Amahlathi Local Municipality (EC124)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X4002, Stutterheim, 4930
    Physical: Cnr Maclean & Hill Streets, Stutterheim
    Tel: 043 683 5000
    Fax: 043 683 2970
    Web: www.amahlathi.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 4 820km²
    Description: The Amahlathi Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the Amathole District of the Eastern Cape Province. It is bordered by the Chris Hani District to the north, Buffalo City Metro to the south, Mnquma and Great Kei to the east, and Raymond Mhlaba to the west. It is an administrative area, and one of six municipalities in the district.
     Amahlati is an isiXhosa name that means ‘a place where many trees are grouped together, a forest'. Forests are a key feature of the area.

    Cities/Towns: Cathcart, Kei Road, Keiskammahoek, Stutterheim
    Main Economic Sectors: Community services (37%), finance (27%), manufacturing (18%), trade (10%), agriculture (4%), construction (2%), transport (2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 24, DA 3, EFF 3
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Pateka Qaba
    Other Members of Council: Nokuzola Mlahleki (Speaker), Xanti Mngxaso (Chief Whip), Nicholas Monti (Portfolio Head: Engineering Services), Nomakosazana Nongqayi (Portfolio Head: Budget and Treasury Office), Neliswa Busika (Portfolio Head: Corporate Services), Thamsanqa Balindlela (Portfolio Head: Community Services), Xanti Mngxaso (Portfolio Head: Development and Planning)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Balisa King Socikwa
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Joyce Ntshinga
    Communications Officer: Ms Anathi Nyoka
    LED Officer: Mr Loyiso Simon
    Other Senior Management: Sandile Vara (Director: Community and Protection Services), Mthetho Quma (Director: Corporate Services), Buntu Ondala (Director: Development and Planning), Tembela Bacela (Director: Strategic Management Services), Sikhumbuzo Yoko (Acting Director: Engineering Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 101 826101 035
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 31.5%30.7%
    Population 15 to 64 63.3%60.9%
    Population over 65 5.2%8.4%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 58.064.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 93.291.8
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.18%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 5.4%10.0%
    Matric 20.2%13.9%
    Higher education 4.8%4.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 24 57728 357
    Average household size 4.13.5
    Female headed households 47.2%48.0%
    Formal dwellings 53.1%61.5%
    Housing owned 75.2%68.9%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 21.6%22.4%
    Weekly refuse removal 14.0%24.6%
    Piped water inside dwelling 13.7%18.4%
    Electricity for lighting 92.0%87.3%

    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 findingsQualified audit opinionFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates15 6358 79512 5318 630
    Service charges52 84832 14227 53734 628
    Investment revenue7 4919 2456 6047 813
    Transfers recognised - operational136 033112 691109 97893 280
    Other own revenue21 9837 6596 1053 908
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)233 990170 533162 755195 690
    Employee costs85 65562 22556 32842 993
    Remuneration of councillors12 77612 90810 81610 783
    Depreciation & asset impairment24 35930 3002 52218 551
    Finance charges13 10822 59714 975262
    Materials and bulk purchases21 64927 59715 37017 459
    Transfers and grants----
    Other expenditure65 16464 08048 14143 854
    Total Expenditure222 711219 707148 152133 903
    Surplus/(Deficit)11 279(49 175)14 60361 787
    Transfers recognised - capital4 02425 5766 72020 975
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions15 303(23 599)21 32382 762
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year15 303(23 599)21 32382 762
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure63 12635 59430 06587 091
    Transfers recognised - capital15 96125 39214 02421 867
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds47 16510 20216 04165 224
    Total sources of capital funds63 12635 59430 06587 091
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets171 853146 716164 867159 238
    Total non current assets472 525469 685464 150357 126
    Total current liabilities57 41851 72834 87217 648
    Total non current liabilities30 01544 50254 63418 768
    Community wealth/Equity556 945520 171539 511479 948
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating159 30145 37644 20869 665
    Net cash from (used) investing(48 433)(35 670)49 885(75 970)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(32 272)34 165(364)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end239 897129 029141 0686 679
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a23 90778 6047 605
    Irregular expendituren/a40 2897 1113 848
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a7653 4231 370
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedAFS

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 62 22556 32842 99334 771
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 12 90810 81610 7839 876
     
    Total Employee Positions 384413281297
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 111979
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.26%2.66%3.20%26.60%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 7775
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0221
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 1413136
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 1170
    Community And Social Service Positions 331367451
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00020
    Finance And Administration Positions 74505746
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0008
    Electricity Positions 10231015
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0405
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 18382215
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0005
    Road Transport Positions 13560070
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 04020
    Sport And Recreation Positions 20000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 39399855
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00010
    Waste Water Management Positions 00034
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00010
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 344700
    Vacant Other Positions 0000

    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/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 0000
    Inside the yard 0000
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    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? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 29 50528 90928 70028 700
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 14 65814 19714 19714 727

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 0000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0000
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    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 6 2446 2446 2446 246
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 9952 8282 8282 534

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Sophumelele Women's Farming Ploughing Project; wattle eradication; rehabilitation of wetlands; cleaning campaign (EPWP); Mlungisi Bridge construction; CBD upgrade; Mlungisi Commercial Park; Woodhouse, Keiskammahoek and Zanyokwe Irrigation Scheme; Amabele Development Blueberries; Nokhaya Youth Cooperative.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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