Engcobo Local Municipality (EC137)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 24, Engcobo, 5050
    Physical: 58 Union Street, Engcobo
    Tel: 047 548 5600
    Fax: 047 548 1078
    Web: www.engcobolm.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 484km²
    Description: The Engcobo Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the Chris Hani District in the Eastern Cape Province. It is one of six municipalities in the district.
     The municipality claims the most youthful population, as well as the highest rates of poverty and unemployment, in the district, coupled with a high dependency ratio. The economy is underperforming and currently fails to create needed jobs and revenues. A dedicated LED strategy has been developed in order to guide interventions in turning this situation around. The municipality’s low productivity score points to the low GDP per worker (formal and informal), a relative shortage of skills available to the economy, and low growth.
     On a broad scale, the Engcobo Municipality has some striking features: it is a peripheral area in terms of the national economy, is underdeveloped, has a fragmented settlement pattern, has a low-density rural settlement environment, and its resource base is under pressure.
     On the scale of urban development, Engcobo Town is classified as a Sub-District Development Node by CHDM (i.e. it is among a group of towns deemed to be on a second tier below the dominant district node of Queenstown). This means that Engcobo is understood to have an influence (reach or catchment population) beyond simply its local area and that it draws people to the town to access goods and services from a broader area (i.e. in some cases even from neighbouring municipalities).
     However, Engcobo may also currently be described as a low-density urban environment. In spite of its low density and intensity of development, Engcobo’s business centre is thriving, though it does not function optimally due to overcrowding and a lack of facilities serving both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Business in the town is reliant on commuters (rural consumers) and there is no mass of resident consumers. This limits the range of commercial and social facilities that the private sector provides in town and inhibits the development of a more vibrant urban character.

    Cities/Towns: Engcobo
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, forestry, trade, tourism
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 33, EFF 2, UDM 2, AIC 1, DA 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Lizeka Bonga-Tyali
    Other Members of Council: Wandisile Mafufu (Acting Speaker), Skosana Mbolo (Chief Whip)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Silinga (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Shawn Joordan (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Lusizo Ntshinka
    LED Officer: Morakane Musa
    Other Senior Management: Vuyiseka Mviko (Corporate Services Manager), Cebo Obose (Technical Services Manager), Lungiswa Gomana-Kutwana (Community Services Manager)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 162 014155 513
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 44.2%39.5%
    Population 15 to 64 50.3%52.9%
    Population over 65 5.4%7.6%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 98.689.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 85.686.1
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.93%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a45.7%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a55.3%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 21.0%19.7%
    Matric 13.8%9.6%
    Higher education 5.3%5.2%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 33 15637 214
    Average household size 4.94.0
    Female headed households 60.0%57.7%
    Formal dwellings 16.4%30.7%
    Housing owned 78.4%63.8%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 3.5%3.8%
    Weekly refuse removal 0.4%2.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 4.7%3.0%
    Electricity for lighting 80.2%50.9%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates3 1673 4962 9992 773
    Service charges6498397251 454
    Investment revenue5 2885 0472 8392 775
    Transfers recognised - operational134 082131 281112 537117 474
    Other own revenue18 36464 6994 9202 585
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)161 550205 362124 021127 061
    Employee costs50 60653 48746 71437 928
    Remuneration of councillors12 36312 75011 94110 897
    Depreciation & asset impairment-35 11537 03528 065
    Finance charges--45069
    Materials and bulk purchases3 9775 925-4 178
    Transfers and grants2 809--23 743
    Other expenditure57 53869 50469 24766 349
    Total Expenditure127 291176 781165 387171 230
    Surplus/(Deficit)34 25928 581(41 366)(44 169)
    Transfers recognised - capital63 65257 30446 80463 006
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions97 91185 8855 43818 837
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year97 91185 8855 43818 837
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure73 71792 27243 88438 009
    Transfers recognised - capital51 22757 30434 66438 009
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds22 49134 9689 221-
    Total sources of capital funds73 71792 27243 88438 009
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets92 59089 97754 48757 786
    Total non current assets431 015377 841314 948293 368
    Total current liabilities112 15243 16733 38424 490
    Total non current liabilities-35382-
    Community wealth/Equity411 452424 616335 670326 664
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating110 52881 31842 72334 988
    Net cash from (used) investing(73 717)(52 657)(40 618)(41 321)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(378)(275)-
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end116 13479 32351 04049 211
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a---
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a4798
    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) 53 48746 71437 92834 65127 683
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 12 75011 94110 8979 1169 131
     
    Total Employee Positions 170209185165169
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 392048
    Total Vacancy Percentage 1.76%4.31%10.81%2.42%4.73%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 11666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00322
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 55777
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 01222
    Community And Social Service Positions 126375252
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00500
    Finance And Administration Positions 6767565254
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 13102
    Electricity Positions 10000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00100
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00100
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 1327568
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 12002
    Road Transport Positions 192902121
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 01000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00100
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 44464100
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 10900
    Waste Water Management Positions 00400
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 00262121
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 828000
    Vacant Other Positions 02000

    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/an/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0023 85315 18715 187
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 0023 68715 00915 009
    Inside the yard 001 103579579
    Less than 200m from yard 0022 58414 43014 430
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0014 79114 79114 791

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 16 07916 07914 57613 96113 961
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 5928 5571 24313 96113 961

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0016 8229 9789 978
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 00726579579
    Flush toilet - septic tank 001 40000
    Ventilated pit latrine 009 3989 2219 221
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 005 13200
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 009 8009 8009 800

    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 241417417389389
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

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

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