Ray Nkonyeni Municipality
The Ray Nkonyeni Municipality is the most concentrated economic hub within the Ugu District Municipality. The main features of the economy are tourism and agriculture with some manufacturing centred around Port Shepstone. Parts of its terrain is hilly, and contains extraordinary features such as the Oribi Gorge, which has potential as a tourist attraction.

The Oribi Gorge offers sporting activities not for the "faint-hearted", such as the wild swing, rock climbing, abseiling, and many more.

Umdoni Municipality
Umdoni Municipality's seat is in Scottburgh, which is located on the mid-south coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The economy of the town is based on tourism, commerce, industry, agriculture and government offices. Scottburgh has a well-developed infrastructure system, providing services to a sound commercial sector and a middle to upper class residential component. The amalgamated municipal area is predominantly tribal. There are, however, a few scattered pockets of privately owned land throughout the municipal area. The need for the development of the Ifafa area has been identified. Factories will be built and approximately 5000 jobs will be created and further investment opportunities will be unleashed.

Umuziwabantu Local Municipality
Umuziwabantu Municipality consists of a largely rural area. Features include; an urban development, the town of Harding, farmland, commercially-grown forests and Traditional Authority areas. Apart from the town of Harding, which is the seat of the municipality, 56% of the municipal area is occupied by individually-owned commercial farms and the Weza afforestation region.

Local Municipality of Umzumbe
The Local Municipality of Umzumbe extends along the coast for a short stretch between Mtwalume and Hibberdene, and then balloons out into the hinterland for some 60 km. Only 1% of the municipality is built up (semi-urban). The rural hinterland incorporates 17 traditional authority areas. Umzumbe Municipality has been strategically identified as ideal for the development of Umzumbe River Trade where tourists will enjoy all available activities on this development.

Ugu South Coast Tourism
Ugu South Coast Tourism (Pty) Ltd promotes tourism growth and development of tourism in the area. Besides the plethora of beach, adventure, activity, hospitality, retail and nature based options on the coast and inland, there are also some unique and innovative touring options.

Visit http://www.tourismsouthcoast.co.za

The annual Ugu Jazz Festival is one of the recognised economy boosters in the district. Through it, temporary employment has been created, given growth opportunities to young businesses and attracted business outside the boundaries of Ugu District. This is also one of many initiatives implemented by the Municipality to fight against the triple challenge of poverty, unemployment and inequality.

Ugu District Municipality

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