uMzinyathi District Municipality (DC24)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 1965, Dundee, 3000
    Physical: 39 Victoria Street, Princess Magogo Building, Dundee
    Tel: 034 219 1500
    Fax: 034 218 1940
    Web: www.umzinyathi.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 8 589km²
    Description: The uMzinyathi District Municipality is a Category C municipality located in the north and central areas of the KwaZulu-Natal Province. The municipality is bordered in the north by Amajuba Municipality, in the south-east by iLembe Municipality, in the south-west by uMgungundlovu Municipality, in the east by King Cetshwayo Municipality, and in the west by uThukela Municipality.
     The district consists of four local municipalities: Endumeni, Nquthu, Msinga and Umvoti. The district lies between the main N3 Corridor between Durban and Gauteng and the Coastal Corridor, running along the east coast.
     The more developed urban areas include Dundee and Greytown, which can be viewed as a strong regional centre with substantial commercial and agricultural activity. The seat of uMzinyathi is Dundee.

    Cities/Towns: Dundee, Glencoe, Greytown, Kranskop, Nquthu, Pomeroy
    Main Economic Sectors: Community, social and personal services (27.4%), agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing (22.6%), wholesale and retail trade (15.9%), manufacturing (14.8%), financial, insurance, real estate and business services (7.3%), electricity and construction (6.3%), transport, storage and communication (3.5%)
  • MAP

  • 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 6, ANC 5 (40% PR Seats)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Dr E M S Ntombela
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr L Africa
    Communications Officer: Ms Nomonde Nzimakwe
    LED Officer: Ms Nompumelelo Duma
    Other Senior Management: Sakhele P Zulu (Executive Manager: Corporate Services), Thami Malunga (Deputy Municipal Manager / Technical Services Manager), Edward Bonga (Executive Manager: Planning and Economic Development), Lihle B Zulu (Executive Manager: Community Services), Sibusiso Mkhwanazi (Manager: Support Services), V Kubheka (Chief of Staff)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 554 882514 028
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 38.0%40.2%
    Population 15 to 64 57.2%54.6%
    Population over 65 4.8%5.2%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 74.883.1
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 85.481.6
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.74%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 21.1%25.5%
    Matric 26.9%21.3%
    Higher education 6.4%4.7%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 126 791114 075
    Average household size 4.44.3
    Female headed households 58.9%59.1%
    Formal dwellings 47.0%54.0%
    Housing owned 73.9%59.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 20.3%18.8%
    Weekly refuse removal 18.7%20.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 13.3%17.4%
    Electricity for lighting 69.7%48.7%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges42 70855 77546 16640 839
    Investment revenue7 7057 04310 4631 840
    Transfers recognised - operational335 762213 524204 918251 241
    Other own revenue20 69719 52313 83217 486
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)406 872295 865275 380311 405
    Employee costs101 92193 56380 92742 348
    Remuneration of councillors4 2464 0383 7603 377
    Depreciation & asset impairment29 42356 89355 4455 087
    Finance charges2 6617 8137 574-
    Materials and bulk purchases10 41014 63610 938105 140
    Transfers and grants(0)75 460-150 598
    Other expenditure268 353212 237301 37196 375
    Total Expenditure417 012464 639460 015402 924
    Surplus/(Deficit)(10 140)(168 775)(184 635)(91 519)
    Transfers recognised - capital377 228280 680463 545-
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets6 703--(136)
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions373 791111 905278 910(91 654)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-25 009-43 868
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year373 791136 914278 910(47 786)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure383 931139 449269 21622 834
    Transfers recognised - capital373 933133 783188 86322 834
    Public contributions & donations3 423-13 588-
    Borrowing--66 573-
    Internally generated funds6 5765 666192-
    Total sources of capital funds383 931139 449269 21622 834
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets133 865124 637199 089121 746
    Total non current assets1 776 2431 798 9901 497 6611 132 110
    Total current liabilities62 448152 997267 35492 578
    Total non current liabilities85 24683 753125 19170 075
    Community wealth/Equity1 762 4131 686 8771 304 2051 091 203
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating410 80179 620179 657(41 134)
    Net cash from (used) investing(332 749)(125 862)(273 703)(23 126)
    Net cash from (used) financing(80 187)2 661170 35779 559
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end9 59957 974101 66224 827
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a179 663108 79512 697
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-2694
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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) 93 56380 92742 34827 094
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 0383 7603 3772 008
     
    Total Employee Positions 46150111996
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 959400
    Total Vacancy Percentage 20.61%18.76%0.00%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6655
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 3000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 23312120
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0800
    Community And Social Service Positions 162622
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 1100
    Finance And Administration Positions 69845069
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 121200
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0040
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 41400
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0100
    Road Transport Positions 02300
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 01000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0010
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 0030
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 299000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 78000
    Water Positions 031710
    Vacant Water Positions 06200
    Other Positions 440320
    Vacant Other Positions 1000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a78.02n/a93.45
    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? NoNoNoYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 14 64214 59614 56714 315
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 13 34113 27413 25413 057
    Inside the yard 13 34113 27413 25413 057
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 7551 29713 25413 057

    Electricity
    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? YesYesYesNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    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? NoNoNoYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 13 69413 66313 62912 430
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 11 37511 36311 36311 182
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1 1181 1181 084153
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 7551 2975 34811 335

    Solid Waste Services
    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
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

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

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