Amathole District Municipality (DC12)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 320, East London, 5200
    Physical: 3-33 Phillip Frame Road, Chiselhurst, Cambridge, East London, 5247
    Tel: 043 701 4000
    Fax: 043 721 2874
    Web: www.amathole.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 21 595km²
    Description: The Amathole District Municipality is a Category C municipality situated in the central part of the Eastern Cape. It stretches along the Sunshine Coast from the Fish River Mouth and along the Eastern Seaboard to just south of Hole in the Wall along the Wild Coast. It is bordered to the north by the Amathole Mountain Range. The municipality is comprised of six local municipalities: Mbhashe, Mnquma, Great Kei, Amahlathi, Ngqushwa and Raymond Mhlaba.
     Four heritage routes have been developed that are named after Xhosa kings and heroes. They are the Maqoma Route, the Makana Route, the Sandile Route and the Phalo Route. These intertwine with the other tourism routes located within the district, namely the Sunshine Coast Route, the Wild Coast Route, the Amathole Mountain Escape Route and the Friendly N6 Route.

    Cities/Towns: Adelaide, Alice, Amatola Coastal, Bedford, Butterworth, Cathcart, Dutywa, Elliotdale, Fort Beaufort, Hamburg, Hogsback, Kei Mouth, Kei Road, Keiskammahoek, Kentani, Komga, Middeldrift, Morgan Bay, Ngqamakhwe, Peddie, Seymore, Stutterheim, Willowvale
    Main Economic Sectors: Community services (44%), finance (19%), manufacturing (14%), trade (13%), transport (4%), agriculture (3%), construction (2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 14, UDM 2, AIC 1, DA 1, EFF 1 (40% PR Seats)
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Ms Nomfusi Winnie Nxawe
    Other Members of Council: Nceba Ndikinda (Speaker), Solomzi Ndwayana (Chief Whip), Nonceba Mfecane (MPAC Chairperson), Sithembele Zuka (Portfolio: Economic Development), Laverne Jacobs (Engineering), Nondumiso Mgidlana (Corporate Services), Baba Mntuwoxolo Ganjana (Land and Human Settlement), Ngenisile Tekile (Health and Protection), Nomabhele Plaatjie (Community Safety), Mxolisi Namba (Strategic Planning and IDP), Nomvuyiseko Bonga (Community Liaison and Participation)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Chris Magwangqana
    Communications Officer: Siyabulela Makunga
    LED Officer: Ms Ayanda Tyali
    Other Senior Management: Ms Yoliswa Mniki (Director: Community Services), Mr Lulama Taleni (Director: Corporate Services), Mr Mpumelelo Shezi (Director: Engineering Services), Mr Ralph Links (Director: Strategic Management and Planning Management), Ms Linda Simanga (Director: Legislative Support and Executive Services), Mr Mpumelelo Gaba (Director: Land, Human Settlements and Economic Development)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 880 790855 793
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 32.7%33.5%
    Population 15 to 64 61.6%57.6%
    Population over 65 5.7%8.9%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 62.473.6
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 89.688.5
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.65%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 10.2%13.2%
    Matric 19.0%13.2%
    Higher education 5.7%5.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 213 763227 821
    Average household size 4.13.6
    Female headed households 52.2%53.0%
    Formal dwellings 55.9%52.7%
    Housing owned 71.2%67.8%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 17.0%15.4%
    Weekly refuse removal 17.4%16.5%
    Piped water inside dwelling 12.3%12.5%
    Electricity for lighting 82.4%69.8%

    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 findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges100 009242 419200 458236 312
    Investment revenue1 12227 38232 46237 768
    Transfers recognised - operational2 424 5551 525 7191 124 974583 410
    Other own revenue49 378151 52594 21784 826
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)2 575 0641 947 0451 452 111965 913
    Employee costs576 450569 951464 158380 364
    Remuneration of councillors12 99313 03012 25312 686
    Depreciation & asset impairment85 81090 856103 64297 601
    Finance charges43 722-14 47710 968
    Materials and bulk purchases62 80957 57362 04951 559
    Transfers and grants---59 987
    Other expenditure423 862967 518617 382551 550
    Total Expenditure1 205 6471 698 9281 273 9611 164 715
    Surplus/(Deficit)1 369 417248 117178 151(198 802)
    Transfers recognised - capital---638 257
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions1 369 417248 117178 151438 076
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year1 369 417248 117178 151438 076
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure434 52829 380477 2701 024 336
    Transfers recognised - capital408 731-458 101808 960
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds25 79729 38019 170215 376
    Total sources of capital funds434 52829 380477 2701 024 336
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets410 121592 369634 882792 396
    Total non current assets4 093 4354 360 3293 689 0353 313 628
    Total current liabilities489 772570 147252 455245 671
    Total non current liabilities253 378342 836188 118151 721
    Community wealth/Equity3 760 4064 039 7153 883 3453 708 632
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(20 515)140 079315 934395 093
    Net cash from (used) investing17 000(337 178)(391 378)(550 330)
    Net cash from (used) financing-285 9945317
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end462 138205 046116 150191 063
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a2 3001158 695
    Irregular expendituren/a288 5386151 698
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a324436505
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedAFS

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 569 951464 158380 364314 335
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 13 03012 25312 68610 538
     
    Total Employee Positions 1 7261 8091 9071 483
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 231402296
    Total Vacancy Percentage 13.38%2.21%12.01%0.40%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 7788
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0006
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 13815415466
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 019440
    Community And Social Service Positions 03600
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 270269501451
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 08390
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 3426467
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 07110
    Health Positions 00666
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 82858042
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0300
    Road Transport Positions 0210
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 2200
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 0400
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 24754270
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 45000
    Water Positions 9301 085980836
    Vacant Water Positions 18601300
    Other Positions 16851047
    Vacant Other Positions 0350

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a80.4174.62
    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 247 500244 967244 578251 810
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 246 664244 131243 742240 000
    Inside the yard 33 82431 29130 90231 902
    Less than 200m from yard 122 120122 120122 120118 718
    More than 200m from yard 90 72090 72090 72089 380
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 01829 364118 254118 718

    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? NoNoNoYes
    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 118 390118 39083 43767 000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 23 88223 88235 00035 000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0025 2612 000
    Ventilated pit latrine 93 57393 57323 17630 000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 0184 19623 17630 000

    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.

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