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

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 10 547km²
    Description: The Harry Gwala District Municipality (previously Sisonke District Municipality) is a Category C municipality situated south of KwaZulu-Natal. It borders on the Western Cape Province, Lesotho and the Drakensberg Mountains, which form a 200km-long World Heritage Site.
     The municipality is comprised of four local municipalities: Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, uMzimkhulu, Greater Kokstad and Ubuhlebezwe. The seat of Harry Gwala is Ixopo.
     Economically, the most prominent employment sectors are agriculture, construction and small-scale manufacturing. The district is known for its progressive farming methods. 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 KwaZulu-Natal is produced within the district. The unspoilt natural environment has high ecotourism and adventure-tourism potential.

    Cities/Towns: Creighton, Himeville, Ixopo, Kokstad, Underberg, uMzimkhulu
    Main Economic Sectors: Community services and agriculture (60%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 8, AIC 1, DA 1, EFF 1 (40% PR Seats)
    Mayor: Mr Mluleki Ndobe
    Other Members of Council: N H Duma (Deputy Mayor), N T Jojozi (Speaker), B P Nzimande, N Mavuka

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Ms Nandi Dlamini
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr M Mkatu
    Communications Officer: Mr Tenza
    Other Senior Management: Ms N Lungwengwe (Executive Director: Corporate Services), Mr N Biyase (Executive Director: Water Services), Ms N James (Executive Director: Social Services and Development Planning), Mr B Makwakwa (Executive Director: Infrastructure Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 510 865467 292
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 40.0%37.9%
    Population 15 to 64 55.9%57.1%
    Population over 65 4.2%5.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 79.075.1
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 88.386.7
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.03%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 10.2%9.7%
    Matric 23.5%19.2%
    Higher education 6.4%5.5%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 123 705113 742
    Average household size 4.13.9
    Female headed households 53.9%55.2%
    Formal dwellings 41.7%41.3%
    Housing owned 67.4%59.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 18.4%17.4%
    Weekly refuse removal 23.1%20.5%
    Piped water inside dwelling 11.4%14.4%
    Electricity for lighting 81.0%62.8%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges42 92755 40048 90539 865
    Investment revenue3 3643 4763 3443 001
    Transfers recognised - operational296 087313 168287 960281 470
    Other own revenue10 8948 8287 49710 945
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)353 271380 873347 705335 281
    Employee costs131 524115 62899 94381 687
    Remuneration of councillors6 0385 6885 2494 622
    Depreciation & asset impairment41 75641 26640 72228 992
    Finance charges2 8913 7123 5103 792
    Materials and bulk purchases8 5778 9479 4879 710
    Transfers and grants18 780-14 8087 490
    Other expenditure203 623249 336227 729226 338
    Total Expenditure413 189424 577401 448362 630
    Surplus/(Deficit)(59 917)(43 705)(53 743)(27 349)
    Transfers recognised - capital272 539257 533191 122173 960
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions212 622213 828137 379146 610
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year212 622213 828137 379146 610
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure243 026264 342219 093164 997
    Transfers recognised - capital241 176257 533219 093164 068
    Public contributions & donations---929
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds1 8506 809--
    Total sources of capital funds243 026264 342219 093164 997
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets69 183142 05990 80591 262
    Total non current assets1 698 0711 470 6641 280 1501 134 287
    Total current liabilities226 417161 589120 616141 132
    Total non current liabilities37 19339 15341 12137 069
    Community wealth/Equity1 503 6451 411 9801 209 2171 047 349
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating230 223249 692200 815182 964
    Net cash from (used) investing(243 026)(244 057)(188 113)(163 035)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(3 530)(3 414)(3 282)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end23 31136 11529 47420 186
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure73 206192 941164 918161 526
    Irregular expenditure97 314143 361210 505427 567
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure4278775480
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 131 524115 62899 94381 68771 975
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 6 0385 6885 2494 6224 413
     
    Total Employee Positions 822350384402325
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 449110523
    Total Vacancy Percentage 54.62%0.29%2.60%1.24%7.08%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66667
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 01100
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 3827272817
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 110950
    Community And Social Service Positions 5636242919
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 400000
    Finance And Administration Positions 17497717485
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 7300014
    Electricity Positions 20110
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00552
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 00601
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00000
    Road Transport Positions 2916000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 150000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00212
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00000
    Waste Water Management Positions 19573626280
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 1010009
    Water Positions 32295180196112
    Vacant Water Positions 2090000
    Other Positions 00000
    Vacant Other Positions 00000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/a63.41n/a69.35
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 96 90691 55090 18389 71489 414
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 96 01690 66089 29388 82488 517
    Inside the yard 57 68157 68157 19056 72156 714
    Less than 200m from yard 11 9985 8525 7665 7665 466
    More than 200m from yard 26 33727 12726 33726 33726 337
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 17 88111 08510 68910 68910 682

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 100 28896 25296 10291 58488 495
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 36 47630 27630 12630 12630 126
    Flush toilet - septic tank 15 98015 98015 98015 98015 980
    Ventilated pit latrine 47 83249 99649 99645 47842 389
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 2546 254000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    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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