Matatiele Local Municipality (EC441)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 35, Matatiele, 4730
    Physical: 102 Main Street, Matatiele
    Tel: 039 737 8100
    Fax: 039 737 3611
    Web: www.matatiele.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 4 352km²
    Description: The Matatiele Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located within the Alfred Nzo District in the northern part of the Eastern Cape Province. It adjoins Lesotho to the north, Elundini to the south-west, and Greater Kokstad to the east. It is the largest of four municipalities in the district, making up almost half of its geographical area.
     The Matatiele municipal area is composed of the commercial farmlands surrounding the service centre of Matatiele, the town of Cedarville and the R293 township of Maluti. The municipality is predominantly rural in nature. Matatiele Town serves as a service centre and/or the main economic hub for Matatiele Municipality and beyond, and is identified in the District Municipality SDF as a primary node. The settlement pattern is characterised by dispersed rural settlements surrounded by subsistence farmlands in the former Transkei region.
     The R56 road is a major arterial and trade route running through the municipality in an east-west direction, linking Matatiele with Kokstad to the east and Mount Fletcher to the west. It links the municipality with KwaZulu-Natal and parts of the Eastern Cape located south of Matatiele Municipality. The western parts of the area (commercial agricultural farms) form part of the high production potential land stretching from Matatiele and Kokstad in the south through the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands to the north-western parts of KwaZulu-Natal.
     The area is located at the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains. It adjoins the World Heritage Site along its western boundary and was included in the Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation and Development Project (MDTP). The latter was a collaborative initiative between South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho to protect the exceptional biodiversity of the Drakensberg and Maloti Mountains through conservation, sustainable resource use, and land-use and development planning.

    Cities/Towns: Cedarville, Matatiele
    Main Economic Sectors: Community services (66.4%), trade (8.9%), finance, agriculture
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 38, DA 5, AIC 4, EFF 3, UDM 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Momelezi Mbedla
    Other Members of Council: Nomasomi Mshuqwana (Speaker), Sonwabile Mngenela (Chief Whip), Thembeka Dyantyi (Portfolio Head: Corporate Services), Nonwakazi Ngwanya (Portfolio Head: Budget and Treasury), Sicelo Class Maphasa (Portfolio Head: Community Services), Shumikazi M J Mzozoyana (Portfolio Head: Communications and SPU), Matshepo Setenane (Portfolio Head: Infrastructure Services), Nomonde Nkukhu (Portfolio Head: Economic Development and Planning)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Dr Tsepang Nakin
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Lihle Ndzelu
    LED Officer: Mr Vuyo Ndaba
    Other Senior Management: Mr Monwabisi Somi (General Manager: Infrastructure Services), Mr Thamsanqa Somtseu (General Manager: Corporate Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 219 447203 843
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 37.4%38.4%
    Population 15 to 64 56.1%54.6%
    Population over 65 6.5%6.9%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 78.383.0
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 84.285.0
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.68%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a38.7%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a47.2%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 6.3%9.4%
    Matric 18.2%12.7%
    Higher education 6.1%5.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 56 86849 527
    Average household size 3.93.7
    Female headed households 52.9%55.3%
    Formal dwellings 47.3%49.7%
    Housing owned 78.6%55.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 9.0%10.4%
    Weekly refuse removal 12.5%10.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 5.8%12.2%
    Electricity for lighting 58.2%44.9%

    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 outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates24 19419 11222 60015 501
    Service charges53 15444 70242 36240 323
    Investment revenue4 2793 6075 4145 572
    Transfers recognised - operational181 896149 581138 192124 134
    Other own revenue12 74410 11325 46611 722
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)276 266227 116234 035197 251
    Employee costs82 94175 87969 11557 560
    Remuneration of councillors16 84715 93714 80713 900
    Depreciation & asset impairment520 91919 06217 084
    Finance charges51524 268
    Materials and bulk purchases34 11141 51626 14734 849
    Transfers and grants15 33323 56432 77823 843
    Other expenditure70 73760 10187 578107 252
    Total Expenditure219 980237 930249 489258 757
    Surplus/(Deficit)56 287(10 815)(15 454)(61 506)
    Transfers recognised - capital80 00371 98060 41928 326
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions136 29061 16544 965(33 180)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year136 29061 16544 965(33 180)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure97 511104 24889 68862 298
    Transfers recognised - capital45 032103 61789 68838 284
    Public contributions & donations---346
    Borrowing9 940---
    Internally generated funds42 539631-23 668
    Total sources of capital funds97 511104 24889 68862 298
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets93 99070 62580 321110 547
    Total non current assets723 786623 616543 089431 655
    Total current liabilities21 99535 68127 83529 884
    Total non current liabilities21 36321 06319 14416 916
    Community wealth/Equity774 418637 497576 430495 402
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating114 61277 16362 47044 181
    Net cash from (used) investing(96 688)(104 243)(82 140)(69 446)
    Net cash from (used) financing--2-
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end48 41130 48757 56677 235
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a-9 680-
    Irregular expendituren/a3 2707 490-
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a1528
    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) 75 87969 11557 56046 608
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 15 93714 80713 90013 276
     
    Total Employee Positions 287345425372
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 24352292
    Total Vacancy Percentage 8.36%10.14%5.18%24.73%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6665
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 22221618
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 2223
    Community And Social Service Positions 8615625
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0056
    Finance And Administration Positions 7914282171
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 12171462
    Electricity Positions 17161316
    Vacant Electricity Positions 1013
    Enviromental Protection Positions 43380
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 44462219
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 4606
    Road Transport Positions 00098
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00012
    Sport And Recreation Positions 4400
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 11179220
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 1600
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 928300
    Vacant Other Positions 3400

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/an/a
    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
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 0000
    Inside the yard 0000
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Electricity
    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 31 08425 90125 90125 792
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 3153 56510 1846 000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a0
    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
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 0000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0000
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Solid Waste Services
    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 5 3954 8894 8444 395
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 0501 1761 1983 303

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Emerging farmer upgrading: introduction of an agriculture incubator programme; improvement of agricultural infrastructure and facilities; lobbying and fundraising programme for acquiring modern agricultural machinery, equipment and facilities; crop and productivity enhancement programme; agricultural production and processing training plan development. Agro-processing facilities development: wood processing facility; dairy processing facility; leather tannery; meat processing facility; crop and fruit processing; packaging and labelling facility; milling plant; meat and crop cold storage facility.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Dairy and red meat production; processing of livestock products and honey, and crop and fruit production; the existing 408 forestry plantations are not currently used for commercial purposes; construction: high demand for housing delivery (human settlements) and for retail infrastructure; manufacturing: opportunities for the processing of goat, sheep and forestry products, as well as products associated with natural forests and forestry plantations.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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