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. It comprises three local municipalities: Merafong, Mogale and Rand West City. 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.

    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: n/a
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Boyce Maneli
    Other Members of Council: Nonkoliso Tundzi (Speaker), Smuts Monoana (Chief Whip), Brenda Mahuma (MPAC Chairperson), Dennis Thabe (MMC: Regional Re-industrialisation), