uMshwathi Local Municipality (KZN221)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X29, Wartburg, 3233
    Physical: Main Street, New Hanover
    Tel: 033 815 2249
    Fax: 033 502 0286
    Web: www.umshwathi.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 818km²
    Description: The uMshwathi Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the uMgungundlovu District, immediately adjacent to Pietermaritzburg, in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It is the largest municipality of seven in the district.
     The municipality is located in an area that was largely under the control of tribal authorities until very recently. However, in the remaining portion there are towns built by German immigrants some 150 years ago. In the 1850s, 13 cotton planter families from Osnabruck unter Bergthell left Germany and settled in the area. They were followed by missionaries and other colonists, mostly from Hanover, who also settled in the region, founded New Hanover and Wartburg, and brought with them not only the Lutheran faith but the German language and culture. Wartburg itself is named after the castle in Eisenach, where Dr Martin Luther translated the bible into German. The village crest also depicts the immigrants’ arrival by sailing ship, the Luther Rose, and the call to ‘pray and work'.
     The land is mostly agricultural, although urban development is to be found in the main towns. The communities living in the underdeveloped areas have extremely limited access to basic physical and social requirements and very few economic opportunities. The present authority structures are, as yet, unable to provide for the improvement of basic living conditions urgently required by the rural inhabitants.

    Cities/Towns: Cool Air, Dalton, New Hanover, Wartburg
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, manufacturing, tourism
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 20, IFP 4, DA 2, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: S S Zondi
    Other Members of Council: S S Zondi (Mayor, Exco Member and Chairperson: Financial Service Portfolio Committee), M P Dlamini (Deputy Mayor, Exco Member and Chairperson: Corporate Services Portfolio Committee), N E Cebekhulu (Exco Member and Chairperson: Infrastructure and Planning Services Portfolio Committee), S M Mbatha-Ntuli (Exco Member and Chairperson: Community Services Portfolio Committee), E B Mbongwe (Chairperson: MPAC), P M Dladla, B E Nzama, G H Ngcobo, W M Mngadi, N W Gasa, C S Dube, L P Zondi, S J Luthuli, N R Khanyile, M Z Mbewana, N P Mdunge, N A Thusi, S G Jila, T C Dlame, N T Ngubane, M N Shezi, R Govender, M M De Vries, M P Majozi, B K Mkhize, M P Dumakude, R Naidoo

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr N M Mabaso
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr R M Mani
    Communications Officer: Mr S Mkhithi
    LED Officer: Mr H B Zondi
    Other Senior Management: Mr K Perumal (General Manager: Corporate Services), Mr P Hariparsad (General Manager: Technical Services), Mr B T Zondi (General Manager: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 111 645106 388
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 38.2%32.8%
    Population 15 to 64 57.9%62.0%
    Population over 65 3.9%5.2%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 72.661.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 92.690.3
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.10%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 10.2%15.5%
    Matric 25.9%21.3%
    Higher education 8.4%4.5%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 29 08228 131
    Average household size 3.83.6
    Female headed households 48.8%49.0%
    Formal dwellings 56.3%62.7%
    Housing owned 70.2%53.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 12.0%13.5%
    Weekly refuse removal 8.2%15.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 11.0%22.6%
    Electricity for lighting 80.0%72.7%

    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 findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates27 27128 14125 22516 611
    Service charges1 7901 8331 8011 650
    Investment revenue7791 021847796
    Transfers recognised - operational107 54673 92265 77558 061
    Other own revenue12 30915 98411 16910 342
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)149 695120 900104 81787 460
    Employee costs54 07046 15137 64329 692
    Remuneration of councillors7 9707 6517 3666 296
    Depreciation & asset impairment8 7288 3246 7165 371
    Finance charges5381 570--
    Materials and bulk purchases----
    Transfers and grants----
    Other expenditure47 37340 42335 26029 890
    Total Expenditure118 679104 11986 98571 249
    Surplus/(Deficit)31 01616 78117 83116 210
    Transfers recognised - capital26 76434 12918 88818 404
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions57 78050 91036 71934 614
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year57 78050 91036 71934 614
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure43 22637 03924 54525 569
    Transfers recognised - capital26 76434 12920 71718 404
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds16 4622 9103 8287 165
    Total sources of capital funds43 22637 03924 54525 569
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets95 88491 88273 10754 533
    Total non current assets198 364163 877135 162117 333
    Total current liabilities5 64311 71110 3047 941
    Total non current liabilities9 39510 93915 76417 680
    Community wealth/Equity279 209233 109182 201146 244
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(54 172)39 96030 81526 673
    Net cash from (used) investing57 606(36 635)(24 545)(25 569)
    Net cash from (used) financing(3 325)(3 520)(5 980)(1 263)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end586528723432
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a2 939-4 593
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a---
    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) 46 15137 64329 69226 517
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 7 6517 3666 2966 250
     
    Total Employee Positions 389260322329
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 19440168173
    Total Vacancy Percentage 49.87%15.38%52.17%52.58%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0120
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 22151118
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 6007
    Community And Social Service Positions 46402929
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 14101010
    Finance And Administration Positions 78673535
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 331655
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 202000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 132000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 20151010
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 9333
    Road Transport Positions 611800
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 01000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 10000
    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 00232232
    Vacant Other Positions 00148148

    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 58513 54913 51513 515
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 8501 9802 1002 087

    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? NoNoNoNo
    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 8003 8003 8003 800
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

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

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