uMzimkhulu Local Municipality (KZN435)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 53, uMzimkhulu, 3297
    Physical: 169 Main Street, uMzimkhulu
    Tel: 039 259 5000
    Fax: 039 259 0427
    Web: www.umzimkhululm.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 435km²
    Description: The uMzimkhulu Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Harry Gwala District in KwaZulu-Natal. It is one of the four municipalities that make up the district, accounting for a quarter of its geographical area.
     It is the most populated of the Harry Gwala municipalities. Households headed by women are in the majority of the population. There is a need to implement youth development programmes and, for the most part, to target women in stimulating nodal economic growth.
     uMzimkhulu Town (and adjoining Clydesdale peri-urban area) is regarded as the primary node, both administrative and economic, in the municipal area. Rietvlei, Riversdale and Ibisi are regarded as secondary nodes, fulfilling the role of rural service centres.
     Other settlements such as Mountain Home, Glengarry, Ntsikeni and Ncambele (Gowan Lea) can be regarded as minor service centres. The towns of Creighton and Franklin are accessible to the north-western part of the municipal area and Harding is accessible to the southern part, as economic service centres.

    Cities/Towns: uMzimkhulu
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture; forestry; community, social and personal services; trade and tourism
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 38, EFF 2, AIC 1, DA 1, IFP 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr Mphuthumi Mpabanga
    Other Members of Council: Mrs Sindisiwe Nkala (Deputy Mayor and Corporate Services), Mr Xolani Tshazi (Chief Whip), Thandeka Manci (Community and Social Services), Mrs Jabulile Msiya (Strategic Planning), Florence Nene (Infrastructure), Mr Bhekamahlongwa Lukakayi (LED), Mr Sindiso Magaqa (Governance), Mr Bulelani Magaqa (Exco Member)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Zweliphantsi Sikhosana
    Chief Financial Officer: Mrs Thembakazi Ngcemu
    Communications Officer: Mr Willie Mgcina
    LED Officer: Mr Thulani Cele
    Other Senior Management: Ms Nokuthula Nduku (Manager: Corporate Services), Mrs Kholeka Mbalo (Manager: Community and Social Services), Mrs Nwabisa Gaxela (Manager: Strategic Planning, Housing and LED), Ms Khumbuza Dweba (Technical Manager: Infrastructure and Engineering)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 197 286180 302
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 42.7%40.8%
    Population 15 to 64 52.6%53.7%
    Population over 65 4.7%5.5%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 90.086.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 84.782.9
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.05%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a46.6%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a56.8%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 14.1%6.4%
    Matric 17.9%15.3%
    Higher education 5.9%4.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 44 57142 909
    Average household size 4.44.1
    Female headed households 58.4%60.3%
    Formal dwellings 25.7%32.7%
    Housing owned 72.1%68.1%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 5.8%6.4%
    Weekly refuse removal 8.1%8.3%
    Piped water inside dwelling 6.4%5.6%
    Electricity for lighting 80.0%64.5%

    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 findingsClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates10 3846 5396 7195 905
    Service charges8307651 3311 337
    Investment revenue4 9903 9932 9882 296
    Transfers recognised - operational161 910123 116101 53090 710
    Other own revenue5 7676 4996 8753 487
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)183 880140 913119 442103 734
    Employee costs54 18545 63639 71932 555
    Remuneration of councillors14 86313 67613 19011 905
    Depreciation & asset impairment40 54241 03917 90031 949
    Finance charges704900--
    Materials and bulk purchases-6 280--
    Transfers and grants24 884---
    Other expenditure81 93872 04550 41453 675
    Total Expenditure217 116179 575121 223130 083
    Surplus/(Deficit)(33 236)(38 662)(1 781)(26 349)
    Transfers recognised - capital52 14870 99586 20792 677
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions18 91232 33384 42666 327
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year18 91232 33384 42666 327
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure70 88180 459468 51286 055
    Transfers recognised - capital50 91973 620396 30382 427
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds19 9626 83872 2093 628
    Total sources of capital funds70 88180 459468 51286 055
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets118 043101 78167 91559 886
    Total non current assets516 641462 864462 645396 858
    Total current liabilities16 76641 41721 14723 105
    Total non current liabilities-3 3752 4901 955
    Community wealth/Equity617 918519 853506 922431 684
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating76 65994 64599 70690 695
    Net cash from (used) investing(72 136)(62 190)(90 427)(86 036)
    Net cash from (used) financing(10 000)10 000--
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end88 80694 28351 82842 550
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a--9 482
    Irregular expendituren/a2 254--
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-3-
    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) 45 63639 71932 55527 343
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 13 67613 19011 90510 578
     
    Total Employee Positions 364380167162
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 0010
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.00%0.00%0.60%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 6968
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0000
    Community And Social Service Positions 44434030
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 54735474
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0010
    Electricity Positions 1000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 0000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 18000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 35545244
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 20019590
    Vacant Other Positions 0000

    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 10 4745 9333 5993 599
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 5791 6572331 673

    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 7 6997 6997 6997 033
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4673 6683 668546

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Mgano-Mabandla Integrated Development Project; massification project – food security; Ntsikene Ecotourism Project; assistance on small farms; development of nodal areas; uMzimkhulu Mall; development of agricultural strategy; construction of multipurpose community centre.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
The information in this directory is supplied and/or externally sourced and is also subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us at info@municipalities.co.za so that we can correct them.