King Cetshwayo District Municipality (DC28)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X1025, Richards Bay, 3900
    Physical: King Cetshwayo House, Kruger Rand, Richards Bay
    Tel: 035 799 2500
    Fax: 035 789 1641
    Web: www.uthungulu.org.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 8 213km²
    Description: The King Cetshwayo District Municipality (previously uThungulu District Municipality) is a Category C municipality and is located in the north-eastern region of the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It covers the area from the uMfolozi River in the north, to KwaGingindlovu (previously Gingindlovu) in the south, and inland to Nkandla. The district is home to five local municipalities: City of uMhlathuze, uMlalazi, Mthonjaneni, Nkandla and uMfolozi.
     The N2 highway links the district to other significant economic centres, such as Durban and Johannesburg. It also offers a direct route to Maputo in Mozambique. The development of the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone is boosting economic activity and attracting international investors.

    Cities/Towns: Empangeni, Eshowe, KwaGingindlovu, KwaMbonambi, Melmoth, Mtunzini, Nkandla, Ntambanana, Richards Bay
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (40.9%), mining (15.2%), community services (11.9%), finance (8.7%), transport (8.5%), trade (6.5%), agriculture (5.3%), construction (2.1%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 10, IFP 6, DA 1 (40% PR Seats)
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Nonhle Mkhulisi
    Other Members of Council: Alice Mthembu (Deputy Mayor), Khulani Hadebe (Speaker), Thamsanqa Gcabashe (Chief Whip), Celiwe Cele (Exco), Jabu Vilakazi (Exco), Ivan Naidoo (Exco), P G Dlolane (Exco), Xolani Ngwezi (Exco), Nellenie Naidoo (MPAC Chair)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mandla Nkosi
    Chief Financial Officer: Mrs Cheryl Reddy
    Communications Officer: Rekha Naidoo
    LED Officer: Gift Mathalise
    Other Senior Management: Adv Ndumiso Xulu (Corporate Services), Thanda Mnguni (Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 971 135907 519
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 39.9%34.8%
    Population 15 to 64 55.9%60.7%
    Population over 65 4.2%4.5%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 78.864.7
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 89.989.0
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.54%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a34.7%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a44.4%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 13.3%16.0%
    Matric 36.0%30.1%
    Higher education 9.2%8.5%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 225 797202 976
    Average household size 4.34.2
    Female headed households 49.8%48.9%
    Formal dwellings 70.6%70.0%
    Housing owned 79.7%51.8%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 27.4%27.2%
    Weekly refuse removal 27.3%29.6%
    Piped water inside dwelling 26.9%30.5%
    Electricity for lighting 91.6%75.8%

    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 outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges64 52753 82653 80149 902
    Investment revenue38 86137 04632 86627 113
    Transfers recognised - operational470 626469 387424 059396 314
    Other own revenue74 32715 14315 36010 230
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)648 341575 402526 086483 560
    Employee costs147 899132 210110 82499 493
    Remuneration of councillors10 0959 3958 8148 523
    Depreciation & asset impairment52 92048 88148 97150 493
    Finance charges20 78012 67213 63713 490
    Materials and bulk purchases45 92839 22432 47129 466
    Transfers and grants7 5637 18112 23311 127
    Other expenditure402 518384 154290 406258 490
    Total Expenditure687 703633 717517 356471 082
    Surplus/(Deficit)(39 362)(58 315)8 73012 478
    Transfers recognised - capital386 589229 446209 559173 857
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions347 227171 131218 289186 335
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year347 227171 131218 289186 335
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure326 024232 8521 343 566173 678
    Transfers recognised - capital303 380218 093969 717160 724
    Public contributions & donations500-34319
    Borrowing1 5528 76642 2283 088
    Internally generated funds20 5925 994331 2789 848
    Total sources of capital funds326 024232 8521 343 566173 678
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets(103 507)588 839589 964505 448
    Total non current assets42 1161 545 0081 366 9631 200 441
    Total current liabilities(73 686)245 903241 014205 505
    Total non current liabilities-154 834152 662154 508
    Community wealth/Equity12 2951 733 1101 563 2501 345 877
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating848 683114 463280 298248 519
    Net cash from (used) investing(465 032)(197 972)(202 444)(145 830)
    Net cash from (used) financing(4 124)(6 938)(4 946)(23 558)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end457 543428 309518 756445 848
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a---
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a---
    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) 132 210110 82499 49388 085
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 3958 8148 5237 870
     
    Total Employee Positions 375412311285
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1843011
    Total Vacancy Percentage 4.80%10.44%0.00%3.86%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6655
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0202
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 5012814
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0105
    Community And Social Service Positions 1521811
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0500
    Finance And Administration Positions 166160134108
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 111504
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 01800
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 18022
    Vacant Health Positions 1000
    Public Safety Positions 0000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 0000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0111
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 1222171
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0400
    Waste Water Management Positions 2662394
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 2400
    Water Positions 8211097139
    Vacant Water Positions 41200
    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/a74.08n/a72.51
    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 104 302104 302103 521102 256
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 104 302104 302103 521102 256
    Inside the yard 74 71274 71273 93173 931
    Less than 200m from yard 22 00022 00022 00022 000
    More than 200m from yard 7 5907 5907 5906 325
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8 1302 6161 2238 897

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoYesYes
    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 117 580113 408112 830104 739
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 30 30630 30630 30630 306
    Flush toilet - septic tank 4 2504 2504 2504 250
    Ventilated pit latrine 82 44678 27478 27470 183
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 1722 6161 2231 401

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoYesYes
    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

    KwaBulawayo Tourism Development – aims to create a tourist attraction based on historical significance, and situated in rural Bhekeshowe; site of the King Shaka KwaBulawayo Military Capital – focus of the attraction, surrounded by a wealth of historical and cultural tourist sites.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Northern Zululand Film Office – serves as a one-stop office to assist film producers with services; main activities of the established film office – to develop databases, develop photographic routes, supply onsite support to production crews, assist with environmental impact assessments, assist with issuing of permits and obtaining permissions for filming, attract productions to the area, market the film office at exhibitions.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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