Alfred Duma Local Municipality (KZN238)

Alfred Duma Local Municipality was established by the amalgamation of Emnambithi/Ladysmith Local Municipality and Indaka Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information is not yet available for the new municipality. View historical information for Emnambithi/Ladysmith Local Municipality and Indaka Local Municipality.


    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 29, Ladysmith, 3370
    Physical: 221 Murchison Street, Lister Clarence Building, Ladysmith
    Tel: 036 637 2231
    Fax: 036 631 1400

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 764km²
    Description: The Alfred Duma Local Municipality is a Category B municipality in the uThukela District within the region of northern KwaZulu-Natal. It is one of three municipalities in the district, making up a third of its geographical area. It was established by the amalgamation of the Emnambithi/Ladysmith and Indaka Local Municipalities in August 2016.
     The municipality features the uThukela River and the Greater Drakensberg Mountain. It comprises a range of settlements, from urban to municipal service centres, agricultural landscapes, industrial and semi-rural residential settlements, and areas that are predominantly rural.
     In terms of the macro socio-economic context, the municipality is midway between the national primary nodes of Johannesburg and Durban. To the west of the municipality lies the Free State Province and to the north the Mpumalanga Province. The presidential prioritised railway corridor, which links the areas of Durban and Johannesburg, runs through the municipality.
     In some parts of the municipality, the community access roads are in very bad condition; some only exist as tracks. The rural nature of those parts means that are has severe backlogs in infrastructure and are characterised by much poverty.

    Cities/Towns: Colenso, Ladysmith, Van Reenen
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, fishing and forestry; mining and quarrying; manufacturing; water; electricity; construction; wholesale and retail trade; tourism
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    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 46, IFP 16, DA 4, EFF 4, NADECO 1, NPA 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr Vincent Madlala
    Other Members of Council: Thuli Hadebe (Deputy Mayor), Themba Ngubane (Speaker), Themba Njapa (Chief Whip)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr M P Khathide
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr M Hloba
    Population 356 274339 777
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 36.6%36.3%
    Population 15 to 64 59.0%59.0%
    Population over 65 4.4%4.7%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 69.469.4
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 89.586.6
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.08%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 7.4%11.5%
    Matric 35.1%28.1%
    Higher education 6.5%7.0%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 85 32677 951
    Average household size 4.24.2
    Female headed households 52.5%52.9%
    Formal dwellings 70.6%75.5%
    Housing owned 77.4%49.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 41.9%45.2%
    Weekly refuse removal 44.2%46.7%
    Piped water inside dwelling 31.7%36.5%
    Electricity for lighting 84.3%76.1%

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

    All values: R'0002016/17
    Property rates300 546
    Service charges328 986
    Investment revenue18 495
    Transfers recognised - operational210 103
    Other own revenue23 548
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)881 679
    Employee costs214 640
    Remuneration of councillors20 478
    Depreciation & asset impairment51 432
    Finance charges865
    Materials and bulk purchases152 499
    Transfers and grants1 444
    Other expenditure170 281
    Total Expenditure611 639
    Surplus/(Deficit)270 040
    Transfers recognised - capital1 000
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions271 040
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year271 040
    Capital expenditure127 754
    Transfers recognised - capital67 830
    Public contributions & donations-
    Internally generated funds59 924
    Total sources of capital funds127 754
    Total current assets2 875 414
    Total non current assets1 267 217
    Total current liabilities2 731 385
    Total non current liabilities20 882
    Community wealth/Equity1 390 363
    Net cash from (used) operating200 029
    Net cash from (used) investing(127 492)
    Net cash from (used) financing13 011
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end326 630
    Unauthorised expendituren/a
    Irregular expendituren/a
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a
    SOURCES71 Unaudited

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

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