uMlalazi Local Municipality (KZN284)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 37, Eshowe, 3815
    Physical: Hutchinson Street, Eshowe
    Tel: 035 473 3300
    Fax: 035 474 4733
    Web: www.umlalazi.org.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 300km²
    Description: The uMlalazi Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located within the King Cetshwayo District in KwaZulu-Natal. It borders on the Indian Ocean and has a coastline of approximately 17km. It is the largest of five municipalities in the district, making up almost a third of its geographical area.
     The population distribution in the municipal area is characterised by relatively high population densities within urban nodes and low densities in rural areas. The municipal area is dominated by tribal areas, and 14 tribal authorities exist within the area.
     The town of Eshowe is of great historical significance in that it is the birthplace of Cetshwayo, who was king of the Zulus during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Eshowe Town is also considered the administrative and service centre of the uMlalazi Municipality. The coastal town of Mtunzini is situated on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal on the banks of the uMlalazi River, and borders on the uMlalazi Nature Reserve. Mtunzini is the number one residential and ecotourist destination in South Africa.
     The municipal area consists of commercial farming areas in a broad, continuous band from the west of Eshowe to KwaGingindlovu (previously Gingindlovu) and to the north of Mtunzini. The rest of the area consists of tribal authority land, where land management has been poor. It is characterised by an undulating topography, causing difficulties with respect to the delivery of engineering services.
     The uMlalazi Municipality is crossed by a number of important transportation routes, such as the N2 motorway between Durban and Richards Bay, the R34 between Richards Bay/Empangeni and Nkwaleni Valley to the north of Eshowe, and the R66 from the N2 motorway to KwaGingindlovu, Eshowe, Melmoth, Ulundi and Vryheid.

    Cities/Towns: Eshowe, KwaGingindlovu, Mtunzini
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture (33%), tourism (10.1%), manufacturing (5%), services
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 30, IFP 22, DA 1, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr T B Zulu
    Other Members of Council: B P Simelane (Deputy Mayor), C T Dlamini (Speaker), E Z Jaffe (Chief Whip), C M Gamede (LED)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Simon Mashabane
    Chief Financial Officer: Zakhele Mhlongo
    LED Officer: Ms Khonzi Mthiyane
    Other Senior Management: K C Zulu (Director: Corporate Services), M Dlamini (Acting Director: Engineering Services), S Nzuza (Director: Community Services), X E Blose (Acting Director: Protection Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 223 140213 601
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 43.2%37.2%
    Population 15 to 64 51.6%57.2%
    Population over 65 5.2%5.6%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 93.874.9
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 86.985.4
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.99%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a35.2%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a45.1%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 20.1%22.5%
    Matric 28.6%23.0%
    Higher education 6.1%5.7%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 46 95345 062
    Average household size 4.84.5
    Female headed households 56.6%55.3%
    Formal dwellings 62.4%60.7%
    Housing owned 80.7%50.6%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 12.3%13.4%
    Weekly refuse removal 13.2%15.8%
    Piped water inside dwelling 15.2%19.6%
    Electricity for lighting 81.3%58.2%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates48 69033 81633 83130 865
    Service charges67 63563 11561 14657 500
    Investment revenue6 4674 1463 0742 491
    Transfers recognised - operational135 560127 94998 52090 698
    Other own revenue145 63239 04557 1689 898
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)403 985268 071253 739191 453
    Employee costs78 95868 00562 82055 798
    Remuneration of councillors17 44315 92113 68812 733
    Depreciation & asset impairment39 99034 20026 0328 056
    Finance charges577618660703
    Materials and bulk purchases43 72739 42538 63635 992
    Transfers and grants3 865-2 879385
    Other expenditure156 646125 34789 72177 337
    Total Expenditure341 206283 515234 436191 004
    Surplus/(Deficit)62 778(15 444)19 303449
    Transfers recognised - capital65 67449 11834 29635 093
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions128 45333 67453 59935 542
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year128 45333 67453 59935 542
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure68 50258 80637 16534 834
    Transfers recognised - capital68 50258 80637 16534 834
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds----
    Total sources of capital funds68 50258 80637 16534 834
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets148 140106 146108 22290 929
    Total non current assets807 792667 983517 180483 393
    Total current liabilities80 49749 98244 67343 721
    Total non current liabilities19 66220 74720 11924 534
    Community wealth/Equity855 773703 400560 609506 067
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating100 86466 21247 77457 589
    Net cash from (used) investing(67 495)(58 806)(36 911)(34 367)
    Net cash from (used) financing35120157(282)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end112 43979 03471 50860 489
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure11 21514 20227 5912 605
    Irregular expenditure3 1334 42814 2848 000
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure9411 09487
    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) 78 95868 00562 82055 79854 291
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 17 44315 92113 68812 73312 059
     
    Total Employee Positions 431382314324348
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2150115
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.46%3.93%0.00%0.31%4.31%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66556
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 21010
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 191912119
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 06000
    Community And Social Service Positions 2945414855
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 02002
    Finance And Administration Positions 9657297292
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 03006
    Electricity Positions 242325021
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00001
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 004500
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 5847555555
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 01002
    Road Transport Positions 403631042
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 01003
    Sport And Recreation Positions 60454506
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 01000
    Waste Management Positions 45542611351
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00001
    Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 000011
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 54500200
    Vacant Other Positions 00000

    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? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 37 61136 86831 35628 41428 414
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 3802 3772 3932 8242 705

    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 16 75316 75316 75312 50712 507
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 1041 1019941 015990

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Business Youth Advisory Centre; Herbs Project (Wards 2 and 17); 18 communal gardens already fenced; taxi rank with provision for 22 upmarket facilities (tourist attraction).

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Beautify Eshowe in a manner conducive to tourism opportunities; Town Planner has drafted a land audit report, to be submitted to Council.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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