC21 KwaZulu-Natal Port Shepstone 4,791 753,336 157.2
uMgungundlovu District Municipality DC22 KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg 9,602 1,095,865 114.1
uMkhanyakude District Municipality DC27 KwaZulu-Natal Mkuze 13,855 689,090 49.7
uMzinyathi District Municipality DC24 KwaZulu-Natal Dundee 8,652 554,882 64.1
uThukela District Municipality DC23 KwaZulu-Natal Ladysmith 11,134 706,588 63.5
Vhembe District Municipality DC34 Limpopo Thohoyandou 25,596 1,393,949 54.5
Waterberg District Municipality DC36 Limpopo Modimolle 44,913 745,758 16.6
West Coast District Municipality DC1 Western Cape Moorreesburg 31,119 436,403 14.0
West Rand District Municipality DC48 Gauteng Randfontein 4,087 838,594 205.2
Xhariep District Municipality DC16 Free State Trompsburg 34,250 125,884 3.7
ZF Mgcawu District Municipality DC8 Northern Cape Upington 102,484 252,692 2.5
Zululand District Municipality DC26 KwaZulu-Natal Ulundi 14,799 892,310 60.3

Local municipalities

For comparison purposes the metropolitan municipalities are also included in this list.

Name Code Province District Seat Area
(km2)[2]
Population
(2016)[3]
Pop. density
(per km2)
Abaqulusi Local Municipality KZN263 KwaZulu-Natal Zululand Vryheid 4,314 243,795 56.5
Albert Luthuli Local Municipality MP301 Mpumalanga Gert Sibande Carolina 5,559 187,629 33.7
Alfred Duma Local Municipality KZN238 KwaZulu-Natal Uthukela Ladysmith 3,764 356,274 94.6
Amahlathi Local Municipality EC124 Eastern Cape Amathole Stutterheim 4,505 101,826 22.6
Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality LIM334 Limpopo Mopani Phalaborwa 7,489 168,937 22.6
Beaufort West Local Municipality WC053 Western Cape Central Karoo Beaufort West 21,917 51,080 2.3
Bela-Bela Local Municipality LIM366 Limpopo Waterberg Bela-Bela 3,406 76,296 22.4
Bergrivier Local Municipality WC013 Western Cape West Coast Piketberg 4,407 67,474 15.3
Big Five Hlabisa Local Municipality KZN276 KwaZulu-Natal Umkhanyakude Hlabisa 3,466 116,622 33.6
Bitou Local Municipality WC047 Western Cape Eden Plettenberg Bay 992 59,157 59.6
Blouberg Local Municipality LIM351 Limpopo Capricorn Senwabarwana 9,540 172,601 18.1
Blue Crane Route Local Municipality EC102 Eastern Cape Sarah Baartman Somerset East 11,068 36,063 3.3
Breede Valley Local Municipality WC025 Western Cape Cape Winelands Worcester 3,834 176,578 46.1
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality BUF Eastern Cape East London 2,750 834,997 303.6
Bushbuckridge Local Municipality MP325 Mpumalanga Ehlanzeni Bushbuckridge 10,248 546,215 53.3
Cape Agulhas Local Municipality WC033 Western Cape Overberg Bredasdorp 3,471 36,000 10.4
Cederberg Local Municipality WC012 Western Cape West Coast Clanwilliam 8,007 52,949 6.6
City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality CPT Western Cape Cape Town 2,446 4,005,016 1,637.6
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality JHB Gauteng Johannesburg 1,645 4,949,347 3,008.8
City of Matlosana Local Municipality NW403 North West Dr Kenneth Kaunda Klerksdorp 3,602 417,282 115.8
