Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality (KZN434)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 132, Ixopo, 3276
    Physical: 29 Margaret Street, Ixopo
    Tel: 039 834 7700
    Fax: 039 834 1168
    Web: www.ubuhlebezwe.org.za

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 604km²
    Description: The Ubuhlebezwe Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located within the Harry Gwala District in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It is the smallest of the four municipalities in the district. The main administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Ixopo, which is located approximately 85km south-east of Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal. It is strategically located at the intersection of four major provincial routes leading to Pietermaritzburg, the Drakensberg, the Eastern Cape and the South Coast.
     The town of Ixopo forms the primary development node of the municipality and has also been selected as the seat of the Harry Gwala District Council. The importance of Ixopo cannot be underestimated in the socio-economic development of the area as a whole. Ixopo plays an important role in terms of the possible location for industry, commerce and other economic activity. It is a major education and health centre, and assists in the diffusion of new ideas and technologies to the rural areas. It is also the primary base for the operation of many departments and service providers.
     In line with the KwaZulu-Natal Integrated Rural Development Policy, a number of secondary development nodes have been identified. The intention of secondary development nodes is to identify well-located settlements where government and municipal services, administrative functions, and commercial and residential development will be encouraged to locate in the future. The secondary and tertiary development nodes identified are: Highflats, Hlutankungu (previously Stuartsville), Jolivet, KwaBhidla, Emgodi and Hlokozi.

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

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 20, EFF 2, INDEPENDENT 2, IFP 2, DA 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr Zamokwakhe Nxumalo
    Other Members of Council: B E Ngubu (Deputy Mayor), Zwakele Mngonyama (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr G M Sineke
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms N Chiliza
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 118 346110 925
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 40.4%37.4%
    Population 15 to 64 55.2%57.2%
    Population over 65 4.4%5.4%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 81.374.7
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 88.386.5
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.47%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 12.7%15.4%
    Matric 25.7%19.8%
    Higher education 6.9%4.0%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 25 12025 520
    Average household size 4.74.1
    Female headed households 57.4%57.2%
    Formal dwellings 30.8%30.0%
    Housing owned 69.1%65.8%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 7.5%11.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 9.6%11.4%
    Piped water inside dwelling 7.5%11.6%
    Electricity for lighting 73.0%54.9%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates13 12413 04412 9558 298
    Service charges1 6829491 4781 272
    Investment revenue-3 3673 7932 864
    Transfers recognised - operational90 24668 40971 01265 367
    Other own revenue3 1765 1965 4584 628
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)108 22890 96594 69682 428
    Employee costs61 89229 02234 71625 160
    Remuneration of councillors-4 0736 8636 029
    Depreciation & asset impairment18 66810 75112 60816 421
    Finance charges--101133
    Materials and bulk purchases-1 485-1 815
    Transfers and grants-8411 1155 512
    Other expenditure33 45214 86030 34529 119
    Total Expenditure114 01161 03185 74884 189
    Surplus/(Deficit)(5 783)29 9348 948(1 761)
    Transfers recognised - capital83 54932 14928 05216 982
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions77 76562 08337 00015 222
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year77 76562 08337 00015 222
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure81 65039 96026 15733 695
    Transfers recognised - capital76 93636 34122 64428 767
    Public contributions & donations295---
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds4 4193 6193 5134 928
    Total sources of capital funds81 65039 96026 15733 695
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets483 35199 90971 886490 169
    Total non current assets325 838263 160206 660187 257
    Total current liabilities63 23528 76840 67716 849
    Total non current liabilities332 5025 5435 252228 010
    Community wealth/Equity413 452328 758232 617432 566
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating36 73112 6526 99352 216
    Net cash from (used) investing-(9 757)(6 588)(33 495)
    Net cash from (used) financing---219
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end139 9612 89540557 758
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a4 156230519
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--150
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 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) 29 02234 71625 16019 654
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 0736 8636 0295 288
     
    Total Employee Positions 212202178192
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 39512
    Total Vacancy Percentage 1.42%4.46%2.81%6.25%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0003
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 1212128
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 1101
    Community And Social Service Positions 52684728
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0118
    Finance And Administration Positions 65424659
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 2220
    Electricity Positions 0002
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 35343220
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0220
    Road Transport Positions 3013930
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0300
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 130040
    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 028270
    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/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? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 13 54013 28013 18213 182
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 0361 3611 0960

    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 1 3611 3611 3461 346
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 269800

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Beautification of Ixopo Town and resuscitation of tourism, with emphasis on rail tourism and the historical connection surrounding Alan Paton.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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