Mpofana Local Municipality (KZN223)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 47, Mooi River, 3300
    Physical: 10 Claughton Terrace, Mooi River
    Tel: 033 263 1221
    Fax: 033 263 1127
    Web: www.mpofana.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 820km²
    Description: The Mpofana Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located approximately 40km west of Pietermaritzburg. It is bounded by three municipalities: uMngeni in the south, uMshwathi in the east, and Impendle in the west. It is one of seven municipalities in the district.
     The municipality benefits from its strategic position as it has easy access to rail, KZN provincial roads and the N3 National Road. Almost 50% of the land in Mpofana has the potential for rural farming, with products set for the international market.
     Mooi River is a small town that germinated from a small farm and then, later, became the principal node of the Mpofana Municipality when a railway line linking Durban with Johannesburg, as well as the Drakensberg Mountains, was established in order to cater for the needs of the farmers in the area. This suggests that Mpofana has great potential for development through tourism.

    Cities/Towns: Mooi River
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, tourism
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 7, DA 1, IFP 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Xolani Magnificent Duma
    Other Members of Council: Majola, Mthalane, Mkhize, Khumalo, Ismail, Ndlovu, Ndaba, Sibisi

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Max Moyo
    Other Senior Management: Mrs Mchunu (Director: Economic and Community Development), Mr Zamisa (Director: Technical Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 37 39134 913
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 34.8%29.2%
    Population 15 to 64 62.3%66.8%
    Population over 65 2.9%4.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 60.649.6
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 89.395.8
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.56%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 8.0%12.1%
    Matric 31.8%26.5%
    Higher education 9.7%5.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 10 9279 843
    Average household size 3.43.3
    Female headed households 48.1%43.0%
    Formal dwellings 83.7%80.0%
    Housing owned 68.4%43.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 59.7%56.4%
    Weekly refuse removal 59.5%51.0%
    Piped water inside dwelling 53.6%41.9%
    Electricity for lighting 85.5%76.2%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates12 39512 40612 05010 242
    Service charges44 56945 03742 66235 878
    Investment revenue2182 6812 3527 161
    Transfers recognised - operational23 75634 41929 58726 443
    Other own revenue8 22615 1825 2578 120
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)89 163109 72591 90887 844
    Employee costs24 45728 93925 17023 325
    Remuneration of councillors4 3491 5171 9031 818
    Depreciation & asset impairment-5 4874 4796 182
    Finance charges(2 645)3855791 671
    Materials and bulk purchases25 16341 49242 36137 962
    Transfers and grants----
    Other expenditure18 04826 67719 07722 413
    Total Expenditure69 373104 49693 56993 371
    Surplus/(Deficit)19 7905 229(1 660)(5 527)
    Transfers recognised - capital5 0509 9469 82512 610
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions24 84015 1748 1657 082
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year24 84015 1748 1657 082
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure12 1169 8309 82512 094
    Transfers recognised - capital12 1169 8309 82512 094
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds----
    Total sources of capital funds12 1169 8309 82512 094
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets39 55147 11539 15439 319
    Total non current assets87 49264 07365 84852 995
    Total current liabilities33 28334 51633 50139 002
    Total non current liabilities10 95210 81411 28211 208
    Community wealth/Equity82 80865 85860 21942 104
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating37 71932 39414 957(2 130)
    Net cash from (used) investing---(5 772)
    Net cash from (used) financing---(527)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end37 71932 39414 957(4 479)
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a6 6712 439-
    Irregular expendituren/a9 40828 48922 030
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a11687401
    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) 28 93925 17023 32519 351
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 1 5171 9031 8181 844
     
    Total Employee Positions 160132113124
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 414913
    Total Vacancy Percentage 25.62%3.03%7.96%10.48%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 4533
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 5000
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0000
    Community And Social Service Positions 1653615
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 4061
    Finance And Administration Positions 51522248
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 15337
    Electricity Positions 19151410
    Vacant Electricity Positions 2001
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0004
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 198010
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 4000
    Road Transport Positions 89917
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 2002
    Sport And Recreation Positions 3330
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 359917
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 14002
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 026170
    Vacant Other Positions 0100

    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? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 6 6126 6126 6125 824
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00818818

    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 7 2286 0005 8245 824
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00818818

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Midlands Agro-Processing Hub; Midlands Out-Grower Project; Mooi River Industrial Park Development; Vukuzakhe Micro-Incubation Centre for Small Business.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    N3 Gateway Shopping Complex; industrial-zoned land for private investment; Townview Hydroponic System; Senzakahle Textile Cooperative; Rockydrift, Phofini and Thendele Food Garden Community Projects.
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