eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality (ETH)

Part of Vulamehlo Local Municipality was merged into eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality on 3 August 2016. The Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information displayed here only includes figures for eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. View historical information for Vulamehlo Local Municipality.

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 1014, Durban, 4000
    Physical: City Hall, 263 Dr Pixley Ka Seme (West) Street, Durban
    Tel: 031 311 1111
    Fax: 031 311 2170
    Web: www.durban.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 291km²
    Description: The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality is a Category A municipality found in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. eThekwini is the largest city in this province and the third-largest city in the country. Its land area is comparatively larger than that of other South African cities and is topographically hilly, with many gorges and ravines and almost no true coastal plain.
     It is a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city and is known as the home of Africa's best-managed, busiest port. The world-class International Convention Centre in Durban has hosted a historic line-up of events, including conferences on a global scale. Durban has a turbulent history dating from ivory hunters in the 1820s and their conflict with the local Zulu monarchs. The province has the largest number of battlefields. It is also a major centre of tourism because of the City's warm, subtropical climate and extensive beaches.
     Durban Tourism is the leading domestic destination in South Africa. The estimated visitor number for the financial year 2010/11 is 9,95 million. The value of the domestic tourism economic impact on the region’s GDP is estimated to be 8% per annum. The hospitality industry consists of many fine hotels, nightspots, shopping malls, ethnic attractions, traditional villages, craft markets, sparkling dams, and big-game parks.
    Cities/Towns: Amalanga, Amanzimtoti, Amaotana, Berea, Blackburn, Bluff, Cato Ridge, Cele/Vumengazi, Chatsworth, Cibane, Clermont, Clifton Canyon, Craigieburn, Dassenhoek, Desainager, Durban, Durban International Airport, Durban North, Durban South, Emalangeni, Embo/Nksa Isimahla, Emona, Ethekwini, Everton, Ezembeni, Folweni, Gcumisa, Genazzano, Gillitts, Golokodo-Ensimbini, Hambanathi, Hillcrest, Ilanga, Ilfracombe, Illovo North, Illovo South, Inanda, Inchanga, Iqadi, Isipingo, Isipingo Beach, Kingsburgh, Klaarwater, Kloof, KwaDabeka, KwaMashu, KwaNdengezi, La Mercy, Lotus Park, Luganda, Luthuli/Umnini Trust, Magabeni, Malagazi, Mangangeni/Vumazonke, Maphephetha, Mawotana, Mawothi, Molweni, Mount Edgecombe, Mount Moreland, Mpolo, Mpumalanga, New Germany, Newlands East, Newlands West, Ngcolosi, Ngqungqulu, Ntuzuma, Oceans, Outer West Durban, Phoenix, Pinetown, Prospecton, Qadi, Qiniselani Manyuswa, Queensburgh, Redcliffe, Roseneath, Sapref, Shallcross, Sobonakhona, Thoyana, Tongaat, Tongaat Beach, Tshelimnyama, Umbumbulu, Umdloti, Umgababa, Umhlanga, Umkomaas, Umlazi, Verulam, Waterfall, Westbrook, Westville, Ximba
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance (22%), manufacturing (22%), community services (18%), trade (16%), transport (16%), construction (3%), electricity (2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 126, DA 61, IFP 10, EFF 8, INDEPENDENT 4, AIC 3, ACDP 1, APC 1, ALJAMA 1, DLC 1, MOSA 1, MF 1, TA 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Zandile Gumede
    Other Members of Council: Nomvuzo Shabalala (Deputy Mayor and Chairperson: Economic Development and Planning Committee), William Lekgoa Mapena (Speaker), Stanley Xulu (Chief Whip), Nondumiso Cele (Chairperson: Governance and Human Resources Committee), Nigel Gumede (Chairperson: Human Settlements and Infrastructure Committee), Fawzia Peer (Chairperson: Finance and Procurement Committee), Heinz de Boer (Exco), Zwakele Mncwango (Exco), Bongiwe Mtshali (Exco), Patrick Pillay (Exco)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Sipho Nzuza
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Krish Kumar
    Communications Officer: Tozi Mthethwa
    Other Senior Management: Sipho Cele (Deputy City Manager: Governance and International Relations), Dumusile Nene (Deputy City Manager: Corporate and Human Resources)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 3 702 2313 476 686
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 29.5%25.3%
    Population 15 to 64 64.8%69.9%
    Population over 65 5.7%4.8%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 54.443.0
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 96.295.5
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.43%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.7%4.2%
    Matric 43.1%36.9%
    Higher education 10.9%11.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 1 125 767963 011
    Average household size 3.33.4
    Female headed households 42.1%40.1%
    Formal dwellings 81.5%78.8%
    Housing owned 74.0%54.6%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 69.3%63.0%
    Weekly refuse removal 78.1%85.6%
    Piped water inside dwelling 60.8%59.8%
    Electricity for lighting 95.7%89.6%

