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

Geography, History and Economy

Area: 1 089km²
Description: Umuziwabantu Local Municipality is located on the western boundary of the Ugu District area. 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. The municipality lies at the foot of the Ingeli Mountain Range and the Umtamvuna River marks the southern boundary.
Cities/Towns: Harding
Main Economic Sectors: Forestry, tourism

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: Ms Nonhlanhla Mayeza
Other Senior Management: N Sigwebela (Manager: Corporate Services), Marek Guzowski (HOD: 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'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
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 EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure28 76721 56318 166
Transfers recognised - capital28 76719 77318 166
Public contributions & donations---
Borrowing---
Internally generated funds-1 790-
Total sources of capital funds28 76721 56318 166
FINANCIAL POSITION
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
CASH FLOWS
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, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a-8 667
Irregular expendituren/a2 3022 161
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2012/132011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 27 40432 860
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 5 402-
 
Total Employee Positions 174180
Total Vacant Employee Positions 1416
Total Vacancy Percentage 8.05%8.89%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 54
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 20
Managerial Positions - by organogram 1316
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 26
Community And Social Service Positions 2523
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 22
Finance And Administration Positions 3941
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 55
Electricity Positions 1213
Vacant Electricity Positions 00
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 2018
Vacant Public Safety Positions 11
Road Transport Positions 1214
Vacant Road Transport Positions 00
Sport And Recreation Positions 1618
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 22
Waste Management Positions 2829
Vacant Waste Management Positions 00
Waste Water Management Positions 00
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00
Water Positions 00
Vacant Water Positions 00
Other Positions 44
Vacant Other Positions 00

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2012/132011/12
Water
Blue Drop Score n/an/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality actually provide? NoNo
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00
Number of domestic households/delivery points 00
Inside the yard 00
Less than 200m from yard 00
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 00

Electricity
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 9 0429 042
Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 0342 162

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/a0
Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality actually provide? NoNo
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 00
Flush toilet - septic tank 00
Ventilated pit latrine 00
Bucket system 00
Other 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 00

Solid Waste Services
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 2 5002 500
Domestic households with access to free basic service 986986

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


LINKS/RESOURCES

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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.

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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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