Okhahlamba Local Municipality (KZN235)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 71, Bergville, 3350
    Physical: 259 Kingsway Street, Bergville
    Tel: 036 448 8000
    Fax: 036 448 1986
    Web: www.okhahlamba.org

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 971km²
    Description: The Okhahlamba Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the uThukela District of KwaZulu-Natal between Lesotho, the Free State, and the Alfred Duma and Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipalities. It is the largest of three municipalities in the district, making up just over a third of its geographical area.
     Okhahlamba is made up of privately owned commercial farmland; smallholder settlements; the urban areas of Bergville, Winterton, Cathkin Park and Geluksberg; and three tribal authority areas. The ideally-situated agricultural and trading centre of Bergville, less than 50km from the towering Amphitheatre of Royal Natal, was laid out by a retired sea captain in 1897. Two years later, at the onset of the Anglo-Boer War, British forces built a blockhouse in the settlement. The building is now a monument and museum within the grounds of the Bergville Courthouse.
     Bergville is a small town and is known as the gateway to the Northern Drakensberg. Approximately half a million tourists are attracted to the Drakensberg annually. Bergville hosts an office of the Drakensberg Publicity Association.
     The area is relatively well linked through the network of existing provincial roads that run through the municipality. The municipality is largely reliant on Ladysmith for facilities such as shopping, medical services and education, among others. Large capital expenditure is needed to meet service backlogs in the area.The council manages a caravan park and holiday huts on the bank of the uThukela River. A playground and facilities for sports, including swimming, tennis, bowls, cricket, golf, rugby and badminton, are available. A modern community hall serves as a town hall.

    Cities/Towns: Bergville, Cathkin Park, Winterton
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (29%), wholesale and retail trade (12%), finance, insurance, real estate, business services, tourism, agriculture
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 15, IFP 7, COPE 3, DA 2, AIC 1, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: M G Ndlangisa
    Other Members of Council: S Zulu (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Siza Sibande
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr S Ndabandaba
    Communications Officer: Suraya Asmal
    LED Officer: Hlengiwe Ndaba
    Other Senior Management: N Malinga (Director: Technical Services), T Mazibuko (Director: Social and Economic Development Services), G Mahlokoana (Director: Corporate Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 135 132132 068
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 39.6%39.2%
    Population 15 to 64 55.9%55.9%
    Population over 65 4.5%4.9%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 78.979.0
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 89.387.5
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.52%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a43.4%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a52.3%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 16.1%17.2%
    Matric 27.5%23.2%
    Higher education 6.0%4.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 29 51027 576
    Average household size 4.64.6
    Female headed households 52.9%53.8%
    Formal dwellings 59.0%42.8%
    Housing owned 67.3%40.9%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 7.8%8.7%
    Weekly refuse removal 9.1%9.2%
    Piped water inside dwelling 5.9%16.9%
    Electricity for lighting 88.7%75.4%

    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 findingsClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates28 98827 25425 22817 653
    Service charges1 911401354355
    Investment revenue2 5253 9103 5292 535
    Transfers recognised - operational109 055104 93778 72865 684
    Other own revenue5 4033 7285 1164 286
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)147 882140 230112 95490 513
    Employee costs47 10141 81736 53527 712
    Remuneration of councillors8 6068 1827 3386 783
    Depreciation & asset impairment4 43314 2319 8065 276
    Finance charges7781 6801 1172 832
    Materials and bulk purchases1 4551 005--
    Transfers and grants2 0752 944--
    Other expenditure68 22770 78348 88731 667
    Total Expenditure132 674140 642103 68274 270
    Surplus/(Deficit)15 208(413)9 27216 243
    Transfers recognised - capital63 99730 94544 37734 887
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions79 20530 53253 64951 130
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year79 20530 53253 64951 130
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure81 57045 37073 446139 528
    Transfers recognised - capital42 81230 94548 93383 698
    Public contributions & donations---5 918
    Borrowing139---
    Internally generated funds38 61914 42624 51349 913
    Total sources of capital funds81 57045 37073 446139 528
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets134 42867 26270 94290 286
    Total non current assets227 803196 043176 83998 955
    Total current liabilities86 53731 20135 91443 116
    Total non current liabilities-14 47717 6939 389
    Community wealth/Equity275 694217 626194 174136 736
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating72 00650 39144 35454 643
    Net cash from (used) investing(78 074)(45 159)(88 068)(40 632)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(2 803)7 683(9)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end39 15445 22742 79878 829
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a2 9346 1415 859
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a90588
    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) 41 81736 53527 71222 453
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 1827 3386 7836 333
     
    Total Employee Positions 281217161147
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 7132231
    Total Vacancy Percentage 25.27%14.75%14.29%0.68%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0111
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 1110114
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 2020
    Community And Social Service Positions 1251278
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 21180
    Finance And Administration Positions 70392630
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 16640
    Electricity Positions 0130
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0020
    Enviromental Protection Positions 5000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 3000
    Health Positions 0006
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 321175
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 15020
    Road Transport Positions 2617100
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 2340
    Sport And Recreation Positions 3000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 2000
    Waste Management Positions 42837289
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 41100
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 75000
    Vacant Other Positions 25000

    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? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 18 85118 85118 19016 950
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 561000

    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 3 2221 8761 8671 867
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 4281 4469811 426

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Assist cooperatives in marketing their craft through exhibitions; give start-up loans to SMMEs.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Development of Okhahlamba Development Agency – focuses on attracting investors.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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