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List of municipalities in Mpumalanga

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Mpumalanga province of South Africa is divided, for local government purposes, into three district municipalities which are in turn divided into seventeen local municipalities.

In the following map, the district municipalities are labelled in capital letters and shaded in various different colours.

District municipalities

  Name Code Seat Area
Pop. density
(per km²)
Ehlanzeni District Municipality DC32 Nelspruit 27,896 1,754,931 62.9
Gert Sibande District Municipality DC30 Ermelo 31,841 1,135,409 35.7
Nkangala District Municipality DC31 Middelburg 16,758 1,445,624 86.3

Local municipalities

  Name Code District Seat Area
Pop. density
(per km²)
Albert Luthuli Local Municipality MP301 Gert Sibande Carolina 5,559 187,629 33.7
Bushbuckridge Local Municipality MP325 Ehlanzeni Bushbuckridge 10,248 546,215 53.3
Dipaleseng Local Municipality MP306 Gert Sibande Balfour 2,645 45,232 17.1
Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality MP316 Nkangala Siyabuswa 1,416 246,016 173.7
Emakhazeni Local Municipality MP314 Nkangala Belfast 4,736 48,149 10.2
Emalahleni Local Municipality MP312 Nkangala eMalahleni 2,678 455,228 170.0
Govan Mbeki Local Municipality MP307 Gert Sibande Secunda 2,955 340,091 115.1
Lekwa Local Municipality MP305 Gert Sibande Standerton 4,557 123,419 27.1
Mbombela Local Municipality MP326 Ehlanzeni Nelspruit 7,141 695,913 97.4
Mkhondo Local Municipality MP303 Gert Sibande Piet Retief 4,882 189,036 38.7
Msukaligwa Local Municipality MP302 Gert Sibande Ermelo 6,016 164,608 27.4
Nkomazi Local Municipality MP324 Ehlanzeni Malalane 4,787 410,907 85.8
Pixley ka Seme Local Municipality MP304 Gert Sibande Volksrust 5,227 85,395 16.3
Steve Tshwete Local Municipality MP313 Nkangala Middelburg 3,976 278,749 70.1
Thaba Chweu Local Municipality MP321 Ehlanzeni Lydenburg 5,719 101,895 17.8
Thembisile Hani Local Municipality MP315 Nkangala eMpumalanga 2,384 333,331 139.8
Victor Khanye Local Municipality MP311 Nkangala Delmas 1,568 84,151 53.7

Former municipalities

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

Name Code Dissolved Fate
Bohlabela District Municipality CBDC4 1 March 2006 Annexed by Ehlanzeni and Mopani District Municipalities
Umjindi Local Municipality MP323 3 August 2016 Annexed by Mbombela Local Municipality


  1. ^ a b "2016 Boundaries". Municipal Demarcation Board (Shapefile). 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Community Survey 2016". Statistics South Africa (Data file). 2016. Archived from the original on 2018-09-20. Retrieved 2017-02-04.
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List of municipalities in Mpumalanga
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