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: 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 Lesotho and Senqu Municipality in the west, Chris Hani District Municipality in the south, OR Tambo District Municipality in the east and Alfred Nzo District Municipality in the north.
     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, AIC 2, DA 2, UDM 2
    Mayor: Ms Nonkongozelo Lengs
    Other Members of Council: Mzukhona Bomela (Speaker), M S Leteba (Chief Whip and Infrastructure, Planning and Development), Leticia Baduza (Portfolio Head: Community Services), K A Mgijima (Portfolio Head: Strategic Planning and Economic Development), T Lehata (Portfolio Head: Corporate Services), M A Mqamelo (Portfolio Head: Finance)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Ms Anele Mboza
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Jack Thando Mdeni
    Communications Officer: Ms Anele Mboza
    LED Officer: Mr Ntomboxolo Eddie
    Other Senior Management: Sandile Matubatuba (Corporate Services Manager), Xola Mntonintshi (Infrastructure, Planning and Development)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 138 141
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 35.40%
    Population 15 to 64 56.40%
    Population over 65 8.30%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 77.40
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 90.10
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.05%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 44.40%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 52.80%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 15.90%
    Higher education 5.20%
    Matric 11.80%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 37 854
    Average household size 3.50
    Female headed households 52.10%
    Formal dwellings 33.00%
    Housing owned 61.90%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 8.00%
    Weekly refuse removal 12.30%
    Piped water inside dwelling 10.40%
    Electricity for lighting 46.30%

    Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates32 85513 35414 12610 650
    Service charges25 05219 07418 33518 377
    Investment revenue1 9861 5921 8342 077
    Transfers recognised - operational144 04396 14881 47572 499
    Other own revenue11 3608 5709 07913 203
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)215 296138 737124 849116 806
    Employee costs58 63357 61748 67339 926
    Remuneration of councillors11 2089 4838 4307 738
    Depreciation & asset impairment-31 09329 86334 113
    Finance charges49621798616
    Materials and bulk purchases17 73622 94119 96411 848
    Transfers and grants447263350350
    Other expenditure55 26854 06361 23149 093
    Total Expenditure143 342176 081169 308143 685
    Surplus/(Deficit)71 954(37 343)(44 460)(26 878)
    Transfers recognised - capital38 36128 18430 36332 798
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions110 315(9 159)(14 097)5 919
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year110 315(9 159)(14 097)5 919
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure47 84136 43737 42138 235
    Transfers recognised - capital35 396--22 687
    Public contributions & donations-36 43737 42115 548
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds12 446---
    Total sources of capital funds47 84136 43737 42138 235
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets53 38646 12049 44273 651
    Total non current assets346 620346 791352 539348 415
    Total current liabilities29 13848 44038 61543 988
    Total non current liabilities7 4009 3029 3219 315
    Community wealth/Equity363 469335 169354 044368 762
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating47 71038 33317 59751 486
    Net cash from (used) investing(49 312)(35 924)(37 073)(38 235)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(137)416(128)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end23 83624 23321 96141 020
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a5 18031 54435 325
    Irregular expendituren/a511 331687
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a901 017735
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 57 617448 673439 9264
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 4838 4307 738
     
    Total Employee Positions 268176298
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 27057
    Total Vacancy Percentage 10.07%0.00%19.13%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 665
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 171814
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 000
    Community And Social Service Positions 354673
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 22011
    Finance And Administration Positions 8266104
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 3037
    Electricity Positions 958
    Vacant Electricity Positions 000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Health Positions 000
    Vacant Health Positions 000
    Public Safety Positions 17117
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 000
    Road Transport Positions 2500
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 2300
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 000
    Waste Management Positions 452432
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 000
    Waste Water Management Positions 0055
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 009
    Water Positions 000
    Vacant Water Positions 000
    Other Positions 900
    Vacant Other Positions 200

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 000
    Inside the yard 000
    Less than 200m from yard 000
    More than 200m from yard 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 4271 1801 123

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 14 77914 05814 058
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 3973 8841 129

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 000
    Ventilated pit latrine 000
    Bucket system 000
    Other 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 4271 1801 123

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

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

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