Harry Gwala District Municipality (DC43)

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

Municipal Information

Area: 10 547km²
Cities/Towns: Creighton, Himeville, Ixopo, Kokstad, Underberg, uMzimkhulu
Main Economic Sectors: Community services and agriculture (60%)

Demographic Information

Population: 461 419
Households: 112 282
Population Growth: 0.20% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 36.00%

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 21, DA 2, NFP 2, IFP 1
Mayor: M E 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
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)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinion
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 expenditure203 092164 997149 132
Transfers recognised - capital201 013164 068149 132
Public contributions & donations2 079929-
Internally generated funds---
Total sources of capital funds203 092164 997149 132
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
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 expendituren/a161 52635 272
Irregular expendituren/a267 211200 163
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a48023
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited
  1. S71 Unaudited figures are sourced from the MFMA S71 4th Quarter Schedule C reports, made available by the National Treasury. The schedules are available at http://mfma.treasury.gov.za/Media_Releases/s71/Pages/default.aspx.
  2. S71 Audited figures are prior year audited figures sourced from the MFMA S71 Schedule C reports.
  3. If the relevant S71 Schedule C figures are unavailable, prior year audited figures may be taken from the relevant Audited Financial Statements. The source is then indicated as AFS. Links are provided under the Resources section on this site.
  4. S71 Schedule C reports are in the format for monthly and quarterly municipal financial statements as prescribed by the Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations. S71 Schedule C figures are standardised to the prescribed format and may differ from figures shown in the Audited Financial Statements. Where we have captured figures directly from the Audited Financial Statements, we have endeavoured to follow the S71 Schedule C format.
  5. Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure is sourced from the Consolidated general report on the audit outcomes of local government, published annually by the Auditor-General South Africa. If the figures are unavailable in this report, they may be sourced from the Annual Financial Statements of the relevant municipality.
  6. All figures are rounded to the nearest R'000. R0 values are reflected as ‘-’. Values that are unavailable are reflected as ‘n/a’.

Tender/Procurement Information

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 Activities

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.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Reports
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
Integrated Development Plans
IDP 2011/12
MFMA Section 71 – Schedule C
Schedule C 2013/14
Schedule C 2012/13
Schedule C 2011/12

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.


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.


Resident Queries

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