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Part of Vulamehlo Local Municipality was merged into eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality on 3 August 2016. Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information prior to the 2016/17 financial year only includes figures for eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. View historical information for Vulamehlo Local Municipality.

Geography, History and Economy

MDB code: ETH

Description: The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality is a Category A municipality found in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. eThekwini is the largest city in this province and the third-largest city in the country. Its land area is comparatively larger than that of other South African cities and is topographically hilly, with many gorges and ravines and almost no true coastal plain.
It is a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city and is known as the home of Africa’s best-managed, busiest port. The world-class International Convention Centre in Durban has hosted a historic line-up of events, including conferences on a global scale. Durban has a turbulent history dating from ivory hunters in the 1820s and their conflict with the local Zulu monarchs. The province has the largest number of battlefields. It is also a major centre of tourism because of the City’s warm, subtropical climate and extensive beaches.
Durban Tourism is the leading domestic destination in South Africa. The estimated visitor number for the financial year 2010/11 is 9,95 million. The value of the domestic tourism economic impact on the region’s GDP is estimated to be 8% per annum. The hospitality industry consists of many fine hotels, nightspots, shopping malls, ethnic attractions, traditional villages, craft markets, sparkling dams, and big-game parks.

Area: 2 556km²

Cities/Towns: Amalanga, Amanzimtoti, Amaotana, Berea, Blackburn, Bluff, Cato Ridge, Cele/Vumengazi, Chatsworth, Cibane, Clermont, Clifton Canyon, Craigieburn, Dassenhoek, Desainager, Durban, Durban International Airport, Durban North, Durban South, Emalangeni, Embo/Nksa Isimahla, Emona, Ethekwini, Everton, Ezembeni, Folweni, Gcumisa, Genazzano, Gillitts, Glenashley, Golokodo-Ensimbini, Hambanathi, Hammarsdale, Hillcrest, Ilanga, Ilfracombe, Illovo North, Illovo South, Inanda, Inchanga, Iqadi, Isipingo, Isipingo Beach, Kingsburgh, Klaarwater, Kloof, KwaDabeka, KwaMashu, KwaNdengezi, La Mercy, Lotus Park, Luganda, Luthuli/Umnini Trust, Magabeni, Malagazi, Mangangeni/Vumazonke, Maphephetha, Mariannhill, Mawotana, Mawothi, Molweni, Mount Edgecombe, Mount Moreland, Mpolo, Mpumalanga, New Germany, Newlands East, Newlands West, Ngcolosi, Ngqungqulu, Ntuzuma, Oceans, Outer West Durban, Phoenix, Pinetown, Prospecton, Qadi, Qiniselani Manyuswa, Queensburgh, Redcliffe, Roseneath, Sapref, Shallcross, Sobonakhona, Thoyana, Tongaat, Tongaat Beach, Tshelimnyama, UmgogintwiniUmbumbulu, Umdloti, Umgababa, Umhlanga, Umkomaas, Umlazi, Verulam, Waterfall, Westbrook, Westville, Ximba

Main Economic Sectors: Finance (22%), manufacturing (22%), community services (18%), trade (16%), transport (16%), construction (3%), electricity (2%)

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 1014, Durban, 4000
Physical City Hall, 263 Dr Pixley Ka Seme (West) Street, Durban
Tel 031 311 1111
Fax 031 311 2170
Web www.durban.gov.za

Resident Queries

Accounts 031 324 5000
Revline@durban.gov.za
Electricity n/a
Refuse & Waste n/a
Roads n/a
Service Delivery n/a
Sizakala@durban.gov.za
Water n/a

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 126, DA 61, IFP 10, EFF 8, INDEPENDENT 4, AIC 3, ACDP 1, APC 1, ALJAMA 1, DLC 1, MOSA 1, MF 1, TA 1
Controlling Party: ANC
Mayor: Zandile Gumede
Other Members of Council: Fawzia Peer (Deputy Mayor and Chairperson: Finance and Procurement Committee), William Lekgoa Mapena (Speaker), Stanley Xulu (Chief Whip), Nondumiso Cele (Chairperson: Governance and Human Resources Committee), Nigel Gumede (Chairperson: Human Settlements and Infrastructure Committee), Heinz de Boer (Exco), Zwakele Mncwango (Exco), Bongiwe Mtshali (Exco), Patrick Pillay (Exco)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Sipho Nzuza
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Krish Kumar
Communications Officer: Tozi Mthethwa
Other Senior Management: Sipho Cele (Deputy City Manager: Governance and International Relations), Dumusile Nene (Deputy City Manager: Corporate and Human Resources)