City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality TSH Gauteng Pretoria 6,298 3,275,152 520.0
Collins Chabane Local Municipality LIM345 Limpopo Vhembe Malamulele 5,003 347,974 69.6
Dannhauser Local Municipality KZN254 KwaZulu-Natal Amajuba Dannhauser 1,707 105,341 61.7
Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality NC087 Northern Cape ZF Mgcawu Upington 44,231 107,161 2.4
Dihlabeng Local Municipality FS192 Free State Thabo Mofutsanyana Bethlehem 4,868 140,044 28.8
Dikgatlong Local Municipality NC092 Northern Cape Frances Baard Barkly West 7,316 48,473 6.6
Dipaleseng Local Municipality MP306 Mpumalanga Gert Sibande Balfour 2,645 45,232 17.1
Ditsobotla Local Municipality NW384 North West Ngaka Modiri Molema Lichtenburg 6,387 181,865 28.5
Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality EC101 Eastern Cape Sarah Baartman Graaff-Reinet 28,653 82,197 2.9
Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality MP316 Mpumalanga Nkangala Siyabuswa 1,416 246,016 173.7
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Local Municipality KZN436 KwaZulu-Natal Harry Gwala Creighton 3,602 118,480 32.9
Drakenstein Local Municipality WC023 Western Cape Cape Winelands Paarl 1,538 280,195 182.2
eDumbe Local Municipality KZN261 KwaZulu-Natal Zululand Paulpietersburg 1,943 89,614 46.1
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality EKU Gauteng Germiston 1,975 3,379,104 1,710.6
Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality LIM472 Limpopo Sekhukhune Groblersdal 3,713 268,256 72.2
Elundini Local Municipality EC141 Eastern Cape Joe Gqabi Maclear 5,019 144,929 28.9
eMadlangeni Local Municipality KZN253 KwaZulu-Natal Amajuba Utrecht 3,539 36,869 10.4
Emakhazeni Local Municipality MP314 Mpumalanga Nkangala Belfast 4,736 48,149 10.2
Emalahleni Local Municipality EC136 Eastern Cape Chris Hani Lady Frere 3,484 124,532 35.7
Emalahleni Local Municipality MP312 Mpumalanga Nkangala eMalahleni 2,678 455,228 170.0
Emfuleni Local Municipality GT421 Gauteng Sedibeng Vanderbijlpark 966 733,445 759.3
Emthanjeni Local Municipality NC073 Northern Cape Pixley ka Seme De Aar 13,472 45,404 3.4
Endumeni Local Municipality KZN241 KwaZulu-Natal Umzinyathi Dundee 1,610 76,639 47.6
Engcobo Local Municipality EC137 Eastern Cape Chris Hani Ngcobo 2,484 162,014 65.2
Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality EC139 Eastern Cape Chris Hani Queenstown 13,584 267,011 19.7
Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality LIM471 Limpopo Sekhukhune Marble Hall 2,011 127,168 63.2
eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality ETH KwaZulu-Natal Durban 2,556 3,702,231 1,448.5
Fetakgomo/Greater Tubatse Local Municipality LIM476 Limpopo Sekhukhune Apel 5,693 489,902 86.0
Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality NC452 Northern Cape John Taolo Gaetsewe Kuruman 4,495 104,408 23.2
Gamagara Local Municipality NC453 Northern Cape John Taolo Gaetsewe Kathu 2,648 53,656 20.3
