Emalahleni Local Municipality (MP312)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 3, eMalahleni, 1035
    Physical: Civic Centre, Cnr Mandela & Arras Streets, eMalahleni
    Tel: 013 690 6911
    Fax: 013 690 6207
    Web: www.emalahleni.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 678km²
    Description: The Emalahleni Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the Mpumalanga Province within the Nkangala District. It forms part of the western regions of the province and borders onto the Gauteng Province. Thembisile Hani and Victor Khanye, and City of Tshwane Metro in Gauteng, border the municipality to the north and west. The Gert Sibande District borders it to the south and Steve Tshwete is located to the east. It is one of six municipalities in the district.
     The Emalahleni Municipality is strategically located in terms of the provincial context and transport network. It is situated in close proximity to the City of Ekurhuleni, City of Johannesburg and City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipalities in Gauteng, and is connected to these areas by the N4 and N12 freeways. These freeways converge at eMalahleni (previously Witbank) in Emalahleni, from where the N4 extends to Mbombela (previously Nelspruit), the provincial capital, and ultimately Maputo in Mozambique. The N4 freeway, along with the railway line that runs adjacent to the freeway from Gauteng to Mozambique, constitute the Maputo Corridor.
     The southern areas of the Emalahleni Municipality form part of the region referred to as the Energy Mecca of South Africa, due to its rich deposits of coal reserves and power stations. eMalahleni and Middelburg (situated in the adjacent Steve Tshwete Municipality) are the highest order settlements in the Nkangala District. These towns offer the full spectrum of business and social activities, and both towns have large industrial areas. The towns fulfil the function of service centres to the smaller towns and settlements, as well as farms in the district.

    Cities/Towns: Kriel, Ogies, Phola, eMalahleni
    Main Economic Sectors: Mining, electricity, steel, vanadium and chrome
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 41, DA 17, EFF 8, ACDP 1, VF PLUS 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Ms Lindiwe Leonah Ntshalintshali
    Other Members of Council: Busisiwe Hlumbane (Speaker), Connie Simelane (Whip), Jerry Djiane (MMC: Technical Services), Thabang Mathebula (MMC: Environment and Waste Management), Hessie Maseko (MMC: Finance), Derrick Skhosana (MMC: Community Services), Cecilia Maraba (MMC: Development Planning), Johannes Matshipa (MMC: Corporate Services), Petunia Maseko (Chairperson: Municipal Public Accounts Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Theo Jansen van Vuuren
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Jabulile Hlatshwayo
    Communications Officer: Mr Lebohang Mofokeng
    LED Officer: Mr Tefo Kadi
    Other Senior Management: Ms Nomkitha Fani (Executive Director: Development Planning), Mr Selati Matlejoane (Executive Director: Community Services), Mr Mandla Vilane (Executive Director: Corporate Services), Mr Kgodiso Mashile (Executive Director: Technical Services), Ms Sandile Maseko (Executive Director: Environment and Waste Management), Mr Sizwe Mayisela (Deputy Director: Strategic and Executive Support), Mr Meleli Shongwe (Deputy Director: Community Services), Mr Letukisa Makgale (Deputy Chief Financial Officer), Mr Collin Brentjies (Acting Deputy Director: Technical Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 455 228395 466
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 24.5%25.2%
    Population 15 to 64 72.5%71.2%
    Population over 65 3.0%3.6%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 37.940.4
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 112.3111.8
    Population Growth
    Per annum 3.20%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a27.3%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a36.0%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.7%5.8%
    Matric 37.7%31.4%
    Higher education 10.4%13.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 150 420119 874
    Average household size 3.03.2
    Female headed households 29.1%27.9%
    Formal dwellings 74.4%77.2%
    Housing owned 50.3%45.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 69.5%68.8%
    Weekly refuse removal 64.6%67.2%
    Piped water inside dwelling 56.0%54.9%
    Electricity for lighting 71.7%73.4%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aDisclaimer of audit opinionFinancially unqualified with findingsDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates382 419371 266335 274273 564
    Service charges1 316 2021 281 0261 175 4941 100 489
    Investment revenue1 854--2 196
    Transfers recognised - operational262 402265 864245 332187 802
    Other own revenue214 867242 964145 12496 746
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)2 177 7452 161 1191 901 2241 660 798
    Employee costs678 158632 607493 874378 502
    Remuneration of councillors25 32719 79020 08618 988
    Depreciation & asset impairment337292 340140 811127 549
    Finance charges91 66781 294135 69415 332
    Materials and bulk purchases1 013 234962 703789 645814 329
    Transfers and grants5 15415 43822 58316 145
    Other expenditure240 287717 546620 451374 823
    Total Expenditure2 054 1642 721 7182 223 1451 745 669
    Surplus/(Deficit)123 581(560 599)(321 921)(84 871)
    Transfers recognised - capital69 690167 840143 555187 250
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions193 270(392 759)(178 367)102 378
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year193 270(392 759)(178 367)102 378
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure96 331203 042153 023178 320
    Transfers recognised - capital93 999193 842138 263170 261
    Public contributions & donations--5 9311 632
    Borrowing105-3 484380
    Internally generated funds2 2279 2005 3456 047
    Total sources of capital funds96 331203 042153 023178 320
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets1 439 546687 196696 333272 656
    Total non current assets7 290 7638 138 8132 273 9692 132 019
    Total current liabilities2 497 0912 212 3581 961 314422 462
    Total non current liabilities343 622342 754365 439181 700
    Community wealth/Equity5 889 5976 270 897643 5491 800 513
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating127 173175 487(229 333)-
    Net cash from (used) investing(103 698)(112 514)50 966-
    Net cash from (used) financing(18 453)(78 841)--
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end2 354(1 112)(178 367)-
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a830 519232 75163 035
    Irregular expendituren/a55 62978326 747
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a74 15695 42256 235
    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) 632 607493 874378 502338 542325 887
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 19 79020 08618 98817 62516 107
     
