uMgungundlovu District Municipality (DC22)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 3235, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
    Physical: 242 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg
    Tel: 033 897 6700
    Fax: 033 342 5502
    Web: www.umdm.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 9 513km²
    Description: The uMgungundlovu District Municipality is a Category C municipality located in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The district is comprised of the following seven local municipalities, which are based in the accompanying towns: Impendle – Impendle, Mkhambathini – Camperdown, Mpofana – Mooi River, Msunduzi – Pietermaritzburg, Richmond – Richmond, uMngeni – Howick, and uMshwathi – New Hanover/Wartburg.
     The main city of the area is Pietermaritzburg, which is both the capital city and the legislative capital of KwaZulu-Natal. uMgungundlovu is a water services authority and also a water service provider that continually strives to maintain its Blue Drop and Green Drop Status.
     The district offers distinguished education facilities and is a retirement mecca for senior citizens. It also offers excellent sporting, commercial and health facilities. It is an important industrial, timber, dairy and agricultural hub that has a modern, sophisticated infrastructure with easy access to airports, the N3 arterial, and railway stations.

    Cities/Towns: Ashburton, Camperdown, Cool Air, Dalton, Hilton, Howick, Impendle, Mooi River, New Hanover, Pietermaritzburg, Richmond, Wartburg
    Main Economic Sectors: Community services (25-30%), finance (15-20%), manufacturing (10-15%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (10-15%), wholesale and retail trade (10-15%), transport and storage (10%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 13, DA 3, EFF 1, IFP 1 (40% PR Seats)
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Ms Thobekile Mamphumulo
    Other Members of Council: T R Zungu (Deputy Mayor), E M Dladla (Speaker), D A Ndlela (Chief Whip)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr T L S Khuzwayo (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Snegugu Ncube
    Communications Officer: Ms Mbali Mwandla (Manager)
    LED Officer: Mr Sipho Ntuli (Manager)
    Other Senior Management: Mr E B Mbambo (Executive Manager: Technical Services), Mr R M J Baloyi (Executive Manager: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 1 095 8651 007 806
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 33.1%28.2%
    Population 15 to 64 62.8%66.5%
    Population over 65 4.1%5.3%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 59.250.4
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 93.291.5
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.90%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 5.9%8.1%
    Matric 36.9%29.7%
    Higher education 12.8%10.6%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 298 463270 763
    Average household size 3.73.5
    Female headed households 46.4%45.8%
    Formal dwellings 76.6%70.9%
    Housing owned 70.1%52.8%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 40.5%42.3%
    Weekly refuse removal 41.4%44.6%
    Piped water inside dwelling 37.7%43.0%
    Electricity for lighting 92.4%86.5%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges126 194116 303132 685118 136
    Investment revenue9 87812 26010 4137 979
    Transfers recognised - operational401 795376 281348 651318 908
    Other own revenue74 96922 88822 37128 620
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)612 836527 733514 120473 643
    Employee costs177 079176 152157 176151 411
    Remuneration of councillors10 97410 8369 9449 466
    Depreciation & asset impairment58 62083 43356 33080 075
    Finance charges5 1842 4332 9761 919
    Materials and bulk purchases105 74976 61974 64665 326
    Transfers and grants3 000--152 157
    Other expenditure235 616288 002262 332141 501
    Total Expenditure596 220637 476563 404601 856
    Surplus/(Deficit)16 615(109 743)(49 284)(128 213)
    Transfers recognised - capital63 380228 862184 442148 505
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions79 996119 119135 15820 292
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year79 996119 119135 15820 292
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure440 097210 443143 85077 953
    Transfers recognised - capital420 417169 345142 77477 276
    Public contributions & donations---677
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds19 68041 0981 076-
    Total sources of capital funds440 097210 443143 85077 953
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets515 370452 340408 090262 973
    Total non current assets993 082883 148793 856681 622
    Total current liabilities58 853264 578247 109146 225
    Total non current liabilities130 9442 3946 0219 954
    Community wealth/Equity1 318 6551 068 516948 816788 416
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(178 443)133 343145 91186 785
    Net cash from (used) investing(239 645)(170 982)(160 396)(77 540)
    Net cash from (used) financing175 038(5 149)82 769(3 407)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(27 891)162 494205 283136 999
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a1 017-26 715
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a1 833172291
    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) 176 152157 176151 411130 233
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 10 8369 9449 4667 161
     
    Total Employee Positions 713534544519
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2837081125
    Total Vacancy Percentage 39.69%13.11%14.89%24.08%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5545
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1111
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 54404043
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 26141418
    Community And Social Service Positions 33292924
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 16121214
    Finance And Administration Positions 888181104
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 22191936
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 23888
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 10222
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 185148148148
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 36442
    Road Transport Positions 0000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 3222
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 2111
    Waste Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 5111
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 2000
    Water Positions 263197197184
    Vacant Water Positions 138171751
    Other Positions 5423340
    Vacant Other Positions 300110

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a89.94n/a92.42
    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 65 17065 17056 40954 818
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 65 17065 17056 40954 818
    Inside the yard 40 69940 69940 69939 108
    Less than 200m from yard 15 51515 5156 7546 754
    More than 200m from yard 8 9568 9568 9568 956
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 45328415228 272

    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 70 84770 84749 72649 901
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 10 46910 46910 46910 644
    Flush toilet - septic tank 7 5817 5817 5817 581
    Ventilated pit latrine 52 79752 79731 67631 676
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 4532841520

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    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

    Industrial Economic Hubs – aligned with the district's comparative economic advantages, which consist of location, natural/geographical, infrastructure, manufacturing, institutional and human capital; aimed at stimulating localised investment and job creation.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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