iLembe District Municipality (DC29)

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

Municipal Information

Area: 3 260km²
Cities/Towns: Dolphin Coast/Ballito, Isithebe, KwaDukuza (Stanger), Mandeni, Ndwedwe, Nkwazi/Zinkwazi Beach
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture

Demographic Information

Population: 606 809
Households: 157 692
Population Growth: 0.80% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 30.60%

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 21, IFP 6, DA 2, NFP 1
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 T Hlatshwayo (Amenities, Safety and Security)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Muzi Madlala
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)

Financial Information

Audit Outcome Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
Total Net Assets799 511619 475
Surplus/Deficit for the Year182 746108 256
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities186 698110 345
Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure69 24966 055

Other Audits

Blue Drop Score 2012: 88.26
Blue Drop Score 2011: 85.54
Green Drop Score 2011: 80.4

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are advertised in the local and regional newspapers, and on the municipal notice boards and website.

LED Activities

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 activities: arts and crafts in Ballito and King Shaka Airport in Ballito; manufacturing activities: biodiesel.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Report 2011/12

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Blue Drop Scores

The Blue Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Blue Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Blue Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal drinking water quality management performance of the relevant municipality. The score relates to not only the quality of the drinking water, but also contains a risk management measure relating to the ability of the responsible authority to sustain the quality of drinking water and also to deal with any incidents that may pose a health risk to the public. The maximum score is 100 and the target of excellence is 95%.

Green Drop Scores

The Green Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Green Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Green Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal wastewater business practice and compliance of the relevant municipality. The maximum score is 100.


Financial Audit Outcomes

The objective of an audit of financial statements is to express an opinion on whether the financial statements fairly represent the financial position of the auditee at financial year-end and the results of its operations for the financial year.

The Auditor-General can express one of the following audit opinions:

Clean audit outcome: The financial statements are free from material misstatements (in other words, a financially unqualified audit opinion) and there are no material findings on reporting on performance objectives or non-compliance with legislation.

Financially unqualified with findings: The financial statements contain no material misstatements. Unless the Auditor General expresses a clean audit outcome, findings have been raised on either reporting on predetermined objectives or non-compliance with legislation, or both these aspects.

Qualified audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements in specific amounts, or there is insufficient evidence for the Auditor General to conclude that specific amounts included in the financial statements are not materially misstated.

Adverse audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements that are not confined to specific amounts, or the misstatements represent a substantial portion of the financial statements.

Disclaimer of audit opinion: The auditee provided insufficient evidence in the form of documentation on which to base an audit opinion. The lack of sufficient evidence is not confined to specific amounts, or represents a substantial portion of the information contained in the financial statements.


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