Umuziwabantu Local Municipality (KZN214)

Contact details

Postal: Private Bag X1023, Harding, 4680
Physical: Murchison Street, Harding
Tel: 039 433 1205
Fax: 039 433 1208

Municipal Information

Area: 1 089km²
Cities/Towns: Harding
Main Economic Sectors: Forestry, tourism

Demographic Information

Population: 96 556
Households: 21 619
Population Growth: 0.45% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 33.00%

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: Ms Nonhlanhla Mayeza
Other Senior Management: N Sigwebela (Manager: Corporate Services), Marek Guzowski (HOD: Technical Services)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
Property rates12 57011 0419 537
Service charges20 38321 01527 611
Investment revenue3 2191 5921 659
Transfers recognised - operational43 89140 21740 837
Other own revenue8 99440 5223 264
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)89 058114 38882 907
Employee costs27 40432 86026 531
Remuneration of councillors5 402-4 994
Depreciation & asset impairment3 5354 85217 644
Finance charges-104188
Materials and bulk purchases20 02018 10816 931
Transfers and grants2 4222 449158
Other expenditure18 30827 93017 308
Total Expenditure77 09186 30283 754
Surplus/(Deficit)11 96628 086(846)
Transfers recognised - capital32 598-17 736
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions44 56428 08616 889
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year44 56428 08616 889
Capital expenditure28 76721 56318 166
Transfers recognised - capital28 76719 77318 166
Public contributions & donations---
Internally generated funds-1 790-
Total sources of capital funds28 76721 56318 166
Total current assets70 08246 05346 734
Total non current assets140 856163 652136 010
Total current liabilities7 22028 94039 574
Total non current liabilities-443477
Community wealth/Equity203 718180 322142 693
Net cash from (used) operating41 92319 49716 889
Net cash from (used) investing(41 031)(15 722)-
Net cash from (used) financing-(2 143)-
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end1 82833 13516 889
Unauthorised expendituren/a-8 667
Irregular expendituren/a2 3022 161
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--
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
  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’.


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

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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.


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