AbaQulusi Local Municipality (KZN263)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 57, Vryheid, 3100
    Physical: Cnr High & Mark Streets, Vryheid
    Tel: 034 982 2133
    Fax: 034 980 9637
    Web: www.abaqulusi.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 4 185km²
    Description: The AbaQulusi Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Zululand District in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It is the largest of the five municipalities in the district, making up a third of its geographical area.
     It is named after the AbaQulusi, a Zulu clan whose descendants live in the vicinity of Vryheid, Utrecht, eDumbe and eNgoje. They hail from different origins but were unified by their allegiance to local Zulu royal homesteads. Historically, they were not drafted into ordinary ‘amabutho' regiments but rather into a royal section, and no ‘umnumzane' chief presented them in the Zulu king's council.

    Cities/Towns: Louwsburg, Vryheid
    Main Economic Sectors: Wholesale and retail trade (18-20%), manufacturing (14-16%), finance (14%), general government (12-14%), agriculture and forestry (12%), transport, storage and communication (10-12%), community and social services (4-6%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 21, IFP 19, DA 3, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: IFP Minority Government
    Mayor: Mr S M E Mtshali
    Other Members of Council: B L Zwane (Deputy Mayor), M B Khumalo (Speaker), I A De Koch, L Dube, J J Jones, T A Khumalo, M M Kunene, N A Kunene, M T Lushaba, M B Mabaso, D J Mahlase, Victor Magdalena, N B Manana, M C Maphisa (Exco Member), A M Masondo, T Z Mavundla, D P Mazibuko, M A Mazibuko, P N Mazibuko (Exco Member), A P Mbatha, C N Mbatha, N Y Mdlalose, N N Mdlalose (Exco Member), N S Mgidi, L R Mhlongo, M M Mhlungu, P M Mtshali, V C Mtshali, S N Ndlela, T D Ndlovu, T Z Nkosi (Exco Member), B Ntombela, K M Ntuli, M N Ntuli, Z H Nxumalo, Ally Rial, P P Selepe (Exco Member), M J Sibiya, S S Siyaya, C J Q Radebe, M P Williams, X J Zungu, L C Zwane

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Dalisu Zulu (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr H A Mohomed
    Communications Officer: Mr A M Ramodibe
    LED Officer: Mrs L Ntshangase
    Other Senior Management: Mr S Chetty (Director: Technical Services), Mr D H Zulu (Director: Planning and Development), Ms A B Mnikathi (Director: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 243 795214 714
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 37.9%36.8%
    Population 15 to 64 57.8%58.5%
    Population over 65 4.3%4.7%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 72.970.8
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 92.990.8
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.89%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 8.1%16.6%
    Matric 33.4%27.3%
    Higher education 6.8%6.1%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 51 91043 784
    Average household size 4.74.4
    Female headed households 50.2%50.1%
    Formal dwellings 72.7%78.3%
    Housing owned 63.3%66.8%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 39.1%40.5%
    Weekly refuse removal 38.5%41.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 24.3%38.4%
    Electricity for lighting 82.3%71.4%

    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 findingsQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates60 40738 97051 15042 426
    Service charges238 009162 021209 493185 879
    Investment revenue1 7751 2464 3693 970
    Transfers recognised - operational132 182101 277133 14594 084
    Other own revenue2 2894 16058 15512 655
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)434 662307 674456 312339 014
    Employee costs131 39689 355103 611101 305
    Remuneration of councillors15 77010 86513 98112 093
    Depreciation & asset impairment76 89931 08188 65571 856
    Finance charges3471488922 325
    Materials and bulk purchases143 32488 526122 108112 200
    Transfers and grants23 24125 44033 79819 155
    Other expenditure153 18886 097100 97794 011
    Total Expenditure544 165331 513464 022412 945
    Surplus/(Deficit)(109 503)(23 839)(7 709)(73 931)
    Transfers recognised - capital42 87920 08729 90722 801
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(66 624)(3 752)22 197(51 130)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(66 624)(3 752)22 197(51 130)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure-55 31648 25216 947
    Transfers recognised - capital-49 91146 55016 649
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds-5 4051 702298
    Total sources of capital funds-55 31648 25216 947
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets111 949136 287130 562104 429
    Total non current assets1 503 2611 536 9222 044 432999 418
    Total current liabilities91 27485 85862 16376 645
    Total non current liabilities130 613117 91494 26397 092
    Community wealth/Equity1 393 3221 469 4372 018 567930 110
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(18 454)3 35425 17338 499
    Net cash from (used) investing(56 191)(87 133)(48 252)(17 415)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(10 038)(6 981)(1 856)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(38 009)(57 180)53 15154 985
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a78 83423 922-
    Irregular expendituren/a23 42511 6022 865
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a5632219
    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) 89 355103 611101 30596 280
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 10 86513 98112 09311 264
     
    Total Employee Positions 8471 1591 043452
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 3616925680
    Total Vacancy Percentage 42.62%59.71%54.46%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1120
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 24181819
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00110
    Community And Social Service Positions 1661666142
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 126141380
    Finance And Administration Positions 16819013790
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 70104480
    Electricity Positions 96939144
    Vacant Electricity Positions 4743390
    Enviromental Protection Positions 2426600
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 1816500
    Health Positions 0002
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 74658434
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 4227470
    Road Transport Positions 11711610555
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 5761470
    Sport And Recreation Positions 52302
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 01000
    Waste Management Positions 311127324
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 081390
    Waste Water Management Positions 69110062
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 04100
    Water Positions 6723438072
    Vacant Water Positions 01672290
    Other Positions 00280
    Vacant Other Positions 00180

    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? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 27 79320 03019 27819 140
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 25 93318 17016 66216 524
    Inside the yard 25 53817 77516 26716 129
    Less than 200m from yard 395395395395
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 7473 7471 193373

    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? YesYesYesNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 28 95528 81425 20224 819
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 5002 1332 8522 852

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    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 20 66620 66620 06318 618
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 17 35317 35316 26714 822
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0000
    Ventilated pit latrine 500500500500
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 9803 9803 3221 097

    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 19 71819 71819 14019 140
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 2724 2723 5971 305

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Bio Swiss Farming Development; Vryheid Private Hospital; Thusong Centre; revitalisation of Vryheid Town; Hlobane and Coronation Agri-Park.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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