Demographic Information

2016 2011
Population 3 702 231 3 476 686
Age Structure
Population under 15 29.5% 25.3%
Population 15 to 64 64.8% 69.9%
Population over 65 5.7% 4.8%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 54.4 43.0
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 96.2 95.5
Population Growth
Per annum 1.43% n/a
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) n/a n/a
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a n/a
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 4.7% 4.2%
Matric 43.1% 36.9%
Higher education 10.9% 11.8%
Household Dynamics
Households 1 125 767 963 011
Average household size 3.3 3.4
Female headed households 42.1% 40.1%
Formal dwellings 81.5% 78.8%
Housing owned 74.0% 54.6%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 69.3% 63.0%
Weekly refuse removal 78.1% 85.6%
Piped water inside dwelling 60.8% 59.8%
Electricity for lighting 95.7% 89.6%

Financial Results

All values: R’000 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13
AUDIT OUTCOME Financially unqualified Financially unqualified Clean audit Financially unqualified Financially unqualified
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates 6 612 399 6 219 986 5 747 115 5 298 905 4 987 887
Service charges 16 836 028 15 597 272 14 284 476 13 076 735 12 467 301
Investment revenue 636 556 540 599 380 544 334 875 303 994
Transfers recognised – operational 2 716 461 2 439 256 2 657 499 2 191 385 2 026 005
Other own revenue 3 701 862 4 245 627 3 803 192 3 521 614 3 237 800
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions) 30 503 305 29 042 740 26 872 826 24 423 513 23 022 987
Employee costs 8 700 829 8 251 752 7 157 526 6 893 729 6 021 630
Remuneration of councillors 110 942 105 334 100 795 94 721 84 713
Depreciation & asset impairment 2 117 573 1 972 414 1 938 879 1 740 969 1 695 052
Finance charges 897 959 968 805 950 565 857 206 942 081
Materials and bulk purchases 10 233 240 9 515 942 8 436 187 7 895 243 7 615 696
Transfers and grants 284 757 208 921 179 772 166 133 171 574
Other expenditure 8 526 004 7 090 381 7 935 139 6 829 518 5 587 744
Total Expenditure 30 871 304 28 113 550 26 698 863 24 477 520 22 118 490
Surplus/(Deficit) (367 999) 929 191 173 962 (54 006) 904 497
Transfers recognised – capital 2 968 039 3 331 031 2 779 110 2 041 011 1 631 745
Contributions recognised – capital & contributed assets
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions 2 600 040 4 260 222 2 953 073 1 987 004 2 536 242
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year 2 600 040 4 260 222 2 953 073 1 987 004 2 536 242
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure 6 217 540 4 902 924 4 716 504 4 201 622 3 494 715
Transfers recognised – capital 3 631 089 3 331 031 2 779 110 2 041 011 1 631 745
Public contributions & donations
Borrowing 171 914 1 000 000 1 500 000
Internally generated funds 2 414 537 1 571 893 937 394 660 611 1 862 970
Total sources of capital funds 6 217 540 4 902 924 4 716 504 4 201 622 3 494 715
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets 14 288 495 15 059 946 12 818 086 13 163 816 11 503 561
Total non current assets 48 294 285 45 079 185 42 577 437 39 823 426 37 430 275
Total current liabilities 11 291 271 11 448 109 10 594 766 10 695 464 9 270 341
Total non current liabilities 12 197 749 11 990 573 12 403 651 12 775 090 12 133 811
Community wealth/Equity 39 093 760 36 700 449 32 397 106 29 516 688 27 529 684
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating 4 751 405 7 037 273 4 024 457 5 041 836 4 215 923
Net cash from (used) investing (5 314 749) (4 891 549) (4 709 909) (4 111 416) (2 897 684)
Net cash from (used) financing (72 127) (1 096 160) (7 396) 369 562 (784 013)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end 6 280 233 7 216 329 6 166 809 6 859 692 5 559 709
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expenditure n/a
Irregular expenditure n/a 208 318 212 275 341 847 325 535
Fruitless & wasteful expenditure n/a 28
SOURCE S71 Audited Audited Outcome Audited Outcome Audited Outcome Audited Outcome

