Mkhondo Local Municipality (MP303)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 23, eMkhondo, 2380
    Physical: 33 Mark & De Wet Streets, eMkhondo
    Tel: 017 826 8100
    Fax: 017 826 3129
    Web: www.mkhondo.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 4 882km²
    Description: The Mkhondo Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Gert Sibande District in the Mpumalanga Province. It is a gateway to the province from KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland. It is ideally situated halfway between the Gauteng metropolis (Johannesburg and Pretoria) and the Natal coast (Richards Bay and Durban). It is one of the seven municipalities in the district.
     The municipality amalgamated two former Transitional Local Councils and two Transitional Rural Councils – the historic towns of Piet Retief and Amsterdam. It is the main link for both industrial and commercial transport from Gauteng to the import/export harbour at Richards Bay.
     Piet Retief, now known as eMkhondo, is surrounded by forestry and plantations. Much of its economy originates from these sources. Three major sawmills, Mondi, Tafibra and PG Bison, are located just outside of eMkhondo. These play a crucial role in boosting a well-diversified economy, and the other components of manufacturing, personal services, real estate and tourism.
     Amsterdam/KwaThandeka and its rural nodes in the Mkhondo municipal area are fundamentally agricultural and have forestry support. Mondi, Sappi, TWK and Komati Land Forests are the major companies that lead the forestry industry in the area. Several scattered pockets of mining are found in the municipal area of jurisdiction.
     Natural conservation and tourist activities also contribute towards the socio-economic conditions of the municipality. A number of South African Heritage Sites are found within the municipality. These include the Entombe Battlefield, Rooikraal, Confidence, Kalkoenvlakte and Heyshope Dam. The Morgestond and Athole Nature Reserves and Amsterdam Conservation are two sites managed by the Mpumalanga Parks Board.