    Total Employee Positions 1 7931 8011 7851 5491 637
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 294271249317350
    Total Vacancy Percentage 16.40%15.05%13.95%20.46%21.38%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 77668
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 13422
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 575757571
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00000
    Community And Social Service Positions 1611071098790
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 5713133128
    Finance And Administration Positions 398378266174284
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 4952314692
    Electricity Positions 180172167166173
    Vacant Electricity Positions 191152426
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00391111
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 003121
    Health Positions 2054746976
    Vacant Health Positions 1337171229
    Public Safety Positions 207200198154147
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 3829413732
    Road Transport Positions 187168160161139
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 5241364227
    Sport And Recreation Positions 69138129129129
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 550364541
    Waste Management Positions 221235225210217
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 2212111731
    Waste Water Management Positions 126131131134126
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 131062012
    Water Positions 108101979889
    Vacant Water Positions 1264146
    Other Positions 52531279393
    Vacant Other Positions 137142523

    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/a43.840.0037.50
    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 77 53371 49271 49269 06271 260
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 75 77269 19269 19266 81269 260
    Inside the yard 74 77268 19268 19265 81268 510
    Less than 200m from yard 750750750750500
    More than 200m from yard 250250250250250
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 14 31214 01513 51059 75069 260

    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? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 71 06266 01964 97165 20078 950
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 14 31214 01513 15012 25011 704

    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 82 22673 63273 49271 76069 260
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 74 77268 19268 19266 51066 510
    Flush toilet - septic tank 2 5002 3902 2502 2502 000
    Ventilated pit latrine 750750750750750
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 14 31214 01513 15012 25011 704

    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 80 55666 79357 00169 26069 260
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 14 31214 01513 15012 25011 704

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Agricultural commonages in Ga-Nala (maize farming); vegetable farming to a cooperative in KwaGuqa.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Retail development – two malls, one situated in the township and the other in the urban area adjacent to the N4 highway; investment nodal point where the N4 coming from Mbombela splits into two highways, the N4 heading to Pretoria and N12 heading to Johannesburg; housing and accommodation; tourism and CBD revitalisation to be conducted.
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