Chris Hani District Municipality (DC13)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X7121, Queenstown, 5320
    Physical: 15 Bells Road, Queenstown
    Tel: 045 808 4600
    Fax: 045 838 1556
    Web: www.chrishanidm.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 36 144km²
    Description: The Chris Hani District Municipality is a Category C municipality situated in the north-eastern part of the Eastern Cape, a linking node to all regions in the province. It is bordered by the Joe Gqabi District to the north, Cacadu and Amathole District to the south, OR Tambo District to the east, and Northern Cape to the west.
     Chris Hani is the second-largest district in the province, making up almost a third of its geographical area. The municipality comprises six local municipalities: Inxuba Yethemba, Enoch Mgijima, Intsika Yethu, Engcobo, Sakhisizwe and Emalahleni.
     The area, which is vastly agricultural, provides an ideal investment opportunity for agro-processing, and its proximity to the ports of East London and Port Elizabeth, with links to major routes like the N6 and N10, is an advantage.

    Cities/Towns: Cala, Cofimvaba, Cradock, Dordrecht, Elliot, Engcobo, Hofmeyr, Indwe, Lady Frere, Middelburg, Molteno, Mount Zebra National Park, Queenstown, Sada, Sterkstroom, Tarkastad, Tsomo, Whittlesea
    Main Economic Sectors: Community services (52%), trade (15%), finance (14%), transport (6%), agriculture (4%), manufacturing (4%), electricity (2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 38, DA 2, EFF 1, AIC 1, UDM 1
    Mayor: Kholiswa Vimbayo
    Other Members of Council: Mxolisi Koyo (Speaker), Bongiwe Van Heerden (Chief Whip), Nozibele Makanda (Portfolio Head: Finance), Siyabulela Zangqa (Portfolio Head: Infrastructure), Mtetunzima Jack (Portfolio Head: Corporate Services), Sibongile Mbotshane (Portfolio Head: Integrated Planning and Economic Development), Nonzukiso Matiwane (Portfolio Head: Special Programmes), Noncedo September-Caba (Portfolio Head: Health and Community Services)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Moppo Mene
    Chief Financial Officer: Nomfundo Fetsha
    Communications Officer: Thobeka Mqamelo
    LED Officer: Mawethu Danyela
    Other Senior Management: Yolanda Dakuse (Director: Corporate Services), Bheki Mthembu (Acting Director: Integrated Planning and Economic Development), Yoliswa Sinyanya (Director: Community Services), Makhaya Dungu (Director: Engineering), Bheki Mthembu (Strategic Manager), Nkosini Andries Ncube (Senior Manager: Municipal Support)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 840 055806 478
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 38.9%34.4%
    Population 15 to 64 55.2%57.5%
    Population over 65 5.9%8.2%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 81.174.0
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 90.489.9
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.93%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 12.2%13.6%
    Matric 20.0%14.6%
    Higher education 6.5%6.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 194 291213 842
    Average household size 4.33.6
    Female headed households 51.5%51.6%
    Formal dwellings 56.3%61.5%
    Housing owned 69.1%60.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 31.6%30.7%
    Weekly refuse removal 27.0%27.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 22.3%23.1%
    Electricity for lighting 89.9%75.7%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges194 870335 760184 784-
    Investment revenue31 46138 46426 42525 984
    Transfers recognised - operational523 566590 775486 188482 455
    Other own revenue80 92576 700522 48215 498
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)830 8231 041 6981 219 879523 937
    Employee costs251 016246 191216 437134 215
    Remuneration of councillors9 5779 6317 7187 331
    Depreciation & asset impairment130 000158 329110 43491 602
    Finance charges-737629-
    Materials and bulk purchases17 87573 68414 34413 322
    Transfers and grants22 246213 186186 172405 924
    Other expenditure535 026720 208507 02769 206
    Total Expenditure965 7411 421 9661 042 761721 601
    Surplus/(Deficit)(134 918)(380 268)177 118(197 665)
    Transfers recognised - capital631 328613 651621 520555 537
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions496 410233 384798 638357 873
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year496 410233 384798 638357 873
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure713 666622 119640 307477 917
    Transfers recognised - capital713 666601 160634 890474 591
    Public contributions & donations--81-
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds-20 9595 3373 326
    Total sources of capital funds713 666622 119640 307477 917
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets792 633598 303819 599484 404
    Total non current assets5 228 8413 830 9013 809 0433 279 567
    Total current liabilities69 718232 603239 422189 277
    Total non current liabilities41 92043 24337 30932 878
    Community wealth/Equity5 909 8364 153 3584 351 9113 541 816
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating583 482629 455575 783385 535
    Net cash from (used) investing(680 226)(622 125)(585 161)(343 469)
    Net cash from (used) financing----
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(96 744)363 492356 091233 714
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a183 441215 13314 455
    Irregular expendituren/a99 710123 524137 608
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a885818221
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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) 246 191216 437134 215122 621117 756
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 6317 7187 3317 918-
     
    Total Employee Positions 1 010683453500378
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 286323201
    Total Vacancy Percentage 28.32%0.44%5.08%4.00%0.26%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 77777
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 11101
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 6037484829
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 21214130
    Community And Social Service Positions 077585043
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00130
    Finance And Administration Positions 46218116511981
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1570620
    Electricity Positions 00000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 000250
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 808210
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00020
    Road Transport Positions 375656820
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00000
    Waste Water Management Positions 3520000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 740000
    Water Positions 84325102148142
    Vacant Water Positions 330000
    Other Positions 009076
    Vacant Other Positions 00100

    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/a83.42n/a75.23
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 190 117185 145000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 187 498182 526000
    Inside the yard 79 51073 432000
    Less than 200m from yard 107 988109 094000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 10 034141 015000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0003 3293 329
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    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? YesYesNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 146 967136 353000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 62 32762 327000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 368369000
    Ventilated pit latrine 60 54749 822000
    Bucket system 318428000
    Other 20 78820 788000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 10 03476 966000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Chris Hani Special Economic Zone: local beneficiation is the cornerstone of the agenda; water infrastructure backlogs must be eradicated; energy security needs to be addressed; transport linkages need to be maximised; Engcobo – crop production and forestry; Emalahleni – coal mining and tourism; Sakhisizwe – crop production and livestock improvement; Intsika Yethu – crop production and irrigation schemes; Enoch Mgijima – tourism and game reserves, industrialisation and regional economic hub, and industrial expansion; Inxuba Yethemba – biofuels and heritage tourism.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Agro-processing.
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