Emalahleni Local Municipality (MP312)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 3, eMalahleni, 1035
    Physical: Civic Centre, Cnr Mandela & Arras Streets, eMalahleni
    Tel: 013 690 6911
    Fax: 013 690 6207
    Web: www.emalahleni.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 678km²
    Description: The Emalahleni Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the Mpumalanga Province within the Nkangala District. It forms part of the western regions of the province and borders onto the Gauteng Province. Thembisile Hani and Victor Khanye, and City of Tshwane Metro in Gauteng, border the municipality to the north and west. The Gert Sibande District borders it to the south and Steve Tshwete is located to the east. It is one of six municipalities in the district.
     The Emalahleni Municipality is strategically located in terms of the provincial context and transport network. It is situated in close proximity to the City of Ekurhuleni, City of Johannesburg and City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipalities in Gauteng, and is connected to these areas by the N4 and N12 freeways. These freeways converge at eMalahleni (previously Witbank) in Emalahleni, from where the N4 extends to Mbombela (previously Nelspruit), the provincial capital, and ultimately Maputo in Mozambique. The N4 freeway, along with the railway line that runs adjacent to the freeway from Gauteng to Mozambique, constitute the Maputo Corridor.
     The southern areas of the Emalahleni Municipality form part of the region referred to as the Energy Mecca of South Africa, due to its rich deposits of coal reserves and power stations. eMalahleni and Middelburg (situated in the adjacent Steve Tshwete Municipality) are the highest order settlements in the Nkangala District. These towns offer the full spectrum of business and social activities, and both towns have large industrial areas. The towns fulfil the function of service centres to the smaller towns and settlements, as well as farms in the district.

    Cities/Towns: Kriel, Ogies, Phola, eMalahleni
    Main Economic Sectors: Mining, electricity, steel, vanadium and chrome
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 41, DA 17, EFF 8, ACDP 1, VF PLUS 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Ms Lindiwe Leonah Ntshalintshali
    Other Members of Council: Busisiwe Hlumbane (Speaker), Connie Simelane (Whip), Jerry Djiane (MMC: Technical Services), Thabang Mathebula (MMC: Environment and Waste Management), Hessie Maseko (MMC: Finance), Derrick Skhosana (MMC: Community Services), Cecilia Maraba (MMC: Development Planning), Johannes Matshipa (MMC: Corporate Services), Petunia Maseko (Chairperson: Municipal Public Accounts Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Theo Jansen van Vuuren
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Jabulile Hlatshwayo
    Communications Officer: Mr Lebohang Mofokeng
    LED Officer: Mr Tefo Kadi
    Other Senior Management: Ms Nomkitha Fani (Executive Director: Development Planning), Mr Selati Matlejoane (Executive Director: Community Services), Mr Mandla Vilane (Executive Director: Corporate Services), Mr Kgodiso Mashile (Executive Director: Technical Services), Ms Sandile Maseko (Executive Director: Environment and Waste Management), Mr Sizwe Mayisela (Deputy Director: Strategic and Executive Support), Mr Meleli Shongwe (Deputy Director: Community Services), Mr Letukisa Makgale (Deputy Chief Financial Officer), Mr Collin Brentjies (Acting Deputy Director: Technical Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 455 228395 466
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 24.5%25.2%
    Population 15 to 64 72.5%71.2%
    Population over 65 3.0%3.6%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 37.940.4
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 112.3111.8
    Population Growth
    Per annum 3.20%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a27.3%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a36.0%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.7%5.8%
    Matric 37.7%31.4%
    Higher education 10.4%13.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 150 420119 874
    Average household size 3.03.2
    Female headed households 29.1%27.9%
    Formal dwellings 74.4%77.2%
    Housing owned 50.3%45.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 69.5%68.8%
    Weekly refuse removal 64.6%67.2%
    Piped water inside dwelling 56.0%54.9%
    Electricity for lighting 71.7%73.4%

