uThukela District Municipality (DC23)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 116, Ladysmith, 3370
    Physical: 36 Lyel Street / 33 Forbes Street, Ladysmith
    Tel: 036 638 5100 / 036 638 2400
    Fax: 036 637 5608 / 036 635 5501
    Web: www.uthukeladm.co.za/uthukela/

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 11 326km²
    Description: The uThukela District Municipality is a Category C municipality and is located on the western boundary of the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It is bordered by three other district municipalities: Amajuba, uMzinyathi and uMgungundlovu. It consists of three local municipalities: Okhahlamba, Alfred Duma and Inkosi Langalibalele.
     The district derives its name from one of the major rivers in KwaZulu-Natal, the uThukela River, which rises from the Drakensberg Mountains and supplies water to a large portion of KZN, as well as Gauteng.
     It is predominately rural and is characterised by poor socio-economic indicators such as low revenue base, poor infrastructure, limited access to services, and low economic base.

    Cities/Towns: Bergville, Cathkin Park, Colenso, Estcourt, Ladysmith, Van Reenen, Weenen, Winterton
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (21%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (17%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (15%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 7, IFP 4, DA 1, EFF 1 (40% PR Seats)
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr A S Mazibuko
    Other Members of Council: A S Mazibuko (Mayor and Chairperson: Finance and Budget Portfolio Committee), N W Sibiya (Deputy Mayor and Chairperson: Planning, Local Economic Development, Disaster Management, Special Programmes, Communication, Public Participation and Operation Sukuma Sakhe Portfolio Committee), D C P Mazibuko (Speaker), T P Shabalala (Chairperson: Corporate Service and Performance Management System Portfolio Committee), M V Khumalo (Chairperson: Water, Sanitation, Technical Services and Health Services Portfolio Committee), S Z Khumalo (Chairperson: Municipal Public Accounts Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Sifiso Kunene
    Chief Financial Officer: Mrs P H Z Kubheka
    Communications Officer: Mr Jabulani Mkhonza
    LED Officer: Mr Z Khuzwayo (General Manager: Social and Economic Services)
    Other Senior Management: Mr M F Hadebe (General Manager: Corporate Services), Mr B H Khoza (General Manager: Municipal Health and Water Services Authority), Mr S C Z Zikalala (Acting General Manager: Water, Sanitation and Technical Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 706 588668 072
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 37.1%36.8%
    Population 15 to 64 58.6%58.5%
    Population over 65 4.3%4.7%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 70.670.9
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 89.587.0
    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 10.0%13.8%
    Matric 33.3%26.5%
    Higher education 6.6%5.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 161 788147 143
    Average household size 4.44.3
    Female headed households 52.7%52.7%
    Formal dwellings 69.8%65.9%
    Housing owned 79.0%51.1%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 29.0%31.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 31.3%33.2%
    Piped water inside dwelling 22.3%28.7%
    Electricity for lighting 85.4%74.5%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates-----
    Service charges157 835153 122126 222132 771119 209
    Investment revenue6 16311 9919 07310 7619 343
    Transfers recognised - operational337 577322 989311 978257 902257 283
    Other own revenue45 71923 78128 71036 12933 047
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)547 294511 884475 982437 563418 882
    Employee costs224 644198 647150 427125 359119 882
    Remuneration of councillors5 8676 3815 7964 7034 792
    Depreciation & asset impairment33 47449 19745 06538 999-
    Finance charges-1 1252 4652 5492 432
    Materials and bulk purchases37 33236 51430 66722 8153 857
    Transfers and grants60 961--83 732-
    Other expenditure286 559390 947327 078172 607518 413
    Total Expenditure648 838682 812561 498450 763649 376
    Surplus/(Deficit)(101 544)(170 928)(85 516)(13 200)(230 494)
    Transfers recognised - capital242 014245 342296 017360 479238 702
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions140 47074 414210 501347 2798 208
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year140 47074 414210 501347 2798 208
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure243 463178 804330 368196 399101 466
    Transfers recognised - capital240 223177 951275 705184 115101 466
    Public contributions & donations-----
    Borrowing-----
    Internally generated funds3 24085354 66312 284-
    Total sources of capital funds243 463178 804330 368196 399101 466
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assetsn/a196 498284 886268 103201 914
    Total non current assetsn/a1 914 2481 778 0131 483 053812 489
    Total current liabilitiesn/a196 081233 994155 638252 618
    Total non current liabilitiesn/a26 43912 49415 31213 230
    Community wealth/Equityn/a1 888 2271 816 4111 580 205748 554
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating229 69770 731338 031210 065163 444
    Net cash from (used) investing(280 141)(178 847)(311 196)(228 221)(101 466)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(255)(8 302)(4 062)(1 609)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(13 729)36 715145 088126 555148 773
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a116 800-9 983200 303
    Irregular expendituren/a304 023324 002109 22990 771
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a1204068791 522
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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) 198 647150 427125 359119 88299 709
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 6 3815 7964 7034 7925 502
     
    Total Employee Positions 1 005818628862648
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 60000
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.60%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 65565
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 2414669
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 60000
    Community And Social Service Positions 6356544536
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00000
    Finance And Administration Positions 205186102114124
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 00000
    Electricity Positions 00000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 5943413611
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 00000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00000
    Road Transport Positions 00000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00222
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 2240000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00000
    Waste Water Management Positions 196190000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 228219359433439
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 01055922022
    Vacant Other Positions 00000

    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/a34.50n/a57.39
    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 119 501117 501117 501117 501117 501
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 119 501117 501117 501117 501117 501
    Inside the yard 74 52473 88073 88073 88073 880
    Less than 200m from yard 28 58926 65626 65626 65643 621
    More than 200m from yard 16 38816 96516 96516 9650
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 6942 72830 56210 2567 283

    Electricity
    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? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    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 132 379130 379129 741110 314110 314
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 47 00147 00147 00138 25938 259
    Flush toilet - septic tank 2 9932 9932 93300
    Ventilated pit latrine 35 51433 51433 51472 05572 055
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 46 29346 29346 29300
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 6942 72830 56210 2567 283

    Solid Waste Services
    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
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Establishment of manufacturing hives; establishment of a municipal development agency; livestock industry and crop production.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Cableway – Mnweni; Cannibal Route; Mountain of Rememberance; Woodstock Dam; aloe industry.
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