George Local Municipality WC044 Western Cape Eden George 5,191 208,237 40.1
Govan Mbeki Local Municipality MP307 Mpumalanga Gert Sibande Secunda 2,955 340,091 115.1
Great Kei Local Municipality EC123 Eastern Cape Amathole Komga 1,700 31,692 18.6
Greater Giyani Local Municipality LIM331 Limpopo Mopani Giyani 4,172 256,127 61.4
Greater Kokstad Local Municipality KZN433 KwaZulu-Natal Harry Gwala Kokstad 2,680 76,753 28.6
Greater Letaba Local Municipality LIM332 Limpopo Mopani Modjadjiskloof 1,891 218,030 115.3
Greater Taung Local Municipality NW394 North West Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati Taung 5,639 167,827 29.8
Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality LIM333 Limpopo Mopani Tzaneen 2,897 416,146 143.7
Hantam Local Municipality NC065 Northern Cape Namakwa Calvinia 39,085 21,540 0.6
Hessequa Local Municipality WC042 Western Cape Eden Riversdale 5,733 54,237 9.5
Impendle Local Municipality KZN224 KwaZulu-Natal uMgungundlovu Impendle 1,610 29,526 18.3
Ingquza Hill Local Municipality EC153 Eastern Cape OR Tambo Flagstaff 2,477 303,379 122.5
Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality KZN237 KwaZulu-Natal Uthukela Estcourt 3,399 215,182 63.3
Intsika Yethu Local Municipality EC135 Eastern Cape Chris Hani Cofimvaba 2,873 152,159 53.0
Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality EC131 Eastern Cape Chris Hani Cradock 11,663 70,493 6.0
JB Marks Local Municipality NW405 North West Dr Kenneth Kaunda Potchefstroom 6,398 243,527 38.1
Joe Morolong Local Municipality NC451 Northern Cape John Taolo Gaetsewe Mothibistad 20,180 84,201 4.2
Jozini Local Municipality KZN272 KwaZulu-Natal Umkhanyakude Jozini 3,442 198,215 57.6
Kagisano-Molopo Local Municipality NW397 North West Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati Ganyesa 23,827 102,703 4.3
Kai !Garib Local Municipality NC082 Northern Cape ZF Mgcawu Kakamas 26,377 68,929 2.6
Kamiesberg Local Municipality NC064 Northern Cape Namakwa Garies 14,208 9,605 0.7
Kannaland Local Municipality WC041 Western Cape Eden Ladismith 4,765 24,168 5.1
Kareeberg Local Municipality NC074 Northern Cape Pixley ka Seme Carnarvon 17,701 12,772 0.7
Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality NC066 Northern Cape Namakwa Williston 30,230 13,009 0.4
Kgatelopele Local Municipality NC086 Northern Cape ZF Mgcawu Daniëlskuil 2,478 20,691 8.3
Kgetlengrivier Local Municipality NW374 North West Bojanala Koster 3,973 59,562 15.0
Khâi-Ma Local Municipality NC067 Northern Cape Namakwa Pofadder 15,715 12,333 0.8
!Kheis Local Municipality NC084 Northern Cape ZF Mgcawu Groblershoop 11,107 16,566 1.5
King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality EC157 Eastern Cape OR Tambo Mthatha 3,019 488,349 161.8
Knysna Local Municipality WC048 Western Cape Eden Knysna 1,109 73,835 66.6
Kopanong Local Municipality FS162 Free State Xhariep Trompsburg 15,645 49,999 3.2
Kou-Kamma Local Municipality EC109 Eastern Cape Sarah Baartman Kareedouw 3,642 43,688 12.0
