City of uMhlathuze Local Municipality (KZN282)

Part of Ntambanana Local Municipality was merged into City of uMhlathuze Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. The Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information displayed here only includes figures for City of uMhlathuze. View historical information for Ntambanana Local Municipality.

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X1004, Richards Bay, 3900
    Physical: 5 Mark Strasse, Central Business District, Richards Bay
    Tel: 035 907 5000 / 0800 222 827
    Fax: 035 907 5444/5/6/7
    Web: www.umhlathuze.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 793km²
    Description: The City of uMhlathuze Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the King Cetshwayo District on the north-east coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It is the smallest of the five municipalities that make up the district.
     It is a strategically placed, aspirant metropol due to its close proximity to Durban. Likewise, it is home to the country’s largest deep-water port and an industrial development zone that enjoys the associated economic spin-offs. Richards Bay is considered to be the industrial and tourism hub, Empangeni the commercial hub and eSikhaleni the largest suburb.
     The John Ross Parkway, the major access road to the City from the inland provinces, is in the process of being upgraded and rehabilitated. The road boasts the country’s longest road bridge and has been designed to meet the growing transport needs of the City in line with the development plans for the CBD and harbour.
     Apart from being an industrial and economic hub, the City enjoys a diverse natural environment. Importantly, the City of uMhlathuze is a progressive municipality that appreciates the need to achieve a successful balance and synergy between industry, its rich environmental assets, and the community.
     Its vision is: ‘The City of uMhlathuze, as a port city, will offer improved quality of life for all its citizens through sustainable development. It will be a renowned centre for trade, tourism and nature-lovers, coastal recreation, commerce, industry, forestry and agriculture.'

    Cities/Towns: Empangeni, Richards Bay
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (45.9%), mining and quarrying (11.6%), financial, real estate and business (10.7%), community, social and personal services (10.4%), transport and communication (9.1%), trade (6.3%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (3.2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 43, IFP 13, DA 8, EFF 3
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: M G Mhlongo
    Other Members of Council: M G Mhlongo (Mayor and Chairperson: Financial Services Committee), S G Mkhize (Deputy Mayor and Chairperson: Corporate Services Committee), M Mthenjana (Speaker), Manie Lourens (Chief Whip), M Sookroo (Chairperson: City Development Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Dr N J Sibeko
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr M Kunene (Deputy Municipal Manager: Financial Services)
    Communications Officer: Mr Mdu Ncalane (Manager: Communications)
    LED Officer: Ms B N Nzimande
    Other Senior Management: N I Mthethwa (Chief Operations Officer), N Ndonga (Deputy Municipal Manager: City Development), S S Masondo (Deputy Municipal Manager: Corporate Services), T Gopane (Deputy Municipal Manager: Infrastructure and Technical Services), M T Oliphant (Deputy Municipal Manager: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 410 465362 778
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 34.7%29.9%
    Population 15 to 64 62.0%66.8%
    Population over 65 3.3%3.3%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 61.349.6
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 93.394.6
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.81%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 5.9%7.9%
    Matric 44.3%36.8%
    Higher education 13.5%12.6%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 110 50391 843
    Average household size 3.73.6
    Female headed households 43.3%41.3%
    Formal dwellings 88.3%87.5%
    Housing owned 74.9%52.2%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 45.7%47.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 43.1%50.6%
    Piped water inside dwelling 43.0%47.7%
    Electricity for lighting 98.8%93.0%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates397 607373 295338 166279 679238 007
    Service charges2 129 4691 710 8521 673 8401 617 7261 369 810
    Investment revenue43 43232 41127 55821 06014 499
    Transfers recognised - operational243 214270 170249 416232 086202 114
    Other own revenue64 297110 145237 205156 896164 566
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)2 878 0192 496 8732 526 1852 307 4471 988 995
    Employee costs641 122592 773533 157480 990437 126
    Remuneration of councillors25 54923 89122 62221 40817 148
    Depreciation & asset impairment307 373351 346339 935244 340345 315
    Finance charges34 69458 69471 17171 14579 985
    Materials and bulk purchases1 439 5891 190 4231 232 7441 126 7551 002 685
    Transfers and grants9 31618 1494 3583 0222 091
    Other expenditure523 475364 410384 785348 747207 725
    Total Expenditure2 981 1172 599 6862 588 7722 296 4072 092 075
    Surplus/(Deficit)(103 098)(102 813)(62 587)11 040(103 079)
    Transfers recognised - capital16 974227 079211 796186 86551 659
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(86 124)124 266149 209197 906(51 420)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(86 124)124 266149 209197 906(51 420)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure436 365393 781454 373304 375115 036
    Transfers recognised - capital148 855227 079211 796126 32956 027
    Public contributions & donations1 108-8 32362 6024 531
    Borrowing153 94295 578147 30269 34733 992
    Internally generated funds132 46071 12486 95246 09720 487
    Total sources of capital funds436 365393 781454 373304 375115 036
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets1 046 730964 980807 887835 646599 972
    Total non current assets5 121 4164 992 8124 952 0974 348 3424 250 366
    Total current liabilities404 602718 432582 411621 527533 399
    Total non current liabilities1 036 682689 374769 811835 059829 668
    Community wealth/Equity4 726 8634 549 9854 407 7623 727 4013 487 271
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating574 924435 791575 523404 704(772 377)
    Net cash from (used) investing(538 052)(309 768)(433 782)(243 092)939 375
    Net cash from (used) financing225 461(85 254)(124 613)122(75 318)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end694 891462 406421 638404 509280 396
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a124 815---
    Irregular expendituren/a----
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a----
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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) 592 773533 157480 990437 126393 065
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 23 89122 62221 40817 14815 863
     
    Total Employee Positions 2 4742 0222 2602 2902 297
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 264003440
    Total Vacancy Percentage 10.67%0.00%0.00%0.13%19.16%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 86566
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 56444144107
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 70030
    Community And Social Service Positions 1609614314295
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 1500018
    Finance And Administration Positions 461411325453344
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 53000135
    Electricity Positions 155134136167134
    Vacant Electricity Positions 2000040
    Enviromental Protection Positions 22121019826613
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 100001
    Health Positions 1115751138
    Vacant Health Positions 00002
    Public Safety Positions 292202221163404
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 5900084
    Road Transport Positions 361274296311242
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 3300055
    Sport And Recreation Positions 12485142106309
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 3000032
    Waste Management Positions 338312327260218
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 160003
    Waste Water Management Positions 20535384041
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 200010
    Water Positions 82198203228209
    Vacant Water Positions 1900030
    Other Positions 0011093137
    Vacant Other Positions 000030

    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/a89.60n/a92.94
    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 85 02884 57883 62073 41372 260
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 85 02884 57883 62073 41372 260
    Inside the yard 84 51183 88082 92271 60370 250
    Less than 200m from yard 5176986981 8102 010
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8 4498 32383 62073 41371 660

    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? YesYesYesYesNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 86 06464 34463 97661 94861 483
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 7341 7641 7002 0456 372

    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 75 42973 57566 92653 66648 050
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 43 06843 06843 06832 60532 605
    Flush toilet - septic tank 00000
    Ventilated pit latrine 32 25730 40323 75421 06115 445
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 32 25730 40323 75421 04115 445

    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 66 94764 00061 00059 00058 894
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 20 54919 00016 00012 63312 633

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Agricultural support to encourage and assist small-scale farmers; annual agricultural market day; business support and business advisory workshops; community skills development.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    The Ridge Development; Meerensee Retirement Village; waterworks node; waterfront development project; industrial development zone; eco-estate; canal node.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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