Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality (FS194)

Contact details

Postal: Private Bag X805, Witsieshoek, 9866
Physical: Cnr Moremoholo & Motloung Streets, Setsing Complex, Phuthaditjhaba
Tel: 058 718 3700
Fax: 058 718 3777

Municipal Information

Area: 4 338km²
Cities/Towns: Harrismith, Kestell, Phuthaditjhaba
Main Economic Sectors: social services / government (28%), agriculture (18%)

Demographic Information

Population: 335 784
Households: 100 228
Population Growth: -0.71% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 41.80%

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 51, DPSA 11, DA 4, ACDP 1, APC 1, COPE 1
Mayor: Mr Vusi Tshabala (Acting)
Other Members of Council: M Nthedi (Speaker)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Charles Taetsane (Acting)
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Molefe N Nkgaudise (Acting)
Communications Officer: Mr Matefu Mokoena
Other Senior Management: Ratolo Kau (Information Officer (PAIA))

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
Property rates167 534147 150733 422
Service charges396 013318 977(230 838)
Investment revenue2 7051 9032 018
Transfers recognised - operational412 770348 013318 770
Other own revenue30 64036 236139 840
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)1 009 662852 279963 211
Employee costs299 828198 611235 718
Remuneration of councillors19 36319 39017 659
Depreciation & asset impairment-295 600311 276
Finance charges2 0558 9198 419
Materials and bulk purchases85 081293 228318 809
Transfers and grants73 56077 723-
Other expenditure333 059372 9181 110 954
Total Expenditure812 9461 266 3902 002 834
Surplus/(Deficit)196 716(414 111)(1 039 623)
Transfers recognised - capital280 374285 990294 380
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions477 089(128 121)(745 243)
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year477 089(128 121)(745 243)
Capital expenditure275 204261 447364 658
Transfers recognised - capital249 956231 334344 122
Public contributions & donations---
Borrowing15 13720 093-
Internally generated funds10 11110 02020 536
Total sources of capital funds275 204261 447364 658
Total current assets-174 129209 660
Total non current assets-4 390 9233 945 288
Total current liabilities-292 037272 940
Total non current liabilities-85 92177 625
Community wealth/Equity-4 187 0943 804 384
Net cash from (used) operating224 293229 294308 015
Net cash from (used) investing(259 288)(275 864)(320 514)
Net cash from (used) financing(2 465)(297)11 418
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(119 928)(34 638)17 309
Unauthorised expendituren/a3 75729 606
Irregular expendituren/a4 79411 491
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a18 1124 142
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’.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Reports
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
Integrated Development Plans
IDP 2012/13
MFMA Section 71 – Schedule C
Schedule C 2013/14
Schedule C 2012/13
Schedule C 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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