    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 findingsDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates357 541335 274273 564234 723
    Service charges1 279 1021 175 4941 100 489955 804
    Investment revenue669-2 1963 746
    Transfers recognised - operational232 700245 332187 802185 338
    Other own revenue240 231145 12496 74676 177
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)2 110 2441 901 2241 660 7981 455 787
    Employee costs580 316493 874378 502338 542
    Remuneration of councillors23 85720 08618 98817 625
    Depreciation & asset impairment-140 811127 549164 806
    Finance charges8 960135 69415 33220 976
    Materials and bulk purchases514 525789 645814 329682 159
    Transfers and grants15 22022 58316 14524 270
    Other expenditure216 233620 451374 823349 374
    Total Expenditure1 359 1102 223 1451 745 6691 597 751
    Surplus/(Deficit)751 134(321 921)(84 871)(141 964)
    Transfers recognised - capital104 135143 555187 250166 083
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions855 270(178 367)102 37824 119
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year855 270(178 367)102 37824 119
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure144 994153 023178 320102 439
    Transfers recognised - capital129 973138 263170 26195 437
    Public contributions & donations7 4325 9311 632-
    Borrowing3 3453 4843803 894
    Internally generated funds4 2445 3456 0473 109
    Total sources of capital funds144 994153 023178 320102 439
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets1 344 758696 333272 656n/a
    Total non current assets2 240 1832 273 9692 132 019n/a
    Total current liabilities1 883 3331 961 314422 462n/a
    Total non current liabilities328 934365 439181 700n/a
    Community wealth/Equity1 372 674643 5491 800 513n/a
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating24 752(229 333)-138 847
    Net cash from (used) investing(38 635)50 966-(109 113)
    Net cash from (used) financing3 564--676
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(1 526)(178 367)-3 338
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a232 75163 03519 801
    Irregular expendituren/a78326 7479 266
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a95 42256 23511 800
    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) 493 874378 502338 542325 887
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 20 08618 98817 62516 107
     
    Total Employee Positions 1 8011 7851 5491 637
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 271249317350
    Total Vacancy Percentage 15.05%13.95%20.46%21.38%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 7668
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 3422
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 5757571
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0000
    Community And Social Service Positions 1071098790
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 13133128
    Finance And Administration Positions 378266174284
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 52314692
    Electricity Positions 172167166173
    Vacant Electricity Positions 1152426
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0391111
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 03121
    Health Positions 54746976
    Vacant Health Positions 37171229
    Public Safety Positions 200198154147
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 29413732
    Road Transport Positions 168160161139
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 41364227
    Sport And Recreation Positions 138129129129
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 50364541
    Waste Management Positions 235225210217
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 12111731
    Waste Water Management Positions 131131134126
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 1062012
    Water Positions 101979889
    Vacant Water Positions 64146
    Other Positions 531279393
    Vacant Other Positions 7142523

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a43.840.0037.50
    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 71 49271 49269 06271 260
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 69 19269 19266 81269 260
    Inside the yard 68 19268 19265 81268 510
    Less than 200m from yard 750750750500
    More than 200m from yard 250250250250
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 14 01513 51059 75069 260

    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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 66 01964 97165 20078 950
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 14 01513 15012 25011 704

    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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 73 63273 49271 76069 260
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 68 19268 19266 51066 510
    Flush toilet - septic tank 2 3902 2502 2502 000
    Ventilated pit latrine 750750750750
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 14 01513 15012 25011 704

    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 59 13957 00169 26069 260
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 14 01513 15012 25011 704

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Agricultural commonages in Ga-Nala (maize farming); vegetable farming to a cooperative in KwaGuqa.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Retail development – two malls, one situated in the township and the other in the urban area adjacent to the N4 highway; investment nodal point where the N4 coming from Mbombela splits into two highways, the N4 heading to Pretoria and N12 heading to Johannesburg; housing and accommodation; tourism and CBD revitalisation to be conducted.
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