West Rand District Municipality (DC48)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X033, Randfontein, 1759
    Physical: Cnr Sixth & Park Streets, Randfontein
    Tel: 011 411 5000
    Fax: 011 412 3663
    Web: www.wrdm.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 4 087km²
    Description: West Rand District Municipality is located in the west of the Gauteng province. The Cradle of Humankind falls under the jurisdiction of Mogale City and Merafong City, and forms part of the World Heritage Site.
     The West Rand extends from Randfontein (the seat of the district) in the west to Roodepoort in the east, and includes the town of Krugersdorp. It is bordered by Bojanala Platinum to the north-west, City of Tshwane to the north-east, City of Johannesburg to the east, Sedibeng to the south-east and Dr Kenneth Kaunda to the south-west. The municipality is situated relatively closely to the hub of economic activity in Gauteng, and is transversed by major national roads, namely the N12 and N14.
     Its main contribution lies primarily within the mining sector, however, areas such as Krugersdorp fulfil a residential function for many people working in Johannesburg. The West Rand remains the poorest region contributing to Gauteng's GDP.
     The leadership of West Rand District Municipality has a new vision that entails dissolving the four local municipalities in the district into a single municipality by 2016. Vision 2016 includes a holistic approach to environmental concerns. There are opportunities for developing economies to benefit from climate change mitigation strategies and the West Rand will be making a strong case for private investors to assist in the growth of green and sustainable industries.

    Cities/Towns: Carletonville, Fochville, Krugersdorp, Magaliesburg, Muldersdrift, Randfontein, Wedela, Westonaria
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (22%), mining (19%), community services (19%), finance (16%), trade (10%), transport (6%), construction (4%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 28, DA 14, COPE 1, PCO 1
    Mayor: Mr Mpho Nawa
    Other Members of Council: Johana Phiri (Speaker), Naga Lipudi (Chief Whip), O Caldeira (MMC: Environmental Management), M L Gama (MMC: Human Settlements and Land Use Planning), B Xulu (MMC: Public Safety), S S Handula (Chairperson: Municipal Public Accounts Committee), Elvis Mphithikezi (LED)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr M D Mokoena
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Senosi Tshiyamo
    LED Officer: Zeblon Mphaphuli
    Other Senior Management: Kelina Ndlovu (Health and Social Development), Herina Hamer (Regional Development Planning and Environmental Management), Elias Koloi (Public Safety)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 820 995
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 24.10%
    Population 15 to 64 71.90%
    Population over 65 4.00%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 39.20
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 109.00
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.98%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 26.30%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 35.20%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 5.20%
    Higher education 10.80%
    Matric 30.10%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 267 397
    Average household size 2.80
    Female headed households 31.10%
    Formal dwellings 72.70%
    Housing owned 36.00%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 76.10%
    Weekly refuse removal 76.80%
    Piped water inside dwelling 53.60%
    Electricity for lighting 81.70%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges5902 1252 9723 399
    Investment revenue1 8744 1275 6646 558
    Transfers recognised - operational138 654182 260180 319175 244
    Other own revenue28 67445 50250 64337 295
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)169 791234 015239 598222 496
    Employee costs125 013164 260153 172135 101
    Remuneration of councillors7 5099 5097 9897 549
    Depreciation & asset impairment13 94613 91513 51210 398
    Finance charges88739729940
    Materials and bulk purchases----
    Transfers and grants1 099--16 322
    Other expenditure48 066105 40699 33468 406
    Total Expenditure195 720293 830274 736238 715
    Surplus/(Deficit)(25 929)(59 815)(35 138)(16 219)
    Transfers recognised - capital----
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(25 929)(59 815)(35 138)(16 219)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(25 929)(59 815)(35 138)(16 219)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure231 2607 8998 149
    Transfers recognised - capital---2 849
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds231 2607 8995 300
    Total sources of capital funds231 2607 8998 149
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets52 29044 50794 349114 599
    Total non current assets82 99387 80293 92663 598
    Total current liabilities51 18630 14533 26634 521
    Total non current liabilities61 81163 31454 8397 395
    Community wealth/Equity22 28738 849100 170136 281
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating4 059(37 996)(7 957)(13 520)
    Net cash from (used) investing(4 414)(1 260)(5 738)33 061
    Net cash from (used) financing3 646(1 910)(3 167)(2 590)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end39 78841 79082 65320 894
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a125-2 369
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a6--
    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) 164 2604153 1724135 1014
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 5097 9897 549
     
    Total Employee Positions 539464449
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 622111
    Total Vacancy Percentage 11.50%4.53%2.45%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 543
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 161921
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 000
    Community And Social Service Positions 0023
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 000
    Finance And Administration Positions 132126107
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 22137
    Electricity Positions 000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Health Positions 59320
    Vacant Health Positions 1510
    Public Safety Positions 294261274
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 1664
    Road Transport Positions 18229
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 910
    Sport And Recreation Positions 000
    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 15012
    Vacant Other Positions 000

    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.

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Merafong Flora Project; plastic recycling project; Mohlakeng Buyback Centre; Katlego Cultural Facility.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Labour intensive agricultural projects; small-scale mining; development of the Donaldson Dam and Riebeeck Lake; development of tourist attractions.
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