Harry Gwala District Municipality (DC43)

OVERVIEW

Contact Details

Postal: Private Bag X501, Ixopo, 3276
Physical: 40 Main Street, Ixopo
Tel: 039 834 8700
Fax: 039 834 1701/1750
Web: www.sisonke.gov.za
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Geography, History and Economy

Area: 10 547km²
Description: Click to enlargeHarry Gwala District Municipality (previously known as Sisonke District Municipality) is situated south of KwaZulu-Natal. It is comprised of five local municipalities: Ingwe, Kwa Sani, uMzimkhulu, Greater Kokstad and Ubuhlebezwe, and the District Management Area. The seat of Harry Gwala is Ixopo. The municipality is surrounded by uMgungundlovu to the north-east, Ugu to the south-east, OR Tambo to the south, Alfred Nzo to the south-west, the Kingdom of Lesotho to the north-west and uThukela to the north. It is also bordered by the Drakensberg Mountains, which form a 200km-long World Heritage Site. Economically, the most prominent employment sectors are agriculture, construction and small-scale manufacturing. The district is known for its progressive farming methods. The unspoilt natural environment has high ecotourism and adventure-tourism potential. Harry Gwala has an abundance of high quality soils, high altitude, abundant water, and climatic extremes, which makes the area suitable for dairy farming. A significant portion of dairy consumed in KZN is produced within the district.
Cities/Towns: Creighton, Himeville, Ixopo, Kokstad, Underberg, uMzimkhulu
Main Economic Sectors: Community services and agriculture (60%)

MANAGEMENT

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 21, DA 2, NFP 2, IFP 1
Mayor: M Ndobe
Other Members of Council: N H Duma (Deputy Mayor), C M Ngcobo (Speaker), S Mavuma (Chief Whip), A M Zondi (EXCO Member), S B Bhengu (EXCO Member), K S Madlala (EXCO Member)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mrs A N Dlamini (Acting)
Chief Financial Officer: Mr M Mkatu
Communications Officer: Ms Nomasomi Msomi
LED Officer: Ms Nompumelelo Molefe
Other Senior Management: A N Dlamini (Executive Director: Economic and Community Services), N Lungwengwe (Executive Director: Corporate Services), N Biyase (Executive Director: Water Services), B Makwakwa (Executive Director: Infrastruture Services)

DEMOGRAPHIC

Population 461 419
Age Structure
Population under 15 37.90%
Population 15 to 64 57.20%
Population over 65 4.90%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 74.90
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 86.80
Population Growth
Per annum 0.20%
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) 36.00%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 44.40%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 9.80%
Higher education 5.70%
Matric 19.30%
Household Dynamics
Households 112 282
Average household size 3.80
Female headed households 55.20%
Formal dwellings 41.50%
Housing owned 59.50%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 17.60%
Weekly refuse removal 20.70%
Piped water inside dwelling 14.70%
Electricity for lighting 62.40%

Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.


FINANCIAL

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinion
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates---
Service charges47 57939 86536 570
Investment revenue3 4333 0012 202
Transfers recognised - operational220 829281 470208 257
Other own revenue8 67910 94527 765
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)280 519335 281274 794
Employee costs105 25481 68771 975
Remuneration of councillors5 6944 6224 413
Depreciation & asset impairment14 74128 99222 631
Finance charges4 7753 7923 972
Materials and bulk purchases10 5559 7107 713
Transfers and grants19 4377 49041 843
Other expenditure108 415226 338194 757
Total Expenditure268 872362 630347 305
Surplus/(Deficit)11 647(27 349)(72 511)
Transfers recognised - capital199 867173 960177 773
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions211 514146 610105 263
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year211 514146 610105 263
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure203 092164 997149 132
Transfers recognised - capital201 013164 068149 132
Public contributions & donations2 079929-
Borrowing---
Internally generated funds---
Total sources of capital funds203 092164 997149 132
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets75 45291 26217 124
Total non current assets1 089 4621 134 287978 157
Total current liabilities32 798141 13289 331
Total non current liabilities34 35637 06939 549
Community wealth/Equity1 097 7601 047 349866 401
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating216 375182 964118 306
Net cash from (used) investing(211 570)(163 035)(142 180)
Net cash from (used) financing(2 919)(3 282)27 068
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end22 07220 1863 539
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a161 52635 272
Irregular expendituren/a427 567200 163
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a48023
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2011/122012/13
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 105 25481 687
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 5 6944 622
 
