Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality (DC19)

Contact details

Postal: Private Bag X10, Witsieshoek, 9870
Physical: Old Parliament Building, 1 Mampoi Street, Phuthaditjhaba
Tel: 058 718 1089/36
Fax: 058 718 1034

Municipal Information

Area: 33 269km²
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

Demographic Information

Population: 736 238
Households: 217 884
Population Growth: -0.61% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 35.10%

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: Bennet Molotsi
Chief Financial Officer: Mr H Lebusa
Communications Officer: Matefu Mokoena
Other Senior Management: Samuel Khote (Director: Corporate Services), Takatso Lebenya (Director: Community Services), Bernard Mphahlele (Manager: Infrastructure Development)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
Property rates---
Service charges---
Investment revenue2 4732 5192 099
Transfers recognised - operational83 14280 63094 082
Other own revenue12022384
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)85 73583 37296 265
Employee costs41 10035 33027 734
Remuneration of councillors8 9967 0927 592
Depreciation & asset impairment-1 1811 698
Finance charges4324932
Materials and bulk purchases967925-
Transfers and grants20 15624 88813 557
Other expenditure23 10716 67720 550
Total Expenditure94 37086 34271 162
Surplus/(Deficit)(8 634)(2 971)25 103
Transfers recognised - capital-2 772-
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(8 634)(198)25 103
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(8 634)(198)25 103
Capital expenditure3 566-2 128
Transfers recognised - capital2 747-2 128
Public contributions & donations---
Internally generated funds819--
Total sources of capital funds3 566-2 128
Total current assets28 24945 28344 633
Total non current assets-1 9662 881
Total current liabilities16 54528 40427 424
Total non current liabilities-1 942142
Community wealth/Equity11 70416 90319 948
Net cash from (used) operating(15 471)2 47626 879
Net cash from (used) investing-(106)(2 030)
Net cash from (used) financing-(591)(561)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(15 471)43 31441 536
Unauthorised expendituren/a--
Irregular expendituren/a2 5963 141
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-60
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’.

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are published in newspapers and are placed on the municipal website.


Annual Reports
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
Integrated Development Plans
IDP 2012/13
IDP 2011/12
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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