eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality (ETH)

Part of Vulamehlo Local Municipality was merged into eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality on 3 August 2016. The Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information displayed here only includes figures for eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. View historical information for Vulamehlo Local Municipality.

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 1014, Durban, 4000
    Physical: City Hall, 263 Dr Pixley Ka Seme (West) Street, Durban
    Tel: 031 311 1111
    Fax: 031 311 2170
    Web: www.durban.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 291km²
    Description: The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality is a Category A municipality found in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. eThekwini is the largest city in this province and the third-largest city in the country. Its land area is comparatively larger than that of other South African cities and is topographically hilly, with many gorges and ravines and almost no true coastal plain.
     It is a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city and is known as the home of Africa's best-managed, busiest port. The world-class International Convention Centre in Durban has hosted a historic line-up of events, including conferences on a global scale. Durban has a turbulent history dating from ivory hunters in the 1820s and their conflict with the local Zulu monarchs. The province has the largest number of battlefields. It is also a major centre of tourism because of the City's warm, subtropical climate and extensive beaches.
     Durban Tourism is the leading domestic destination in South Africa. The estimated visitor number for the financial year 2010/11 is 9,95 million. The value of the domestic tourism economic impact on the region’s GDP is estimated to be 8% per annum. The hospitality industry consists of many fine hotels, nightspots, shopping malls, ethnic attractions, traditional villages, craft markets, sparkling dams, and big-game parks.
    Cities/Towns: Amalanga, Amanzimtoti, Amaotana, Berea, Blackburn, Bluff, Cato Ridge, Cele/Vumengazi, Chatsworth, Cibane, Clermont, Clifton Canyon, Craigieburn, Dassenhoek, Desainager, Durban, Durban International Airport, Durban North, Durban South, Emalangeni, Embo/Nksa Isimahla, Emona, Ethekwini, Everton, Ezembeni, Folweni, Gcumisa, Genazzano, Gillitts, Golokodo-Ensimbini, Hambanathi, Hillcrest, Ilanga, Ilfracombe, Illovo North, Illovo South, Inanda, Inchanga, Iqadi, Isipingo, Isipingo Beach, Kingsburgh, Klaarwater, Kloof, KwaDabeka, KwaMashu, KwaNdengezi, La Mercy, Lotus Park, Luganda, Luthuli/Umnini Trust, Magabeni, Malagazi, Mangangeni/Vumazonke, Maphephetha, Mawotana, Mawothi, Molweni, Mount Edgecombe, Mount Moreland, Mpolo, Mpumalanga, New Germany, Newlands East, Newlands West, Ngcolosi, Ngqungqulu, Ntuzuma, Oceans, Outer West Durban, Phoenix, Pinetown, Prospecton, Qadi, Qiniselani Manyuswa, Queensburgh, Redcliffe, Roseneath, Sapref, Shallcross, Sobonakhona, Thoyana, Tongaat, Tongaat Beach, Tshelimnyama, Umbumbulu, Umdloti, Umgababa, Umhlanga, Umkomaas, Umlazi, Verulam, Waterfall, Westbrook, Westville, Ximba
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance (22%), manufacturing (22%), community services (18%), trade (16%), transport (16%), construction (3%), electricity (2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 126, DA 61, IFP 10, EFF 8, INDEPENDENT 4, AIC 3, ACDP 1, APC 1, ALJAMA 1, DLC 1, MOSA 1, MF 1, TA 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr James Nxumalo
    Other Members of Council: Nomvuzo Shabalala (Deputy Mayor and Chairperson: Economic Development and Planning Committee), Loganathan Naidoo (Speaker), Stanley Xulu (Chief Whip), Nondumiso Cele (Chairperson: Governance and Human Resources Committee), Nigel Gumede (Chairperson: Human Settlements and Infrastructure Committee), Fawzia Peer (Chairperson: Finance and Procurement Committee), Zandile Gumede (Chairperson: Health, Safety and Social Services Committee), Heinz de Boer (Exco), Zwakele Mncwango (Exco), Bongiwe Mtshali (Exco), Patrick Pillay (Exco)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Sibusiso Sithole
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Krish Kumar
    Communications Officer: Tozi Mthethwa
    Other Senior Management: Musa Gumede (Deputy City Manager: Community and Emergency Services), Sipho Cele (Deputy City Manager: Governance and International Relations), Dumusile Nene (Deputy City Manager: Corporate and Human Resources)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 3 702 2313 476 686
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 29.5%25.3%
    Population 15 to 64 64.8%69.9%
    Population over 65 5.7%4.8%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 54.443.0
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 96.295.5
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.43%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.7%4.2%
    Matric 43.1%36.9%
    Higher education 10.9%11.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 1 125 767963 011
    Average household size 3.33.4
    Female headed households 42.1%40.1%
    Formal dwellings 81.5%78.8%
    Housing owned 74.0%54.6%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 69.3%63.0%
    Weekly refuse removal 78.1%85.6%
    Piped water inside dwelling 60.8%59.8%
    Electricity for lighting 95.7%89.6%

