Harry Gwala District Municipality (DC43)
Private Bag X501, Ixopo, 3276Physical:
40 Main Street, IxopoTel:
039 834 8700Fax:
039 834 1701/1750Web: www.sisonke.gov.za
Harry 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.
Creighton, Himeville, Ixopo, Kokstad, Underberg, uMzimkhuluMain Economic Sectors:
Community services, agriculture (together total 60%)
112 282Population Growth:
0.20% p.a. Unemployment Rate:
Political ManagementComposition of Council:
ANC 21, DA 2, NFP 2, IFP 1Mayor:
M E NdobeOther 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 ManagementMunicipal Manager:
Mrs A N DlaminiChief Financial Officer:
Mr M MkatuCommunications Officer:
Ms Nomasomi MsomiLED Officer:
Ms Nompumelelo MolefeOther 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)
|Audit Outcome ||Financially unqualified with findings||Qualified audit opinion||Financially unqualified with findings|
|Total Net Assets||1 047 349||866 401||761 138|
|Surplus/Deficit for the Year||146 610||105 263||33 463|
|Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities||197 515||119 672||98 602|
|Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure||303 681||235 459||418 317|
Tenders are published in the following local newspapers: Pondo News, Kokstad Advertiser, East Griqualand Fever, Ilanga and Natal Witness. They are also published on the municipal website.
LED ActivitiesKey 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/ResourcesMunicipal TendersMunicipal VacanciesAnnual Report 2012/13Annual Report 2011/12
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