Thaba Chweu Local Municipality (MP321)

OVERVIEW

Contact Details

Postal: PO Box 61, Mashishing, 1120
Physical: Cnr Central & Viljoen Streets, Mashishing
Tel: 013 235 7300
Fax: 013 235 1108
Web: www.thabachweu.gov.za
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Geography, History and Economy

Area: 5 719km²
Description: Thaba Chweu Local Municipality came into being after the December 5th 2000 local government elections. It is located in the north-western region of the Mpumalanga province. The escarpment divides the district into eastern and western halves. The western half (Lydenburg district) is dominated by agricultural and farming activities, while forestry is the main economic activity of the eastern half (Sabie/Graskop district). Thaba Chweu is one of the major tourist attraction areas in South Africa. Mashishing (previously Lydenburg) is the oldest town in the province, and a hub of heritage where the famous Lydenburg Heads, which are said to date back to 400AD, were found in the 1950s. Also found here are old stone houses. Most of all, this is the home of trout fishing. Graskop is home to the Three Rondavels, The Blyde Canyon, Potholes, God’s Window, The Pinnacle, Berlin, Lisbon, and Graskop Falls, all of which are World Heritage Sites, and form the Panorama Route. In the Sabie area, when travelling east of Mashishing through the Long Tom Pass, there are hectares of pine plantations. These mountains are part of the Drakensberg Mountain Range.
Cities/Towns: Graskop, Lydenburg, Mashishing, Pilgrim's Rest, Sabie
Main Economic Sectors: Mining, forestry, agriculture, business services, tourism

MANAGEMENT

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)

DEMOGRAPHIC

Population 98 387
Age Structure
Population under 15 25.20%
Population 15 to 64 69.90%
Population over 65 4.90%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 43.00
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 105.10
Population Growth
Per annum 1.86%
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) 20.50%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 27.10%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 9.70%
Higher education 9.60%
Matric 30.20%
Household Dynamics
Households 33 352
Average household size 2.70
Female headed households 33.20%
Formal dwellings 74.60%
Housing owned 37.40%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 64.20%
Weekly refuse removal 58.60%
Piped water inside dwelling 38.80%
Electricity for lighting 84.30%

Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.


FINANCIAL

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
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 EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure45 952-7 871
Transfers recognised - capital45 046-7 871
Public contributions & donations733--
Borrowing---
Internally generated funds173--
Total sources of capital funds45 952-7 871
FINANCIAL POSITION
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
CASH FLOWS
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, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a42 4925 716
Irregular expendituren/a120 31044 408
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a17 7843 671
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2012/132011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 104 74797 476
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 7 2607 176
 
Total Employee Positions 445456
Total Vacant Employee Positions 265
Total Vacancy Percentage 0.45%14.25%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 55
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 23
Managerial Positions - by organogram 76
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00
Community And Social Service Positions 4643
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 03
Finance And Administration Positions 113122
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 012
Electricity Positions 2224
Vacant Electricity Positions 05
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 45
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 5671
Vacant Public Safety Positions 016
Road Transport Positions 2959
Vacant Road Transport Positions 015
Sport And Recreation Positions 11
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Waste Management Positions 8358
Vacant Waste Management Positions 01
Waste Water Management Positions 2420
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 09
Water Positions 3742
Vacant Water Positions 01
Other Positions 180
Vacant Other Positions 00

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2012/132011/12
Water
Blue Drop Score n/an/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 28 85228 852
Number of domestic households/delivery points 27 63427 634
Inside the yard 14 18414 184
Less than 200m from yard 8 7008 700
More than 200m from yard 4 7504 750
Domestic households with access to free basic service 8 0887 157

Electricity
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 29 33429 334
Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 0983 297

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/an/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 33 05231 932
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 21 42111 598
Flush toilet - septic tank 1 3771 092
Ventilated pit latrine 8 80617 941
Bucket system 00
Other 1470
Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 0983 297

Solid Waste Services
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 11 23111 231
Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 0983 297

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


LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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.

LINKS/RESOURCES

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 info@municipalities.co.za 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.

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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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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

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