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, agriculture (together total 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

Audit Outcome Financially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinionFinancially unqualified with findings
Total Net Assets1 047 349866 401761 138
Surplus/Deficit for the Year146 610105 26333 463
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities197 515119 67298 602
Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure303 681235 459418 317

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 Report 2012/13
Annual Report 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