Zululand District Municipality (DC26)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X76, Ulundi, 3838
    Physical: 400 Ugagane Street, Ulundi
    Tel: 035 874 5500
    Fax: 035 874 5531/5589
    Web: www.zululand.org.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 14 799km²
    Description: The Zululand District Municipality is a Category C municipality situated in the north-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal. It is the biggest district in the province, making up 16% of its geographical area. It comprises five local municipalities: Ulundi, Nongoma, uPhongolo, eDumbe and AbaQulusi.
     Vryheid and Ulundi are two urban centres of note in the district, respectively serving as a regional service and a regional and provincial administrative centre. The town of Vryheid is a commercial and business hub, while Ulundi Town is mainly an administrative centre and also the headquarters of the Zululand District Municipality.
     It is primarily a rural district. About half the area falls under the jurisdiction of traditional authorities, while the remainder is privately owned commercial farms or protected areas.

    Cities/Towns: Louwsburg, Nongoma, Paulpietersburg, Pongola, Ulundi, Vryheid
    Main Economic Sectors: General government (22%), transport, storage and communication (16%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (15%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (11%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (10%), manufacturing (10%), community, social and business services (6%), mining and quarrying (5%), construction (3%), electricity, gas and water (2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: IFP 7, ANC 6, DA 2 (40% PR Seats)
    Mayor: E M Buthelezi
    Other Members of Council: M M Kunene (Deputy Mayor), S E Nkwanyanya (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Johan de Klerk
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr S B Nkosi
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 892 310803 575
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 40.5%39.5%
    Population 15 to 64 55.4%55.8%
    Population over 65 4.1%4.7%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 80.679.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 88.686.3
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.38%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a41.1%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a51.2%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 12.2%19.2%
    Matric 32.4%27.4%
    Higher education 7.5%5.5%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 178 516157 748
    Average household size 5.04.9
    Female headed households 53.8%54.2%
    Formal dwellings 62.1%73.1%
    Housing owned 68.5%60.6%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 18.7%19.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 22.3%22.4%
    Piped water inside dwelling 14.6%22.3%
    Electricity for lighting 84.7%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/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges25 44529 94826 89923 915
    Investment revenue3 5362 0386 98011 829
    Transfers recognised - operational338 263308 127306 610304 593
    Other own revenue4 20612 8643 7042 386
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)371 450352 977344 194342 723
    Employee costs158 285159 789128 571113 005
    Remuneration of councillors6 6346 2216 1916 054
    Depreciation & asset impairment25 42745 07029 70130 074
    Finance charges---11
    Materials and bulk purchases69 80774 18076 01667 096
    Transfers and grants-2001 8291 042
    Other expenditure255 473268 940279 590238 492
    Total Expenditure515 626554 401521 898455 774
    Surplus/(Deficit)(144 176)(201 424)(177 705)(113 051)
    Transfers recognised - capital569 739351 322366 430346 068
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions425 563149 898188 726233 016
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year425 563149 898188 726233 016
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure515 193233 345323 512299 199
    Transfers recognised - capital512 066229 961309 701290 206
    Public contributions & donations23---
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds3 1043 38413 8108 994
    Total sources of capital funds515 193233 345323 512299 199
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets53 12533 03519 731125 487
    Total non current assets2 483 2032 261 5882 057 6521 765 209
    Total current liabilities349 974132 66795 87993 955
    Total non current liabilities-15 73855
    Community wealth/Equity2 186 3532 146 2171 981 4981 796 736
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating316 559175 669219 894245 059
    Net cash from (used) investing(310 671)(231 383)(314 944)(286 059)
    Net cash from (used) financing-15 733--
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(39 599)(45 481)(5 499)89 551
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a3128920 097
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a6678-
    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) 159 789128 571113 00592 255
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 6 2216 1916 0545 674
     
    Total Employee Positions 858806761491
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 31081
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.35%1.24%1.05%0.20%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0001
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 16181926
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0000
    Community And Social Service Positions 41352240
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 12612698132
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 2410
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 181440
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 151500
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 0000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 3300
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 0017486
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0060
    Water Positions 612572422201
    Vacant Water Positions 0600
    Other Positions 2117160
    Vacant Other Positions 1010

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a51.18n/a83.05
    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 125 140125 140120 649123 128
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 123 639123 639119 148119 148
    Inside the yard 77 69177 69174 17074 170
    Less than 200m from yard 45 94845 94827 12527 125
    More than 200m from yard 0017 85317 853
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 77 69177 69174 17074 170

    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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 113 328113 328105 961105 077
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 30 25830 25830 25830 258
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1 3641 3641 3641 364
    Ventilated pit latrine 80 20580 20569 47569 475
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    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

    Ulundi Integrated Energy Centre Development comprising: a petrol filling station, a bakery, a library, an internet cafe, a curio shop, hydroponic tunnels for vegetable production, a clothing and industrial dry cleaner, a crèche, and a cooperatives production centre manufacturing safety clothing; P700 Corridor Development; revitalisation of Mona Market.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Ulundi Tourism Hub has been completed and the ZDM Tourism Office has moved to the new buildings; Avis Car Hire has also moved to the new building, while a company to run a high-class restaurant has been appointed; Prince Mangosuthu Bnuthelezi Airport has been revamped and is up and running; Cengeni Gate Development has been completed.
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