AbaQulusi Local Municipality (KZN263)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 57, Vryheid, 3100
    Physical: Cnr High & Mark Streets, Vryheid
    Tel: 034 982 2133
    Fax: 034 980 9637
    Web: www.abaqulusi.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 4 185km²
    Description: The AbaQulusi Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Zululand District in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It is the largest of the five municipalities in the district, making up a third of its geographical area.
     It is named after the AbaQulusi, a Zulu clan whose descendants live in the vicinity of Vryheid, Utrecht, eDumbe and eNgoje. They hail from different origins but were unified by their allegiance to local Zulu royal homesteads. Historically, they were not drafted into ordinary ‘amabutho' regiments but rather into a royal section, and no ‘umnumzane' chief presented them in the Zulu king's council.

    Cities/Towns: Louwsburg, Vryheid
    Main Economic Sectors: Wholesale and retail trade (18-20%), manufacturing (14-16%), finance (14%), general government (12-14%), agriculture and forestry (12%), transport, storage and communication (10-12%), community and social services (4-6%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 21, IFP 19, DA 3, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: IFP Minority Government
    Mayor: Mr Jerry Sibiya
    Other Members of Council: B L Zwane (Deputy Mayor), M B Khumalo (Speaker), I A De Koch, L Dube, J J Jones, T A Khumalo, M M Kunene, N A Kunene, M T Lushaba, M B Mabaso, D J Mahlase, Victor Magdalena, N B Manana, M C Maphisa (Exco Member), A M Masondo, T Z Mavundla, D P Mazibuko, M A Mazibuko, P N Mazibuko (Exco Member), A P Mbatha, C N Mbatha, N Y Mdlalose, N N Mdlalose (Exco Member), N S Mgidi, L R Mhlongo, M M Mhlungu, P M Mtshali, V C Mtshali, S N Ndlela, T D Ndlovu, T Z Nkosi (Exco Member), B Ntombela, K M Ntuli, M N Ntuli, Z H Nxumalo, Ally Rial, P P Selepe (Exco Member), S S Siyaya, C J Q Radebe, M P Williams, X J Zungu, L C Zwane

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Bonga Ntanzi
    Communications Officer: Mr A M Ramodibe
    LED Officer: Mrs L Ntshangase
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 243 795214 714
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 37.9%36.8%
    Population 15 to 64 57.8%58.5%
    Population over 65 4.3%4.7%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 72.970.8
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 92.990.8
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.89%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 8.1%16.6%
    Matric 33.4%27.3%
    Higher education 6.8%6.1%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 51 91043 784
    Average household size 4.74.4
    Female headed households 50.2%50.1%
    Formal dwellings 72.7%78.3%
    Housing owned 63.3%66.8%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 39.1%40.5%
    Weekly refuse removal 38.5%41.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 24.3%38.4%
    Electricity for lighting 82.3%71.4%

    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 findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates49 59761 33238 97051 15042 426
    Service charges161 331237 981162 021209 493185 879
    Investment revenue4431 7601 2464 3693 970
    Transfers recognised - operational112 396112 575101 277133 14594 084
    Other own revenue6 61714 4534 16058 15512 655
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)330 385428 100307 674456 312339 014
    Employee costs62 258127 05989 355103 611101 305
    Remuneration of councillors7 59115 79810 86513 98112 093
    Depreciation & asset impairment31 935104 23931 08188 65571 856
    Finance charges0-1488922 325
    Materials and bulk purchases115 060161 33188 526122 108112 200
    Transfers and grants10 91919 17725 44033 79819 155
    Other expenditure100 547148 84586 097100 97794 011
    Total Expenditure328 310576 449331 513464 022412 945
    Surplus/(Deficit)2 075(148 349)(23 839)(7 709)(73 931)
    Transfers recognised - capital-60 86120 08729 90722 801
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions2 075(87 488)(3 752)22 197(51 130)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year2 075(87 488)(3 752)22 197(51 130)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure869-55 31648 25216 947
    Transfers recognised - capital--49 91146 55016 649
    Public contributions & donations-----
    Borrowing-----
    Internally generated funds869-5 4051 702298
    Total sources of capital funds869-55 31648 25216 947
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets55 852 199111 949136 287130 562104 429
    Total non current assets87 780 8041 503 2611 536 9222 044 432999 418
    Total current liabilities4 702 72091 27485 85862 16376 645
    Total non current liabilities135 868130 613117 91494 26397 092
    Community wealth/Equity138 794 4161 393 3221 469 4372 018 567930 110
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating77 064(18 454)3 35425 17338 499
    Net cash from (used) investing(5 657)(56 191)(87 133)(48 252)(17 415)
    Net cash from (used) financing153-(10 038)(6 981)(1 856)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end-(38 009)(57 180)53 15154 985
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a28 35278 83423 922-
    Irregular expendituren/a24 91723 42511 6022 865
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a2385632219
    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) 127 05989 355103 611101 30596 280
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 15 79810 86513 98112 09311 264
     
    Total Employee Positions 7418471 1591 043452
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2933616925680
    Total Vacancy Percentage 39.54%42.62%59.71%54.46%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 11120
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 2124181819
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 400110
    Community And Social Service Positions 901661666142
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 58126141380
    Finance And Administration Positions 15816819013790
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 7070104480
    Electricity Positions 9696939144
    Vacant Electricity Positions 474743390
    Enviromental Protection Positions 232426600
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 181816500
    Health Positions 00002
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 7474658434
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 384227470
    Road Transport Positions 011711610555
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 05761470
    Sport And Recreation Positions 052302
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 001000
    Waste Management Positions 29311127324
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0081390
    Waste Water Management Positions 6869110062
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 004100
    Water Positions 1196723438072
    Vacant Water Positions 5701672290
    Other Positions 5700280
    Vacant Other Positions 000180

    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? YesYesNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 27 79327 79320 03019 27819 140
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 25 93325 93318 17016 66216 524
    Inside the yard 25 53825 53817 77516 26716 129
    Less than 200m from yard 395395395395395
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 9053 7473 7471 193373

    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? YesYesYesYesNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 30 02028 95528 81425 20224 819
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 6002 5002 1332 8522 852

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 20 66620 66620 66620 06318 618
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 17 35317 35317 35316 26714 822
    Flush toilet - septic tank 00000
    Ventilated pit latrine 500500500500500
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 5903 9803 9803 3221 097

    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 19 71819 71819 71819 14019 140
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 7704 2724 2723 5971 305

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Bio Swiss Farming Development; Vryheid Private Hospital; Thusong Centre; revitalisation of Vryheid Town; Hlobane and Coronation Agri-Park.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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