Nquthu Local Municipality (KZN242)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X5521, Nquthu, 3135
    Physical: 83 Mdlalose Street, Nquthu
    Tel: 034 271 6100
    Fax: 034 271 6111
    Web: www.nquthu.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 962km²
    Description: The Nquthu Local Municipality is a Category B municipality in the uMzinyathi District of KwaZulu-Natal. It is located along the north-eastern boundary of the district. It is one of four municipalities in the district, making up a quarter of its geographical area.
     Isandlwana, the site of the historic Anglo-Zulu War battle that took place on 22 January 1879, is a well-known tourist destination worldwide. Nquthu Town is a small but stable urban area that has established itself as the primary commercial, administrative and service centre for the municipality as a whole. The town is an old ‘Japie Uys' town established in terms of Proclamation 67 of 1983. Nquthu is an isiZulu name meaning ‘the back of the head'.
     The municipality is predominantly rural in nature, with expansive rural settlements being one of the major features. It is mainly accessed through the R68 linking Ulundi to Newcastle/Dundee. Other important roads through the municipality are the R33, passing through the northern areas, passing east of Nondweni before linking Vryheid with the R68. A gravel road links Nquthu with Kranskop.

    Cities/Towns: Nquthu
    Main Economic Sectors: Sheep and wool, agriculture, SMMEs
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: IFP 19, ANC 11, NFP 1, DA 1, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: IFP
    Mayor: S M Kunene
    Other Members of Council: N M Zungu (Deputy Mayor), M E Mnguni (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Bonginkosi Gumbi
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr W Mpanza
    LED Officer: Mr Mpume Jiyane
    Other Senior Management: Mr Xolani Mbatha (Corporate and Community), Mr Msizi Gcabashe (Technical Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 171 325165 307
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 40.5%42.4%
    Population 15 to 64 54.8%52.5%
    Population over 65 4.7%5.1%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 82.590.6
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 86.683.4
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.81%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a44.4%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a53.3%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 15.5%18.1%
    Matric 27.1%20.3%
    Higher education 3.8%3.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 32 62231 612
    Average household size 5.35.1
    Female headed households 60.5%60.1%
    Formal dwellings 55.4%63.1%
    Housing owned 81.3%50.4%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 4.4%5.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 5.7%8.5%
    Piped water inside dwelling 4.3%8.0%
    Electricity for lighting 81.8%53.0%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates22 10022 00719 10213 632
    Service charges12 68613 63112 23015 328
    Investment revenue11 10410 3687 5405 950
    Transfers recognised - operational116 625142 294105 684124 514
    Other own revenue3 1183 0991 8481 637
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)165 633191 399146 404161 061
    Employee costs35 89538 21931 11125 612
    Remuneration of councillors6 57410 0169 3898 520
    Depreciation & asset impairment-11 1598 3435 761
    Finance charges41531-
    Materials and bulk purchases17 19616 13817 31515 718
    Transfers and grants4 9496 24328 42914 573
    Other expenditure37 64442 73040 75129 622
    Total Expenditure102 262124 520135 37099 806
    Surplus/(Deficit)63 37166 87911 03461 255
    Transfers recognised - capital61 93366 93627 176-
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions125 304133 81638 21061 255
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year125 304133 81638 21061 255
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure73 679-69 20842 006
    Transfers recognised - capital48 440-37 73428 276
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds25 239-31 47413 731
    Total sources of capital funds73 679-69 20842 006
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets(14 394)162 672140 750114 429
    Total non current assets62 834295 226203 385165 113
    Total current liabilities(2 225)17 40137 74213 856
    Total non current liabilities-1 3841 3721 599
    Community wealth/Equity50 665439 113305 021264 088
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating83 651107 62866 74956 873
    Net cash from (used) investing(70 265)(103 188)(46 635)(42 025)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(242)(521)(829)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end132 371118 751114 55394 960
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a-2 299-
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a478528
    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) 38 21931 11125 61222 27717 301
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 10 0169 3898 5207 3386 795
     
    Total Employee Positions 213190185143131
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 44262100
    Total Vacancy Percentage 20.66%13.68%11.35%0.00%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 55555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 1719141916
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 66100
    Community And Social Service Positions 301515326
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 62200
    Finance And Administration Positions 5949496733
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 165500
    Electricity Positions 66665
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 26333373
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 107700
    Road Transport Positions 151010136
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 30000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 109911
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 2024242236
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 02200
    Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 00000
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 25202000
    Vacant Other Positions 34400

    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? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 26 36426 11925 76522 10120 935
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 7534 1071 1881 2111 201

    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 5 5364 0482 3002 0912 059
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 17070201201201

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

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