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.harrygwaladm.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 10 547km²
    Description: Harry Gwala District Municipality (previously 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%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 21, DA 2, NFP 2, IFP 1
    Mayor: M E Ndobe
    Other Members of Council: C M Ngcobo (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Ms Nandi Dlamini
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr M Mkatu
  • 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'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges49 05348 90539 86536 570
    Investment revenue3 1293 3443 0012 202
    Transfers recognised - operational239 830287 960281 470208 257
    Other own revenue8 0987 49710 94527 765
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)300 109347 705335 281274 794
    Employee costs94 88899 94381 68771 975
    Remuneration of councillors5 2275 2494 6224 413
    Depreciation & asset impairment-40 72228 99222 631
    Finance charges1 3753 5103 7923 972
    Materials and bulk purchases7 9739 4879 7107 713
    Transfers and grants22 42714 8087 49041 843
    Other expenditure130 720227 729226 338194 757
    Total Expenditure262 610401 448362 630347 305
    Surplus/(Deficit)37 499(53 743)(27 349)(72 511)
    Transfers recognised - capital116 291191 122173 960177 773
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions153 790137 379146 610105 263
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year153 790137 379146 610105 263
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure193 240219 093164 997149 132
    Transfers recognised - capital191 859219 093164 068149 132
    Public contributions & donations746-929-
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds635---
    Total sources of capital funds193 240219 093164 997149 132
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets128 62390 80591 26217 124
    Total non current assets1 398 0791 280 1501 134 287978 157
    Total current liabilities50 671120 616141 13289 331
    Total non current liabilities38 64641 12137 06939 549
    Community wealth/Equity1 437 3851 209 2171 047 349866 401
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating193 194200 815182 964118 306
    Net cash from (used) investing(193 240)(188 113)(163 035)(142 180)
    Net cash from (used) financing(3 557)(3 414)(3 282)27 068
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end25 87129 47420 1863 539
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a164 918161 52635 272
    Irregular expendituren/a210 505427 567200 163
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a7548023
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 99 943481 687471 9754
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 5 2494 6224 413
     
    Total Employee Positions 384402325
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 10523
    Total Vacancy Percentage 2.60%1.24%7.08%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 667
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 100
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 272817
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 950
    Community And Social Service Positions 242919
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 000
    Finance And Administration Positions 717485
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0014
    Electricity Positions 110
    Vacant Electricity Positions 000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Health Positions 552
    Vacant Health Positions 000
    Public Safety Positions 601
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 000
    Road Transport Positions 000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 212
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 000
    Waste Management Positions 000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 000
    Waste Water Management Positions 626280
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 009
    Water Positions 180196112
    Vacant Water Positions 000
    Other Positions 000
    Vacant Other Positions 000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 90 18389 71489 414
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 89 29388 82488 517
    Inside the yard 57 19056 72156 714
    Less than 200m from yard 5 7665 7665 466
    More than 200m from yard 26 33726 33726 337
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 10 68910 68910 682

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 96 10291 58488 495
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 30 12630 12630 126
    Flush toilet - septic tank 15 98015 98015 980
    Ventilated pit latrine 49 99645 47842 389
    Bucket system 000
    Other 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 000

    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.
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