Umuziwabantu Local Municipality (KZN214)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X1023, Harding, 4680
    Physical: Murchison Street, Harding
    Tel: 039 433 3500
    Fax: 039 433 1208
    Web: www.umuziwabantu.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 089km²
    Description: The Umuziwabantu Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located on the western boundary of the Ugu District in KwaZulu-Natal. 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 Ray Nkonyeni Municipalities. It is one of four municipalities in the district.
     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 14, IFP 4, DA 1, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Ms Dixie Nciki
    Other Members of Council: D Nciki (Mayor and Chairperson: Exco/Finance, Budget and Corporate Services), T N Dzingwa (Deputy Mayor and Chairperson: Planning, LED, Housing and Infrastructure), M V Nyathi (Speaker and Chairperson: Council), S J Ncwane (Chairperson: Community Services)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr S D Mbhele
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Ivor Ogle (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Nkosikhona Zwane
    LED Officer: S V Shabalala
    Other Senior Management: Sizwe Malinga (Director: Technical Services), W T Gumede (Director: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 108 57696 556
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 46.1%40.5%
    Population 15 to 64 50.7%54.5%
    Population over 65 3.2%5.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 97.383.4
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 92.186.4
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.67%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a33.0%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a42.2%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 15.3%16.3%
    Matric 20.9%15.3%
    Higher education 7.2%4.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 21 17221 619
    Average household size 5.14.3
    Female headed households 53.7%56.6%
    Formal dwellings 39.5%47.7%
    Housing owned 84.2%66.2%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 8.2%8.7%
    Weekly refuse removal 14.2%15.7%
    Piped water inside dwelling 6.5%10.3%
    Electricity for lighting 89.9%80.3%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates15 58814 41384811 041
    Service charges29 34228 273-21 015
    Investment revenue7 5384 7138981 592
    Transfers recognised - operational78 63868 1571 91940 217
    Other own revenue7 77013 23911040 522
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)138 877128 7963 774114 388
    Employee costs36 83533 2293 40432 860
    Remuneration of councillors6 1746 135--
    Depreciation & asset impairment-8 0646314 852
    Finance charges---104
    Materials and bulk purchases24 15020 533218 108
    Transfers and grants1 2622121 3342 449
    Other expenditure42 55042 93848327 930
    Total Expenditure110 971111 1115 85486 302
    Surplus/(Deficit)27 90717 685(2 080)28 086
    Transfers recognised - capital16 35524 187--
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions44 26241 872(2 080)28 086
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year44 26241 872(2 080)28 086
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure28 23837 24228 75921 563
    Transfers recognised - capital27 42923 57928 75919 773
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds80913 663-1 790
    Total sources of capital funds28 23837 24228 75921 563
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets123 90588 86670 15846 053
    Total non current assets184 753184 753170 526163 652
    Total current liabilities(8 091)1713 36828 940
    Total non current liabilities---443
    Community wealth/Equity316 749273 602227 316180 322
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(6 942)92 89046 82619 497
    Net cash from (used) investing(19 964)(75 432)-(15 722)
    Net cash from (used) financing---(2 143)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(22 427)77 09746 82633 135
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a10 06913 5812 302
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a---
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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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