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: Manufacturing (35%), mining (14.1%), community services (12.3%), finance (11.5%), trade (9.6%), transport (7.3%), agriculture (4.7%), construction (2.1%)

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). Maqhawe Kunene (Acting General Manager: Human Settlements, Public Safety, Roads and Transport)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
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 expenditure18 53919 92735 789
Transfers recognised - capital---
Public contributions & donations---
Internally generated funds18 53919 92735 789
Total sources of capital funds18 53919 92735 789
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
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 expendituren/an/a29 216
Irregular expendituren/an/a4 432
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/an/a-
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
  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

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 Reports
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
Integrated Development Plans
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 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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