Employment Statistics

2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 8 251 752 7 157 526 6 893 729 6 021 630 6 576 031
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 105 334 100 795 94 721 84 713 84 751
Total Employee Positions 25 081 24 725 26 655 26 947 23 003
Total Vacant Employee Positions 2 930 1 313 3 297 3 580 0
Total Vacancy Percentage 11.68% 5.31% 12.37% 13.29% 0.00%
Managerial Positions – S57 113 113 111 107 102
Vacant Managerial Positions – S57 0 0 4 0 0
Managerial Positions – by organogram 345 344 320 313 294
Vacant Managerial Positions – by organogram 0 0 0 0 0
Community And Social Service Positions 4 827 4 565 3 592 3 586 5 098
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 359 0 237 284 0
Finance And Administration Positions 4 499 1 686 4 953 5 314 2 433
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1 161 0 960 1 127 0
Electricity Positions 2 452 3 437 2 743 2 573 2 191
Vacant Electricity Positions 26 1 170 515 419 0
Enviromental Protection Positions 38 193 36 36 748
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 3 0 6 4 0
Health Positions 1 489 1 364 1 410 1 396 1 149
Vacant Health Positions 236 0 229 250 0
Public Safety Positions 3 627 4 737 3 588 3 468 2 618
Vacant Public Safety Positions 488 0 392 303 0
Road Transport Positions 1 998 2 608 430 410 128
Vacant Road Transport Positions 404 0 85 77 0
Sport And Recreation Positions 19 67 19 19 24
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 1 0 0 0 0
Waste Management Positions 2 221 2 246 2 180 2 154 1 933
Vacant Waste Management Positions 130 143 125 153 0
Waste Water Management Positions 0 0 1 572 1 525 0
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0 0 253 264 0
Water Positions 3 453 3 365 3 531 3 369 2 909
Vacant Water Positions 122 0 491 490 0
Other Positions 0 0 2 170 2 677 3 376
Vacant Other Positions 0 0 0 209 0

Service Delivery Statistics

2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12
Water
Blue Drop Score n/a n/a 95.90 n/a 98.77
Is the municipality responsible to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality actually provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? No No No No No
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 901 820 896 895 896 112 893 573 891 609
Number of domestic households/delivery points 881 558 877 736 876 953 874 414 872 450
Inside the yard 664 401 661 804 661 021 659 457 659 068
Less than 200m from yard 217 157 215 932 215 932 214 957 213 382
More than 200m from yard 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic households with access to free basic service 524 418 555 967 520 074 517 274 504 100
Electricity
Is the municipality responsible to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality actually provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 732 746 707 068 694 625 692 521 691 338
Domestic households with access to free basic service 193 114 137 896 128 652 64 500 87 640
Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/a n/a n/a n/a 0
Is the municipality responsible to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality actually provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? No No No No No
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 806 554 801 562 782 798 746 821 738 512
Number of households using:
Flush toilet – public sewerage 449 661 449 661 449 661 449 661 449 661
Flush toilet – septic tank 107 525 107 525 107 525 107 525 107 525
Ventilated pit latrine 35 000 35 000 35 000 35 000 35 000
Bucket system 0 0 0 0 0
Other 194 106 190 217 171 453 135 476 127 167
Domestic households with access to free basic service 378 882 378 522 370 872 320 252 162 167
Solid Waste Services
Is the municipality responsible to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality actually provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? No No No No No
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 945 910 945 910 945 910 945 910 945 910
Domestic households with access to free basic service 598 486 575 098 589 605 589 605 687 000

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