Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality (DC19)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X810, Witsieshoek, 9870
    Physical: 1 Mampoi Street, Old Parliament Building, Phuthaditjhaba
    Tel: 058 718 1089/36
    Fax: 058 718 1034
    Web: www.thabomofutsanyana.gov.za

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 33 269km²
    Description: Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality is a Category C municipality located in the eastern Free State province, and borders on Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal. It is named after Edwin Thabo Mofutsanyana, a stalwart of the communist party. It comprises six local municipalities: Setsoto, Dihlabeng, Nketoana, Maluti-A-Phofung, Phumelela and Mantsopa.
     The N3 and N5 National Roads pass through the district, and the famous Golden Gate is found in the area on the slopes of the Drakensberg Mountains. Despite all the socio-economic challenges facing this district, the area has huge potential for tourism development because of its scenic beauty and its rich cultural heritage.

    Cities/Towns: Arlington, Bethlehem, Clarens, Clocolan, Excelsior, Ficksburg, Fouriesburg, Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Harrismith, Hobhouse, Kestell, Ladybrand, Lindley, Marquard, Memel, Paul Roux, Petrus Steyn, Phuthaditjhaba, Reitz, Rosendal, Senekal, Thaba Patchoa, Tweespruit, Vrede, Warden
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, tourism
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 33, DA 4, DPSA 3, COPE 2, ACDP 1
    Mayor: Malefu Vilakazi
    Other Members of Council: M Maduna (Speaker), M Radebe (Chief Whip), M Mamba (Finance), P Mavundla (Infrastructure and Transport), S Visagie (LED and Tourism), J Radebe (Women, Children, and Disabilities), G Mokotso (Community Services), C Makhoba (Agriculture and Rural Development), S Motaung (IDP), M Motloung (Chairperson: Municipal Public Accounts Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Ms Takatso Lebenya
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr H Lebusa
    Communications Officer: Mr M Matefu
    LED Officer: Ms Thembi Mlotha
    Other Senior Management: Samuel Khote (Director: Corporate Services), Takatso Lebenya (Director: Community Services), Bernard Mphahlele (Manager: Infrastructure Development)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 736 238
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 31.90%
    Population 15 to 64 62.60%
    Population over 65 5.50%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 59.60
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 87.30
    Population Growth
    Per annum -0.61%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 35.10%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 45.80%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 9.10%
    Higher education 8.10%
    Matric 24.80%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 217 884
    Average household size 3.30
    Female headed households 46.50%
    Formal dwellings 77.30%
    Housing owned 62.70%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 48.90%
    Weekly refuse removal 49.20%
    Piped water inside dwelling 33.60%
    Electricity for lighting 87.20%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges----
    Investment revenue2 1492 4732 5192 099
    Transfers recognised - operational96 42086 20780 63094 082
    Other own revenue12 18726422384
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)110 75688 94483 37296 265
    Employee costs46 36940 95135 33027 734
    Remuneration of councillors9 6719 0447 0927 592
    Depreciation & asset impairment-1 3321 1811 698
    Finance charges724224932
    Materials and bulk purchases1 3071 490925-
    Transfers and grants16 43719 36824 88813 557
    Other expenditure50 35121 76016 67720 550
    Total Expenditure124 20793 98686 34271 162
    Surplus/(Deficit)(13 451)(5 042)(2 971)25 103
    Transfers recognised - capital--2 772-
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(13 451)(5 042)(198)25 103
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(13 451)(5 042)(198)25 103
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure4 1053 886-2 128
    Transfers recognised - capital3 510--2 128
    Public contributions & donations594---
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds-3 886--
    Total sources of capital funds4 1053 886-2 128
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets6 51633 37845 28344 633
    Total non current assets11 9706 8631 9662 881
    Total current liabilities16 86627 32728 40427 424
    Total non current liabilities-2 9471 942142
    Community wealth/Equity1 6209 96816 90319 948
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(20 667)(10 836)2 47626 879
    Net cash from (used) investing-(6 450)(106)(2 030)
    Net cash from (used) financing-1 172(591)(561)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(20 667)27 19943 31441 536
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a-2 5963 141
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a524-60
    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) 40 951435 330427 7344
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 0447 0927 592
     
    Total Employee Positions 143126116
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 13353
    Total Vacancy Percentage 9.09%27.78%2.59%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 444
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 121
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 151514
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 522
    Community And Social Service Positions 26317
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 000
    Finance And Administration Positions 675975
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 5140
    Electricity Positions 000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0230
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 070
    Health Positions 000
    Vacant Health Positions 000
    Public Safety Positions 2110
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 000
    Road Transport Positions 1030
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 200
    Sport And Recreation Positions 010
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 000
    Waste Management Positions 000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 000
    Waste Water Management Positions 000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 000
    Water Positions 000
    Vacant Water Positions 000
    Other Positions 0176
    Vacant Other Positions 0100

    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? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 000
    Inside the yard 000
    Less than 200m from yard 000
    More than 200m from yard 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 000
    Ventilated pit latrine 000
    Bucket system 000
    Other 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 000

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

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