Kouga Local Municipality EC108 Eastern Cape Sarah Baartman Jeffreys Bay 2,670 112,941 42.3
KwaDukuza Local Municipality KZN292 KwaZulu-Natal iLembe KwaDukuza 735 276,719 376.5
Laingsburg Local Municipality WC051 Western Cape Central Karoo Laingsburg 8,784 8,895 1.0
Langeberg Local Municipality WC026 Western Cape Cape Winelands Ashton 4,518 105,483 23.3
Lekwa Local Municipality MP305 Mpumalanga Gert Sibande Standerton 4,557 123,419 27.1
Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality NW396 North West Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati Christiana 3,654 56,025 15.3
Lepelle-Nkumpi Local Municipality LIM355 Limpopo Capricorn Chuniespoort 3,484 235,380 67.6
Lephalale Local Municipality LIM362 Limpopo Waterberg Lephalale 13,794 140,240 10.2
Lesedi Local Municipality GT423 Gauteng Sedibeng Heidelberg 1,484 112,472 75.8
Letsemeng Local Municipality FS161 Free State Xhariep Koffiefontein 9,828 40,044 4.1
Madibeng Local Municipality NW372 North West Bojanala Brits 3,720 536,110 144.1
Mafube Local Municipality FS205 Free State Fezile Dabi Frankfort 3,971 57,574 14.5
Magareng Local Municipality NC093 Northern Cape Frances Baard Warrenton 1,546 24,059 15.6
Mahikeng Local Municipality NW383 North West Ngaka Modiri Molema Mahikeng 3,646 314,394 86.2
Makana Local Municipality EC104 Eastern Cape Sarah Baartman Grahamstown 4,376 82,060 18.8
Makhado Local Municipality LIM344 Limpopo Vhembe Louis Trichardt 7,605 416,728 54.8
Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality LIM473 Limpopo Sekhukhune Jane Furse 2,110 284,435 134.8
Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality FS194 Free State Thabo Mofutsanyana Phuthaditjhaba 4,338 353,452 81.5
Mamusa Local Municipality NW393 North West Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati Schweizer-Reneke 3,614 64,000 17.7
Mandeni Local Municipality KZN291 KwaZulu-Natal iLembe Mandeni 545 147,808 271.0
Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality MAN Free State Bloemfontein 9,886 787,803 79.7
Mantsopa Local Municipality FS196 Free State Thabo Mofutsanyana Ladybrand 4,291 53,525 12.5
Maphumulo Local Municipality KZN294 KwaZulu-Natal iLembe Maphumulo 896 89,969 100.4
Maquassi Hills Local Municipality NW404 North West Dr Kenneth Kaunda Wolmaransstad 4,671 82,012 17.6
Maruleng Local Municipality LIM335 Limpopo Mopani Hoedspruit 3,563 99,946 28.1
Masilonyana Local Municipality FS181 Free State Lejweleputswa Theunissen 6,618 62,770 9.5
Matatiele Local Municipality EC441 Eastern Cape Alfred Nzo Matatiele 4,352 219,447 50.4
Matjhabeng Local Municipality FS184 Free State Lejweleputswa Welkom 5,690 429,113 75.4
Matzikama Local Municipality WC011 Western Cape West Coast Vredendal 12,981 71,045 5.5
Mbhashe Local Municipality EC121 Eastern Cape Amathole Dutywa 3,303 277,250 84.0
Mbizana Local Municipality EC443 Eastern Cape Alfred Nzo Bizana 2,415 319,948 132.5
Mbombela Local Municipality MP326 Mpumalanga Ehlanzeni Nelspruit 7,141 695,913 97.4
