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
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

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

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr M L Mokwena (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr M G T Mnisi (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Mr Puleng Mapheto
    LED Officer: Mr Mxolosi Sibanyoni
    Other Senior Management: Mr S D Maebela (Director: Corporate Services), Mr S Manqele (Acting Director: Technical and Engineering), Mrs S Matsi (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'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Disclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates95 50134 08230 29334 817
    Service charges167 423158 071138 972114 598
    Investment revenue4311 1123 273-
    Transfers recognised - operational111 35778 181116 99195 161
    Other own revenue43 73444 83213 292176 969
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)418 446316 277302 822421 545
    Employee costs112 384109 41897 47685 973
    Remuneration of councillors8 2527 4287 1767 262
    Depreciation & asset impairment-33 07744 18753 606
    Finance charges32 64123 68112 1291 564
    Materials and bulk purchases109 687115 402109 21593 307
    Transfers and grants8 235-14 75932 588
    Other expenditure173 038148 763140 508101 016
    Total Expenditure444 236437 769425 450375 315
    Surplus/(Deficit)(25 791)(121 492)(122 628)46 230
    Transfers recognised - capital52455 422--
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(25 267)(66 070)(122 628)46 230
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(25 267)(66 070)(122 628)46 230
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure63 11355 422-7 871
    Transfers recognised - capital56 37255 422-7 871
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds6 741---
    Total sources of capital funds63 11355 422-7 871
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets-119 58386 60760 671
    Total non current assets-1 383 525999 2441 120 270
    Total current liabilities-394 537248 025179 844
    Total non current liabilities--8 6009 252
    Community wealth/Equity-1 108 571829 226991 844
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating52 54256 341(12 581)195
    Net cash from (used) investing(46 141)(43 255)1 709(8 455)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(9 175)(10 778)(507)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end6 4004 885(23 561)(1 912)
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure104 712-42 4925 716
    Irregular expenditure56 97682 716120 31044 408
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure35 90229 18117 7843 671
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 109 418497 476485 9734
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 7 4287 1767 262
     
    Total Employee Positions 433445456
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2265
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.46%0.45%14.25%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 223
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 776
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 000
    Community And Social Service Positions 494643
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 003
    Finance And Administration Positions 118113122
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0012
    Electricity Positions 192224
    Vacant Electricity Positions 005
    Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Health Positions 545
    Vacant Health Positions 000
    Public Safety Positions 565671
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0016
    Road Transport Positions 232959
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0015
    Sport And Recreation Positions 111
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 000
    Waste Management Positions 658358
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 001
    Waste Water Management Positions 92420
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 009
    Water Positions 373742
    Vacant Water Positions 001
    Other Positions 39180
    Vacant Other Positions 000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 31 62328 85228 852
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 30 40527 63427 634
    Inside the yard 25 38614 18414 184
    Less than 200m from yard 3 5948 7008 700
    More than 200m from yard 1 4254 7504 750
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8 4748 0887 157

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 29 33429 33429 334
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 5603 0983 297

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 33 05233 05231 932
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 21 42121 42111 598
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1 3771 3771 092
    Ventilated pit latrine 8 8068 80617 941
    Bucket system 000
    Other 1471470
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 5603 0983 297

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 21 49011 23111 231
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 5603 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.
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