    Cities/Towns: Amsterdam, eMkhondo (previously Piet Retief)
    Main Economic Sectors: Forestry, agriculture, transport, mining
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 29, DA 4, EFF 3, APC 1, IFP 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Vusi Motha
    Other Members of Council: Ngelosi Ndhlovu (Speaker), Mhlaliseni Yende (Whip), Mary Thwala (Chairperson: MPAC), Jan Mnisi (MMC: Financial Services, and Planning and Economic Development), Dan Thwala (MMC: Community and Technical Services), Thembi Khumalo (MMC: Corporate Services and Executive Mayor's Office)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Madubula Mabuza
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Steven Thobela
    Communications Officer: Mr Musa Shongwe
    LED Officer: Ms Wendy Mahlangu
    Other Senior Management: Mr Mtha' Mkhonza (GM: Corporate Services), Ms Lebo Mathebula (GM: Technical Services), Mr Absy Mahlangu (GM: Planning and Economic Development), Mr Wandile Nkonyanane (GM: Community Services), Mr Vusi Dube (SM: Solid Waste, Parks and Gardens), Mr Mdu Thabede (SM: Secretariat and Auxilliary Services), Ms Wendy Mahlanu (SM: IDP/LED and Tourism), Ms Buyi Nxumalo (SM: Legal and Properties), Ms Ayanda Ngcobo (SM: Town Planning, Human Settlements and Building Control), Mr Consent Masango (SM: Public Safety), Ms Thandeka Mazibuko (SM: Water and Sanitation), Mr Mdu Ngwenya (Acting SM: Expenditure), Mr Cedrick Munzelele (SM: Revenue), Mr Ralton Lewis (SM: ICT), Ms Lyzette Botha (SM: HR Management), Mr Comfort Mango (Manager: Risk Management), Mr Andreas Ngcobo (SM: Internal Audit), Mr Kevin Segooa (SM: Budget and Finance Reporting), Mr Salakwande Mngomezulu (SM: Perfomance Management System), Mr Alfred Mambane (SM: Electrical Services), Mr Hank Nel (SM: Roads and Storm Water), Mr Lucky Mbuyane (SM: Supply Chain Management), Mr Muzi Manyathi (Manager: Target Groups)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 189 036171 982
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 34.6%36.6%
    Population 15 to 64 60.9%59.2%
    Population over 65 4.5%4.2%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 64.269.0
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 91.291.7
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.15%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a35.9%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a44.6%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 15.0%18.1%
    Matric 28.8%25.5%
    Higher education 3.8%5.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 45 59537 433
    Average household size 4.14.5
    Female headed households 47.5%45.3%
    Formal dwellings 75.0%65.2%
    Housing owned 55.7%52.1%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 42.8%39.5%
    Weekly refuse removal 38.0%33.8%
    Piped water inside dwelling 17.7%30.9%
    Electricity for lighting 77.1%66.8%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates41 14331 38319 95218 893
    Service charges126 088114 732103 172103 484
    Investment revenue9031 2132 5142 347
    Transfers recognised - operational154 573137 188115 784150 931
    Other own revenue42 37244 30128 90115 268
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)365 079328 817270 323290 923
    Employee costs128 348112 53297 76486 757
    Remuneration of councillors13 88112 84012 10412 100
    Depreciation & asset impairment-70 68666 97271 498
    Finance charges2 2307 5284 5141 184
    Materials and bulk purchases147 138114 275100 97074 851
    Transfers and grants10 1076 4803 8763 466
    Other expenditure109 929109 284101 62870 304
    Total Expenditure411 633433 625387 828320 160
    Surplus/(Deficit)(46 554)(104 808)(117 505)(29 237)
    Transfers recognised - capital126 43086 376102 972-
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-(5 045)--
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions79 876(23 477)(14 533)(29 237)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year79 876(23 477)(14 533)(29 237)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure211 302108 71298 09264 491
    Transfers recognised - capital199 36790 68393 61256 954
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds11 93518 0294 4807 537
    Total sources of capital funds211 302108 71298 09264 491
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets206 42565 06662 48049 953
    Total non current assets1 219 7891 338 6811 318 5031 395 184
    Total current liabilities113 727155 258111 02980 942
    Total non current liabilities12 77833 31732 30730 579
    Community wealth/Equity1 299 7101 215 1721 237 6471 333 616
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating140 624120 15482 76840 350
    Net cash from (used) investing(210 142)(142 378)(90 188)(63 099)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(1 124)(1 204)1 068
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(67 626)2 15225 50123 757
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a207 20514 24643 209
    Irregular expendituren/a65 27548 55919 231
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a7 1118 8705 798
    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) 112 53297 76486 75773 630
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 12 84012 10412 1008 262
     
    Total Employee Positions 649640641508
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 97969884
    Total Vacancy Percentage 14.95%15.00%15.29%16.54%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 22171717
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 1120
    Community And Social Service Positions 9113113194
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 20202030
    Finance And Administration Positions 128616147
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1010110
    Electricity Positions 56606052
    Vacant Electricity Positions 8888
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 32464632
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 6666
    Road Transport Positions 6914114290
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 23222220
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 37888860
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 10101015
    Waste Water Management Positions 56262612
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 5552
    Water Positions 28505036
    Vacant Water Positions 1010103
    Other Positions 125151563
    Vacant Other Positions 4440

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a32.40n/a11.30
    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 38 83338 48537 43336 617
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 38 78138 43737 43336 617
    Inside the yard 24 09224 09224 09225 060
    Less than 200m from yard 7 1476 9878 0926 744
    More than 200m from yard 7 5427 3585 2494 813
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 12 53216 2402463 888

    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? YesYesNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 40 43640 15940 13340 133
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 18202463 888

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a0
    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 38 53738 48534 24834 184
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 14 82014 82014 82015 619
    Flush toilet - septic tank 993993993866
    Ventilated pit latrine 3 0513 0514 2516 000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 19 62119 57314 18411 699
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 18202463 888

    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 30 56730 56720 52519 752
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 18202463 888

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Development of small, macro and medium businesses – facilitating the establishment of cooperatives dealing with various projects like water bottling, brickmaking and welding, baking and agro-tourism.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Tourist and sporting activities – Entombe Battlefield (Heritage Site); Heyshop Dam, Westoe Dam, Morgenstond Dam and Jericho Dam.
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