Xhariep District Municipality (DC16)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X136, Trompsburg, 9913
    Physical: 20 Louw Street, Trompsburg
    Tel: 051 713 9300
    Fax: 051 713 0461
    Web: www.xhariep.gov.za

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 37 674km²
    Description: The Xhariep District Municipality is a Category C municipality situated in the southern part of the Free State. It is bordered by the Mangaung Metro to the north, Eastern Cape to the south, Lesotho to the east, and Northern Cape to the west.
     It is the largest district in the province, making up just more than a third of its geographical area. It is comprised of three local municipalities: Letsemeng, Kopanong and Mohokare, which include 21 towns. Its administrative headquarters are in Trompsburg, which lies 125km south of Bloemfontein.
     The towns in this district boast abundant natural resources such as water and agricultural land. The largest dam in South Africa is situated at the southern tip of the district. Three national roads (N1 – Gauteng to Cape Town, N6 – Eastern Cape to Bloemfontein and N8 – Bloemfontein to Kimberley) pass through this area.

    Cities/Towns: Bethulie, Edenburg, Fauresmith, Gariep Dam, Jacobsdal, Jagersfontein, Koffiefontein, Luckhoff, Oppermansgronde, Petrusburg, Philippolis, Reddersburg, Rouxville, Smithfield, Springfontein, Trompsburg, Waterkloof, Zastron
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, construction, mining, transport and communication
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 5, DA 1, EFF 1 (40% PR Seats)
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Ms Motseoa Julia Sehanka
    Other Members of Council: Soloki Mqunqguthu (Speaker), Mongi Gideon Ntwanambi (MMC: Corporate), Kediemetse Juanita Sebeco (MMC: Finance), Teboho Daniel Mochechepa (MMC: Planning and Social Development)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr M M Kubeka
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr M C Mogoale (Acting)
    LED Officer: Mrs P Moloi
    Other Senior Management: Mr M Khapha (Acting Director: Corporate Services), Mr M S Mohale (Director: Planning and Social Development), Mr M Sejane (SCM Manager), Mr S T Zwane (Expenditure and Payroll Manager), M K K Morufane (Budget, Assets and Technical Support Manager)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 125 884121 945
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 26.5%30.4%
    Population 15 to 64 66.7%63.3%
    Population over 65 6.8%6.3%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 49.957.9
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 98.597.7
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.72%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 10.6%13.5%
    Matric 26.2%18.7%
    Higher education 5.6%5.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 44 76737 678
    Average household size 2.83.1
    Female headed households 37.6%37.8%
    Formal dwellings 89.1%87.6%
    Housing owned 61.7%49.9%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 79.2%76.0%
    Weekly refuse removal 67.7%70.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 34.7%44.9%
    Electricity for lighting 94.2%91.8%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges----
    Investment revenue176184110284
    Transfers recognised - operational50 93550 06555 36040 588
    Other own revenue7031 676875483
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)51 81551 92456 34541 355
    Employee costs33 10633 38634 01830 159
    Remuneration of councillors4 0453 7543 6253 318
    Depreciation & asset impairment-2 1752 3093 648
    Finance charges-30371287
    Materials and bulk purchases----
    Transfers and grants----
    Other expenditure11 32017 52620 02333 333
    Total Expenditure48 47257 14460 04570 745
    Surplus/(Deficit)3 343(5 219)(3 700)(29 390)
    Transfers recognised - capital299---
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions3 642(5 219)(3 700)(29 390)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year3 642(5 219)(3 700)(29 390)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure-6234821 930
    Transfers recognised - capital-6234821 930
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds----
    Total sources of capital funds-6234821 930
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets3 4044 0513 4623 729
    Total non current assets20 81520 71820 09520 822
    Total current liabilities4 65810 6647 5028 521
    Total non current liabilities-1 3471 113879
    Community wealth/Equity19 56112 75814 94215 152
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(4 701)1 392(427)(6 862)
    Net cash from (used) investing3 885(429)(388)(1 930)
    Net cash from (used) financing--(234)(452)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end1631 7337701 819
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a7462 3775 668
    Irregular expendituren/a3 7108 36415 423
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a2962229
    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) 33 38634 01830 15924 737
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 3 7543 6253 3182 895
     
    Total Employee Positions 87919085
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2163
    Total Vacancy Percentage 2.30%1.10%6.67%3.53%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 4444
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 2110
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 16141312
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0033
    Community And Social Service Positions 0028
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0010
    Finance And Administration Positions 53686652
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0000
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0006
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0050
    Vacant Health Positions 0010
    Public Safety Positions 0000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 0003
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 5500
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 9000
    Vacant Other Positions 0000

    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.

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Food production in Dewetsdorp and Philippolis; shoemaking project in Trompsburg; greening and cleaning of towns in the district; recycling of waste in Jagersfontein and Fauresmith; maintenance of streets in Philippolis and Van Standensrus; fish hatchery support for small businesses and cooperatives.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Lake Gariep Development Initiative.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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