Vhembe District Municipality (DC34)

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

Municipal Information

Area: 25 597km²
Cities/Towns: Makhado (Louis Trichardt), Musina (Messina), Thohoyandou
Main Economic Sectors: Mining, community services, finance

Demographic Information

Population: 1 294 722
Households: 335 276
Population Growth: 0.78% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 38.70%

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 Thomas Makumule
Chief Financial Officer: Ms Linda Ramatlhape
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)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
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 expenditure479 324385 822533 233
Transfers recognised - capital476 184385 663464 618
Public contributions & donations5160-
Internally generated funds3 135-68 615
Total sources of capital funds479 324385 822533 233
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
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 expendituren/a--
Irregular expendituren/a139 747185 965
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a695451
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited
  1. S71 Unaudited figures are sourced from the MFMA S71 4th Quarter Schedule C reports, made available by the National Treasury. The schedules are available at http://mfma.treasury.gov.za/Media_Releases/s71/Pages/default.aspx.
  2. S71 Audited figures are prior year audited figures sourced from the MFMA S71 Schedule C reports.
  3. If the relevant S71 Schedule C figures are unavailable, prior year audited figures may be taken from the relevant Audited Financial Statements. The source is then indicated as AFS. Links are provided under the Resources section on this site.
  4. S71 Schedule C reports are in the format for monthly and quarterly municipal financial statements as prescribed by the Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations. S71 Schedule C figures are standardised to the prescribed format and may differ from figures shown in the Audited Financial Statements. Where we have captured figures directly from the Audited Financial Statements, we have endeavoured to follow the S71 Schedule C format.
  5. Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure is sourced from the Consolidated general report on the audit outcomes of local government, published annually by the Auditor-General South Africa. If the figures are unavailable in this report, they may be sourced from the Annual Financial Statements of the relevant municipality.
  6. All figures are rounded to the nearest R'000. R0 values are reflected as ‘-’. Values that are unavailable are reflected as ‘n/a’.

Tender/Procurement Information

Notices are placed in district offices and adverts are placed in regional weekly newspapers and national newspapers.

LED Activities

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


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
Integrated Development Plans
IDP 2012/13
IDP 2011/12
MFMA Section 71 – Schedule C
Schedule C 2013/14
Schedule C 2012/13
Schedule C 2011/12

The information in this directory is supplied and/or externally sourced and is also subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us at info@municipalities.co.za so that we can correct it.

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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