Despite being rural Nongoma Municipality, with its share of challenges, continues to provide excellent service to residents and local business community. As the municipality we consider public participation paramount as it ensures that residents are part of policy making and monitoring.

Welcome to Nongoma Local Municipality


Using our unique position when it comes to Zulu cultural heritage, we acknowledge that cultural heritage activities not only preserve and enhance our unique , irreplaceable resource, but that such activities have the potential of providing a stimulus to many other areas as well.

Imikhosi kaZulu

Revived in 1984 by the current Monarch, UMkhosi woMhlanga (sometimes called the Reed Dance) has become a popular cultural heritage and tourism attraction, which lures thousands of tourists both domestic and international. This spectacular ceremony has not only caught the attention of people all over the world but has brought in a sense of pride to the people of KwaZulu-Natal for their rich culture and heritage.

During the two-day event, thousands of maidens from all parts of the province and elsewhere swell eNyokeni Royal Palace in kwaNongoma. Pulsating song and dance sequences while pounding African drumbeats enhance the festive atmosphere as the nations' daughters are celebrated.