Ugu District Municipality (DC21)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 33, Port Shepstone, 4240
    Physical: 28 Connor Street, Port Shepstone
    Tel: 039 688 5700
    Fax: 039 682 1720
    Web: www.ugu.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 5 047km²
    Description: The Ugu District Municipality is a Category C municipality situated in the far south of KwaZulu-Natal. It lies south of Durban, bordered by a coastline of 112km. The district is made up of four local municipalities: Umdoni, uMzumbe, Ray Nkonyeni and Umuziwabantu, all of which have played a critical role in the cultivation of the district’s economy.
     The Ray Nkonyeni Municipality is the ultimate economy booster due to its location. Commercial agriculture in the district produces one-fifth of all bananas consumed in South Africa, with numerous companies successfully exporting these and other products to some of the most exclusive packers in the United Kingdom.
     The Ugu District is the proud owner of Blue Flag Status beaches, which have marked tourism as a major economic cultivator. The improvement of its infrastructure, education, health and recreational facilities contributes immensely to its appeal. The nurturing of the local economy highly features tourism and agriculture, and includes the district’s very own Ugu Jazz Festival. It also includes other renowned annual activities, such as the Africa Bike Week, which have gained momentum worldwide.

    Cities/Towns: Harding, Hibberdene, Margate, Pennington, Port Edward, Port Shepstone, Scottburgh/Umzinto North, Southbroom
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (19%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (17%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (17%), transport, storage and communication (11%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (8%), community, social and personal services (7%), construction (4%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 23, AIC 1, DA 5, IFP 6
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Tolomane Obert Mnyayiza
    Other Members of Council: Mondli Chiliza (Deputy Mayor), Ntombifikile Gumede (Speaker), Nomfundo Zwane (Chairperson: Special Programmes Portfolio Committee), Phumlile Mthiyane (Chairperson: Sound Governance and Human Resources), O T Mnyayiza (Chairperson: Finance Portfolio Committee), Ian M Mavundla (Chairperson: Economic Development Portfolio Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr D D Naidoo
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Sibongile Mbili
    Communications Officer: France Zama
    LED Officer: Mr Mandla Mkhungo
    Other Senior Management: Sipho Khuzwayo (Senior Manager: LED and Environmental Services), Paul Watson (Senior Manager: Water Services Operations), Chuma Mqoboli (Senior Manager: Project Management Unit), Vela Mazibuko (Senior Manager: Human Resources), Faith Mbili (Senior Manager)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 753 336689 051
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 38.1%33.2%
    Population 15 to 64 57.5%60.2%
    Population over 65 4.4%6.7%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 73.866.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 91.888.4
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.03%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 8.4%12.5%
    Matric 31.9%23.8%
    Higher education 8.1%7.0%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 175 146172 899
    Average household size 4.33.8
    Female headed households 49.9%50.4%
    Formal dwellings 58.6%65.6%
    Housing owned 72.7%64.6%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 20.8%18.8%
    Weekly refuse removal 19.7%25.5%
    Piped water inside dwelling 21.2%25.4%
    Electricity for lighting 84.1%72.2%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges319 619295 020314 784274 524
    Investment revenue23 52316 02510 9701 929
    Transfers recognised - operational482 953341 199249 304590 984
    Other own revenue21 72222 88433 95831 926
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)847 817675 129609 016899 363
    Employee costs295 974274 840246 106244 233
    Remuneration of councillors9 4279 1467 9387 849
    Depreciation & asset impairment171 602337 86066 83452 754
    Finance charges1 31512 81315 81816 960
    Materials and bulk purchases69 33152 62652 77534 650
    Transfers and grants58 21829 478111 733200 439
    Other expenditure202 645193 576175 312100 821
    Total Expenditure808 513910 339676 516657 706
    Surplus/(Deficit)39 304(235 211)(67 500)241 657
    Transfers recognised - capital352 128385 804417 865-
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions391 432150 593350 365241 657
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year391 432150 593350 365241 657
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure349 412325 531311 344192 962
    Transfers recognised - capital324 982313 934276 532192 343
    Public contributions & donations-811--
    Borrowing-59927 456-
    Internally generated funds24 43010 1877 357619
    Total sources of capital funds349 412325 531311 344192 962
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets356 430434 431328 231211 735
    Total non current assets3 727 6143 629 2812 269 5932 098 277
    Total current liabilities315 389259 747245 975221 715
    Total non current liabilities153 880173 016200 040216 263
    Community wealth/Equity3 614 7753 630 9492 151 8091 872 035
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating446 360420 855426 374224 529
    Net cash from (used) investing(420 030)(322 446)(309 155)(202 214)
    Net cash from (used) financing(17 756)(20 484)(23 480)(9 077)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end206 660246 549168 62568 557
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a273 79440 0768 221
    Irregular expendituren/a40 350107 34444 030
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a522662811
    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) 274 840246 106244 233226 076
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 1467 9387 8497 046
     
    Total Employee Positions 1 6711 1041 1021 190
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 736268268277
    Total Vacancy Percentage 44.05%24.28%24.32%23.28%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6888
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1332
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 32323028
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 6774
    Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 404288288285
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 171686828
    Electricity Positions 3536360
    Vacant Electricity Positions 1921210
    Enviromental Protection Positions 9011110
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 61110
    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 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 268284284261
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 9611911993
    Water Positions 836445445608
    Vacant Water Positions 3824949150
    Other Positions 0000
    Vacant Other Positions 0000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a66.29n/a92.55
    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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 152 152121 187109 031102 321
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 148 575114 021105 45999 801
    Inside the yard 40 06939 54638 15538 155
    Less than 200m from yard 56 83156 83167 30461 646
    More than 200m from yard 51 67517 64400
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 40 06943 12938 1556 654

    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? YesYesYesNo
    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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 111 208109 578111 525102 637
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 17 33615 72515 72515 725
    Flush toilet - septic tank 22 73314 25414 25414 254
    Ventilated pit latrine 67 56277 65279 60770 719
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 0132 7392 6983 080

    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

    Craft Commercialisation Programme; support for the local film industry project; promotion and support of sports tourism initiative; small-scale cane growers support initiative; Hinterland Commercial Agriculture Development; timber production and competitiveness enhancement initiative; Ezinqoleni Tea Tree Essential Oils Development Programme; support for the clothing, furniture and textile (manufacturing) sectors; identify and develop sustainable green energy sources; intensify efforts aimed at enhancing food security in the region; maintenance and support of the regional industrial base; enterprise development; improvement of ICT connectivity and speed through Ugu Broadband Project; establish Work-Link Centre that focuses on youth job placement.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Horseshoe farm; Hibberdene Small Craft Harbour; Margate Airport; local railway infrastructure; Ugu Broadband Project; Ezinqoleni Tea Tree Project; Parkrynie Industrial Park.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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