Mbombela Local Municipality (MP322)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 45, Mbombela, 1200
    Physical: Civic Centre, 1 Nel Street, Mbombela
    Tel: 013 759 2000/9111
    Fax: 013 759 2070
    Web: www.mbombela.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    This municipality will be amalgamated with the Umjindi Local Municipality after the 2016 local government elections.
    Area: 5 394km²
    Description: Mbombela Local Municipality is situated in the Mpumalanga province. The municipality came about through the amalgamation of previous local councils in December 2000. The local councils were Nelspruit Transitional Rural Council (TRC), White River TRC, White River Transitional Local Council (TLC), Hazyview TLC, and the Greater Nelspruit Area.
     Mbombela (previously Nelspruit) is the capital of the Mpumalanga province. Mbombela is the Siswati word for ‘a lot of people together in a small space'. The city serves as a gateway to some of the best eco- and adventure activities in Southern Africa and, with its moderate climate, becomes the preferred tourist destination all year round. Its subtropical fruits (like mangoes, avocados, oranges, lemons, litchis and bananas) are a huge drawcard for visitors, and during springtime the blossoms of orange trees can be smelt kilometres away.
     For shopping enthusiasts, the city offers world-class shopping malls, casinos and entertainment venues with air-conditioning systems. This creates excellent opportunities for prospective investors and businesses to establish themselves in the area.

    Cities/Towns: Emoyeni, Entokozweni, Hazyview, Kaapschehoop, Kabokweni, Kanyamazane, Luphisi, Matsulu, Mbombela, Mpakeni, Msogwaba, Ngodwana, Skukuza, Tekwane, White River
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance and business services (21.7%), manufacturing (17.8%), government services (16.4%), trade (13.4%), transport and communications (10.2%), community services (9.2%), agriculture (3.6%), construction (3.2%), mining (2.5%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 66, DA 10, ACDP 1, PAC 1
    Mayor: Sibusiso Mathonsi
    Other Members of Council: Jesta Sidell (Speaker), Happy Mbuyane (Chief Whip), B A Zulu (MMC: Economic Development), C Maseko (MMC: Infrastructure Development), B N Mdhluli (MMC: Human Settlements), M Magagula (MMC: Waste Management), Z M Boroko (MMC: Sport and Recreation), M Nyirenda (MMC: Water and Sanitation), F P Nkala (MMC: Public Safety), M Mayinga (MMC: Finance), J M Mazibane (MMC: Corporate Services)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Noko Seanego
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Oupa Mokoena
    Communications Officer: Mr Joseph Ngala (Acting)
    LED Officer: Mr Dumisani Mabuza (General Manager: City Planning and Development)
    Other Senior Management: Mr Sigananda Siboza (Deputy Municipal Manager), Ms Linda Carol Zulu (General Manager: Water and Sanitation), Mr Mandla Nkosi (General Manager: Corporate Services), Mr David Shabangu (General Manager: Planning), Mr Boiling Twala (General Manager: Infrastructure Development), Ms Belina Lubisi (General Manager: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 588 794
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 29.80%
    Population 15 to 64 66.00%
    Population over 65 4.20%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 51.60
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 94.30
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.11%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 28.10%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 37.60%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 11.90%
    Higher education 12.70%
    Matric 33.30%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 161 773
    Average household size 3.50
    Female headed households 38.90%
    Formal dwellings 92.70%
    Housing owned 66.40%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 28.40%
    Weekly refuse removal 29.40%
    Piped water inside dwelling 37.10%
    Electricity for lighting 90.20%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates333 134290 608274 317245 816
    Service charges789 791709 239643 307588 159
    Investment revenue3 793-3 2468 710
    Transfers recognised - operational470 908359 287409 191375 143
    Other own revenue184 296178 536116 052100 583
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)1 781 9221 537 6711 446 1121 318 412
    Employee costs503 789459 897403 136392 418
    Remuneration of councillors27 88725 89220 92519 302
    Depreciation & asset impairment211 780217 955241 288292 083
    Finance charges49 42252 68430 18644 463
    Materials and bulk purchases427 427437 831460 533566 736
    Transfers and grants140 98123 70721 310271
    Other expenditure570 086629 735591 602355 093
    Total Expenditure1 931 3711 847 7001 768 9811 670 367
    Surplus/(Deficit)(149 449)(310 030)(322 869)(351 955)
    Transfers recognised - capital299 019170 643168 27789 511
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions149 570(139 386)(154 592)(262 445)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year149 570(139 386)(154 592)(262 445)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure441 246230 742236 732218 730
    Transfers recognised - capital346 279176 109163 788114 159
    Public contributions & donations2 2064 0723 9042 886
    Borrowing48 14115 04428 49733 130
    Internally generated funds44 61935 51740 54468 555
    Total sources of capital funds441 246230 742236 732218 730
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets317 020279 661157 582141 558
    Total non current assets5 735 5265 505 8175 551 8725 478 023
    Total current liabilities878 531842 239647 856587 428
    Total non current liabilities567 882485 594411 415393 423
    Community wealth/Equity4 606 1334 457 6444 650 1834 638 729
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating296 153267 046249 276180 315
    Net cash from (used) investing(340 013)(226 517)(235 649)(188 808)
    Net cash from (used) financing36 47436 026(29 861)28 511
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end88 72796 11219 55835 792
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure103 18041 8698846 191
    Irregular expenditure107 0418 62734 5311 277
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure11 42914 4865 4674 352
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 459 8974403 1364392 4184
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 25 89220 92519 302
     
    Total Employee Positions 1 8571 8561 856
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 280238207
    Total Vacancy Percentage 15.08%12.82%11.15%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 899
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 213
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 747474
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 536
    Community And Social Service Positions 285283283
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 473931
    Finance And Administration Positions 218218218
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 261924
    Electricity Positions 121121121
    Vacant Electricity Positions 241815
    Enviromental Protection Positions 111
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Health Positions 000
    Vacant Health Positions 000
    Public Safety Positions 203203203
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 373628
    Road Transport Positions 276276276
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 453732
    Sport And Recreation Positions 575757
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 11107
    Waste Management Positions 294294294
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 353025
    Waste Water Management Positions 000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 000
    Water Positions 196196196
    Vacant Water Positions 332922
    Other Positions 124124124
    Vacant Other Positions 151614

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 219 196210 766208 719
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 193 695185 608183 952
    Inside the yard 179 741173 130157 071
    Less than 200m from yard 11 0139 79024 193
    More than 200m from yard 2 9412 6882 688
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 179 741185 6088 507

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 117 487112 035107 052
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 11 24911 2498 507

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 175 089164 899163 319
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 132 977112 275110 920
    Flush toilet - septic tank 12 46710 48510 485
    Ventilated pit latrine 20 77717 14717 147
    Bucket system 000
    Other 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 1942 1942 995

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 67 18466 55566 966
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 1942 1942 995

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

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