Msunduzi Local Municipality (KZN225)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X321, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
    Physical: Cnr Church & Chief Albert Luthuli Streets, Pietermaritzburg
    Tel: 033 392 3000
    Fax: 033 392 2397
    Web: www.msunduzi.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 634km²
    Description: The Msunduzi Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the uMgungundlovu District in KwaZulu-Natal. It is the smallest of the seven municipalities in the district. It encompasses the city of Pietermaritzburg, which is the capital of the province and the main economic hub of the district.
     Msunduzi Municipality is situated on the N3 highway at the junction of an industrial corridor (from Durban to Pietermaritzburg) and an agro-industrial corridor (stretching from Pietermaritzburg to Estcourt). On a regional scale, it is located at the cross-section of the N3 Corridor and the Greytown Road Corridor to the north, a tourist route to Drakensberg, and Kokstad Road to the south.
     The city of Pietermaritzburg is a provincial and national centre of educational excellence. It is the seat of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is home to several other institutions of higher learning. In addition, Pietermaritzburg is home to a host of private and government-owned institutions of primary and secondary education.
     Pietermaritzburg is the ‘City of Choice' because it is only 45 minutes by road from Durban (Africa's busiest port), one hour away by road to the new King Shaka Airport, one hour by air from Pietermaritzburg Airport to OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg), and 90 minutes from the central Drakensberg resorts. It is also home to great international events such as the Comrades Marathon, the Duzi Marathon and the Midmar Mile.

    Cities/Towns: Ashburton, Pietermaritzburg
    Main Economic Sectors: Community services (29%), finance (24%), transport (13%), trade (12%), manufacturing (12%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 52, DA 15, IFP 5, EFF 3, ACDP 1, AIC 1, ALJAMA 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr Themba Njilo
    Other Members of Council: Themba Njilo (Mayor and Financial Portfolio Chair), Thobani Zuma (Deputy Mayor and Infrastructure Services Portfolio Chair), Jabulisile Ngubo (Speaker), Truman V Magubane (Chief Whip), Eunice Majola (Sustainable Development and City Enterprise), Philisile Sithole (Community Services), Mary Schalkwyk (Municipal Public Accounts), Sphamandla Khumalo, Tholakele Dlamini, Nokuthula Msimang, Sibongiseni Majola, Thinasonke Ntombela, Naleni Naidoo

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Sizwe Hadebe (Acting City Manager)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mrs Neliswe Ngcobo
    Communications Officer: Ms Thobeka Mafumbatha
    LED Officer: Dr Ray Ngcobo
    Other Senior Management: Boniwe Zulu (General Municipal Manager: Community Services), Eveon Nomgaga (General Municipal Manager: Infrastructure Services), Mosa Molapo (General Municipal Manager: Corporate Services), Dr Ray Ngcobo (General Municipal Manager: Sustainable Development and City Enterprise)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 679 039621 793
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 31.5%26.7%
    Population 15 to 64 64.7%68.3%
    Population over 65 3.9%5.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 54.746.4
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 92.990.8
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.00%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.3%5.3%
    Matric 40.5%33.2%
    Higher education 14.5%12.5%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 180 469164 772
    Average household size 3.83.6
    Female headed households 45.9%45.2%
    Formal dwellings 80.0%73.5%
    Housing owned 70.1%58.0%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 49.3%51.4%
    Weekly refuse removal 47.4%53.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 41.7%47.9%
    Electricity for lighting 96.1%91.8%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME Qualified audit opinionClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates759 737717 026625 627625 459
    Service charges2 467 7972 228 6362 073 5011 968 841
    Investment revenue68 43550 97343 30334 284
    Transfers recognised - operational466 156519 191448 122395 622
    Other own revenue246 331325 520293 985181 829
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)4 008 4553 841 3473 484 5383 206 035
    Employee costs942 483832 532741 537684 337
    Remuneration of councillors41 76334 65737 10033 422
    Depreciation & asset impairment555 134463 063453 332237 153
    Finance charges75 09571 16967 17470 966
    Materials and bulk purchases1 955 8291 784 9311 453 4021 373 241
    Transfers and grants23811 9954 4294 164
    Other expenditure689 092951 880854 482879 991
    Total Expenditure4 259 6344 150 2283 611 4563 283 272
    Surplus/(Deficit)(251 179)(308 881)(126 918)(77 237)
    Transfers recognised - capital303 484356 872246 183170 848
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions52 30547 991119 26593 611
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year52 30547 991119 26593 611
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure482 969528 636351 043261 164
    Transfers recognised - capital292 498291 650246 087170 848
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing62 18181 8814 13447 554
    Internally generated funds128 290155 105100 82242 762
    Total sources of capital funds482 969528 636351 043261 164
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets2 302 9461 984 9662 648 0512 327 147
    Total non current assets7 920 0477 548 8426 647 6086 894 135
    Total current liabilities1 033 047915 372928 845852 654
    Total non current liabilities1 261 2201 197 1501 118 2481 077 060
    Community wealth/Equity7 928 7267 421 2867 248 5667 291 568
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating567 142496 932516 384509 584
    Net cash from (used) investing(483 452)(548 181)(365 137)(385 266)
    Net cash from (used) financing46 21858 109(42 043)(27 864)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end971 061834 133827 273718 068
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure--12 380-
    Irregular expenditure217 738708269 01234 911
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure24343513936
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 942 483832 532741 537684 337666 198
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 41 76334 65737 10033 42231 427
     
    Total Employee Positions 5 2044 9443 7133 7232 908
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2 765163136280249
    Total Vacancy Percentage 53.13%3.30%3.66%7.52%8.56%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66643
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00100
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 6482826568
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 56803
    Community And Social Service Positions 335395312296452
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 1656201215
    Finance And Administration Positions 689669668635497
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 32035172524
    Electricity Positions 381413265275286
    Vacant Electricity Positions 17711181560
    Enviromental Protection Positions 60924220419632
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 37820010
    Health Positions 247353413849
    Vacant Health Positions 243221035
    Public Safety Positions 527508507490398
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 16519181018
    Road Transport Positions 1 235330300231285
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 80515181755
    Sport And Recreation Positions 1111 1791152300
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 060280
    Waste Management Positions 461502479560407
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 2311815339
    Waste Water Management Positions 0169267124109
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0221015
    Water Positions 401183234265160
    Vacant Water Positions 200891016
    Other Positions 138231240214162
    Vacant Other Positions 761581629

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/a97.97n/a95.38
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 159 300160 597159 918159 233110 403
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 155 496154 735154 056153 371106 872
    Inside the yard 139 632138 991138 312137 62799 304
    Less than 200m from yard 9 4689 3489 3489 348568
    More than 200m from yard 6 3966 3966 3966 3967 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 2805 0864 0269 56216 945

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 149 923149 676144 723144 271129 356
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 8002 3681 9108642 764

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 156 231157 554157 524157 52497 875
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 79 00878 97378 94378 94357 307
    Flush toilet - septic tank 8 5158 5158 5158 5155 015
    Ventilated pit latrine 59 41558 71558 71558 71532 434
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 5 4895 4895 4895 4890
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 0522 0092 6697 2013 976

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 120 000120 00085 00085 00083 944
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 1822 0462 7256 6654 386

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Legislature Precinct Development; Pietermaritzburg Airport upgrade; Harry Gwala Stadium upgrade; phase 2, integrated transport system; fibre-optic cable network.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    International convention centre; five-star hotel.
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