Total Employee Positions 325402
Total Vacant Employee Positions 235
Total Vacancy Percentage 7.08%1.24%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 76
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00
Managerial Positions - by organogram 1728
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 05
Community And Social Service Positions 1929
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00
Finance And Administration Positions 8574
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 140
Electricity Positions 01
Vacant Electricity Positions 00
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 25
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 10
Vacant Public Safety Positions 00
Road Transport Positions 00
Vacant Road Transport Positions 00
Sport And Recreation Positions 21
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Waste Management Positions 00
Vacant Waste Management Positions 00
Waste Water Management Positions 8062
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 90
Water Positions 112196
Vacant Water Positions 00
Other Positions 00
Vacant Other Positions 00

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2011/122012/13
Water
Blue Drop Score n/an/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 89 41489 714
Number of domestic households/delivery points 88 51788 824
Inside the yard 56 71456 721
Less than 200m from yard 5 4665 766
More than 200m from yard 26 33726 337
Domestic households with access to free basic service 10 68210 689

Electricity
Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality actually provide? NoNo
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 00

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/a0
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 88 49591 584
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 30 12630 126
Flush toilet - septic tank 15 98015 980
Ventilated pit latrine 42 38945 478
Bucket system 00
Other 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 00

Solid Waste Services
Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality actually provide? NoNo
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 00

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


LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Key Projects

SMME Support Programme: training on technical and soft skills, seminars and workshops, support to emerging farmers, and support to crafters; tourism development: tourism awareness campaigns to communities and schools.

Key Investment Opportunities

Agribusiness zone; arts and crafts hub; farmers market.

LINKS/RESOURCES

The information in this directory is supplied and/or externally sourced and is also subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us at info@municipalities.co.za so that we can correct it.

Blue Drop Scores

The Blue Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Blue Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Blue Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal drinking water quality management performance of the relevant municipality. The score relates to not only the quality of the drinking water, but also contains a risk management measure relating to the ability of the responsible authority to sustain the quality of drinking water and also to deal with any incidents that may pose a health risk to the public. The maximum score is 100 and the target of excellence is 95%.

Green Drop Scores

The Green Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Green Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Green Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal wastewater business practice and compliance of the relevant municipality. The maximum score is 100.

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Financial Audit Outcomes

The objective of an audit of financial statements is to express an opinion on whether the financial statements fairly represent the financial position of the auditee at financial year-end and the results of its operations for the financial year.

The Auditor-General can express one of the following audit opinions:

Clean audit outcome: The financial statements are free from material misstatements (in other words, a financially unqualified audit opinion) and there are no material findings on reporting on performance objectives or non-compliance with legislation.

Financially unqualified with findings: The financial statements contain no material misstatements. Unless the Auditor General expresses a clean audit outcome, findings have been raised on either reporting on predetermined objectives or non-compliance with legislation, or both these aspects.

Qualified audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements in specific amounts, or there is insufficient evidence for the Auditor General to conclude that specific amounts included in the financial statements are not materially misstated.

Adverse audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements that are not confined to specific amounts, or the misstatements represent a substantial portion of the financial statements.

Disclaimer of audit opinion: The auditee provided insufficient evidence in the form of documentation on which to base an audit opinion. The lack of sufficient evidence is not confined to specific amounts, or represents a substantial portion of the information contained in the financial statements.

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Resident Queries


Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 039 834 8700 sisonkeincome@gmail.com
Electricity
Refuse & Waste Removal
Roads
Service Delivery
Water 086 010 3651 nkabanen@sisonkedm.gov.za

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