Our Vision

To be a reliable economic development agency that tacilitates economic development and investments in uMkhanyakude District.

Our Mission

To co-ordinate, plan and manage the implementation of a locally driven program of catalytic projects, to fast-track the development of the local economy of the district of uMkanyakude.

The Goals

of UMDA that flow from the Vision and Mission Statement and based on the mandate of the development agency.


Opportunity through Development

UMhlosinga Development Agency is a municipal entity of uMkhanyakude District Municipality established in terms of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act, Section 86H. UMhlosinga Development Agency is mandated to facilitate sustainable economic growth and development for the benefit of the entire community falling under the uMkhanyakude District Municipality. The Agency has five development units/departments, these include:

  • Tourism Unit
  • Agribusiness Unit
  • Infrastructure Unit
  • Urban and Industrial Unit
  • SMME Unit

A Municipal entity of Umkhanyakude District

our Services

Our Objective Areas


To develop world class catalytic infrastructure that promotes economic development.


To develop world class Tourism products.


Agriculture is one of the main economic drivers for the district.

Economic development and investments in uMkhanyakude District.

Our Core Values

UMhlosinga Development Agency (UMDA) was formed and incorporated as a Development Entity for the express and sole purpose of assisting the uMkhanyakude District Family of Municipalities to achieve global standards of social and economic growth and development for all within the area of jurisdiction of uMkhanyakude District Municipality partnerships and technical support.

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