uPhongolo Local Municipality (KZN262)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 191, Pongola, 3170
    Physical: 61 Martin Street, Pongola
    Tel: 034 413 1223
    Fax: 034 413 1706
    Web: www.uphongoloonline.gov.za

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 239km²
    Description: The uPhongolo Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located in the north of the Zululand District in KwaZulu-Natal. It lies adjacent to the Swaziland Border and the Mpumalanga Province Border. It is one of five municipalities in the district.
     Main access to the municipality is via the N2 from Gauteng in the north-west and Durban in the south. The municipality provides regional access to a wide range of tourist activities outside its own boundaries. Main rivers in the municipality are the Mkuze River in the south and the Pongola River in the north, the latter feeding the Pongolapoort Dam located on the eastern boundary of the municipality.
     Together with the fragmented and sometimes dramatic topography of the area, the municipality contains, in overall terms, very low settlement densities, while on the other hand containing substantial recreational and tourism opportunities.
     The overall aim in terms of integrated development planning and land use management is to provide a secure environment for investment within the uPhongolo Municipality. The focus is on the investment in social and economic infrastructure and services, which will enable all the people of uPhongolo to make a contribution to the future sustainable development of the area.

    Cities/Towns: Pongola
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, tourism
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 15, IFP 10, DA 2, EFF 1, INDEPENDENT 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Ms B Nhlabathi
    Other Members of Council: Ms B Mvelase (Deputy Mayor), V G Masuku (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr M M Ndlela
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr M R Mthethwa
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 141 247123 584
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 40.6%39.2%
    Population 15 to 64 55.7%56.5%
    Population over 65 3.8%4.3%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 79.677.0
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 90.788.5
    Population Growth
    Per annum 3.04%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 11.5%19.6%
    Matric 33.7%25.9%
    Higher education 7.2%4.6%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 34 22828 287
    Average household size 4.14.1
    Female headed households 47.3%48.5%
    Formal dwellings 78.9%84.3%
    Housing owned 56.1%56.2%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 15.0%11.5%
    Weekly refuse removal 25.8%19.7%
    Piped water inside dwelling 14.0%17.7%
    Electricity for lighting 90.1%74.1%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME Qualified audit opinionFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates26 8751 78217 81614 051
    Service charges41 4241 06531 52228 785
    Investment revenue1 6151 5851 5851 043
    Transfers recognised - operational109 06553 43571 10763 318
    Other own revenue18 0613 4668 6748 651
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)197 04061 333130 704115 849
    Employee costs64 42921 89536 09533 774
    Remuneration of councillors7 7587 0037 0035 997
    Depreciation & asset impairment7 6491 9581 911-
    Finance charges(570)323323765
    Materials and bulk purchases31 72847227 72419 039
    Transfers and grants----
    Other expenditure72 37628 47142 51843 451
    Total Expenditure183 37060 121115 575103 025
    Surplus/(Deficit)13 6701 21215 13012 824
    Transfers recognised - capital48 24110 15438 75621 784
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions61 91111 36653 88634 607
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year61 91111 36653 88634 607
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure417 86919 23225 08019 127
    Transfers recognised - capital297 15818 62520 49218 521
    Public contributions & donations112 976---
    Borrowing6 008-4 118-
    Internally generated funds1 727607470607
    Total sources of capital funds417 86919 23225 08019 127
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets88 35892 48665 84359 436
    Total non current assets372 736313 661247 585212 644
    Total current liabilities61 57258 21340 49931 216
    Total non current liabilities12 1769 15510 2978 579
    Community wealth/Equity387 346338 779262 632232 285
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(983)58 63449 08329 326
    Net cash from (used) investing310(56 104)(19 792)(19 964)
    Net cash from (used) financing(2 690)(2 994)2 953(2 136)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end9 77413 13748 41923 402
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure13 97115 89613 455-
    Irregular expenditure25 59418 08915 04910 648
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure10660284185
    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) 64 42921 89536 09533 77429 409
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 7 7587 0037 0035 9974 549
     
    Total Employee Positions 267264269264296
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 044507258
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.00%16.67%18.59%27.27%19.59%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 55555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 02123
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 175101012
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00602
    Community And Social Service Positions 10811811811998
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 018183114
    Finance And Administration Positions 47777777134
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 023233037
    Electricity Positions 23322
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 4110101010
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00022
    Road Transport Positions 2839393933
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 01260
    Sport And Recreation Positions 01122
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00010
    Waste Management Positions 76600
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00000
    Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 00000
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 120000
    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 5 1955 1955 1774 8794 879
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 9932 1002 0722 2671 059

    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 4 3674 3674 3763 6073 607
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

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

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