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

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    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 the City of 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, 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 the Mpumalanga 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: n/a
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    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), Sibongile Zikalala (General Manager: Planning and Economic Development), 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'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Financially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinionFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges1 774---
    Investment revenue3 1403 3574 6783 605
    Transfers recognised - operational296 131292 701273 824279 941
    Other own revenue22 90210 56211 3997 800
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)323 947306 619289 901291 347
    Employee costs95 21483 43565 94554 599
    Remuneration of councillors10 4699 9749 3808 876
    Depreciation & asset impairment20 43417 79016 73111 850
    Finance charges5 5426 7487 7398 151
    Materials and bulk purchases----
    Transfers and grants131 035185 095119 792147 946
    Other expenditure53 95938 58138 45757 074
    Total Expenditure316 653341 623258 044288 496
    Surplus/(Deficit)7 294(35 004)31 8572 851
    Transfers recognised - capital----
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions7 294(35 004)31 8572 851
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year7 294(35 004)31 8572 851
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure5 37818 20419 92735 789
    Transfers recognised - capital----
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds5 37818 20419 92735 789
    Total sources of capital funds5 37818 20419 92735 789
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets68 36877 63471 64058 870
    Total non current assets331 469387 604389 455362 215
    Total current liabilities45 41968 30963 62765 548
    Total non current liabilities4 40537 44338 64347 017
    Community wealth/Equity350 012359 487358 825308 520
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating28 824(20 528)41 91343 520
    Net cash from (used) investing(3 867)(18 514)(10 076)(20 358)
    Net cash from (used) financing(7 845)(7 246)(5 109)-
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end30 99513 88360 17133 442
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure---29 216
    Irregular expenditure9940497 5944 432
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure36---
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 95 21483 43565 94554 599
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 10 4699 9749 3808 876
     
    Total Employee Positions 250216201150
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1022
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.40%0.00%1.00%1.33%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 7666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1022
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 36303030
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0000
    Community And Social Service Positions 38323025
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 11611411489
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0000
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 0000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 00210
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 533400
    Vacant Other Positions 0000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 0000
    Inside the yard 0000
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 0000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0000
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    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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