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: Suzan Magagula (Speaker), Condtry Mashego (Chief Whip), Makhozsazana Masilela (MMC: Finance, Technical and Engineering), Patience Chima (MMC: Community and Corporate Services), I T Mokoena (Planning and Development)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr D F Maebela
Chief Financial Officer: Mr S Mabitsela (Acting)
Communications Officer: Puleng Mapheto (Acting)
LED Officer: Ms Cindy Cave

Financial Information

Audit Outcome Disclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
Total Net Assets991 8441 547 841
Surplus/Deficit for the Year(103 158)(14 787)
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities(7 222)16 269
Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure53 79515 570

Other Audits

Blue Drop Score 2012: 19.03
Blue Drop Score 2011: 59.40
Green Drop Score 2011: 80.6

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are published on the municipal website.

LED Activities

Key Investment Opportunities: Gustav Museum in Mashishing (Lydenburg); Graskop Lodge; arts and crafts stalls; Graskop National Monument in Pilgrim's Rest.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
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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