Nquthu Local Municipality (KZN242)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X5521, Nquthu, 3135
    Physical: 83 Mdlalose Street, Nquthu
    Tel: 034 271 6100
    Fax: 034 271 6111
    Web: www.nquthu.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 962km²
    Description: The Nquthu Local Municipality is a Category B municipality in the uMzinyathi District of KwaZulu-Natal. It is located along the north-eastern boundary of the district. It is one of four municipalities in the district, making up a quarter of its geographical area.
     Isandlwana, the site of the historic Anglo-Zulu War battle that took place on 22 January 1879, is a well-known tourist destination worldwide. Nquthu Town is a small but stable urban area that has established itself as the primary commercial, administrative and service centre for the municipality as a whole. The town is an old ‘Japie Uys' town established in terms of Proclamation 67 of 1983. Nquthu is an isiZulu name meaning ‘the back of the head'.
     The municipality is predominantly rural in nature, with expansive rural settlements being one of the major features. It is mainly accessed through the R68 linking Ulundi to Newcastle/Dundee. Other important roads through the municipality are the R33, passing through the northern areas, passing east of Nondweni before linking Vryheid with the R68. A gravel road links Nquthu with Kranskop.

    Cities/Towns: Nquthu
    Main Economic Sectors: Sheep and wool, agriculture, SMMEs
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    The municipality is currently under S139 provincial administration due to its failure to elect office bearers since the 2016 local government elections.
    Composition of Council: IFP 15, ANC 14, NFP 2, DA 1, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: IFP Minority Government

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Bonginkosi Gumbi
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr W Mpanza
    LED Officer: Mr Mpume Jiyane
    Other Senior Management: Mr Xolani Mbatha (Corporate and Community), Mr Msizi Gcabashe (Technical Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 171 325165 307
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 40.5%42.4%
    Population 15 to 64 54.8%52.5%
    Population over 65 4.7%5.1%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 82.590.6
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 86.683.4
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.81%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a44.4%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a53.3%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 15.5%18.1%
    Matric 27.1%20.3%
    Higher education 3.8%3.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 32 62231 612
    Average household size 5.35.1
    Female headed households 60.5%60.1%
    Formal dwellings 55.4%63.1%
    Housing owned 81.3%50.4%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 4.4%5.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 5.7%8.5%
    Piped water inside dwelling 4.3%8.0%
    Electricity for lighting 81.8%53.0%

    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 rates22 00719 10213 63211 014
    Service charges13 63112 23015 32810 733
    Investment revenue10 3687 5405 9503 716
    Transfers recognised - operational142 294105 684124 51485 636
    Other own revenue3 0991 8481 6371 175
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)191 399146 404161 061112 274
    Employee costs38 21931 11125 61222 277
    Remuneration of councillors10 0169 3898 5207 338
    Depreciation & asset impairment11 1598 3435 7615 067
    Finance charges1531--
    Materials and bulk purchases16 13817 31515 71813 613
    Transfers and grants6 24328 42914 57313 207
    Other expenditure42 73040 75129 62230 296
    Total Expenditure124 520135 37099 80691 798
    Surplus/(Deficit)66 87911 03461 25520 476
    Transfers recognised - capital66 93627 176-33 811
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions133 81638 21061 25554 287
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year133 81638 21061 25554 287
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure-69 20842 006-
    Transfers recognised - capital-37 73428 276-
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds-31 47413 731-
    Total sources of capital funds-69 20842 006-
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets162 672140 750114 42989 573
    Total non current assets295 226203 385165 113129 035
    Total current liabilities17 40137 74213 85615 812
    Total non current liabilities1 3841 3721 599827
    Community wealth/Equity439 113305 021264 088201 970
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating107 62866 74956 87356 677
    Net cash from (used) investing(103 188)(46 635)(42 025)(36 322)
    Net cash from (used) financing(242)(521)(829)(779)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end118 751114 55394 96080 616
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a2 299-76
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a52816
    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) 31 11125 61222 27717 301
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 3898 5207 3386 795
     
    Total Employee Positions 203185143131
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 392100
    Total Vacancy Percentage 19.21%11.35%0.00%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 10555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 5000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 27141916
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 14100
    Community And Social Service Positions 1515326
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 2200
    Finance And Administration Positions 49496733
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 5500
    Electricity Positions 6665
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 333373
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 7700
    Road Transport Positions 1010136
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 9911
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 24242236
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 2200
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 202000
    Vacant Other Positions 4400

    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 26 11925 76522 10120 935
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 1071 1881 2111 201

    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 4 0482 3002 0912 059
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 70201201201

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

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