    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 findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates6 268 6065 909 1145 443 0855 032 654
    Service charges15 988 28514 284 47613 076 73512 467 301
    Investment revenue536 129380 544334 875341 895
    Transfers recognised - operational2 460 8532 658 9402 191 3852 026 005
    Other own revenue3 800 6873 641 1923 377 4353 103 351
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)29 054 56026 874 26624 423 51422 971 206
    Employee costs7 681 2267 157 5266 893 7295 993 075
    Remuneration of councillors105 334100 79594 72188 538
    Depreciation & asset impairment2 013 4161 938 8791 740 9691 616 146
    Finance charges993 582950 565857 206938 438
    Materials and bulk purchases9 498 1278 378 6197 895 2437 615 696
    Transfers and grants256 971179 772166 133171 261
    Other expenditure7 327 3767 992 7066 829 5205 449 863
    Total Expenditure27 876 03226 698 86224 477 52121 873 017
    Surplus/(Deficit)1 178 528175 404(54 007)1 098 188
    Transfers recognised - capital3 445 5402 777 6712 041 0111 631 745
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions4 624 0692 953 0751 987 0042 729 933
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year4 624 0692 953 0751 987 0042 729 933
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure5 100 9874 716 5044 201 6223 494 715
    Transfers recognised - capital2 625 7072 779 1102 041 0101 631 745
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing-1 000 0001 500 000-
    Internally generated funds2 475 280937 394660 6121 862 970
    Total sources of capital funds5 100 9874 716 5044 201 6223 494 715
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets16 49712 818 08613 163 81611 956 729
    Total non current assets38 86342 577 43739 823 42637 312 165
    Total current liabilities10 11710 594 76610 695 4649 144 202
    Total non current liabilities11 55612 403 65112 775 09012 038 708
    Community wealth/Equity33 68732 397 10629 516 68828 085 984
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating7 788 9663 844 9455 041 8374 805 438
    Net cash from (used) investing(5 090 859)(4 709 909)(4 111 416)(3 487 199)
    Net cash from (used) financing(1 156 669)172 116369 562(784 013)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end7 420 1746 166 8096 859 6935 559 709
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a212 275341 847325 535
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-28-
    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) 7 157 5266 893 7295 993 0756 576 031
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 100 79594 72188 53884 751
     
    Total Employee Positions 24 72526 65526 94723 003
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1 3133 2973 5800
    Total Vacancy Percentage 5.31%12.37%13.29%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 113111107102
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0400
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 344320313294
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0000
    Community And Social Service Positions 4 5653 5923 5865 098
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 02372840
    Finance And Administration Positions 1 6864 9535 3142 433
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 09601 1270
    Electricity Positions 3 4372 7432 5732 191
    Vacant Electricity Positions 1 1705154190
    Enviromental Protection Positions 1933636748
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0640
    Health Positions 1 3641 4101 3961 149
    Vacant Health Positions 02292500
    Public Safety Positions 6783 5883 4682 618
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 03923030
    Road Transport Positions 2 608430410128
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 085770
    Sport And Recreation Positions 4 126191924
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 2 2462 1802 1541 933
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 1431251530
    Waste Water Management Positions 01 5721 5250
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 02532640
    Water Positions 3 3653 5313 3692 909
    Vacant Water Positions 04914900
    Other Positions 02 1702 6773 376
    Vacant Other Positions 002090

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a95.90n/a98.77
    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 896 895896 112893 573891 609
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 877 736876 953874 414872 450
    Inside the yard 661 804661 021659 457659 068
    Less than 200m from yard 215 932215 932214 957213 382
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 555 967520 074517 274504 100

    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? YesYesYesNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 707 068694 625692 521691 338
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 137 896128 65264 50087 640

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a0
    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 801 562782 798746 821738 512
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 449 661449 661449 661449 661
    Flush toilet - septic tank 107 525107 525107 525107 525
    Ventilated pit latrine 35 00035 00035 00035 000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 190 217171 453135 476127 167
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 378 522370 872320 252162 167

    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 945 910945 910945 910945 910
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 575 098589 605589 605687 000

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Mpumalanga New Town Development.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Durban dig-out port; Cornubia Development; Mpumalanga New Town Centre.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES

 

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