Merafong City Local Municipality GT484 Gauteng West Rand Carletonville 1,631 188,843 115.8
Metsimaholo Local Municipality FS204 Free State Fezile Dabi Sasolburg 1,717 163,564 95.3
Mhlontlo Local Municipality EC156 Eastern Cape OR Tambo Qumbu 2,880 189,176 65.7
Midvaal Local Municipality GT422 Gauteng Sedibeng Meyerton 1,722 111,612 64.8
Mkhambathini Local Municipality KZN226 KwaZulu-Natal uMgungundlovu Camperdown 868 57,075 65.7
Mkhondo Local Municipality MP303 Mpumalanga Gert Sibande Piet Retief 4,882 189,036 38.7
Mnquma Local Municipality EC122 Eastern Cape Amathole Gcuwa 3,137 246,813 78.7
Modimolle/Mookgophong Local Municipality LIM368 Limpopo Waterberg Modimolle 10,367 107,699 10.4
Mogalakwena Local Municipality LIM367 Limpopo Waterberg Mokopane 6,156 325,291 52.8
Mogale City Local Municipality GT481 Gauteng West Rand Krugersdorp 1,342 383,864 286.0
Mohokare Local Municipality FS163 Free State Xhariep Zastron 8,776 35,840 4.1
Molemole Local Municipality LIM353 Limpopo Capricorn Dendron 3,628 125,327 34.5
Moqhaka Local Municipality FS201 Free State Fezile Dabi Kroonstad 7,925 154,732 19.5
Moretele Local Municipality NW371 North West Bojanala Makapanstad 1,498 191,306 127.7
Moses Kotane Local Municipality NW375 North West Bojanala Mogwase 5,726 243,648 42.5
Mossel Bay Local Municipality WC043 Western Cape Eden Mossel Bay 2,001 94,135 47.0
Mpofana Local Municipality KZN223 KwaZulu-Natal uMgungundlovu Mooi River 1,757 37,391 21.3
Msinga Local Municipality KZN244 KwaZulu-Natal Umzinyathi Tugela Ferry 2,375 184,494 77.7
Msukaligwa Local Municipality MP302 Mpumalanga Gert Sibande Ermelo 6,016 164,608 27.4
Msunduzi Local Municipality KZN225 KwaZulu-Natal uMgungundlovu Pietermaritzburg 751 679,039 904.1
Mthonjaneni Local Municipality KZN285 KwaZulu-Natal King Cetshwayo Melmoth 1,639 78,883 48.1
Mtubatuba Local Municipality KZN275 KwaZulu-Natal Umkhanyakude Mtubatuba 1,970 202,176 102.6
Musina Local Municipality LIM341 Limpopo Vhembe Musina 10,347 132,009 12.8
Nala Local Municipality FS185 Free State Lejweleputswa Bothaville 4,129 78,515 19.0
Naledi Local Municipality NW392 North West Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati Vryburg 7,030 68,803 9.8
Nama Khoi Local Municipality NC062 Northern Cape Namakwa Springbok 17,990 46,512 2.6
Ndlambe Local Municipality EC105 Eastern Cape Sarah Baartman Port Alfred 1,841 63,180 34.3
Ndwedwe Local Municipality KZN293 KwaZulu-Natal iLembe Ndwedwe 1,093 143,117 131.0
Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality NMA Eastern Cape Port Elizabeth 1,957 1,263,051 645.4
Newcastle Local Municipality KZN252 KwaZulu-Natal Amajuba Newcastle 1,856 389,117 209.7
Ngqushwa Local Municipality EC126 Eastern Cape Amathole Peddie 2,115 63,694 30.1
Ngwathe Local Municipality FS203 Free State Fezile Dabi Parys 7,055 118,907 16.9
Nkandla Local Municipality KZN286 KwaZulu-Natal King Cetshwayo Nkandla 1,828 114,284 62.5
Nketoana Local Municipality FS193 Free State Thabo Mofutsanyana Reitz 5,611 64,893 11.6
Nkomazi Local Municipality MP324 Mpumalanga Ehlanzeni Malalane 4,787 410,907 85.8
