Vhembe District Municipality (DC34)

OVERVIEW

Contact Details

Postal: Private Bag X5006, Thohoyandou, 0950
Physical: Government Complex, Thohoyandou Ring Road, Thohoyandou
Tel: 015 960 2000
Fax: 015 962 1017
Web: www.vhembe.gov.za

Geography, History and Economy

Area: 25 597km²
Description: Click to enlargeVhembe District Municipality is located in the northern part of the Limpopo province. It shares borders with Zimbabwe and Botswana in the north-west and Mozambique in the south-east through the Kruger National Park. The Limpopo River valley forms the border between the district and its international neighbours. It includes the Transvaal, and areas that were previously under Venda and Gazankulu Bantustan's administration. It is comprised of four local municipalities: Musina, Mutale, Thulamela and Makhado. The District Municipal offices, as well as the Thulamela Local Municipality offices, are located in the town of Thohoyandou. It covers a geographical area that is predominantly rural. It is a legendary cultural hub, and a catalyst for agricultural and tourism development.
Cities/Towns: Makhado (Louis Trichardt), Musina (Messina), Thohoyandou
Main Economic Sectors: Mining, community services, finance

MANAGEMENT

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 48, DA 4, COPE 3, ACDP 2, PAC 1
Mayor: T B Matibe
Other Members of Council: M L Manyuha (Technical Portfolio Head), M E Ramoyada (Finance Portfolio Head), M D Mboyi (Corporate Portfolio Head), M P Themba (Planning Portfolio Head), S E Makhomisane (Community Services Portfolio Head)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr L Muthivhi (Acting)
Chief Financial Officer: Mr A Thokoeng (Acting)
Communications Officer: Matodzi Ralushai
LED Officer: Mr Mushaphi Mukundi
Other Senior Management: Midas Mudau (GM: Planning), Alex Nemakonde (GM: Community Services), N A Todani (Acting GM: Corporate Services), Shumani Razwiedani (GM: Office of the Executive Mayor), N F Tshivhengwa (GM: Technical Services)

DEMOGRAPHIC

Population 1 294 722
Age Structure
Population under 15 34.90%
Population 15 to 64 58.90%
Population over 65 6.30%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 69.90
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 84.10
Population Growth
Per annum 0.78%
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) 38.70%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 50.60%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 17.70%
Higher education 9.90%
Matric 21.60%
Household Dynamics
Households 335 276
Average household size 3.80
Female headed households 52.60%
Formal dwellings 87.70%
Housing owned 64.00%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 13.90%
Weekly refuse removal 13.70%
Piped water inside dwelling 15.40%
Electricity for lighting 87.20%

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


FINANCIAL

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates---
Service charges21 50680 23472 431
Investment revenue8 5638 6768 265
Transfers recognised - operational907 823581 818296 276
Other own revenue35 19494 757656 114
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)973 086765 4861 033 086
Employee costs385 881362 745318 852
Remuneration of councillors11 3839 1318 593
Depreciation & asset impairment61 584122 26464 646
Finance charges--776
Materials and bulk purchases34 18553 69661 262
Transfers and grants30 345-154
Other expenditure149 916116 982597 694
Total Expenditure673 293664 8181 051 977
Surplus/(Deficit)299 792100 667(18 890)
Transfers recognised - capital498 936--
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions798 728100 667(18 890)
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year798 728100 667(18 890)
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure479 324385 822533 233
Transfers recognised - capital476 184385 663464 618
Public contributions & donations5160-
Borrowing---
Internally generated funds3 135-68 615
Total sources of capital funds479 324385 822533 233
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets416 443311 980172 332
Total non current assets(62 689)2 949 6702 219 519
Total current liabilities249 424420 240517 692
Total non current liabilities4346933 677
Community wealth/Equity103 8972 840 7171 870 482
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating928 303465 917209 084
Net cash from (used) investing(386 681)(380 495)(275 880)
Net cash from (used) financing-715(4 674)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end546 72391 2395 101
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a--
Irregular expendituren/a139 747185 965
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a695451
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2011/122012/13
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 385 881362 745
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 11 3839 131
 
Total Employee Positions 1 9842 147
Total Vacant Employee Positions 4796
Total Vacancy Percentage 2.37%4.47%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 67
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 12
Managerial Positions - by organogram 3643
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 105
Community And Social Service Positions 11230
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 169
Finance And Administration Positions 69241
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 188
Electricity Positions 00
Vacant Electricity Positions 00
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 370
Vacant Health Positions 110
Public Safety Positions 1370
Vacant Public Safety Positions 50
Road Transport Positions 30
Vacant Road Transport Positions 00
Sport And Recreation Positions 10
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Waste Management Positions 00
Vacant Waste Management Positions 00
Waste Water Management Positions 1260
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00
Water Positions 1 5421 626
Vacant Water Positions 012
Other Positions 160
Vacant Other Positions 10

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2011/122012/13
Water
Blue Drop Score n/an/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 253 030253 030
Number of domestic households/delivery points 253 030253 030
Inside the yard 46 43346 433
Less than 200m from yard 167 419167 419
More than 200m from yard 39 17839 178
Domestic households with access to free basic service 58 181140 098

Electricity
Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality actually provide? NoNo
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 00

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/a0
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 113 028117 529
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 45 49946 660
Flush toilet - septic tank 00
Ventilated pit latrine 67 52970 869
Bucket system 00
Other 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 00

Solid Waste Services
Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality actually provide? NoNo
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 00

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


LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Key Projects

Awelani community tourism at Makuya Village (Mutale Municipality); Tshakhuma Fresh Produce Market; Makuya cattle feedlot.

LINKS/RESOURCES

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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.

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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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