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: The Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality is a Category C municipality located in the eastern Free State Province, and borders on Lesotho and the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
     The district makes up almost a third of the geographical area of the province. It comprises six local municipalities: Setsoto, Dihlabeng, Nketoana, Maluti-A-Phofung, Phumelela and Mantsopa. It is named after Edwin Thabo Mofutsanyana, a stalwart of the communist party.
     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. 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.

    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 12, DA 3, EFF 2, DPSA 1 (40% PR Seats)
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Ms Malefu Vilakazi
    Other Members of Council: Maduna Mbothoma (Speaker), M Radebe (Chief Whip), Sylvia Visagi (Finance), Thoko Tshabalala (LED), Azael Nhlapo (Corporate Services), Tumelo Thebe (IDP and PMS), Ntaoleng Mofokeng (Municipal Health Services), Kaludi Tsoene (Transport and Infrastructure), Jane Radebe (Community Services), George Bengurd (Rural Development and Agriculture)

    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
      20162011
    Population 779 330735 679
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 29.8%31.9%
    Population 15 to 64 65.0%62.6%
    Population over 65 5.2%5.5%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 53.759.6
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 88.687.3
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.31%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 6.6%9.0%
    Matric 29.4%24.6%
    Higher education 8.0%7.7%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 246 029217 689
    Average household size 3.23.3
    Female headed households 46.3%46.5%
    Formal dwellings 77.7%77.3%
    Housing owned 69.3%62.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 54.4%48.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 48.8%49.2%
    Piped water inside dwelling 25.6%33.6%
    Electricity for lighting 91.7%87.2%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges----
    Investment revenue1 1882 0702 4732 519
    Transfers recognised - operational103 611108 83486 20780 630
    Other own revenue1981 643264223
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)104 997112 54888 94483 372
    Employee costs49 18347 93640 95135 330
    Remuneration of councillors9 8679 3669 0447 092
    Depreciation & asset impairment-2 8101 3321 181
    Finance charges8537242249
    Materials and bulk purchases1 8181 6951 490925
    Transfers and grants4 20318 49219 36824 888
    Other expenditure45 29854 99921 76016 677
    Total Expenditure110 454135 66993 98686 342
    Surplus/(Deficit)(5 457)(23 122)(5 042)(2 971)
    Transfers recognised - capital---2 772
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(5 457)(23 122)(5 042)(198)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(5 457)(23 122)(5 042)(198)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure1 2388 8873 886-
    Transfers recognised - capital1 2382 933--
    Public contributions & donations-3 620--
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds-2 3343 886-
    Total sources of capital funds1 2388 8873 886-
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets73810 99833 37845 283
    Total non current assets-13 9296 8631 966
    Total current liabilities17 06234 18927 32728 404
    Total non current liabilities-3 7602 9471 942
    Community wealth/Equity(16 325)(13 023)9 96816 903
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(4 431)(12 765)(10 836)2 476
    Net cash from (used) investing(1 348)(8 758)(6 450)(106)
    Net cash from (used) financing-8391 172(591)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end7386 51627 19943 314
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a2 659--
    Irregular expendituren/a--2 596
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-524-
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 47 93640 95135 33027 734
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 3669 0447 0927 592
     
    Total Employee Positions 143143126116
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1313353
    Total Vacancy Percentage 9.09%9.09%27.78%2.59%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 4444
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1121
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 15151514
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 5522
    Community And Social Service Positions 2626317
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 67675975
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 55140
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00230
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0070
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 212110
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 101030
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 2200
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0010
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 00176
    Vacant Other Positions 00100

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 0000
    Inside the yard 0000
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 0000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0000
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

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

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