Thaba Chweu Local Municipality (MP321)

Contact details

Postal: PO Box 61, Mashishing, 1120
Physical: Cnr Central & Viljoen Streets, Mashishing
Tel: 013 235 7300
Fax: 013 235 1108

Municipal Information

Area: 5 719km²
Cities/Towns: Graskop, Lydenburg, Mashishing (Lydenburg), Pilgrim's Rest, Sabie
Main Economic Sectors: Mining, forestry, agriculture, business services, tourism

Demographic Information

Population: 98 387
Households: 33 352
Population Growth: 1.86% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 20.50%

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 19, DA 7, PAC 1
Mayor: Mr M Ncongwane
Other Members of Council: Ms Suzan Magagula (Speaker), Mrs S Mashigo (Chief Whip), Mrs M C Masilela (MMC: Finance, Technical and Engineering), Mr M T Mashego (MMC: Corporate and Human Settlement), Mr I T Mokoena (MMC: Community and Social Services)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr J M Mnisi (Acting)
Chief Financial Officer: Mr M G T Mnisi (Acting)
Communications Officer: Puleng Mapheto (Acting)
LED Officer: Ms Cindy Cave
Other Senior Management: Mr S D Maebela (Director: Corporate Services), Mr G D Nhubunga (Acting Director: Technical and Engineering), Ms O P Wallace (Acting Director: Community and Social Services)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
Property rates26 70330 29334 817
Service charges155 561138 972114 598
Investment revenue893 273-
Transfers recognised - operational77 534116 99195 161
Other own revenue26 13813 292176 969
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)286 025302 822421 545
Employee costs104 74797 47685 973
Remuneration of councillors7 2607 1767 262
Depreciation & asset impairment1 03944 18753 606
Finance charges24 34512 1291 564
Materials and bulk purchases85 682109 21593 307
Transfers and grants5 07714 75932 588
Other expenditure126 946140 508101 016
Total Expenditure355 096425 450375 315
Surplus/(Deficit)(69 071)(122 628)46 230
Transfers recognised - capital38 515--
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(30 556)(122 628)46 230
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(30 556)(122 628)46 230
Capital expenditure45 952-7 871
Transfers recognised - capital45 046-7 871
Public contributions & donations733--
Internally generated funds173--
Total sources of capital funds45 952-7 871
Total current assets63 50286 60760 671
Total non current assets42 620999 2441 120 270
Total current liabilities151 650248 025179 844
Total non current liabilities3618 6009 252
Community wealth/Equity(45 889)829 226991 844
Net cash from (used) operating54 179(12 581)195
Net cash from (used) investing(69 009)1 709(8 455)
Net cash from (used) financing-(10 778)(507)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(14 595)(23 561)(1 912)
Unauthorised expendituren/a42 4925 716
Irregular expendituren/a120 31044 408
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a17 7843 671
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.

LED Activities

Key Projects: Graskop Holiday Resort; Graskop Gorge Glass Lift and Retail Centre Development; Retail/Transit Node Development; Industrial Park Development; Mashishing Community Park; Castlerock Caravan Park; Motlolo Amusement Park; Coromandel Farm Fresh Produce Production; Rozenkrans Farm Fresh Produce Production; Waste Management to IWMP, including waste-to-energy; Pilgrim's Rest Theme Park; Hotel and Conference Facility Development; Furniture Cluster / Wood Beneficiation.
Key Investment Opportunities: Industrial Park Development in Mashishing; Retail / Transit Node Development; waste management value chain; hotel and conference facility; furniture cluster.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Reports
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
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.


Resident Queries

Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 013 235 7300
Electricity 013 235 7300
Refuse & Waste Removal 013 235 7300
Roads 013 235 7300
Service Delivery 013 235 7300
Water 013 235 7300