Richmond Local Municipality (KZN227)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X1028, Richmond, 3780
    Physical: 57 Shepstone Street, Richmond
    Tel: 033 212 2155
    Fax: 033 212 2102
    Web: www.richmond.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 256km²
    Description: The Richmond Local Municipality is a Category B municipality found within the uMgungundlovu District in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It is located along the southern boundary of the uMgungundlovu District Municipality, approximately 38km south of Pietermaritzburg (the capital of KwaZulu-Natal) along the R56. It is one of the seven municipalities that make up the district.
     The municipality has been classified as a place of great natural beauty with significant tourist attractions and immense aspirations to be the preferred destination to live, work and visit.

    Cities/Towns: Richmond
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture (45-50%), community services (25-30%), trade (5-10%), finance (5-10%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 11, DA 2, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Sibusiso Joseph Mchunu
    Other Members of Council: Ms Thandazile V Phoswa (Deputy Mayor), Mr Siminenkosi B Ndlovu (Speaker), Ms Ntombizonke P Phoswa (Chief Whip), Mr Thembokwakhe G Madondo (Exco), Mr Sifiso J Mkhize, Mr Msawakhe J Jili (Chairperson: MPAC), Mr Shakes L Shange, Mr Bonginkosi B Ngcongo, Mr Bonginkosi R Shange, Mr Vincent Maphumulo, Mr Sibongiseni Ngcobo, Mrs Khonziwe E Mkhize, Ms Nomfundo W Mjwara, Mr Sibusiso J Mchunu (LED)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Edward Sibusiso Sithole
    Chief Financial Officer: Sanjay Mewalall
    Communications Officer: Sibonelo Bhengu
    LED Officer: Ms Antionette Whyte
    Other Senior Management: Sikhombiso Mthembu (Strategic Manager: Corporate Services), Bigboy Mhlongo (Strategic Manager: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 71 32265 540
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 39.9%33.5%
    Population 15 to 64 56.8%61.7%
    Population over 65 3.3%4.8%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 76.062.1
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 97.793.9
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.92%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 12.8%15.5%
    Matric 26.8%21.1%
    Higher education 6.9%4.0%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 17 57016 358
    Average household size 4.13.7
    Female headed households 46.9%48.9%
    Formal dwellings 69.3%54.6%
    Housing owned 61.0%44.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 12.3%12.7%
    Weekly refuse removal 14.6%15.6%
    Piped water inside dwelling 18.9%20.2%
    Electricity for lighting 89.7%81.5%

    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 findingsClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates12 27911 20510 3119 355
    Service charges451426405300
    Investment revenue3 3272 8682 1211 695
    Transfers recognised - operational70 30343 69262 11537 977
    Other own revenue8 9767 3626 8522 649
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)95 33665 55381 80451 976
    Employee costs34 16427 44024 85924 016
    Remuneration of councillors4 1664 0133 7513 477
    Depreciation & asset impairment6 9507 5826 3624 306
    Finance charges178(192)7218
    Materials and bulk purchases----
    Transfers and grants---19
    Other expenditure50 14830 88927 25424 982
    Total Expenditure95 60769 73362 29856 819
    Surplus/(Deficit)(271)(4 179)19 507(4 843)
    Transfers recognised - capital27 05731 243-19 175
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions26 78727 06419 50714 332
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year26 78727 06419 50714 332
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure30 31426 95921 14021 207
    Transfers recognised - capital22 16524 01412 55019 175
    Public contributions & donations3659252-
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds8 1132 3538 5382 032
    Total sources of capital funds30 31426 95921 14021 207
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets62 96053 48452 34649 117
    Total non current assets164 853144 717121 699107 016
    Total current liabilities14 42618 91226 21028 323
    Total non current liabilities13 26611 45410 5699 809
    Community wealth/Equity200 121167 834137 266118 000
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating60 36328 16721 98627 031
    Net cash from (used) investing(29 914)(26 959)(19 577)(21 207)
    Net cash from (used) financing-181(150)(140)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end31 01147 06345 67443 405
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a361685 376
    Irregular expendituren/a246--
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a00-
    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) 27 44024 85924 01619 902
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 0133 7513 4773 390
     
    Total Employee Positions 161160149147
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 128116
    Total Vacancy Percentage 7.45%5.00%0.67%10.88%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1012
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 6667
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0000
    Community And Social Service Positions 2921239
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 3303
    Finance And Administration Positions 38373733
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 3001
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0002
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 20161620
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 1819811
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 3000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 9800
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 938465
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 1500
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 2710855
    Vacant Other Positions 10010

    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 55013 39513 3953 939
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 4022 5251 38623

    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 3 0353 0351 5821 582
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 29262931

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Drivers' Testing Centre; market facility.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Small factories (canning); vegetable production; timber-related activities (manufacture of doors and window frames, production of timber items, nails and roof sheeting).
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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