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
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Geography, History and Economy

Area: 4 087km²
Description: Click to enlargeWest 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%)

MANAGEMENT

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 28, DA 14, COPE 1, PCO 1
Mayor: Mr Mpho Nawa
Other Members of Council: 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)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr M D Mokoena
Chief Financial Officer: M Mkhize
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'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates---
Service charges2 0762 9723 399
Investment revenue4 7805 6646 558
Transfers recognised - operational182 579180 319175 244
Other own revenue53 70550 64337 295
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)243 140239 598222 496
Employee costs162 861153 172135 101
Remuneration of councillors9 4877 9897 549
Depreciation & asset impairment-13 51210 398
Finance charges804729940
Materials and bulk purchases---
Transfers and grants4 394-16 322
Other expenditure95 90799 33468 406
Total Expenditure273 453274 736238 715
Surplus/(Deficit)(30 314)(35 138)(16 219)
Transfers recognised - capital---
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(30 314)(35 138)(16 219)
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(30 314)(35 138)(16 219)
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure2 1727 8998 149
Transfers recognised - capital--2 849
Public contributions & donations(2 855)--
Borrowing---
Internally generated funds5 0277 8995 300
Total sources of capital funds2 1727 8998 149
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets61 02094 349114 599
Total non current assets92 55893 92663 598
Total current liabilities17 20133 26634 521
Total non current liabilities69 87754 8397 395
Community wealth/Equity66 500100 170136 281
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating14 242(7 957)(13 520)
Net cash from (used) investing(3 199)(5 738)33 061
Net cash from (used) financing(1 676)(3 167)(2 590)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end42 38682 65320 894
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a--
Irregular expendituren/a-2 369
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2011/122012/13
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 162 861153 172
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 4877 989
 
Total Employee Positions 449464
Total Vacant Employee Positions 1121
Total Vacancy Percentage 2.45%4.53%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 34
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00
Managerial Positions - by organogram 2119
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00
Community And Social Service Positions 230
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00
Finance And Administration Positions 107126
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 713
Electricity Positions 00
Vacant Electricity Positions 00
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 032
Vacant Health Positions 01
Public Safety Positions 274261
Vacant Public Safety Positions 46
Road Transport Positions 922
Vacant Road Transport Positions 01
Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Waste Management Positions 00
Vacant Waste Management Positions 00
Waste Water Management Positions 00
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00
Water Positions 00
Vacant Water Positions 00
Other Positions 120
Vacant Other Positions 00

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2011/122012/13
Water
Blue Drop Score n/an/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality actually provide? NoNo
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00
Number of domestic households/delivery points 00
Inside the yard 00
Less than 200m from yard 00
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 00

Electricity
Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality actually provide? NoNo
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 00

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/a0
Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality actually provide? NoNo
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 00
Flush toilet - septic tank 00
Ventilated pit latrine 00
Bucket system 00
Other 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 00

Solid Waste Services
Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality actually provide? NoNo
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 00

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.

LINKS/RESOURCES

The information in this directory is supplied and/or externally sourced and is also subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us at info@municipalities.co.za so that we can correct it.

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.

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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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Resident Queries


Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts
Electricity
Refuse & Waste Removal
Roads
Service Delivery ekoloi@wrdm.gov.za/kndlovu@wrdm.gov.za
Water

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