June is celebrated as Youth Month in South Africa, with a specific focus on 16 June, which is also known as Youth Day. Youth Month pays tribute to the school pupils who lost their lives during the 16 June 1976 uprising in Soweto.
uMshwathi Municipality is the largest of the six smaller Municipalities in the uMgungundlovu District with major urban centres in New Hanover, Wartburg, Dalton and Cool Air. Substantial rural residential settlements are to be found at Swayimane, Mpolweni, Thokozani and Ozwathini.
uMshwathi is also known for the best bass fishing venues in the world, which offers immense opportunities for tourism and downstream industries.