Engcobo Local Municipality (EC137)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 24, Engcobo, 5050
    Physical: 58 Union Street, Engcobo
    Tel: 047 548 5600
    Fax: 047 548 1078
    Web: www.engcobolm.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 484km²
    Description: The Engcobo Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the Chris Hani District in the Eastern Cape Province. It is one of six municipalities in the district.
     The municipality claims the most youthful population, as well as the highest rates of poverty and unemployment, in the district, coupled with a high dependency ratio. The economy is underperforming and currently fails to create needed jobs and revenues. A dedicated LED strategy has been developed in order to guide interventions in turning this situation around. The municipality’s low productivity score points to the low GDP per worker (formal and informal), a relative shortage of skills available to the economy, and low growth.
     On a broad scale, the Engcobo Municipality has some striking features: it is a peripheral area in terms of the national economy, is underdeveloped, has a fragmented settlement pattern, has a low-density rural settlement environment, and its resource base is under pressure.
     On the scale of urban development, Engcobo Town is classified as a Sub-District Development Node by CHDM (i.e. it is among a group of towns deemed to be on a second tier below the dominant district node of Queenstown). This means that Engcobo is understood to have an influence (reach or catchment population) beyond simply its local area and that it draws people to the town to access goods and services from a broader area (i.e. in some cases even from neighbouring municipalities).
     However, Engcobo may also currently be described as a low-density urban environment. In spite of its low density and intensity of development, Engcobo’s business centre is thriving, though it does not function optimally due to overcrowding and a lack of facilities serving both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Business in the town is reliant on commuters (rural consumers) and there is no mass of resident consumers. This limits the range of commercial and social facilities that the private sector provides in town and inhibits the development of a more vibrant urban character.

    Cities/Towns: Engcobo
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, forestry, trade, tourism
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 33, EFF 2, UDM 2, AIC 1, DA 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Lizeka Bonga-Tyali
    Other Members of Council: Siphokazi Nkele (Speaker), Skosana Mbolo (Chief Whip)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Silumko Mahlasela
    Chief Financial Officer: Mzusekho Matomane
    Communications Officer: Lusizo Ntshinka
    LED Officer: Morakane Musa
    Other Senior Management: Vuyiseka Mviko (Corporate Services Manager), Cebo Obose (Technical Services Manager), Lungiswa Gomana-Kutwana (Community Services Manager)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 162 014155 513
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 44.2%39.5%
    Population 15 to 64 50.3%52.9%
    Population over 65 5.4%7.6%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 98.689.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 85.686.1
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.93%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a45.7%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a55.3%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 21.0%19.7%
    Matric 13.8%9.6%
    Higher education 5.3%5.2%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 33 15637 214
    Average household size 4.94.0
    Female headed households 60.0%57.7%
    Formal dwellings 16.4%30.7%
    Housing owned 78.4%63.8%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 3.5%3.8%
    Weekly refuse removal 0.4%2.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 4.7%3.0%
    Electricity for lighting 80.2%50.9%

    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 rates3 4572 9992 7732 893
    Service charges7917251 4542 705
    Investment revenue4 9842 8392 7752 267
    Transfers recognised - operational139 046112 537117 474105 008
    Other own revenue32 4124 9202 5855 044
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)180 689124 021127 061117 917
    Employee costs47 55646 71437 92834 651
    Remuneration of councillors12 78511 94110 8979 116
    Depreciation & asset impairment-37 03528 06529 810
    Finance charges-450692
    Materials and bulk purchases5 820-4 1786 632
    Transfers and grants2 669-23 7438 062
    Other expenditure57 82069 24766 34976 876
    Total Expenditure126 650165 387171 230165 149
    Surplus/(Deficit)54 040(41 366)(44 169)(47 232)
    Transfers recognised - capital57 30446 80463 00654 832
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions111 3445 43818 8377 600
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year111 3445 43818 8377 600
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure71 07943 88438 00930 681
    Transfers recognised - capital57 24334 66438 00930 681
    Public contributions & donations1 206---
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds12 6309 221--
    Total sources of capital funds71 07943 88438 00930 681
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets93 84054 48757 78665 211
    Total non current assets319 514314 948293 368282 311
    Total current liabilities37 16233 38424 49043 636
    Total non current liabilities-382--
    Community wealth/Equity376 192335 670326 664303 886
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating111 46242 72334 98842 607
    Net cash from (used) investing(69 034)(40 618)(41 321)(37 837)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(275)--
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end93 46751 04049 21161 480
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a--60 408
    Irregular expendituren/a--3 447
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a79813
    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) 46 71437 92834 65127 683
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 11 94110 8979 1169 131
     
    Total Employee Positions 209185165169
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 92048
    Total Vacancy Percentage 4.31%10.81%2.42%4.73%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 1666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0322
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 5777
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 1222
    Community And Social Service Positions 6375252
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0500
    Finance And Administration Positions 67565254
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 3102
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0100
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0100
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 27568
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 2002
    Road Transport Positions 2902121
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 1000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0100
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 464100
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0900
    Waste Water Management Positions 0400
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0262121
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 28000
    Vacant Other Positions 2000

    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? NoYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 023 85315 18715 187
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 023 68715 00915 009
    Inside the yard 01 103579579
    Less than 200m from yard 022 58414 43014 430
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 014 79114 79114 791

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 16 07914 57613 96113 961
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8 5571 24313 96113 961

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 016 8229 9789 978
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 0726579579
    Flush toilet - septic tank 01 40000
    Ventilated pit latrine 09 3989 2219 221
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 05 13200
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 09 8009 8009 800

    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 417417389389
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8000

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

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