Nongoma Local Municipality KZN265 KwaZulu-Natal Zululand Nongoma 2,182 211,892 97.1
Nqutu Local Municipality KZN242 KwaZulu-Natal Umzinyathi Nquthu 1,962 171,325 87.3
Ntabankulu Local Municipality EC444 Eastern Cape Alfred Nzo Ntabankulu 1,385 128,848 93.1
Nyandeni Local Municipality EC155 Eastern Cape OR Tambo Libode 2,474 309,702 125.2
Okhahlamba Local Municipality KZN235 KwaZulu-Natal Uthukela Bergville 3,971 135,132 34.0
Oudtshoorn Local Municipality WC045 Western Cape Eden Oudtshoorn 3,540 97,509 27.5
Overstrand Local Municipality WC032 Western Cape Overberg Hermanus 1,675 93,407 55.8
Phokwane Local Municipality NC094 Northern Cape Frances Baard Hartswater 828 60,168 72.7
Phumelela Local Municipality FS195 Free State Thabo Mofutsanyana Vrede 8,196 50,054 6.1
Pixley ka Seme Local Municipality MP304 Mpumalanga Gert Sibande Volksrust 5,227 85,395 16.3
Polokwane Local Municipality LIM354 Limpopo Capricorn Polokwane 5,054 797,127 157.7
Port St Johns Local Municipality EC154 Eastern Cape OR Tambo Port St Johns 1,291 166,779 129.2
Prince Albert Local Municipality WC052 Western Cape Central Karoo Prince Albert 8,153 14,272 1.8
Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality NW385 North West Ngaka Modiri Molema Zeerust 7,323 157,690 21.5
Rand West City Local Municipality GT485 Gauteng West Rand Randfontein 1,115 265,887 238.5
Ratlou Local Municipality NW381 North West Ngaka Modiri Molema Setlagole 4,884 106,108 21.7
Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality KZN216 KwaZulu-Natal Ugu Port Shepstone 1,487 348,533 234.4
Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality EC129 Eastern Cape Amathole Alice 6,357 159,515 25.1
Renosterberg Local Municipality NC075 Northern Cape Pixley ka Seme Petrusville 5,529 11,818 2.1
Richmond Local Municipality KZN227 KwaZulu-Natal uMgungundlovu Richmond 1,231 71,322 57.9
Richtersveld Local Municipality NC061 Northern Cape Namakwa Port Nolloth 9,608 12,487 1.3
Rustenburg Local Municipality NW373 North West Bojanala Rustenburg 3,416 626,522 183.4
Sakhisizwe Local Municipality EC138 Eastern Cape Chris Hani Cala 2,318 63,846 27.5
Saldanha Bay Local Municipality WC014 Western Cape West Coast Vredenburg 2,015 111,173 55.2
Senqu Local Municipality EC142 Eastern Cape Joe Gqabi Lady Grey 7,329 140,720 19.2
Setsoto Local Municipality FS191 Free State Thabo Mofutsanyana Ficksburg 5,431 117,362 21.6
Siyancuma Local Municipality NC078 Northern Cape Pixley ka Seme Douglas 16,753 35,941 2.1
Siyathemba Local Municipality NC077 Northern Cape Pixley ka Seme Prieska 14,727 23,075 1.6
Sol Plaatje Local Municipality NC091 Northern Cape Frances Baard Kimberley 3,145 255,041 81.1
Stellenbosch Local Municipality WC024 Western Cape Cape Winelands Stellenbosch 831 173,197 208.4
Steve Tshwete Local Municipality MP313 Mpumalanga Nkangala Middelburg 3,976 278,749 70.1
Sundays River Valley Local Municipality EC106 Eastern Cape Sarah Baartman Kirkwood 5,995 59,793 10.0
