City of Mbombela Local Municipality (MP326)

City of Mbombela Local Municipality was established by the amalgamation of Mbombela Local Municipality and Umjindi Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information is not yet available for the new municipality. View historical information for Mbombela Local Municipality and Umjindi Local Municipality.


    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 45, Mbombela, 1200
    Physical: 1 Nel Street, Mbombela Civic Centre, Mbombela, 1200
    Tel: 013 759 9111
    Fax: 013 759 2070

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 7 141km²
    Description: The City of Mbombela Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the Mpumalanga Province and forms part of the Ehlanzeni District. It is one of the four municipalities in the district, making up almost a third of its geographical area. It was established by the amalgamation of the Mbombela and Umjindi Local Municipalities in August 2016.
     Mbombela (previously Nelspruit) is the capital of the province. Mbombela is the Siswati word for ‘a lot of people together in a small space'. The city serves as a gateway to some of the best eco- and adventure activities in Southern Africa and, with its moderate climate, becomes the preferred tourist destination all year round. Its subtropical fruits (like mangoes, avocados, oranges, lemons, litchis and bananas) are a huge drawcard for visitors, and during springtime the blossoms of orange trees can be smelt kilometres away.
     For shopping enthusiasts, the city offers world-class shopping malls, casinos and entertainment venues with air-conditioning systems. This creates excellent opportunities for prospective investors and businesses to establish themselves in the area.

    Cities/Towns: Barberton, Emoyeni, Entokozweni, Hazyview, Kaapschehoop, Kabokweni, Kanyamazane, Luphisi, Matsulu, Mbombela, Mpakeni, Msogwaba, Ngodwana, Skukuza, Tekwane, White River
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance and business services, manufacturing, government services, community services, trade, transport and communications, agriculture, construction, mining
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    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 69, DA 13, EFF 6, REAOSA 1, VF PLUS 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Sibusiso Mathonsi
    Other Members of Council: Mandla Msibi (Speaker), Meshack Nsimbini (Chief Whip), Vusi Mkhatshwa (Public Works and Transport, and Leader: Government Business), Elizabeth Gecelo-Mkhabela (Financial Services), Lizzy Nyalungu (Strategic Management Services), Sipho Siwela (Water and Sanitation), Busi Mdhluli (City Planning and Development), Constance Maseko (Corporate Services), Margareth Mlimi (Community Services), Phumzile Mashego (Energy), Amos Kumba (Regional Service Centres Coordination), Piet Nyalunga (Public Safety)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Neil Diamond (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Wiseman Khumalo (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Mr Joseph Ngala
    LED Officer: Mr Dumisani Mabuza
    Other Senior Management: Carol Zulu (Water and Sanitation), Jaco Landberg (Acting: Public Works and Transport), David Shabangu (Strategic Management Services), Jaco Landberg (Energy), Mandla Nkosi (Corporate Services), Derrick Ndlovu (Regional Centres Coordination), Comfort Makhanya (Public Safety), Momotho Thumbathi (Community Services), Dumisani Mabuza (City Planning and Development)
    Population 695 913658 604
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 32.2%29.6%
    Population 15 to 64 63.9%66.2%
    Population over 65 3.9%4.2%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 56.651.1
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 97.895.7
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.25%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 11.7%11.4%
    Matric 37.2%32.6%
    Higher education 9.3%11.7%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 206 136181 966
    Average household size 3.43.5
    Female headed households 38.8%38.5%
    Formal dwellings 90.6%91.6%
    Housing owned 80.9%64.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 27.6%31.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 29.0%33.4%
    Piped water inside dwelling 25.2%37.7%
    Electricity for lighting 95.0%88.9%

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

    All values: R'0002016/17
    Property rates418 905
    Service charges1 004 662
    Investment revenue1 615
    Transfers recognised - operational492 585
    Other own revenue214 959
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)2 132 724
    Employee costs635 334
    Remuneration of councillors31 467
    Depreciation & asset impairment199 476
    Finance charges21 930
    Materials and bulk purchases476 337
    Transfers and grants36 755
    Other expenditure823 387
    Total Expenditure2 224 686
    Surplus/(Deficit)(91 962)
    Transfers recognised - capital79 074
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(12 888)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(12 888)
    Capital expenditure560 745
    Transfers recognised - capital474 966
    Public contributions & donations1 398
    Internally generated funds84 381
    Total sources of capital funds560 745
    Total current assets261 305
    Total non current assets6 055 127
    Total current liabilities974 754
    Total non current liabilities608 426
    Community wealth/Equity4 733 252
    Net cash from (used) operating406 155
    Net cash from (used) investing(389 128)
    Net cash from (used) financing(16 123)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end20 628
    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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