Skip Navigation Links
20 Years of Freedom and Democracy
Breaking News
Careers
Current Projects and Programmes
Development planning Research Studies
Durban Municipal Thrift Fund
Economic Development: EDGE
eThekwini Audio Channel
eThekwini Quality of Life
eThekwini Weekly Bulletin
ezaseGagasini Metro
Forms
Integrated Development Plan
Legislation and Policies
News
Newsletters
Public Access to Information
Public Notices
Radical Economic Transformation Framework
Reports
Services Tariffs
Tenders
Thrif Fund
PROPOSED BY-LAWS
National Treasury
Events Calendar
Current Projects
By-Laws
20 Years of Freedom and Democracy
#iSayNoToXenophobia
City excels in service delivery and financial management
ETHEKWINI Municipality has performed well over the past financial year, reinforcing that it is one of the best run cities in the country. The City has delivered houses, electrified homes and connected residents with a water source, says City Manager Sipho Nzuza.

The City’s service delivery performance is contained in the Annual Report which is a reflection of the City’s performance over the past financial year. It gives a detailed account of service delivery achievements, challenges and consolidated annual financial statements. It is open for comment until
28 February 2019.

Nzuza said the report shows that eThekwini Municipality is in a strong financial position underpinned by the excellent collection rate of 92 percent, growth in revenue of 6.9 percent, low gearing, stable debt and strong liquidity. “The City has also managed to improve its investment grade credit rating from AA to AA+ in the long term and maintained a rating of A1+ in the short term with a stable outlook,” said Nzuza.

The Municipality continued its impressive track record in terms of service delivery with a capital spend of R4.7 billion, which is 73 percent of the approved capital budget. Delays in awarding the contract for the Northern Aqueduct and other contracts due to poor performance from emerging contractors, legal challenges, appeals processes, work stoppages and business forum challenges resulted in slower spend. However, the City has put measures in place to mitigate these challenges.

Some of the highlights of the Annual Report indicate that the Municipality has delivered to the poorest of the poor. The City has successfully electrified 103 358 indigent homes located in informal settlements. Two new social housing projects, namely the Hamptons and Hilltop in Ward 65, opened for occupation during 2017/2018 in partnership with Social Housing Institutions. These two projects add an additional 300 affordable rental opportunities for households whose combined income is between R3 500 and R15 000.

In terms of incremental informal settlement upgrading, 6 299 households benefitted from the rollout of improved roads, footpaths and storm water control. Potable water was delivered to 99.38 percent of households including households in informal areas. The City also supplies electricity to more than 745 000 customers covering 2 000kms and a weekly refuse removal service is provided to 1 039 220 households, including 443 387 households in informal settlements. The Annual Report is now open for public comment.

Comments received also inform the Integrated Development Plan and the budgets for the upcoming financial years. The Annual Report is available on the Municipality’s website at www.durban.gov.za and at Sizakala Centres and libraries. Members of the public can provide feedback to Phindi Nonyane
at Phindi.Nonyane@durban.gov.za. Meanwhile, the City once again received an unqualified audit opinion for the 2017/18 financial year from the Auditor General of South Africa (AG).
WEATHER

Cannot retrieve the URL specified in the XML Link property. For more assistance, contact your site administrator.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Fire Department & Metro Police:
031 361 0000
Water and Traffic Hotline:
080 131 3013
Electricity Contact Centre:
080 13 13 111
QUICK LINKS
CITY MAPS
City Maps
FOLLOW US
Find us on Facbook   YouTube   follow us on twitter   follow us on LinkedIn  
ABOUT DURBAN   |   CITY GOVERNMENT   |   SERVICES   |   ONLINE TOOLS   |   MEDIA & PUBLICATION   |   RESOURCE CENTRE   |   PAY COUNCIL BILLS

Home | Privacy policy | Disclaimer | Sitemap | Vacancies | Contact us

© eThekwini Municipality 2011