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 Financially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinionFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges1 0242 1252 9723 399
    Investment revenue3 2974 1275 6646 558
    Transfers recognised - operational189 805182 260180 319175 244
    Other own revenue45 35545 50250 64337 295
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)239 480234 015239 598222 496
    Employee costs172 428164 260153 172135 101
    Remuneration of councillors10 0939 5097 9897 549
    Depreciation & asset impairment12 26213 91513 51210 398
    Finance charges600739729940
    Materials and bulk purchases----
    Transfers and grants4 394--16 322
    Other expenditure82 941105 40699 33468 406
    Total Expenditure282 719293 830274 736238 715
    Surplus/(Deficit)(43 239)(59 815)(35 138)(16 219)
    Transfers recognised - capital990---
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(43 239)(59 815)(35 138)(16 219)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(43 239)(59 815)(35 138)(16 219)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure9901 2607 8998 149
    Transfers recognised - capital---2 849
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds-1 2607 8995 300
    Total sources of capital funds9901 2607 8998 149
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets36 38144 50794 349114 599
    Total non current assets71 78887 80293 92663 598
    Total current liabilities45 31230 14533 26634 521
    Total non current liabilities69 93363 31454 8397 395
    Community wealth/Equity(7 076)38 849100 170136 281
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating270(37 996)(7 957)(13 520)
    Net cash from (used) investing(990)(1 260)(5 738)33 061
    Net cash from (used) financing(5 663)(1 910)(3 167)(2 590)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end32 77641 79082 65320 894
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure----
    Irregular expenditure-125-2 369
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure-6--
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 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) 172 428164 260153 172135 101
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 10 0939 5097 9897 549
     
    Total Employee Positions 533539464449
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 63622111
    Total Vacancy Percentage 11.82%11.50%4.53%2.45%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6543
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 16161921
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 2000
    Community And Social Service Positions 00023
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 123132126107
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1822137
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 4559320
    Vacant Health Positions 71510
    Public Safety Positions 325294261274
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 351664
    Road Transport Positions 418229
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0910
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    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 1415012
    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

    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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