Msunduzi Local Municipality (KZN225)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X321, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
    Physical: Cnr Church & Chief Albert Luthuli Streets, Pietermaritzburg
    Tel: 033 392 3000
    Fax: 033 392 2397
    Web: www.msunduzi.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 634km²
    Description: The Msunduzi Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the uMgungundlovu District in KwaZulu-Natal. It is the smallest of the seven municipalities in the district. It encompasses the city of Pietermaritzburg, which is the capital of the province and the main economic hub of the district.
     Msunduzi Municipality is situated on the N3 highway at the junction of an industrial corridor (from Durban to Pietermaritzburg) and an agro-industrial corridor (stretching from Pietermaritzburg to Estcourt). On a regional scale, it is located at the cross-section of the N3 Corridor and the Greytown Road Corridor to the north, a tourist route to Drakensberg, and Kokstad Road to the south.
     The city of Pietermaritzburg is a provincial and national centre of educational excellence. It is the seat of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is home to several other institutions of higher learning. In addition, Pietermaritzburg is home to a host of private and government-owned institutions of primary and secondary education.
     Pietermaritzburg is the ‘City of Choice' because it is only 45 minutes by road from Durban (Africa's busiest port), one hour away by road to the new King Shaka Airport, one hour by air from Pietermaritzburg Airport to OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg), and 90 minutes from the central Drakensberg resorts. It is also home to great international events such as the Comrades Marathon, the Duzi Marathon and the Midmar Mile.

    Cities/Towns: Ashburton, Pietermaritzburg
    Main Economic Sectors: Community services (29%), finance (24%), transport (13%), trade (12%), manufacturing (12%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 52, DA 15, IFP 5, EFF 3, ACDP 1, AIC 1, ALJAMA 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Themba Njilo
    Other Members of Council: Themba Njilo (Mayor and Financial Portfolio Chair), Thobani Zuma (Deputy Mayor and Infrastructure Services Portfolio Chair), Jabulisile Ngubo (Speaker), Truman V Magubane (Chief Whip), Eunice Majola (Sustainable Development and City Enterprise), Philisile Sithole (Community Services), Mary Schalkwyk (Municipal Public Accounts), Sphamandla Khumalo, Tholakele Dlamini, Nokuthula Msimang, Sibongiseni Majola, Thinasonke Ntombela, Naleni Naidoo

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Sizwe Hadebe (Acting City Manager)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mrs Neliswe Ngcobo
    Communications Officer: Ms Thobeka Mafumbatha
    LED Officer: Dr Ray Ngcobo
    Other Senior Management: Boniwe Zulu (General Municipal Manager: Community Services), Eveon Nomgaga (General Municipal Manager: Infrastructure Services), Mosa Molapo (General Municipal Manager: Corporate Services), Dr Ray Ngcobo (General Municipal Manager: Sustainable Development and City Enterprise)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 679 039621 793
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 31.5%26.7%
    Population 15 to 64 64.7%68.3%
    Population over 65 3.9%5.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 54.746.4
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 92.990.8
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.00%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.3%5.3%
    Matric 40.5%33.2%
    Higher education 14.5%12.5%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 180 469164 772
    Average household size 3.83.6
    Female headed households 45.9%45.2%
    Formal dwellings 80.0%73.5%
    Housing owned 70.1%58.0%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 49.3%51.4%
    Weekly refuse removal 47.4%53.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 41.7%47.9%
    Electricity for lighting 96.1%91.8%

    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 outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates759 737717 026625 627625 459
    Service charges2 467 7972 228 6362 073 5011 968 841
    Investment revenue58 71750 97343 30334 284
    Transfers recognised - operational465 581519 191448 122395 622
    Other own revenue154 675325 520293 985181 829
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)3 906 5073 841 3473 484 5383 206 035
    Employee costs902 975832 532741 537684 337
    Remuneration of councillors41 76334 65737 10033 422
    Depreciation & asset impairment438 777463 063453 332237 153
    Finance charges70 78271 16967 17470 966
    Materials and bulk purchases1 955 6171 784 9311 453 4021 373 241
    Transfers and grants5 91111 9954 4294 164
    Other expenditure500 339951 880854 482879 991
    Total Expenditure3 916 1654 150 2283 611 4563 283 272
    Surplus/(Deficit)(9 658)(308 881)(126 918)(77 237)
    Transfers recognised - capital318 601356 872246 183170 848
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions308 94447 991119 26593 611
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year308 94447 991119 26593 611
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure472 100528 636351 043261 164
    Transfers recognised - capital288 312291 650246 087170 848
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing62 18181 8814 13447 554
    Internally generated funds121 607155 105100 82242 762
    Total sources of capital funds472 100528 636351 043261 164
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets2 282 7581 984 9662 648 0512 327 147
    Total non current assets7 545 1257 548 8426 647 6086 894 135
    Total current liabilities897 297915 372928 845852 654
    Total non current liabilities1 297 0601 197 1501 118 2481 077 060
    Community wealth/Equity7 633 5267 421 2867 248 5667 291 568
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating628 231496 932516 384509 584
    Net cash from (used) investing(448 134)(548 181)(365 137)(385 266)
    Net cash from (used) financing42 95958 109(42 043)(27 864)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end1 065 124834 133827 273718 068
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a-12 380-
    Irregular expendituren/a708269 01234 911
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a43513936
    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) 832 532741 537684 337666 198
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 34 65737 10033 42231 427
     
    Total Employee Positions 4 9443 7133 7232 908
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 163136280249
    Total Vacancy Percentage 3.30%3.66%7.52%8.56%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6643
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0100
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 82826568
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 6803
    Community And Social Service Positions 395312296452
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 6201215
    Finance And Administration Positions 669668635497
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 35172524
    Electricity Positions 413265275286
    Vacant Electricity Positions 11181560
    Enviromental Protection Positions 24220419632
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 20010
    Health Positions 353413849
    Vacant Health Positions 221035
    Public Safety Positions 508507490398
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 19181018
    Road Transport Positions 330300231285
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 15181755
    Sport And Recreation Positions 1 1791152300
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 60280
    Waste Management Positions 502479560407
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 1815339
    Waste Water Management Positions 169267124109
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 221015
    Water Positions 183234265160
    Vacant Water Positions 891016
    Other Positions 231240214162
    Vacant Other Positions 1581629

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a97.97n/a95.38
    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 160 597159 918159 233110 403
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 154 735154 056153 371106 872
    Inside the yard 138 991138 312137 62799 304
    Less than 200m from yard 9 3489 3489 348568
    More than 200m from yard 6 3966 3966 3967 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 0864 0269 56216 945

    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 149 676144 723144 271129 356
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 3681 9108642 764

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    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 157 554157 524157 52497 875
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 78 97378 94378 94357 307
    Flush toilet - septic tank 8 5158 5158 5155 015
    Ventilated pit latrine 58 71558 71558 71532 434
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 5 4895 4895 4890
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 0092 6697 2013 976

    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 120 00085 00085 00083 944
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 0462 7256 6654 386

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Legislature Precinct Development; Pietermaritzburg Airport upgrade; Harry Gwala Stadium upgrade; phase 2, integrated transport system; fibre-optic cable network.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    International convention centre; five-star hotel.
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