Umuziwabantu Local Municipality (KZN214)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X1023, Harding, 4680
    Physical: Murchison Street, Harding
    Tel: 039 433 1205
    Fax: 039 433 1208
    Web: www.umuziwabantu.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 089km²
    Description: Umuziwabantu Local Municipality is located on the western boundary of the Ugu District area. It lies at the foot of the Ingeli Mountain Range and the Umtamvuna River marks the southern boundary. It shares its borders to the north, west and south with the Eastern Cape and to the east with the uMzumbe and Ezinqoleni Municipalities.
     Umuziwabantu Municipality consists of a largely rural area. Features include an urban development (the town of Harding), farmland, commercially-grown forests, and traditional authority areas.
     Apart from the town of Harding, which is the seat of the municipality, 56% of the municipal area is occupied by individually-owned commercial farms and the Weza afforestation region. The six tribal authority areas (KwaMachi, KwaJala, KwaMbotho, KwaFodo, Dumisa and Bashweni) make up 42% of the municipality’s land.

    Cities/Towns: Harding
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing, agriculture, timber
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 12, NFP 4, IFP 2, DA 1
    Mayor: Ms Dixie Nciki
    Other Members of Council: D Nciki (Mayor and Chairperson: Exco/Finance, Budget and Corporate Services), M B Gavu (Deputy Mayor and Chairperson: Planning, LED, Housing and Infrastructure), A D Ngubo (Speaker and Chairperson: Council), N B Dlamini (Chairperson: Community Services)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr S D Mbhele
    Chief Financial Officer: T Mhlongo
    Communications Officer: Nkosikhona Zwane
    Other Senior Management: Sizwe Malinga (Director: Technical Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 96 556
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 40.50%
    Population 15 to 64 54.50%
    Population over 65 5.00%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 83.40
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 86.40
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.45%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 33.00%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 42.20%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 16.30%
    Higher education 4.90%
    Matric 15.30%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 21 619
    Average household size 4.30
    Female headed households 56.60%
    Formal dwellings 47.70%
    Housing owned 66.20%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 8.70%
    Weekly refuse removal 15.70%
    Piped water inside dwelling 10.30%
    Electricity for lighting 80.30%

    Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates14 41384811 0419 537
    Service charges28 273-21 01527 611
    Investment revenue4 7138981 5921 659
    Transfers recognised - operational68 1571 91940 21740 837
    Other own revenue13 23911040 5223 264
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)128 7963 774114 38882 907
    Employee costs33 2293 40432 86026 531
    Remuneration of councillors6 135--4 994
    Depreciation & asset impairment8 0646314 85217 644
    Finance charges--104188
    Materials and bulk purchases20 533218 10816 931
    Transfers and grants2121 3342 449158
    Other expenditure42 93848327 93017 308
    Total Expenditure111 1115 85486 30283 754
    Surplus/(Deficit)17 685(2 080)28 086(846)
    Transfers recognised - capital23 579--17 736
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions41 872(2 080)28 08616 889
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year41 872(2 080)28 08616 889
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure37 24228 75921 56318 166
    Transfers recognised - capital21 91728 75919 77318 166
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds13 663-1 790-
    Total sources of capital funds37 24228 75921 56318 166
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets88 86670 15846 05346 734
    Total non current assets184 753170 526163 652136 010
    Total current liabilities1713 36828 94039 574
    Total non current liabilities--443477
    Community wealth/Equity273 602227 316180 322142 693
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating92 89046 82619 49716 889
    Net cash from (used) investing(75 432)-(15 722)-
    Net cash from (used) financing--(2 143)-
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end77 09746 82633 13516 889
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure---8 667
    Irregular expenditure10 06913 5812 3022 161
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure----
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 33 2293 40432 86026 531
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 6 135--4 994
     
    Total Employee Positions 190200174180
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 20411416
    Total Vacancy Percentage 10.53%20.50%8.05%8.89%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 4554
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0120
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 15141316
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 2226
    Community And Social Service Positions 43182523
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 4922
    Finance And Administration Positions 47393941
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 8255
    Electricity Positions 13151213
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0200
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 20362018
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 31811
    Road Transport Positions 15231214
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 2600
    Sport And Recreation Positions 001618
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0022
    Waste Management Positions 26502829
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0100
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 7044
    Vacant Other Positions 1000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 0000
    Inside the yard 0000
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 9 1199 0429 0429 042
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 7042 1622 0342 162

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 0000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0000
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 2 6442 5002 5002 500
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 983986986986

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

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