Swartland Local Municipality WC015 Western Cape West Coast Malmesbury 3,707 133,762 36.1
Swellendam Local Municipality WC034 Western Cape Overberg Swellendam 3,835 40,211 10.5
Thaba Chweu Local Municipality MP321 Mpumalanga Ehlanzeni Lydenburg 5,719 101,895 17.8
Thabazimbi Local Municipality LIM361 Limpopo Waterberg Thabazimbi 11,190 96,232 8.6
Theewaterskloof Local Municipality WC031 Western Cape Overberg Caledon 3,259 117,167 36.0
Thembelihle Local Municipality NC076 Northern Cape Pixley ka Seme Hopetown 8,023 16,230 2.0
Thembisile Hani Local Municipality MP315 Mpumalanga Nkangala eMpumalanga 2,384 333,331 139.8
Thulamela Local Municipality LIM343 Limpopo Vhembe Thohoyandou 2,642 497,237 188.2
Tokologo Local Municipality FS182 Free State Lejweleputswa Boshof 9,326 29,149 3.1
Tsantsabane Local Municipality NC085 Northern Cape ZF Mgcawu Postmasburg 18,290 39,345 2.2
Tswaing Local Municipality NW382 North West Ngaka Modiri Molema Delareyville 5,875 129,052 22.0
Tswelopele Local Municipality FS183 Free State Lejweleputswa Bultfontein 6,524 47,373 7.3
Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality KZN434 KwaZulu-Natal Harry Gwala Ixopo 1,669 118,346 70.9
Ubuntu Local Municipality NC071 Northern Cape Pixley ka Seme Victoria West 20,393 19,471 1.0
Ulundi Local Municipality KZN266 KwaZulu-Natal Zululand Ulundi 3,250 205,762 63.3
Umdoni Local Municipality KZN212 KwaZulu-Natal Ugu Scottburgh 994 144,551 145.5
uMfolozi Local Municipality KZN281 KwaZulu-Natal King Cetshwayo KwaMbonambi 1,300 144,363 111.1
uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality KZN271 KwaZulu-Natal Umkhanyakude Kwangwanase 4,977 172,077 34.6
uMhlathuze Local Municipality KZN282 KwaZulu-Natal King Cetshwayo Richards Bay 1,233 410,465 332.8
uMlalazi Local Municipality KZN284 KwaZulu-Natal King Cetshwayo Eshowe 2,214 223,140 100.8
uMngeni Local Municipality KZN222 KwaZulu-Natal uMgungundlovu Howick 1,520 109,867 72.3
uMshwathi Local Municipality KZN221 KwaZulu-Natal uMgungundlovu Wartburg 1,866 111,645 59.8
Umsobomvu Local Municipality NC072 Northern Cape Pixley ka Seme Colesberg 6,813 30,883 4.5
uMuziwabantu Local Municipality KZN214 KwaZulu-Natal Ugu Harding 1,089 108,576 99.7
Umvoti Local Municipality KZN245 KwaZulu-Natal Umzinyathi Greytown 2,705 122,423 45.3
Umzimkhulu Local Municipality KZN435 KwaZulu-Natal Harry Gwala Umzimkhulu 2,436 197,286 81.0
Umzimvubu Local Municipality EC442 Eastern Cape Alfred Nzo Mount Frere 2,579 199,620 77.4
Umzumbe Local Municipality KZN213 KwaZulu-Natal Ugu Mtwalume 1,221 151,676 124.2
uPhongolo Local Municipality KZN262 KwaZulu-Natal Zululand Pongola 3,110 141,247 45.4
Victor Khanye Local Municipality MP311 Mpumalanga Nkangala Delmas 1,568 84,151 53.7
Walter Sisulu Local Municipality EC145 Eastern Cape Joe Gqabi Burgersdorp 13,269 87,263 6.6
Witzenberg Local Municipality WC022 Western Cape Cape Winelands Ceres 10,753 130,548 12.1

Former municipalities

These municipalities have been dissolved since the current system of local government was established in 2000.

