Umvoti Local Municipality (KZN245)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 71, Greytown, 3250
    Physical: 41 Bell Street, Greytown
    Tel: 033 413 9100
    Fax: 033 417 1393
    Web: www.umvoti.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 516km²
    Description: The Umvoti Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located along the eastern border of the uMzinyathi District in the KwaZulu-Natal province. It is about 65km from Dundee and approximately 70km from Pietermaritzburg. It is the largest municipality of four in the district, making up a third of its geographical area.
     Umvoti comprises five traditional authority areas, all of which are located beyond a 40km radius from Greytown, which is the main centre within the municipal area. The central part of the area is generally covered with high-potential commercial farmland and is characterised by low population density.
     It is well-served by provincial and regional roads, given its location at the intersection of the roads to Pietermaritzburg, the coast, the Drakensberg and the Battlefields Route.

    Cities/Towns: Greytown, Kranskop
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, community services
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 15, IFP 11, DA 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Thami Ngubane
    Other Members of Council: Nomvula Masikane (Deputy Mayor), Wilson Khoza (Speaker), Thule Gwala, Hitler Maharaj, Silam Zondi

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr B A Xulu
    Chief Financial Officer: Mrs T N S Ngiba (Acting)
    Other Senior Management: Mrs N V Mbhele (Director: Planning and Economic Services), Miss N S Chonco (Acting Director: Technical Services), Mr T M Ndaba (Acting Director: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 122 423114 715
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 33.8%36.3%
    Population 15 to 64 61.2%58.3%
    Population over 65 4.9%5.4%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 63.471.7
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 82.879.2
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.48%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 19.8%28.3%
    Matric 28.0%21.7%
    Higher education 6.8%4.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 34 66430 029
    Average household size 3.53.7
    Female headed households 57.7%58.4%
    Formal dwellings 43.2%49.9%
    Housing owned 70.0%60.5%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 21.8%21.3%
    Weekly refuse removal 17.8%22.7%
    Piped water inside dwelling 12.7%18.4%
    Electricity for lighting 71.4%57.4%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates27 15631 36422 88219 750
    Service charges80 55563 54559 66254 992
    Investment revenue2 1094 4993 7493 886
    Transfers recognised - operational186 49073 67784 30952 018
    Other own revenue10 8427 1595 5537 440
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)307 152180 245176 156138 085
    Employee costs79 46255 60651 52440 809
    Remuneration of councillors8 3157 7716 8696 488
    Depreciation & asset impairment14 97420 12419 61817 560
    Finance charges---16
    Materials and bulk purchases41 25036 24328 47731 537
    Transfers and grants82 9711 5091 3461 268
    Other expenditure58 082115 88844 27047 763
    Total Expenditure285 054237 141152 105145 442
    Surplus/(Deficit)22 097(56 896)24 051(7 357)
    Transfers recognised - capital11 86048 270-25 702
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-978--
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions33 957(7 647)24 05118 345
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year33 957(7 647)24 05118 345
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure70 69645 88930 33539 275
    Transfers recognised - capital37 43526 90530 33526 443
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds33 26118 985-12 832
    Total sources of capital funds70 69645 88930 33539 275
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets70 85481 27186 89378 930
    Total non current assets537 956440 182416 969482 637
    Total current liabilities70 06458 39328 80131 132
    Total non current liabilities91 71116 00315 39914 382
    Community wealth/Equity447 035447 058459 661516 053
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating84 36827 10250 09623 198
    Net cash from (used) investing-(47 486)395(39 064)
    Net cash from (used) financing--13469
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end84 36839 47699 14448 518
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a15 3724 216-
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-2 847-
    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) 55 60651 52440 80946 102
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 7 7716 8696 4884 668
     
    Total Employee Positions 286387233268
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 761213791
    Total Vacancy Percentage 26.57%31.27%15.88%33.96%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 7858
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 3303
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 111005
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 6600
    Community And Social Service Positions 2424345
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 2480
    Finance And Administration Positions 94862953
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 403679
    Electricity Positions 16171613
    Vacant Electricity Positions 7754
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 00118
    Vacant Health Positions 0001
    Public Safety Positions 4586835
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 52650
    Road Transport Positions 1544681
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 715256
    Sport And Recreation Positions 3431
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 48835663
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0241016
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 2325016
    Vacant Other Positions 6002

    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 3 4953 4463 3983 398
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 410414583568

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    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 3 2393 2393 2393 239
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 706754726767

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Peach farm (Muden); sugar cane farm (Mooi Draai); Eshane Energy Centre; Lilani Hot Springs; Ngome Game Reserve.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Agriculture: production and processing; mining: rock quarry and sand; tourism: development of Lake Merthley; establishment of a pack house and fresh produce market; poultry farming; cattle farming and abattoir; establishment of a water purification plant.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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