Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BUF)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 134, East London, 5200
    Physical: 117 Oxford Street, Cnr North & Oxford Streets, Trust Centre, East London
    Tel: 043 705 2000
    Fax: 043 743 1688
    Web: www.buffalocity.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 536km²
    Description: The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality is a Category A municipality situated on the east coast of the Eastern Cape Province. The boundaries of the newly established municipality now include a large area characterised by very different features. Two former municipalities, Transitional Local Councils – that of East London and King William's Town – have merged into one. Other areas that were previously not included in either of them are now part of Buffalo City.
     The municipality was established as a local municipality in 2000 after South Africa's reorganisation of municipal areas and is named after the Buffalo River, at whose mouth lies the only river port in South Africa. On 18 May 2011 it was separated from the Amathole District Municipality and converted into a metropolitan municipality. History was made in Buffalo City when the City elected its first female mayor on Friday, 17 March 2006.
     The area has a well-developed manufacturing base, with the auto industry playing a major role. The climate is mild, with year-round sunshine. Average rainfall is 850mm.
    Cities/Towns: Bisho, Dimbaza, East London, Kidd's Beach, King William's Town, Mdantsane, Phakamisa, Zwelitsha
    Main Economic Sectors: Community services (25%), finance (24%), manufacturing (24%), trade (12%), transport (12%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 60, DA 24, EFF 8, AIC 4, ACDP 1, COPE 1, PAC 1, UDM 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr Xola Pakati (Executive Mayor)
    Other Members of Council: Zoliswa Matana (Deputy Mayor), Alfred Mtsi (Speaker), Mzwandile Vaaiboom (Chief Whip), Ncedo Kumbanca (MMC: Engineering and Infrastructure), Ayanda Myute (MMC: Health and Public Safety), Xolani Witbooi (MMC: Special Programmes), Pumla Nazo-Makathala (MMC: Development), Nontsikelelo Peter (MMC: Finance), Nozandile Mhlola (MMC: Human Settlements), Helen Neale-May (MMC: Community Services), Mawethu Marata (MMC: Local Economic Development), Sindile Toni (MMC: Corporate Services)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Nceba Ncunyana (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Vincent Pillay
    Communications Officer: Mr Keith Ngesi
    LED Officer: Noludwe Ncokazi
    Other Senior Management: Ncumisa Sidukwana (HOD: Executive Support Services), Nonceba Mbali-Majeng (HOD: Spatial Development Planning), Bob Naidoo (HOD: Corporate Services), Vuyani Lwana (Acting HOD: Health and Public Safety), Sandile Booi (Acting HOD: Chief Operating Officer), Luyanda Mbula (Acting HOD: Infrastructure Services), Neo Meorane (Acting HOD: Municipal Services), Noludwe Ncokazi (Acting HOD: LED)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 834 997781 027
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 31.6%26.5%
    Population 15 to 64 64.4%67.4%
    Population over 65 4.1%6.1%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 55.448.4
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 93.890.4
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.52%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.0%5.0%
    Matric 31.0%26.2%
    Higher education 13.7%12.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 253 477230 515
    Average household size 3.33.2
    Female headed households 45.3%45.9%
    Formal dwellings 70.2%71.9%
    Housing owned 54.2%50.5%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 73.1%66.8%
    Weekly refuse removal 57.1%68.3%
    Piped water inside dwelling 50.2%51.1%
    Electricity for lighting 86.6%81.1%

    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 rates865 235794 519672 957580 100
    Service charges2 749 6482 424 7532 198 9601 964 268
    Investment revenue154 775124 22296 47683 980
    Transfers recognised - operational963 670948 239812 167769 173
    Other own revenue744 847680 918661 338591 781
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)5 478 1744 972 6504 441 8993 989 302
    Employee costs1 352 2011 192 3311 129 246980 891
    Remuneration of councillors54 37547 68245 26143 331
    Depreciation & asset impairment789 811729 880644 163403 596
    Finance charges54 87860 67165 77569 443
    Materials and bulk purchases1 427 3181 213 6421 110 4641 040 113
    Transfers and grants237 321235 798144 957115 922
    Other expenditure1 548 5311 736 6541 357 9631 061 615
    Total Expenditure5 464 4355 216 6574 497 8283 714 911
    Surplus/(Deficit)13 739(244 007)(55 930)274 391
    Transfers recognised - capital670 394615 492734 503457 791
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions684 133371 485678 573732 182
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year684 133371 485678 573732 182
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure1 186 327930 050844 194593 485
    Transfers recognised - capital670 394615 492734 503515 570
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing---18 146
    Internally generated funds515 933314 558109 69259 769
    Total sources of capital funds1 186 327930 050844 194593 485
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets3 571 1743 025 8332 846 9772 578 302
    Total non current assets13 495 25812 611 63810 775 30310 483 018
    Total current liabilities1 440 8111 020 6001 088 7721 236 732
    Total non current liabilities944 139995 534988 124992 782
    Community wealth/Equity14 681 48213 621 33711 545 38410 831 806
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating1 395 0721 013 4471 456 9691 171 425
    Net cash from (used) investing(1 175 532)(923 670)(842 058)(574 849)
    Net cash from (used) financing(44 499)(53 669)(293 793)(275 229)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end2 375 5822 200 5412 164 4331 843 316
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a245 299186 76814 478
    Irregular expendituren/a479 245409 467182 452
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a4804 666934
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 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) 1 192 3311 129 246980 891952 657
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 47 68245 26143 33142 966
     
    Total Employee Positions 5 3245 1585 0395 154
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 791824604554
    Total Vacancy Percentage 14.86%15.98%11.99%10.75%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 7799
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 2433
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 221177160160
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 50352425
    Community And Social Service Positions 785774723715
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 781017377
    Finance And Administration Positions 924866769744
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 19915210495
    Electricity Positions 265265269269
    Vacant Electricity Positions 54495354
    Enviromental Protection Positions 2222
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 1100
    Health Positions 656570218
    Vacant Health Positions 1138
    Public Safety Positions 516494498498
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 55592837
    Road Transport Positions 49495151
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 101888
    Sport And Recreation Positions 294294359359
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 15383522
    Waste Management Positions 626626626626
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 57887145
    Waste Water Management Positions 400396399399
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 76623632
    Water Positions 377362364364
    Vacant Water Positions 73594451
    Other Positions 793781740740
    Vacant Other Positions 12015712297

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a72.79n/a92.55
    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 231 067230 185224 682219 351
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 223 568223 568218 426213 530
    Inside the yard 119 428110 474103 000102 818
    Less than 200m from yard 101 482110 333110 33369 445
    More than 200m from yard 2 6582 7615 09341 267
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 58 79761 96043 13454 240

    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 148 065143 678139 182138 471
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 76 89161 96060 61054 240

    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 218 101210 795146 682146 141
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 119 428110 474116 230116 115
    Flush toilet - septic tank 5 4375 4371 3411 341
    Ventilated pit latrine 56 73957 42022 47822 398
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 29 57130 8473460
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 58 79761 96043 13454 240

    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 159 359159 359175 057193 428
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 58 79761 96043 13454 240

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

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