Greater Kokstad Local Municipality (KZN433)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 8, Kokstad, 4700
    Physical: 75 Hope Street, Kokstad
    Tel: 039 797 6600
    Fax: 039 727 5501
    Web: www.kokstad.org.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 680km²
    Description: The Greater Kokstad Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Harry Gwala District of KwaZulu-Natal. It is bordered by the Matatiele Local Municipality and Lesotho to the west, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Local Municipality to the north, Umuziwabantu Local Municipality to the south-east and Eastern Cape to the east.
     Kokstad serves as the service centre and commercial hub for most of East Griqualand and nearby parts of the Eastern Cape, with which it shares borders. Kokstad is derived from Dutch, and it means ‘town of Kok'. It was named after Adam Kok III.

    Cities/Towns: Kokstad
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture (36%), trade (20%), community services (18%), finance (16%), transport (4%), manufacturing (3%), electricity (2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 13, DA 3, EFF 2, AIC 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: B M Mtolo
    Other Members of Council: Ms K J Walker (Deputy Mayor), Z A Mhlongo (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: A Velem (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr T Mketsu
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 76 75365 981
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 32.9%30.6%
    Population 15 to 64 64.9%66.7%
    Population over 65 2.2%2.7%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 54.049.9
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 92.594.4
    Population Growth
    Per annum 3.44%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a28.9%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a36.3%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 1.6%4.1%
    Matric 34.9%28.3%
    Higher education 9.5%10.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 24 39719 140
    Average household size 3.13.1
    Female headed households 43.7%41.6%
    Formal dwellings 86.3%83.6%
    Housing owned 56.7%36.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 66.2%60.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 72.7%74.0%
    Piped water inside dwelling 27.0%36.1%
    Electricity for lighting 88.6%80.7%

    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 rates92 34885 16185 76671 259
    Service charges130 923104 62396 95791 834
    Investment revenue5 2111 9961 049432
    Transfers recognised - operational51 07855 82552 85153 729
    Other own revenue12 76122 59911 0418 726
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)292 321270 204247 664225 980
    Employee costs86 58885 42385 92085 644
    Remuneration of councillors5 2654 8514 5554 268
    Depreciation & asset impairment72 63650 29038 27533 225
    Finance charges1 2901 2932 6578 236
    Materials and bulk purchases76 54668 47960 07064 917
    Transfers and grants16 2124 4335 0723 158
    Other expenditure48 99658 73754 40278 101
    Total Expenditure307 533273 507250 952277 549
    Surplus/(Deficit)(15 213)(3 303)(3 288)(51 569)
    Transfers recognised - capital20 14054 40133 50231 409
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions4 92751 09830 215(20 160)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year4 92751 09830 215(20 160)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure24 37755 97653 14845 080
    Transfers recognised - capital14 828-12 65136 376
    Public contributions & donations627---
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds8 92155 97640 4978 704
    Total sources of capital funds24 37755 97653 14845 080
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets137 84384 55531 76324 822
    Total non current assets499 061509 467506 731506 965
    Total current liabilities45 90245 26344 99268 375
    Total non current liabilities21 65622 61622 91723 832
    Community wealth/Equity569 345526 144470 585439 580
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating81 24997 97369 81327 200
    Net cash from (used) investing(25 686)(55 796)(39 653)(35 323)
    Net cash from (used) financing3 970(2 984)(706)(629)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end112 25052 71628 931(523)
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a--29 318
    Irregular expendituren/a2 1672 04016 113
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a214493261
    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) 85 42385 92085 64469 267
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 8514 5554 2684 255
     
    Total Employee Positions 795796794796
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 480448388383
    Total Vacancy Percentage 60.38%56.28%48.87%48.12%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 2000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 30312915
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 5500
    Community And Social Service Positions 360360360400
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 222217207238
    Finance And Administration Positions 139139139135
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 53504026
    Electricity Positions 00056
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00016
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 0000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 000134
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00079
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 26126126151
    Vacant Other Positions 19817614124

    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? 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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 12 68612 36912 36911 089
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 8574 9094 9093 920

    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 13 24413 24413 24412 485
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 8574 9094 9093 920

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    One Home One Garden Project; Bakery Project (Shayamoya).

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Development of the mall; municipal market; light industrial park; ecopark; tourist strategy (not adopted by Council).
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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