uMzimkhulu Local Municipality (KZN435)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 53, uMzimkhulu, 3297
    Physical: 169 Main Street, uMzimkhulu
    Tel: 039 259 5000
    Fax: 039 259 0427
    Web: www.umzimkhululm.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 435km²
    Description: The uMzimkhulu Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Harry Gwala District in KwaZulu-Natal. It is one of the four municipalities that make up the district, accounting for a quarter of its geographical area.
     It is the most populated of the Harry Gwala municipalities. Households headed by women are in the majority of the population. There is a need to implement youth development programmes and, for the most part, to target women in stimulating nodal economic growth.
     uMzimkhulu Town (and adjoining Clydesdale peri-urban area) is regarded as the primary node, both administrative and economic, in the municipal area. Rietvlei, Riversdale and Ibisi are regarded as secondary nodes, fulfilling the role of rural service centres.
     Other settlements such as Mountain Home, Glengarry, Ntsikeni and Ncambele (Gowan Lea) can be regarded as minor service centres. The towns of Creighton and Franklin are accessible to the north-western part of the municipal area and Harding is accessible to the southern part, as economic service centres.

    Cities/Towns: uMzimkhulu
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture; forestry; community, social and personal services; trade and tourism
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 38, EFF 2, AIC 1, DA 1, IFP 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr Mphuthumi Mpabanga
    Other Members of Council: Mrs Sindisiwe Nkala (Deputy Mayor and Corporate Services), Mr Xolani Tshazi (Chief Whip), Thandeka Manci (Community and Social Services), Mrs Jabulile Msiya (Strategic Planning), Florence Nene (Infrastructure), Mr Bhekamahlongwa Lukakayi (LED), Mr Sindiso Magaqa (Governance), Mr Bulelani Magaqa (Exco Member)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Zweliphantsi Sikhosana
    Chief Financial Officer: Mrs Thembakazi Ngcemu
    Communications Officer: Mr Willie Mgcina
    LED Officer: Mr Thulani Cele
    Other Senior Management: Ms Nokuthula Nduku (Manager: Corporate Services), Mrs Kholeka Mbalo (Manager: Community and Social Services), Mrs Nwabisa Gaxela (Manager: Strategic Planning, Housing and LED), Ms Khumbuza Dweba (Technical Manager: Infrastructure and Engineering)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 197 286180 302
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 42.7%40.8%
    Population 15 to 64 52.6%53.7%
    Population over 65 4.7%5.5%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 90.086.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 84.782.9
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.05%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a46.6%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a56.8%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 14.1%6.4%
    Matric 17.9%15.3%
    Higher education 5.9%4.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 44 57142 909
    Average household size 4.44.1
    Female headed households 58.4%60.3%
    Formal dwellings 25.7%32.7%
    Housing owned 72.1%68.1%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 5.8%6.4%
    Weekly refuse removal 8.1%8.3%
    Piped water inside dwelling 6.4%5.6%
    Electricity for lighting 80.0%64.5%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates7 2976 5396 7195 905
    Service charges8307651 3311 337
    Investment revenue5 8893 9932 9882 296
    Transfers recognised - operational158 247123 116101 53090 710
    Other own revenue6 6196 4996 8753 487
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)178 881140 913119 442103 734
    Employee costs58 79845 63639 71932 555
    Remuneration of councillors14 46713 67613 19011 905
    Depreciation & asset impairment42 05241 03917 90031 949
    Finance charges996900--
    Materials and bulk purchases10 9016 280--
    Transfers and grants----
    Other expenditure62 86172 04550 41453 675
    Total Expenditure190 076179 575121 223130 083
    Surplus/(Deficit)(11 195)(38 662)(1 781)(26 349)
    Transfers recognised - capital75 28970 99586 20792 677
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions64 09532 33384 42666 327
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year64 09532 33384 42666 327
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure92 86980 459468 51286 055
    Transfers recognised - capital66 29973 620396 30382 427
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds26 5716 83872 2093 628
    Total sources of capital funds92 86980 459468 51286 055
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets119 553101 78167 91559 886
    Total non current assets498 650462 864462 645396 858
    Total current liabilities33 47941 41721 14723 105
    Total non current liabilities4 1553 3752 4901 955
    Community wealth/Equity580 569519 853506 922431 684
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating136 37394 64599 70690 695
    Net cash from (used) investing(108 911)(62 190)(90 427)(86 036)
    Net cash from (used) financing(10 000)10 000--
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end111 74594 28351 82842 550
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure---9 482
    Irregular expenditure4672 254--
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure--3-
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 58 79845 63639 71932 55527 343
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 14 46713 67613 19011 90510 578
     
    Total Employee Positions 214364380167162
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 110010
    Total Vacancy Percentage 5.14%0.00%0.00%0.60%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 66968
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00000
    Community And Social Service Positions 3144434030
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00000
    Finance And Administration Positions 6954735474
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 40010
    Electricity Positions 01000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 170000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 20000
    Road Transport Positions 018000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 6035545244
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 50000
    Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 00000
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 2520019590
    Vacant Other Positions 00000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 00000
    Inside the yard 00000
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 11 88310 4745 9333 5993 599
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 0001 5791 6572331 673

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 00000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 00000
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 8 6997 6997 6997 6997 033
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4504673 6683 668546

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Mgano-Mabandla Integrated Development Project; massification project – food security; Ntsikene Ecotourism Project; assistance on small farms; development of nodal areas; uMzimkhulu Mall; development of agricultural strategy; construction of multipurpose community centre.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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