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

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 5 065km²
    Description: The Elundini Local Municipality (ELM) is a Category B municipality 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
    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 Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates14 58313 68113 35414 126
    Service charges20 80718 98119 07418 335
    Investment revenue3 6522 1011 5921 834
    Transfers recognised - operational157 496118 37896 14881 475
    Other own revenue7 1979 6878 5709 079
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)203 736162 827138 737124 849
    Employee costs70 80361 50557 61748 673
    Remuneration of councillors10 7929 8149 4838 430
    Depreciation & asset impairment26 84330 83431 09329 863
    Finance charges907814621798
    Materials and bulk purchases24 53020 58222 94119 964
    Transfers and grants23 800-263350
    Other expenditure49 09553 83554 06361 231
    Total Expenditure206 771177 384176 081169 308
    Surplus/(Deficit)(3 035)(14 557)(37 343)(44 460)
    Transfers recognised - capital33 23440 84128 18430 363
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions30 20026 284(9 159)(14 097)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year30 20026 284(9 159)(14 097)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure43 77047 58436 43737 421
    Transfers recognised - capital27 78724 141--
    Public contributions & donations--36 43737 421
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds15 98323 443--
    Total sources of capital funds43 77047 58436 43737 421
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets62 90442 44346 12049 442
    Total non current assets374 261359 397346 791352 539
    Total current liabilities37 08338 74648 44038 615
    Total non current liabilities15 87812 9949 3029 321
    Community wealth/Equity384 204350 100335 169354 044
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating58 84454 19438 33317 597
    Net cash from (used) investing(40 849)(44 364)(35 924)(37 073)
    Net cash from (used) financing(84)(257)(137)416
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end51 71633 80624 23321 961
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure-2 9805 18031 544
    Irregular expenditure-484511 331
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure-874901 017
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 70 80361 50557 61748 67339 926
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 10 7929 8149 4838 4307 738
     
    Total Employee Positions 237216227176298
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 14229057
    Total Vacancy Percentage 5.91%0.93%12.78%0.00%19.13%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66665
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 12000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 2119191814
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 10200
    Community And Social Service Positions 11359354673
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 6022011
    Finance And Administration Positions 35448266104
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 403037
    Electricity Positions 119958
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 50000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 20000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 151217117
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00000
    Road Transport Positions 25282500
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 029252432
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00000
    Waste Water Management Positions 000055
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00009
    Water Positions 00000
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 610900
    Vacant Other Positions 00200

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 00000
    Inside the yard 00000
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 004 4271 1801 123

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 14 92814 77914 77914 05814 058
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 2153 3973 3973 8841 129

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/an/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 00000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 00000
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 004 4271 1801 123

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 8 3448 3448 3448 3448 344
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 0504 4274 4271 1801 123

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

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