Okhahlamba Local Municipality (KZN235)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 71, Bergville, 3350
    Physical: 259 Kingsway Street, Bergville
    Tel: 036 448 8000
    Fax: 036 448 1986
    Web: www.okhahlamba.org

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 971km²
    Description: The Okhahlamba Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the uThukela District of KwaZulu-Natal between Lesotho, the Free State, and the Alfred Duma and Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipalities. It is the largest of three municipalities in the district, making up just over a third of its geographical area.
     Okhahlamba is made up of privately owned commercial farmland; smallholder settlements; the urban areas of Bergville, Winterton, Cathkin Park and Geluksberg; and three tribal authority areas. The ideally-situated agricultural and trading centre of Bergville, less than 50km from the towering Amphitheatre of Royal Natal, was laid out by a retired sea captain in 1897. Two years later, at the onset of the Anglo-Boer War, British forces built a blockhouse in the settlement. The building is now a monument and museum within the grounds of the Bergville Courthouse.
     Bergville is a small town and is known as the gateway to the Northern Drakensberg. Approximately half a million tourists are attracted to the Drakensberg annually. Bergville hosts an office of the Drakensberg Publicity Association.
     The area is relatively well linked through the network of existing provincial roads that run through the municipality. The municipality is largely reliant on Ladysmith for facilities such as shopping, medical services and education, among others. Large capital expenditure is needed to meet service backlogs in the area.The council manages a caravan park and holiday huts on the bank of the uThukela River. A playground and facilities for sports, including swimming, tennis, bowls, cricket, golf, rugby and badminton, are available. A modern community hall serves as a town hall.

    Cities/Towns: Bergville, Cathkin Park, Winterton
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (29%), wholesale and retail trade (12%), finance, insurance, real estate, business services, tourism, agriculture
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 15, IFP 7, COPE 3, DA 2, AIC 1, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: M G Ndlangisa
    Other Members of Council: S Zulu (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Siza Sibande
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr S Ndabandaba
    Communications Officer: Suraya Asmal
    LED Officer: Hlengiwe Ndaba
    Other Senior Management: N Malinga (Director: Technical Services), T Mazibuko (Director: Social and Economic Development Services), G Mahlokoana (Director: Corporate Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 135 132132 068
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 39.6%39.2%
    Population 15 to 64 55.9%55.9%
    Population over 65 4.5%4.9%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 78.979.0
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 89.387.5
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.52%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a43.4%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a52.3%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 16.1%17.2%
    Matric 27.5%23.2%
    Higher education 6.0%4.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 29 51027 576
    Average household size 4.64.6
    Female headed households 52.9%53.8%
    Formal dwellings 59.0%42.8%
    Housing owned 67.3%40.9%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 7.8%8.7%
    Weekly refuse removal 9.1%9.2%
    Piped water inside dwelling 5.9%16.9%
    Electricity for lighting 88.7%75.4%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates28 97427 25425 22817 653
    Service charges1 907401354355
    Investment revenue2 8263 9103 5292 535
    Transfers recognised - operational131 673104 93778 72865 684
    Other own revenue3 1583 7285 1164 286
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)168 537140 230112 95490 513
    Employee costs48 79641 81736 53527 712
    Remuneration of councillors8 6058 1827 3386 783
    Depreciation & asset impairment15 62114 2319 8065 276
    Finance charges-1 6801 1172 832
    Materials and bulk purchases1 1721 005--
    Transfers and grants2 0752 944--
    Other expenditure82 24870 78348 88731 667
    Total Expenditure158 517140 642103 68274 270
    Surplus/(Deficit)10 020(413)9 27216 243
    Transfers recognised - capital40 65930 94544 37734 887
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions50 67930 53253 64951 130
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year50 67930 53253 64951 130
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure72 88345 37073 446139 528
    Transfers recognised - capital36 73930 94548 93383 698
    Public contributions & donations---5 918
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds36 14314 42624 51349 913
    Total sources of capital funds72 88345 37073 446139 528
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets69 56867 26270 94290 286
    Total non current assets249 312196 043176 83998 955
    Total current liabilities41 26431 20135 91443 116
    Total non current liabilities10 83514 47717 6939 389
    Community wealth/Equity266 781217 626194 174136 736
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating72 32950 39144 35454 643
    Net cash from (used) investing(72 355)(45 159)(88 068)(40 632)
    Net cash from (used) financing(3 770)(2 803)7 683(9)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end41 43145 22742 79878 829
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure----
    Irregular expenditure1862 9346 1415 859
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure190588
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 48 79641 81736 53527 71222 453
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 6058 1827 3386 7836 333
     
    Total Employee Positions 247281217161147
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 377132231
    Total Vacancy Percentage 14.98%25.27%14.75%14.29%0.68%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 55555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00111
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 131110114
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 22020
    Community And Social Service Positions 711251278
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 721180
    Finance And Administration Positions 5870392630
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1116640
    Electricity Positions 00130
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00020
    Enviromental Protection Positions 05000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 03000
    Health Positions 00006
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 21321175
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 715020
    Road Transport Positions 192617100
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 32340
    Sport And Recreation Positions 13000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 02000
    Waste Management Positions 5942837289
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 741100
    Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 00000
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 075000
    Vacant Other Positions 025000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 00000
    Inside the yard 00000
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 19 01418 85118 85118 19016 950
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 5611 561000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 00000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 00000
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 3 2223 2221 8761 8671 867
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 4281 4281 4469811 426

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Assist cooperatives in marketing their craft through exhibitions; give start-up loans to SMMEs.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Development of Okhahlamba Development Agency – focuses on attracting investors.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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