Msinga Local Municipality (KZN244)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X530, Tugela Ferry, 3010
    Physical: R33 Main Road, Tugela Ferry
    Tel: 033 493 0761
    Fax: 033 493 0766
    Web: www.msinga.org

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 501km²
    Description: The Msinga Local Municipality is a Category B municipality in the south-western part of the uMzinyathi District in KwaZulu-Natal. It is one of four municipalities in the district, making up almost a third of its geographical area.
     The nature of the topography is such that Msinga is largely located in deep gorges of the Tugela and Buffalo Rivers. This effectively isolates the area from the immediate surrounding municipal areas. Msinga is accessible via the R33, linking it with Dundee, Ladysmith, Pietermaritzburg, Kranskop and Weenen.
     It is a largely rural area, with 70% of its area being traditional authority land held in trust by the Ingonyama Trust. The remaining 30% of land is commercial farmland, all of which is located to the north of Pomeroy. Due to the rural nature of the municipality, approximately 99% of the population lives in traditional areas.
     The population dynamics result in a growing rural area and a declining urban area in Msinga, contrary to most other areas in the country. This can be attributed to the fact that the urban areas of Msinga are very small and are unable to provide the normal range of goods and services provided in urban areas. As a result, the population utilises the neighbouring areas of Emnambithi and Umvoti for urban services.
     The strong traditional culture, particularly prevalent in Msinga, is a valuable asset that must be preserved and valued. These traditional areas provide support mechanisms for the communities, as well as living custodians of the culture.

    Cities/Towns: Pomeroy
    Main Economic Sectors: Community services (64.6%), trade (14%), construction (8.4%), transport (5%), agriculture (3.7%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: IFP 24, ANC 12
    Controlling Party: IFP
    Mayor: Ms B P Ngcobo
    Other Members of Council: S G Masimula (Deputy Mayor), T L Kunene (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr F B Sithole
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr J F Pansegrouw
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 184 494169 145
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 41.9%43.9%
    Population 15 to 64 53.3%50.7%
    Population over 65 4.7%5.4%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 87.597.1
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 80.776.8
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.97%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 36.6%40.3%
    Matric 18.6%16.9%
    Higher education 5.5%3.1%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 38 37235 586
    Average household size 4.84.6
    Female headed households 67.0%66.6%
    Formal dwellings 25.9%33.5%
    Housing owned 86.0%69.1%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 0.9%1.8%
    Weekly refuse removal 0.3%1.3%
    Piped water inside dwelling 1.7%3.9%
    Electricity for lighting 47.9%22.9%

    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 rates12 4119 7452 4722 472
    Service charges-782121
    Investment revenue-6 8654 0434 043
    Transfers recognised - operational-100 82271 54271 542
    Other own revenue-6152 0142 014
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)12 411118 12580 09180 091
    Employee costs33 68122 57615 54515 545
    Remuneration of councillors6 7579 7528 0848 084
    Depreciation & asset impairment6418 35610 86810 868
    Finance charges----
    Materials and bulk purchases----
    Transfers and grants10 87919 2466 8366 836
    Other expenditure29 75777 48138 59238 592
    Total Expenditure81 137147 41279 92579 925
    Surplus/(Deficit)(68 726)(29 286)166166
    Transfers recognised - capital-48 12831 00031 000
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(68 726)18 84231 16631 166
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(68 726)18 84231 16631 166
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure26 95945 81731 04831 048
    Transfers recognised - capital26 95928 12931 04831 048
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds-17 689--
    Total sources of capital funds26 95945 81731 04831 048
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets169 60084 07679 30079 300
    Total non current assets15 935153 771106 427106 427
    Total current liabilities87 53225 53821 89621 896
    Total non current liabilities-369--
    Community wealth/Equity98 004211 941163 831163 831
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating66 24330 27228 46928 469
    Net cash from (used) investing-(45 202)(31 045)(31 045)
    Net cash from (used) financing----
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end142 27569 26973 45573 455
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a16 6764 755-
    Irregular expendituren/a---
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a---
    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) 22 57615 54515 54512 591
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 7528 0848 0847 525
     
    Total Employee Positions 3571038078
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 19400
    Total Vacancy Percentage 5.32%3.88%0.00%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6655
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1100
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 131355
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 1000
    Community And Social Service Positions 5300
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 2000
    Finance And Administration Positions 153504744
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 12300
    Electricity Positions 1100
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 19000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 121300
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 3000
    Road Transport Positions 0152324
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 5100
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 143000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0100
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 0000
    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? NoNoNoYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 17 33112 5799 4435 843
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 17 331000

    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 2 11200400
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 112000

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

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