Greater Kokstad Local Municipality (KZN433)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 8, Kokstad, 4700
    Physical: 75 Hope Street, Kokstad
    Tel: 039 797 6600
    Fax: 039 727 5501
    Web: www.kokstad.org.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 680km²
    Description: The Greater Kokstad Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Harry Gwala District of KwaZulu-Natal. It is bordered by the Matatiele Local Municipality and Lesotho to the west, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Local Municipality to the north, Umuziwabantu Local Municipality to the south-east and Eastern Cape to the east.
     Kokstad serves as the service centre and commercial hub for most of East Griqualand and nearby parts of the Eastern Cape, with which it shares borders. Kokstad is derived from Dutch, and it means ‘town of Kok'. It was named after Adam Kok III.

    Cities/Towns: Kokstad
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture (36%), trade (20%), community services (18%), finance (16%), transport (4%), manufacturing (3%), electricity (2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 13, DA 3, EFF 2, AIC 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Bheki Mtolo
    Other Members of Council: Ms K J Walker (Deputy Mayor), Z A Mhlongo (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Lulamile Mapho Loba
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr T Mketsu
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 76 75365 981
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 32.9%30.6%
    Population 15 to 64 64.9%66.7%
    Population over 65 2.2%2.7%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 54.049.9
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 92.594.4
    Population Growth
    Per annum 3.44%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a28.9%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a36.3%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 1.6%4.1%
    Matric 34.9%28.3%
    Higher education 9.5%10.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 24 39719 140
    Average household size 3.13.1
    Female headed households 43.7%41.6%
    Formal dwellings 86.3%83.6%
    Housing owned 56.7%36.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 66.2%60.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 72.7%74.0%
    Piped water inside dwelling 27.0%36.1%
    Electricity for lighting 88.6%80.7%

    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 findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates94 61188 82585 16185 76671 259
    Service charges127 754123 074104 62396 95791 834
    Investment revenue8 0875 7121 9961 049432
    Transfers recognised - operational54 15255 18055 82552 85153 729
    Other own revenue12 20019 94622 59911 0418 726
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)296 805292 736270 204247 664225 980
    Employee costs95 48990 52185 42385 92085 644
    Remuneration of councillors6 0895 2394 8514 5554 268
    Depreciation & asset impairment35 79040 48050 29038 27533 225
    Finance charges1 0048041 2932 6578 236
    Materials and bulk purchases80 96775 88668 47960 07064 917
    Transfers and grants12 95415 2064 4335 0723 158
    Other expenditure66 27255 25658 73754 40278 101
    Total Expenditure298 565283 393273 507250 952277 549
    Surplus/(Deficit)(1 760)9 343(3 303)(3 288)(51 569)
    Transfers recognised - capital27 93024 75154 40133 50231 409
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions26 17034 09351 09830 215(20 160)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year26 17034 09351 09830 215(20 160)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure37 63335 19755 97653 14845 080
    Transfers recognised - capital19 82022 013-12 65136 376
    Public contributions & donations-----
    Borrowing-----
    Internally generated funds17 81313 18455 97640 4978 704
    Total sources of capital funds37 63335 19755 97653 14845 080
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets161 497134 00884 55531 76324 822
    Total non current assets591 725587 845509 467506 731506 965
    Total current liabilities53 91355 31745 26344 99268 375
    Total non current liabilities18 61119 70222 61622 91723 832
    Community wealth/Equity680 698646 834526 144470 585439 580
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating83 61673 69197 97369 81327 200
    Net cash from (used) investing(29 960)(34 778)(55 796)(39 653)(35 323)
    Net cash from (used) financing(1 479)(3 261)(2 984)(706)(629)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end140 54588 36752 71628 931(523)
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---29 318
    Irregular expendituren/a5 8702 1672 04016 113
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a147214493261
    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) 90 52185 42385 92085 64469 267
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 5 2394 8514 5554 2684 255
     
    Total Employee Positions 572795796794796
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 218480448388383
    Total Vacancy Percentage 38.11%60.38%56.28%48.87%48.12%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 55555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 12000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 3030312915
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 115500
    Community And Social Service Positions 16360360360400
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 4222217207238
    Finance And Administration Positions 139139139139135
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 7953504026
    Electricity Positions 5300056
    Vacant Electricity Positions 1500016
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 1000000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 300000
    Road Transport Positions 84000134
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 3000079
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 1300000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 480000
    Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 00000
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 1526126126151
    Vacant Other Positions 019817614124

    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 00000

    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? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 13 00012 68612 36912 36911 089
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 3523 8574 9094 9093 920

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    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 00000

    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 13 24413 24413 24413 24412 485
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 3523 8574 9094 9093 920

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    One Home One Garden Project; Bakery Project (Shayamoya).

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Development of the mall; municipal market; light industrial park; ecopark; tourist strategy (not adopted by Council).
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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