iLembe District Municipality (DC29)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 1788, KwaDukuza, 4450
    Physical: iLembe House, 59/61 Mahatma Ghandi Street, KwaDukuza
    Tel: 032 437 9300
    Fax: 032 437 9588
    Web: www.ilembe.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 260km²
    Description: iLembe District Municipality is situated on the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal and is the smallest of the province's district municipalities. The majority of the rural inland areas are tribal authority areas, characterised by subsistence farming.
     iLembe consists of four local municipalities located between Durban and Richards Bay: Mandeni, KwaDukuza, Maphumulo and Ndwedwe. The town straddles the Tugela River, the traditional border between former Colonial Natal and the Kingdom of Zululand, the site of historical and cultural events. The seat of iLembe is KwaDukuza (previously Stanger).
     At the border of the district is the Unicity of Durban in the immediate south, which is linked by the coastal highway to Richards Bay in the north, giving it access to both harbours for trade purposes. It is also a leading place for the tourism industry because of its rich Zulu Kingdom heritage, as it was named in recognition of King Shaka.

    Cities/Towns: Dolphin Coast/Ballito, Isithebe, KwaDukuza, Mandeni, Ndwedwe, Nkwazi/Zinkwazi Beach
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: n/a
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Sibusiso Mdabe
    Other Members of Council: M D Shandu (Deputy Mayor and Chairperson: Local Public Administration and Labour Relations Portfolio Committee), T Msweli (Speaker), V B Chili (Chief Whip), Sibusiso Mdabe (Economic Development and Planning Portfolio Committee), T J Zondo (Chairperson: Infrastructure and Technical Portfolio Committee), Amita Badul (Chairperson: Finance Portfolio Committee), M S C Motala (Amenities, Safety and Security)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Ms Yvonne Mathonsi (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Nosipho Mba
    Communications Officer: Zee Nqala
    LED Officer: Mr Zakhele Gumede
    Other Senior Management: Yvonne Mathonsi (Director: Corporate Governance), Notha Maphumulo (Acting Director: Technical Services), Geoffrey Khumalo (Director: Corporate Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 606 809
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 33.80%
    Population 15 to 64 61.30%
    Population over 65 5.00%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 63.20
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 90.90
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.80%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 30.60%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 37.20%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 15.40%
    Higher education 6.00%
    Matric 26.70%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 157 692
    Average household size 3.80
    Female headed households 45.80%
    Formal dwellings 64.40%
    Housing owned 56.50%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 22.50%
    Weekly refuse removal 34.40%
    Piped water inside dwelling 23.70%
    Electricity for lighting 71.40%

    Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges154 267102 905101 50795 733
    Investment revenue3 6144 4555 2296 527
    Transfers recognised - operational355 366293 771275 728352 879
    Other own revenue21 96750 13620 86026 484
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)535 215451 267403 325481 623
    Employee costs151 821140 132103 97891 098
    Remuneration of councillors8 5907 0945 7315 431
    Depreciation & asset impairment(137 521)341 51525 03323 100
    Finance charges11 3399 2679 75710 984
    Materials and bulk purchases74 44172 29692 75851 715
    Transfers and grants46 76532 06845 60635 323
    Other expenditure247 994197 789138 929162 023
    Total Expenditure403 428800 161421 790379 675
    Surplus/(Deficit)131 786(348 895)(18 466)101 948
    Transfers recognised - capital241 713276 522313 44580 798
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets(75 351)---
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions338 049(72 373)294 979182 746
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year338 049(72 373)294 979182 746
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure354 581298 668296 292213 384
    Transfers recognised - capital202 354191 042179 171181 097
    Public contributions & donations76 28374 88888 052-
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds36 58532 73829 07032 287
    Total sources of capital funds354 581298 668296 292213 384
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets257 526184 396157 39189 812
    Total non current assets1 600 2621 155 3351 183 519920 876
    Total current liabilities287 398218 860155 915109 024
    Total non current liabilities119 53392 82495 416102 153
    Community wealth/Equity1 450 8561 028 0481 089 579799 511
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating342 735323 809212 123186 698
    Net cash from (used) investing(354 448)(298 688)(217 469)(216 183)
    Net cash from (used) financing(1 262)(2 959)(2 762)(3 034)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end31 86347 05721 99530 103
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure24 8779 2527311 018
    Irregular expenditure2 5919 12916 33158 194
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure1302826937
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 151 821140 132103 97891 098
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 5907 0945 7315 431
     
    Total Employee Positions 536640577477
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2649954
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.37%10.00%17.16%11.32%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5557
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0142
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 23232521
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 2031
    Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 180229197164
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0334911
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 2923100
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0110
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 0008
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0001
    Road Transport Positions 0000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 10508142
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00165
    Water Positions 194360241217
    Vacant Water Positions 0292024
    Other Positions 001818
    Vacant Other Positions 00610

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a86.72n/a88.26
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 127 217126 362124 462124 074
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 125 339124 484122 950122 850
    Inside the yard 35 88535 03034 51130 466
    Less than 200m from yard 78 56778 56775 48885 804
    More than 200m from yard 10 88710 88712 9516 580
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 83733 78428 90030 466

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 125 900119 899117 328101 039
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 26 84226 84226 8429 738
    Flush toilet - septic tank 6 4606 4606 1006 100
    Ventilated pit latrine 84 71984 71982 87485 201
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 6 001000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 385385464546

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Arts and crafts (Ballito Satellite Hub); vineyard and winery projects; National School Nutrition Programme; agro-processing facility; abattoir – feasibility survey of chicken broilers; tunnel farming; agri-hubs project.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Tourism: arts and crafts in Ballito and King Shaka Airport in Ballito; manufacturing: biodiesel.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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