Durban (eThekwini)

South Africa
Zandile Gumede, Elected 2016

Membership Profile

City Snapshot

Population: Mayor's Jurisdiction

3.56 million people

Area: Mayor's Jurisdiction

2292 km2

Annual Rainfall

1009 mm/year

Average Temperature

24.0 °C

GDP (US Dollars)

$48.9 Billion

* Bar graph maximums are derived from the C40 Member with the greatest value in each category. An indicator ( ) also displays the average of all C40 Member cities for additional context.

Compact of Mayors Phases Complete

Reflects 2016 data. Progress toward compliance with the Compact is further recognised by the new Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy.

Mayoral Powers

  • own and operate
  • set and enforce policies
  • budgetary and revenue control
  • set vision
  • Private Buildings
  • Public Buildings
  • Energy Supply
  • Finance & Economy
  • Public Transport
  • City Roads
  • Urban Land Use
  • Waste
  • Water
  • not available
  • not applicable
  • limited powers
  • partial powers
  • strong powers