    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 findingsClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates6 937 9666 332 8695 909 1145 443 0855 032 654
    Service charges15 954 88615 597 27214 284 47613 076 73512 467 301
    Investment revenue938 552538 672380 544334 875341 895
    Transfers recognised - operational2 701 1702 439 2562 658 9402 191 3852 026 005
    Other own revenue3 694 3154 134 6703 641 1923 377 4353 103 351
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)30 226 88929 042 73926 874 26624 423 51422 971 206
    Employee costs8 231 3828 251 7527 157 5266 893 7295 993 075
    Remuneration of councillors108 461105 334100 79594 72188 538
    Depreciation & asset impairment2 010 3281 972 4141 938 8791 740 9691 616 146
    Finance charges1 199 898968 805950 565857 206938 438
    Materials and bulk purchases10 090 9899 515 9428 378 6197 895 2437 615 696
    Transfers and grants196 741208 921179 772166 133171 261
    Other expenditure7 335 3687 090 3807 992 7066 829 5205 449 863
    Total Expenditure29 173 16728 113 54926 698 86224 477 52121 873 017
    Surplus/(Deficit)1 053 721929 189175 404(54 007)1 098 188
    Transfers recognised - capital3 479 4863 331 0312 777 6712 041 0111 631 745
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions4 533 2074 260 2212 953 0751 987 0042 729 933
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year4 533 2074 260 2212 953 0751 987 0042 729 933
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure6 066 7174 902 9234 716 5044 201 6223 494 715
    Transfers recognised - capital3 314 0293 214 9592 779 1102 041 0101 631 745
    Public contributions & donations-----
    Borrowing--1 000 0001 500 000-
    Internally generated funds2 752 6881 687 964937 394660 6121 862 970
    Total sources of capital funds6 066 7174 902 9234 716 5044 201 6223 494 715
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets15 25215 059 94612 818 08613 163 81611 956 729
    Total non current assets47 87445 079 18542 577 43739 823 42637 312 165
    Total current liabilities11 04311 448 10910 594 76610 695 4649 144 202
    Total non current liabilities11 82211 990 57312 403 65112 775 09012 038 708
    Community wealth/Equity40 26036 700 44932 397 10629 516 68828 085 984
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating7 461 0827 037 2733 844 9455 041 8374 805 438
    Net cash from (used) investing(6 056 539)(4 891 549)(4 709 909)(4 111 416)(3 487 199)
    Net cash from (used) financing(790 263)(1 096 160)172 116369 562(784 013)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end7 518 7897 216 3296 166 8096 859 6935 559 709
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a----
    Irregular expendituren/a208 318212 275341 847325 535
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--28-
    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) 8 251 7527 157 5266 893 7295 993 0756 576 031
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 105 334100 79594 72188 53884 751
     
    Total Employee Positions 25 08124 72526 65526 94723 003
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2 9301 3133 2973 5800
    Total Vacancy Percentage 11.68%5.31%12.37%13.29%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 113113111107102
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00400
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 345344320313294
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00000
    Community And Social Service Positions 4 8274 5653 5923 5865 098
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 35902372840
    Finance And Administration Positions 4 4991 6864 9535 3142 433
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1 16109601 1270
    Electricity Positions 2 4523 4372 7432 5732 191
    Vacant Electricity Positions 261 1705154190
    Enviromental Protection Positions 381933636748
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 30640
    Health Positions 1 4891 3641 4101 3961 149
    Vacant Health Positions 23602292500
    Public Safety Positions 3 6274 7373 5883 4682 618
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 48803923030
    Road Transport Positions 1 9982 608430410128
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 404085770
    Sport And Recreation Positions 1967191924
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 10000
    Waste Management Positions 2 2212 2462 1802 1541 933
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 1301431251530
    Waste Water Management Positions 001 5721 5250
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 002532640
    Water Positions 3 4533 3653 5313 3692 909
    Vacant Water Positions 12204914900
    Other Positions 002 1702 6773 376
    Vacant Other Positions 0002090

    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/a95.90n/a98.77
    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 901 820896 895896 112893 573891 609
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 881 558877 736876 953874 414872 450
    Inside the yard 664 401661 804661 021659 457659 068
    Less than 200m from yard 217 157215 932215 932214 957213 382
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 524 418555 967520 074517 274504 100

    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 732 746707 068694 625692 521691 338
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 193 114137 896128 65264 50087 640

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/an/a0
    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 806 554801 562782 798746 821738 512
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 449 661449 661449 661449 661449 661
    Flush toilet - septic tank 107 525107 525107 525107 525107 525
    Ventilated pit latrine 35 00035 00035 00035 00035 000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 194 106190 217171 453135 476127 167
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 378 882378 522370 872320 252162 167

    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 945 910945 910945 910945 910945 910
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 598 486575 098589 605589 605687 000

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Mpumalanga New Town Development.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Durban dig-out port; Cornubia Development; Mpumalanga New Town Centre.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES

 

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