Gert Sibande District Municipality (DC30)

Contact details

Postal: PO Box 1748, Ermelo, 2350
Physical: Cnr Joubert & Oosthuise Streets, Ermelo
Tel: 017 801 7000
Fax: 017 801 1207

Municipal Information

Area: 31 841km²
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 (Badplaas), eMkhondo (Piet Retief)
Main Economic Sectors: Mining, manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, services

Demographic Information

Population: 1 043 194
Households: 273 490
Population Growth: 1.48% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 29.70%

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 37, DA 10, VF+ 1
Mayor: Mr M P P Nhlabathi
Other Members of Council: E S Dhlamini (Speaker), T A 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: Anil Singh
Communications Officer: Zakhele Shiba
LED Officer: Ms Pretty Chiloane
Other Senior Management: Maqhawe Kunene (General Manager: Community and Social Services), Sibongile Zikalala (General Manager: Planning and Economic Development), Sibusiso Vilane (General Manager: Infrastructure and Technical Services), Mandla Dlamini (General Manager: Corporate Services)

Financial Information

Audit Outcome Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsClean audit outcome
Total Net Assetsn/a303 038302 043
Surplus/Deficit for the Yearn/a1 19848 684
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activitiesn/a62 90143 711
Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a33 648-

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are published on the municipal website and the notice boards of the district and local municipalities, as well as in national and local newspapers.

LED Activities

Key Projects: Gert Sibande Biodiesel Plant; GSDM 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 within GSDM.
Key Investment Opportunities: Cooking oil manufacturing and meat processing plant (Dipaleseng Municipality); textile manufacturing and leather and wool processing (Lekwa Municipality); 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).


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12

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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.


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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