Gert Sibande District Municipality (DC30)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 1748, Ermelo, 2350
    Physical: Cnr Joubert & Oosthuise Streets, Ermelo
    Tel: 017 801 7000
    Fax: 017 801 1207
    Web: www.gsibande.gov.za
    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 31 841km²
    Description: Gert Sibande District Municipality is located in the Mpumalanga province and is comprised of seven local municipalities: Govan Mbeki, Chief Albert Luthuli, Msukaligwa, Dipaleseng, Mkhondo, Lekwa and Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme. It is bordered by Ekurhuleni Metro to the west and Sedibeng District Municipality to the south-west (both in the Gauteng province), northern Free State and Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality to the south-east (both in the Free State province), Ehlanzeni District Municipality to the north-east and Nkangala District Municipality to the north (both in the Mpumalanga province), Amajuba and Zululand District Municipalities in the KwaZulu-Natal province to the south-east, and Swaziland to the east. It is the largest of the three districts in theMpumalanga province. Highways that pass through Gert Sibande District Municipality include the N11, which goes through to the N2 in KwaZulu-Natal, the N17 from Gauteng passing through to Swaziland, and the N3 from Gauteng to KwaZulu-Natal.
    Cities/Towns: Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Balfour, Bethal, Breyten, Carolina, Charl Cilliers, Chrissiesmeer, Davel, Ekulindeni, Embalenhle, Empuluzi, Ermelo, Evander, Greylingstad, Grootvlei, Kinross, Leandra, Lothair, Morgenzon, Perdekop, Secunda, Standerton, Trichardt, Volksrust, Wakkerstroom, eManzana, eMkhondo (previously Piet Retief)
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (35%), mining (14.1%), community services (12.3%), finance (11.5%), trade (9.6%), transport (7.3%), agriculture (4.7%), construction (2.1%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 37, DA 10, VF+ 1
    Mayor: Mr Mishack Nhlabathi
    Other Members of Council: Snana Emily Dhlamini (Speaker), Tunu Agnes Mnisi (Chief Whip), F N Maboa-Boltman (MMC: Finance), F M Nyembe (MMC: Planning and Economic Development), J Nkosi (MMC: Corporate Services), N Zuma (MMC: Community and Social Services), M Magagula (MMC: Infrastructure and Technical Services), A Maboea (MMC: Human Settlement and Disaster Management)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr C A Habile
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Anil Singh
    Communications Officer: Zakhele Shiba
    LED Officer: Ms Pretty Chiloane
    Other Senior Management: Maqhawe Kunene (General Manager: Community and Social Services and Acting General Manager: Human Settlements, Public Safety, Roads and Transport), Sibongile Zikalala (General Manager: Planning and Economic Development), Sibusiso Vilane (General Manager: Infrastructure and Technical Services), Mandla Dlamini (General Manager: Corporate Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 1 043 194
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 31.60%
    Population 15 to 64 63.90%
    Population over 65 4.50%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 56.50
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 97.30
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.48%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 29.70%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 38.40%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 13.30%
    Higher education 9.10%
    Matric 27.90%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 273 490
    Average household size 3.70
    Female headed households 38.80%
    Formal dwellings 72.40%
    Housing owned 50.60%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 64.00%
    Weekly refuse removal 63.60%
    Piped water inside dwelling 44.30%
    Electricity for lighting 83.40%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates---
    Service charges---
    Investment revenue3 2694 6783 605
    Transfers recognised - operational283 473273 824279 941
    Other own revenue3 57211 3997 800
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)290 314289 901291 347
    Employee costs80 92165 94554 599
    Remuneration of councillors10 0119 3808 876
    Depreciation & asset impairment17 56016 73111 850
    Finance charges1 5077 7398 151
    Materials and bulk purchases---
    Transfers and grants159 995119 792147 946
    Other expenditure33 46038 45757 074
    Total Expenditure303 456258 044288 496
    Surplus/(Deficit)(13 142)31 8572 851
    Transfers recognised - capital---
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(13 142)31 8572 851
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(13 142)31 8572 851
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure18 53919 92735 789
    Transfers recognised - capital---
    Public contributions & donations---
    Borrowing---
    Internally generated funds18 53919 92735 789
    Total sources of capital funds18 53919 92735 789
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets51 14971 64058 870
    Total non current assets358 536389 455362 215
    Total current liabilities25 35763 62765 548
    Total non current liabilities38 64338 64347 017
    Community wealth/Equity345 684358 825308 520
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(25 921)41 91343 520
    Net cash from (used) investing(16 823)(10 076)(20 358)
    Net cash from (used) financing(3 548)(5 109)-
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end13 61160 17133 442
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a-29 216
    Irregular expendituren/a97 5944 432
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 80 92165 945
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 10 0119 380
     
    Total Employee Positions 201150
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 22
    Total Vacancy Percentage 1.00%1.33%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 22
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 3030
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00
    Community And Social Service Positions 3025
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00
    Finance And Administration Positions 11489
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 00
    Electricity Positions 00
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Health Positions 00
    Vacant Health Positions 00
    Public Safety Positions 00
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00
    Road Transport Positions 210
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
    Waste Management Positions 00
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00
    Waste Water Management Positions 00
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00
    Water Positions 00
    Vacant Water Positions 00
    Other Positions 00
    Vacant Other Positions 00

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
    2012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/a
    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
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 00
    Inside the yard 00
    Less than 200m from yard 00
    More than 200m from yard 00
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00

    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? NoNo
    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/an/a
    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
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 00
    Flush toilet - septic tank 00
    Ventilated pit latrine 00
    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

    Gert Sibande Biodiesel Plant; Fresh Produce Market; N2/17 Corridor Development; Mkhondo Hydro Power Station; wood furniture manufacturing industry benefaction; tourism development/promotion agency; wool manufacturing industrial park; petrochemical industrial park; farming support programmes; establishment and support of cooperatives.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Cooking oil manufacturing and meat processing plant (Dipaleseng); textile manufacturing and leather and wool processing (Lekwa); coal mining, truck stop, retail development and tourism development (Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme); wood processing, furniture manufacturing, coal briquettes manufacturing (Mkhondo); retail and tourism (Chief Albert Luthuli); coal mining (Msukaligwa); manufacturing, engineering, industrial supplies (Govan Mbeki).
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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