Richmond Local Municipality (KZN227)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X1028, Richmond, 3780
    Physical: 57 Shepstone Street, Richmond
    Tel: 033 212 2155
    Fax: 033 212 2102
    Web: www.richmond.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 256km²
    Description: The Richmond Local Municipality is a Category B municipality found within the uMgungundlovu District in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. It is located along the southern boundary of the uMgungundlovu District Municipality, approximately 38km south of Pietermaritzburg (the capital of KwaZulu-Natal) along the R56. It is one of the seven municipalities that make up the district.
     The municipality has been classified as a place of great natural beauty with significant tourist attractions and immense aspirations to be the preferred destination to live, work and visit.

    Cities/Towns: Richmond
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture (45-50%), community services (25-30%), trade (5-10%), finance (5-10%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 11, DA 2, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Sibusiso Mchunu
    Other Members of Council: Mr Siminenkosi B Ndlovu (Speaker), Ms Ntombizonke P Phoswa (Chief Whip), Mr Thembokwakhe G Madondo (Exco), Mr Msawakhe J Jili (Chairperson: MPAC), Mr Shakes L Shange, Mr Bonginkosi B Ngcongo, Mr Bonginkosi R Shange, Mr Vincent Maphumulo, Mr Sibongiseni Ngcobo, Mrs Khonziwe E Mkhize, Ms Nomfundo W Mjwara, Mr Sibusiso J Mchunu (LED)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Sibusiso Mkhize (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Sanjay Mewalall
    Communications Officer: Sibonelo Bhengu
    LED Officer: Ms Antionette Whyte
    Other Senior Management: Sikhombiso Mthembu (Strategic Manager: Corporate Services), Bigboy Mhlongo (Strategic Manager: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 71 32265 540
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 39.9%33.5%
    Population 15 to 64 56.8%61.7%
    Population over 65 3.3%4.8%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 76.062.1
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 97.793.9
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.92%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 12.8%15.5%
    Matric 26.8%21.1%
    Higher education 6.9%4.0%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 17 57016 358
    Average household size 4.13.7
    Female headed households 46.9%48.9%
    Formal dwellings 69.3%54.6%
    Housing owned 61.0%44.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 12.3%12.7%
    Weekly refuse removal 14.6%15.6%
    Piped water inside dwelling 18.9%20.2%
    Electricity for lighting 89.7%81.5%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates13 22712 26811 20510 3119 355
    Service charges487451426405300
    Investment revenue4 1973 9462 8682 1211 695
    Transfers recognised - operational68 11569 41943 69262 11537 977
    Other own revenue5 6379 3717 3626 8522 649
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)91 66495 45565 55381 80451 976
    Employee costs36 87433 56327 44024 85924 016
    Remuneration of councillors4 3074 2024 0133 7513 477
    Depreciation & asset impairment7 5829 6087 5826 3624 306
    Finance charges122617(192)7218
    Materials and bulk purchases-----
    Transfers and grants-1 999--19
    Other expenditure40 12436 84830 88927 25424 982
    Total Expenditure89 01086 83769 73362 29856 819
    Surplus/(Deficit)2 6548 618(4 179)19 507(4 843)
    Transfers recognised - capital30 54427 70931 243-19 175
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions33 19836 32727 06419 50714 332
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year33 19836 32727 06419 50714 332
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure37 73633 03426 95921 14021 207
    Transfers recognised - capital29 05229 39224 01412 55019 175
    Public contributions & donations11759159252-
    Borrowing-----
    Internally generated funds8 5683 0512 3538 5382 032
    Total sources of capital funds37 73633 03426 95921 14021 207
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets78 04474 84753 48452 34649 117
    Total non current assets196 192172 235144 717121 699107 016
    Total current liabilities11 85122 01518 91226 21028 323
    Total non current liabilities17 27516 06111 45410 5699 809
    Community wealth/Equity245 110209 006167 834137 266118 000
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(13 867)33 75828 16721 98627 031
    Net cash from (used) investing(33 048)(33 035)(26 959)(19 577)(21 207)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(50)181(150)(140)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end83047 73647 06345 67443 405
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a3 804361685 376
    Irregular expendituren/a-246--
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a8800-
    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) 33 56327 44024 85924 01619 902
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 2024 0133 7513 4773 390
     
    Total Employee Positions 156161160149147
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 29128116
    Total Vacancy Percentage 18.59%7.45%5.00%0.67%10.88%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 55555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 01012
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 76667
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 10000
    Community And Social Service Positions 192921239
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 23303
    Finance And Administration Positions 3138373733
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 63001
    Electricity Positions 00000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00002
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 1720161620
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 10000
    Road Transport Positions 01819811
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 03000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 09800
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 0938465
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 01500
    Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 00000
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 772710855
    Vacant Other Positions 1910010

    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? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 00000
    Inside the yard 00000
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    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 13 55013 55013 39513 3953 939
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 3371 4022 5251 38623

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 00000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 00000
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    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 3 0353 0353 0351 5821 582
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3029262931

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Drivers' Testing Centre; market facility.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Small factories (canning); vegetable production; timber-related activities (manufacture of doors and window frames, production of timber items, nails and roof sheeting).
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