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, DA 2, AIC 1, EFF 1, INDEPENDENT 1, UDM 1 (2016 LGE)
    Controlling Party: ANC
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    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 Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates13 68113 35414 12610 650
    Service charges18 98119 07418 33518 377
    Investment revenue2 1011 5921 8342 077
    Transfers recognised - operational118 37896 14881 47572 499
    Other own revenue9 6878 5709 07913 203
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)162 827138 737124 849116 806
    Employee costs61 50557 61748 67339 926
    Remuneration of councillors9 8149 4838 4307 738
    Depreciation & asset impairment30 83431 09329 86334 113
    Finance charges814621798616
    Materials and bulk purchases20 58222 94119 96411 848
    Transfers and grants-263350350
    Other expenditure53 83554 06361 23149 093
    Total Expenditure177 384176 081169 308143 685
    Surplus/(Deficit)(14 557)(37 343)(44 460)(26 878)
    Transfers recognised - capital24 14128 18430 36332 798
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions26 284(9 159)(14 097)5 919
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year26 284(9 159)(14 097)5 919
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure47 58436 43737 42138 235
    Transfers recognised - capital35 396--22 687
    Public contributions & donations-36 43737 42115 548
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds23 443---
    Total sources of capital funds47 58436 43737 42138 235
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets42 44346 12049 44273 651
    Total non current assets359 397346 791352 539348 415
    Total current liabilities38 74648 44038 61543 988
    Total non current liabilities12 9949 3029 3219 315
    Community wealth/Equity350 100335 169354 044368 762
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating54 19438 33317 59751 486
    Net cash from (used) investing(44 364)(35 924)(37 073)(38 235)
    Net cash from (used) financing(257)(137)416(128)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end33 80624 23321 96141 020
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure2 9805 18031 54435 325
    Irregular expenditure484511 331687
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure874901 017735
    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) 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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