Elundini Local Municipality (EC141)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 1, Maclear, 5480
    Physical: 1 Seller Street, Maclear
    Tel: 045 932 8100
    Fax: 045 932 1094
    Web: www.elundini.org.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 5 065km²
    Description: The Elundini Local Municipality (ELM) is located within the Joe Gqabi District in the north-eastern portion of the Eastern Cape Province. The municipality is bounded by the Alfred Nzo District in the north, Chris Hani District in the south, OR Tambo District in the east, and Lesotho and Senqu in the west. It is the smallest of three municipalities in the district, making up a quarter of its geographical area.
     The ELM is one of the most scenic and attractive areas of the province, with considerable potential lying in its deep, fertile soils and high rainfall. Compared to the other municipalities in the Joe Gqabi District, Elundini has prospects of significant growth and upliftment in the quality of life for its residents due to its relative abundance of natural resources.
     The urban areas and commercial farming district are the highest employers, where people have found employment in the agriculture, commercial and service sectors. There are very low levels of employment in the rural settlements. This can be partly attributed to the fact that these areas do not have a strong economic base, and partly to the fact that most inhabitants are involved in subsistence-related activities with little surplus being produced for economic profit.
     Due to the migrant system in operation in South Africa, the impact of recessionary downturns in the economy elsewhere (such as in the mining industry, Gauteng and Cape Town) have had an impact on the Elundini area. There is still a heavy reliance on income from migrant sources.

    Cities/Towns: Maclear, Mount Fletcher, Ugie
    Main Economic Sectors: Social services/government (41%), agriculture (28%), wholesale and retail trade (14%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 28, DA 2, AIC 1, EFF 1, INDEPENDENT 1, UDM 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Ms Nonkongozelo Lengs
    Other Members of Council: Vangiwe Victoria Hokwana (Speaker), Mamello Semakaleng Leteba (Chief Whip and Portfolio Head: Corporate Services), Thozama Victoria May (Infrastructure, Planning and Development), M L Naketsana (Portfolio Head: Community Services), N Nkalitshana (Portfolio Head: Strategic Planning and Economic Development), Arron Mlamli Mqamelo (Portfolio Head: Finance)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Khaya Gashi
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Jack Thando Mdeni
    Communications Officer: Mr Anele Mboza
    LED Officer: Ms Ntomboxolo Eddie
    Other Senior Management: Sandile Matubatuba (Corporate Services Manager), Xola Mntonintshi (Infrastructure, Planning and Development)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 144 929137 039
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 37.5%35.3%
    Population 15 to 64 56.9%56.4%
    Population over 65 5.6%8.3%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 75.677.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 93.390.1
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.27%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 5.7%15.9%
    Matric 16.4%11.8%
    Higher education 4.9%5.0%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 35 80437 550
    Average household size 4.03.4
    Female headed households 48.4%52.0%
    Formal dwellings 47.8%33.2%
    Housing owned 67.2%61.9%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 6.9%8.0%
    Weekly refuse removal 22.4%12.4%
    Piped water inside dwelling 11.1%10.4%
    Electricity for lighting 62.0%46.5%

    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 findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates17 38113 68113 35414 126
    Service charges24 31818 98119 07418 335
    Investment revenue3 0262 1011 5921 834
    Transfers recognised - operational175 941118 37896 14881 475
    Other own revenue6 7589 6878 5709 079
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)227 424162 827138 737124 849
    Employee costs69 38261 50557 61748 673
    Remuneration of councillors10 8019 8149 4838 430
    Depreciation & asset impairment-30 83431 09329 863
    Finance charges-814621798
    Materials and bulk purchases29 98720 58222 94119 964
    Transfers and grants--263350
    Other expenditure69 00053 83554 06361 231
    Total Expenditure179 170177 384176 081169 308
    Surplus/(Deficit)48 255(14 557)(37 343)(44 460)
    Transfers recognised - capital48 60240 84128 18430 363
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions96 85626 284(9 159)(14 097)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year96 85626 284(9 159)(14 097)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure38 32947 58436 43737 421
    Transfers recognised - capital23 91024 141--
    Public contributions & donations4 064-36 43737 421
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds10 35523 443--
    Total sources of capital funds38 32947 58436 43737 421
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets54 41142 44346 12049 442
    Total non current assets354 506359 397346 791352 539
    Total current liabilities40 59038 74648 44038 615
    Total non current liabilities8 72812 9949 3029 321
    Community wealth/Equity359 599350 100335 169354 044
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating37 78954 19438 33317 597
    Net cash from (used) investing(38 329)(44 364)(35 924)(37 073)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(257)(137)416
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end33 26533 80624 23321 961
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a2 9805 18031 544
    Irregular expendituren/a484511 331
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a874901 017
    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) 61 50557 61748 67339 926
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 8149 4838 4307 738
     
    Total Employee Positions 216227176298
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 229057
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.93%12.78%0.00%19.13%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6665
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 2000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 19191814
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0200
    Community And Social Service Positions 59354673
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 022011
    Finance And Administration Positions 448266104
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 03037
    Electricity Positions 9958
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 1217117
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 282500
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 29252432
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 00055
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0009
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 10900
    Vacant Other Positions 0200

    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 04 4271 1801 123

    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 14 77914 77914 05814 058
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 3973 3973 8841 129

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a0
    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 04 4271 1801 123

    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 8 3448 3448 3448 344
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 4274 4271 1801 123

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

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