Amajuba District Municipality (DC25)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X6615, Newcastle, 2940
    Physical: B9356 Amajuba Building, Madadeni
    Tel: 034 329 7200
    Fax: 034 314 3785
    Web: www.amajuba.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 6 911km²
    Description: The Amajuba District Municipality is a Category C municipality located in the north-western corner of KwaZulu-Natal, bordering on the Free State Province and Limpopo. It is one of the smallest districts in the province, making up only 8% of its geographical area. The municipality comprises three local municipalities: Newcastle, eMadlangeni and Dannhauser.
     The main transportation routes linking the district to its surrounds are the N11, which is the alternative route to Johannesburg from Durban, and the rail line, which is the main line from the Durban harbour to Gauteng. The R34 also bisects the district in an east-west direction and provides a linkage from the port city of Richards Bay to the interior.

    Cities/Towns: Charlestown, Dannhauser, Hattingspruit, Newcastle, Utrecht
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (35%), community services (22.2%), financial and business services (15.2%), trade (8.6%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 7, IFP 2, DA 1, EFF 1 (40% PR Seats)
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Musa Ngubane
    Other Members of Council: Sipho Nkosi (Deputy Mayor), Afzul Rehman (Speaker), Zanele Msibi (Exco), Makhosazana Mdlalose (Exco), Albertus Meiring (Exco)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Linda Africa
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Siphephile Mhlongo
    Communications Officer: Mr Sbonelo Cebekhulu
    LED Officer: Mr Sihlangu Ngobese
    Other Senior Management: C Myeza (Director: Planning and Development Services), S C Mdakane (Director: Community Services), T W Zulu (Director: Engineering Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 531 327500 615
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 35.4%33.7%
    Population 15 to 64 60.9%61.7%
    Population over 65 3.7%4.7%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 64.362.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 91.591.4
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.35%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 6.1%7.9%
    Matric 36.6%30.9%
    Higher education 9.0%8.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 117 256111 103
    Average household size 4.54.3
    Female headed households 48.4%47.6%
    Formal dwellings 84.4%87.6%
    Housing owned 62.6%50.2%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 52.0%46.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 53.8%57.4%
    Piped water inside dwelling 37.3%43.1%
    Electricity for lighting 92.0%83.7%

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges24 41017 86317 424-
    Investment revenue1 6511 0177172 255
    Transfers recognised - operational137 976122 333172 390177 362
    Other own revenue3 36911 98510 125492
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)167 406153 199200 656180 109
    Employee costs109 14472 50764 48439 065
    Remuneration of councillors4 3484 3204 2054 220
    Depreciation & asset impairment29 37128 71827 9464 437
    Finance charges5151 758966-
    Materials and bulk purchases22 18514 8147 000-
    Transfers and grants--62 55277 714
    Other expenditure58 50679 80269 06564 394
    Total Expenditure224 069201 920236 218189 831
    Surplus/(Deficit)(56 663)(48 721)(35 562)(9 722)
    Transfers recognised - capital1 50456 271--
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(55 159)7 550(35 562)(9 722)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(55 159)7 550(35 562)(9 722)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure60 37240 445328 8156 525
    Transfers recognised - capital54 35039 796-5 117
    Public contributions & donations--327 567-
    Borrowing-29--
    Internally generated funds6 1706201 2481 408
    Total sources of capital funds60 52040 445328 8156 525
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets49 79634 50312 15613 056
    Total non current assets687 016674 706319 703764 756
    Total current liabilities70 14994 27855 89389 033
    Total non current liabilities9 155-9 687-
    Community wealth/Equity657 508614 931266 279688 780
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating70 54440 261(34 902)1 288
    Net cash from (used) investing(58 626)(40 445)23 250(6 525)
    Net cash from (used) financing--9 687-
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end12 0631483302 294
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a53 203470 18138 158
    Irregular expendituren/a2 4115 80711 793
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a1 47029069
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 72 50764 48439 06538 073
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 3204 2054 2204 223
     
    Total Employee Positions 188179236134
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1905814
    Total Vacancy Percentage 10.11%0.00%24.58%10.45%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 2002
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 49463831
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 5000
    Community And Social Service Positions 471316
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0061
    Finance And Administration Positions 51439338
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 120434
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0050
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 0000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 0000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 1253
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 2215420
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 4344196
    Vacant Water Positions 0061
    Other Positions 12161534
    Vacant Other Positions 0036

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a58.18n/a83.31
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 26 97026 97026 97027 889
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 26 68926 68926 68927 608
    Inside the yard 5 6795 6795 6774 184
    Less than 200m from yard 15 22413 81312 05814 682
    More than 200m from yard 5 7867 1978 9548 742
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 9002 3592 25214 000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 18 66917 67011 7209 693
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 2 6232 6232 6232 644
    Flush toilet - septic tank 2 3522 3522 07123
    Ventilated pit latrine 13 41312 4146 7456 745
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 004 1374 137

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Strategic irrigation for crop and vegetable production; hydroponic production; zero tillage crop planting; export of arts and crafts.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Tannery; hydroponic technopark; textiles; agriculture production.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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