Name Code Province Dissolved Fate
Camdeboo Local Municipality EC101 Eastern Cape 3 August 2016 Merged to create Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality
Ikwezi Local Municipality EC103 Eastern Cape 3 August 2016
Baviaans Local Municipality EC107 Eastern Cape 3 August 2016
Nkonkobe Local Municipality EC127 Eastern Cape 3 August 2016 Merged to create Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality
Nxuba Local Municipality EC128 Eastern Cape 3 August 2016
Tsolwana Local Municipality EC132 Eastern Cape 3 August 2016 Merged to create Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality
Inkwanca Local Municipality EC133 Eastern Cape 3 August 2016
Lukhanji Local Municipality EC134 Eastern Cape 3 August 2016
Maletswai Local Municipality EC143 Eastern Cape 3 August 2016 Merged to create Walter Sisulu Local Municipality
Gariep Local Municipality EC144 Eastern Cape 3 August 2016
Motheo District Municipality DC17 Free State 18 May 2011 Part became Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, other parts annexed by Xhariep and Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipalities
Naledi Local Municipality FS164 Free State 3 August 2016 Annexed by Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality
Metsweding District Municipality DC46 Gauteng 18 May 2011 Annexed by City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality GT461 Gauteng 18 May 2011
Kungwini Local Municipality GT462 Gauteng 18 May 2011
Randfontein Local Municipality GT482 Gauteng 3 August 2016 Merged to create Rand West City Local Municipality
Westonaria Local Municipality GT483 Gauteng 3 August 2016
Ezinqoleni Local Municipality KZN215 KwaZulu-Natal 3 August 2016 Merged to create Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality
Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality KZN216 KwaZulu-Natal 3 August 2016
Vulamehlo Local Municipality KZN211 KwaZulu-Natal 3 August 2016 Annexed by eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality and Umdoni Local Municipality
Emnambithi/Ladysmith Local Municipality KZN232 KwaZulu-Natal 3 August 2016 Merged to create Alfred Duma Local Municipality
Indaka Local Municipality KZN233 KwaZulu-Natal 3 August 2016
Umtshezi Local Municipality KZN234 KwaZulu-Natal 3 August 2016 Merged to create Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality
Imbabazane Local Municipality KZN236 KwaZulu-Natal 3 August 2016
Big 5 False Bay Local Municipality KZN273 KwaZulu-Natal 3 August 2016 Merged to create Big Five Hlabisa Local Municipality
Hlabisa Local Municipality KZN274 KwaZulu-Natal 3 August 2016
Ntambanana Local Municipality KZN283 KwaZulu-Natal 3 August 2016 Annexed by Mthonjaneni, uMfolozi and uMhlathuze Local Municipalities
Ingwe Local Municipality KZN431 KwaZulu-Natal 3 August 2016 Merged to create Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Local Municipality
Kwa Sani Local Municipality KZN432 KwaZulu-Natal 3 August 2016
Bohlabela District Municipality CBDC4 Mpumalanga/Limpopo 1 March 2006 Annexed by Ehlanzeni and Mopani District Municipalities
Mutale Local Municipality LIM342 Limpopo 3 August 2016 Annexed by Musina and Thulamela Local Municipalities
Aganang Local Municipality LIM352 Limpopo 3 August 2016 Annexed by Blouberg, Molemole and Polokwane Local Municipalities
Mookgopong Local Municipality LIM364 Limpopo 3 August 2016 Merged to create Modimolle/Mookgopong Local Municipality
Modimolle Local Municipality LIM365 Limpopo 3 August 2016
Fetakgomo Local Municipality LIM474 Limpopo 3 August 2016 Merged to create Fetakgomo/Greater Tubatse Local Municipality
Greater Tubatse Local Municipality LIM475 Limpopo 3 August 2016
Umjindi Local Municipality MP323 Mpumalanga 3 August 2016 Annexed by Mbombela Local Municipality
Kagisano Local Municipality NW391 North West 18 May 2011 Merged to create Kagisano-Molopo Local Municipality
Molopo Local Municipality NW395 North West 18 May 2011
Ventersdorp Local Municipality NW401 North West 3 August 2016 Merged to create Ventersdorp/Tlokwe Local Municipality
Tlokwe Local Municipality NW402 North West 3 August 2016
Mier Local Municipality NC081 Northern Cape 3 August 2016 Merged to create Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality
//Khara Hais Local Municipality NC083 Northern Cape 3 August 2016

By province

The lists linked below also include maps showing the locations of the municipalities.

References

  1. ^ "Electoral Commission on 2016 municipal elections" (Press release). Electoral Commission. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c 2016 Boundaries [Shapefile]. Municipal Demarcation Board. 2016. Retrieved from [www.demarcation.org.za]
  3. ^ a b c Community Survey 2016 [Data file]. Statistics South Africa. 2016. Retrieved from [interactive2.statssa.gov.za]

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