OR Tambo District Municipality (DC15)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X6043, Mthata, 5100
    Physical: OR Tambo House, Nelson Mandela Drive, Myezo Park, Mthata
    Tel: 047 501 6400
    Fax: 047 532 6518
    Web: www.ortambodm.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 12 096km²
    Description: The OR Tambo District Municipality is a Category C municipality located to the east of the Eastern Cape Province, on the coastline. It is bordered by the Alfred Nzo District Municipality to the north, the Joe Gqabi District Municipality to the north-west, the Amathole District Municipality to the south-west, and the Chris Hani District Municipality to the west.
     The municipality is formed by five local municipalities: King Sabata Dalindyebo, Nyandeni, Mhlontlo, Port St Johns and Ingquza Hill. It covers about 80% of what used to be marginalised homeland in the Transkei, and is one of the four Integrated Sustainable Rural Development Programme (ISRDP) nodes in the province.

    Cities/Towns: Flagstaff, Libode, Lusikisiki, Mqanduli, Mthatha (previously Umtata), Ngqeleni, Port St Johns, Qumbu, Tsolo
    Main Economic Sectors: Community services (55%), trade (18.5%), finance (16.9%), agriculture (3.5%), transport (3.1%), manufacturing (2.8%), construction (2.7%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 18, UDM 2, AIC 1, CI 1, DA 1, EFF 1 (40% PR Seats)
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Ms Nomakhosazana Meth
    Other Members of Council: Robert Nogumla (Deputy Mayor), Xolile Nkompela (Speaker), Thokozile Sokhanyile (Chief Whip), M Syakholwa (MMC: Community Services), W Ngozi (MMC: Infrastructure), N Pepping (MMC: Corporate Services), N Dyule (MMC: Special Programmes), L Mambila (MMC: Technical Services), Nonkoliso Ngqongwa (MMC: Budget and Treasury), M C Socikwa (MMC: Rural, Economic, Developmental and Planning), Dumisani Mjokovana (MMC: Human Settlements), William Ngozi (MMC: Water and Sanitation), Mandisa Giyose (MayCo)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Owen Hlazo (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr M Moleko
    Communications Officer: Mr Rooiland (Acting)
    LED Officer: Mr S Buso (Acting)
    Other Senior Management: Mr O N Hlazo (Director: Water and Sanitation Services), Ms N T Somana (Director: Community Services), Ms N Msebi (Director: Technical Services), Mr S Buso (Acting Director: Rural Economic Development and Planning)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 1 457 3841 366 045
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 38.9%39.0%
    Population 15 to 64 56.5%55.4%
    Population over 65 4.5%5.6%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 76.980.5
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 87.485.7
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.47%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 13.9%17.0%
    Matric 18.0%15.1%
    Higher education 6.4%6.5%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 314 080298 531
    Average household size 4.64.3
    Female headed households 57.1%57.9%
    Formal dwellings 43.6%43.4%
    Housing owned 78.9%61.5%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 9.4%10.6%
    Weekly refuse removal 9.0%10.7%
    Piped water inside dwelling 6.4%8.9%
    Electricity for lighting 83.6%70.1%

    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 opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges226 277-150 061127 872
    Investment revenue30 713-19 05522 617
    Transfers recognised - operational636 085-1 557 107865 396
    Other own revenue96 451-130 061125 638
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)989 527-1 856 2841 141 523
    Employee costs331 660-281 892253 483
    Remuneration of councillors16 895-11 31014 425
    Depreciation & asset impairment--216 624192 664
    Finance charges--2 343973
    Materials and bulk purchases83 885-63 107141 263
    Transfers and grants36 185-50 5116 925
    Other expenditure295 614-788 689608 607
    Total Expenditure764 238-1 414 4771 218 340
    Surplus/(Deficit)225 289-441 808(76 817)
    Transfers recognised - capital754 191--421 926
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions979 480-441 808345 109
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year979 480-441 808345 109
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure780 340--421 926
    Transfers recognised - capital724 077--410 079
    Public contributions & donations56 262--11 847
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds----
    Total sources of capital funds780 340--421 926
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets--414 570509 204
    Total non current assets--3 568 1032 369 015
    Total current liabilities--410 358453 144
    Total non current liabilities--11 653677
    Community wealth/Equity--3 560 6612 424 398
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating926 935-615 256194 831
    Net cash from (used) investing(683 770)-(603 584)(421 461)
    Net cash from (used) financing--(501)(417)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end562 326-204 255227 569
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a223 1835 0919 181
    Irregular expendituren/a93 848178 861250 576
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a19 3542 42715 107
    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) -281 892253 483216 042
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) -11 31014 4259 375
     
    Total Employee Positions 1 6661 2791 006858
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 4641911146
    Total Vacancy Percentage 27.85%1.49%11.03%5.36%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 13131315
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 7720
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 78787774
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 2012120
    Community And Social Service Positions 3318898
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 1045
    Finance And Administration Positions 322180201295
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 16606541
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 15038430
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 109000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 963350
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 40020
    Road Transport Positions 0020
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 9340
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 6020
    Waste Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 836883573376
    Vacant Water Positions 00240
    Other Positions 1592000
    Vacant Other Positions 115000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a39.88n/a22.70
    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 319 385319 340298 131290 578
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 271 802271 802250 548246 745
    Inside the yard 62 93462 93462 93460 327
    Less than 200m from yard 45 08545 08575 19974 699
    More than 200m from yard 163 783163 783112 415111 719
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 281 955271 802250 548246 745

    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? NoNoNoNo
    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/an/a0
    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 317 043278 128230 625196 234
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 30 77030 77030 77034 570
    Flush toilet - septic tank 20 37320 3737 9007 856
    Ventilated pit latrine 233 875194 960159 930121 783
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 290 863246 103198 600164 209

    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

    Special economic zones; agri-parks; enterprise development centre.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Cooperatives development: OR Tambo Massive Poultry Egg Production Cooperatives Public Private Partnership (CPPP); grain production and maize milling in Mqanduli; forestry development: Langeni Timber Cluster; SMME Incubation: Transido SMME Hub in Mthatha; Mlengane ecotourism venture in Libode; Nduli Nature Reserve: regional conference facility and accommodation; Magwa Falls in Lusikisiki; Mbotyi Campsite in Lusikisiki.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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