Dannhauser Local Municipality (KZN254)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X1011, Dannhauser, 3080
    Physical: 8 Church Street, Dannhauser
    Tel: 034 621 2666
    Fax: 034 621 3114
    Web: www.dannhauser.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 516km²
    Description: Dannhauser Local Municipality is named after an old farming family that lived in the area. Dannhauser is one of three local municipalities within the Amajuba District Municipality. It is the smallest municipality within the district.
     The town of Dannhauser is located midway between Durban and Johannesburg on the main railway line, about 8km off the national road between the two cities. It is surrounded by some of the largest coal-producing mines in KwaZulu-Natal. Numerous rivers flow through the municipal area, the most important being the Ngagane and uMzinyathi Rivers, and there are scenic landscapes in the western portion of the municipality.
     Dannhauser functions as a small rural service centre (providing commercial and service facilities, and agricultural industries and services). It is therefore not a large employment generator. Residents of the municipal area rely on the larger urban centres of Dundee and Newcastle for employment opportunities and higher order goods and services. Investment in commerce has growth prospects.

    Cities/Towns: Dannhauser, Hattingspruit
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, mining (30%), manufacturing (13.8%), services
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 11, IFP 6, NFP 3, AZAPO 1, DA 1
    Mayor: Mrs J Phakathi
    Other Members of Council: J Phakathi (Mayor and LED), V M Ndaba (Deputy Mayor), Z S Ngobeni (Speaker), M A Sibeko (Member: Executive Committee), T V Mabanga (Member: Executive Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Bonginkosi Nkosi
    Chief Financial Officer: Mrs D Mohapi
    Communications Officer: Mrs S Narothum
    LED Officer: Mr P J Ndlovu (Manager: IDP)
    Other Senior Management: Mrs S Narothum (Manager: Corporate Services), Mr S Naidoo (Manager: Community Services), Mr M Nene (Manager: Technical Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 102 161
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 38.20%
    Population 15 to 64 56.70%
    Population over 65 5.00%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 76.30
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 90.00
    Population Growth
    Per annum -0.06%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 47.60%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 58.20%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 8.90%
    Higher education 3.70%
    Matric 25.40%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 20 439
    Average household size 4.90
    Female headed households 50.70%
    Formal dwellings 82.70%
    Housing owned 45.70%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 11.50%
    Weekly refuse removal 11.50%
    Piped water inside dwelling 19.50%
    Electricity for lighting 80.70%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates13 37611 6678 6938 154
    Service charges1 381852826755
    Investment revenue1 4411 4101 0481 084
    Transfers recognised - operational16 28356 93049 71242 430
    Other own revenue29 44610 8012 3281 853
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)61 92781 66062 60754 276
    Employee costs18 03317 90414 69814 401
    Remuneration of councillors5 4074 8214 3574 344
    Depreciation & asset impairment-25 30523 00622 856
    Finance charges----
    Materials and bulk purchases9294 9073 6812 355
    Transfers and grants-4 7463 31711 182
    Other expenditure28 85358 64227 64840 927
    Total Expenditure53 223116 32476 70696 064
    Surplus/(Deficit)8 704(34 664)(14 099)(41 788)
    Transfers recognised - capital20 42840 69722 19624 022
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions29 1326 0338 097(17 765)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year29 1326 0338 097(17 765)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure28 54334 680-29 269
    Transfers recognised - capital19 65433 241-29 269
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds8 8901 438--
    Total sources of capital funds28 54334 680-29 269
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets54 16225 62839 57216 701
    Total non current assets251 947243 253245 607241 796
    Total current liabilities43 49515 39235 43119 831
    Total non current liabilities4 0263 92614 84311 787
    Community wealth/Equity258 588249 563234 904226 879
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating82 671(13 658)46 54543 758
    Net cash from (used) investing(31 984)(1 988)(26 819)(50 309)
    Net cash from (used) financing-73--
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end51 37120 44522 012(6 293)
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a89417 140-
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-19520
    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) 17 904414 698414 4014
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 8214 3574 344
     
    Total Employee Positions 909399
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 000
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.00%0.00%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 121
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 434
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 000
    Community And Social Service Positions 33965
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 000
    Finance And Administration Positions 232629
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 000
    Electricity Positions 000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Health Positions 000
    Vacant Health Positions 000
    Public Safety Positions 660
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 000
    Road Transport Positions 000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 000
    Waste Management Positions 000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 000
    Waste Water Management Positions 000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 000
    Water Positions 000
    Vacant Water Positions 000
    Other Positions 53170
    Vacant Other Positions 000

    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? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 000
    Inside the yard 000
    Less than 200m from yard 000
    More than 200m from yard 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 3 8333 8333 833
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9003 0003 000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 000
    Ventilated pit latrine 000
    Bucket system 000
    Other 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 000

    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 3 0001 8971 897
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 90900

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

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