Chris Hani District Municipality (DC13)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X7121, Queenstown, 5320
    Physical: 15 Bells Road, Queenstown
    Tel: 045 808 4600
    Fax: 045 838 1556
    Web: www.chrishanidm.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 36 144km²
    Description: The Chris Hani District Municipality is a Category C municipality situated in the north-eastern part of the Eastern Cape, a linking node to all regions in the province. It is bordered by the Joe Gqabi District to the north, Cacadu and Amathole District to the south, OR Tambo District to the east, and Northern Cape to the west.
     Chris Hani is the second-largest district in the province, making up almost a third of its geographical area. The municipality comprises six local municipalities: Inxuba Yethemba, Enoch Mgijima, Intsika Yethu, Engcobo, Sakhisizwe and Emalahleni.
     The area, which is vastly agricultural, provides an ideal investment opportunity for agro-processing, and its proximity to the ports of East London and Port Elizabeth, with links to major routes like the N6 and N10, is an advantage.

    Cities/Towns: Cala, Cofimvaba, Cradock, Dordrecht, Elliot, Engcobo, Hofmeyr, Indwe, Lady Frere, Middelburg, Molteno, Mount Zebra National Park, Queenstown, Sada, Sterkstroom, Tarkastad, Tsomo, Whittlesea
    Main Economic Sectors: Community services (52%), trade (15%), finance (14%), transport (6%), agriculture (4%), manufacturing (4%), electricity (2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 38, DA 2, EFF 1, AIC 1, UDM 1
    Mayor: Kholiswa Vimbayo
    Other Members of Council: Mxolisi Koyo (Speaker), Bongiwe Van Heerden (Chief Whip), Nozibele Makanda (Portfolio Head: Finance), Siyabulela Zangqa (Portfolio Head: Infrastructure), Mtetunzima Jack (Portfolio Head: Corporate Services), Sibongile Mbotshane (Portfolio Head: Integrated Planning and Economic Development), Nonzukiso Matiwane (Portfolio Head: Special Programmes), Noncedo September-Caba (Portfolio Head: Health and Community Services)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Moppo Mene
    Chief Financial Officer: Nomfundo Fetsha
    Communications Officer: Thobeka Mqamelo
    LED Officer: Mawethu Danyela
    Other Senior Management: Yolanda Dakuse (Director: Corporate Services), Bheki Mthembu (Acting Director: Integrated Planning and Economic Development), Yoliswa Sinyanya (Director: Community Services), Makhaya Dungu (Director: Engineering), Bheki Mthembu (Strategic Manager), Nkosini Andries Ncube (Senior Manager: Municipal Support)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 840 055806 478
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 38.9%34.4%
    Population 15 to 64 55.2%57.5%
    Population over 65 5.9%8.2%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 81.174.0
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 90.489.9
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.93%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 12.2%13.6%
    Matric 20.0%14.6%
    Higher education 6.5%6.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 194 291213 842
    Average household size 4.33.6
    Female headed households 51.5%51.6%
    Formal dwellings 56.3%61.5%
    Housing owned 69.1%60.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 31.6%30.7%
    Weekly refuse removal 27.0%27.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 22.3%23.1%
    Electricity for lighting 89.9%75.7%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges388 222184 784--
    Investment revenue36 59026 42525 98419 049
    Transfers recognised - operational558 961486 188482 455623 122
    Other own revenue74 055522 48215 49812 326
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)1 057 8291 219 879523 937654 497
    Employee costs225 240216 437134 215122 621
    Remuneration of councillors10 5877 7187 3317 918
    Depreciation & asset impairment73 623110 43491 60291 882
    Finance charges626629-227
    Materials and bulk purchases15 73514 34413 32213 175
    Transfers and grants17 847186 172405 924529 112
    Other expenditure687 128507 02769 20643 010
    Total Expenditure1 030 7861 042 761721 601807 944
    Surplus/(Deficit)27 043177 118(197 665)(153 448)
    Transfers recognised - capital475 224621 520555 537351 555
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets5 001---
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions507 267798 638357 873198 108
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year507 267798 638357 873198 108
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure578 974640 307477 917224 629
    Transfers recognised - capital578 974634 890474 591223 166
    Public contributions & donations-81--
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds-5 3373 3261 463
    Total sources of capital funds578 974640 307477 917224 629
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets1 864 773819 599484 404578 035
    Total non current assets4 002 7043 809 0433 279 5672 862 335
    Total current liabilities297 080239 422189 277257 165
    Total non current liabilities37 30937 30932 87834 387
    Community wealth/Equity5 533 0894 351 9113 541 8163 148 818
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating510 166575 783385 535240 609
    Net cash from (used) investing(583 476)(585 161)(343 469)(273 632)
    Net cash from (used) financing---(5 554)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end478 154356 091233 714191 648
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a215 13314 4552 301
    Irregular expendituren/a123 524137 60829 370
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a818221292
    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) 216 437134 215122 621117 756
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 7 7187 3317 918-
     
    Total Employee Positions 683453500378
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 323201
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.44%5.08%4.00%0.26%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 7777
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1101
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 37484829
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 214130
    Community And Social Service Positions 77585043
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0130
    Finance And Administration Positions 18116511981
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0620
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00250
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 08210
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0020
    Road Transport Positions 5656820
    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 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 325102148142
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 09076
    Vacant Other Positions 0100

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a83.42n/a75.23
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 197 267000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 194 648000
    Inside the yard 73 432000
    Less than 200m from yard 109 094000
    More than 200m from yard 12 122000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 141 015000

    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 003 3293 329
    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? YesNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 172 325000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 66 789000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 369000
    Ventilated pit latrine 49 822000
    Bucket system 428000
    Other 52 298000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 76 966000

    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

    Chris Hani Special Economic Zone: local beneficiation is the cornerstone of the agenda; water infrastructure backlogs must be eradicated; energy security needs to be addressed; transport linkages need to be maximised; Engcobo – crop production and forestry; Emalahleni – coal mining and tourism; Sakhisizwe – crop production and livestock improvement; Intsika Yethu – crop production and irrigation schemes; Enoch Mgijima – tourism and game reserves, industrialisation and regional economic hub, and industrial expansion; Inxuba Yethemba – biofuels and heritage tourism.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Agro-processing.
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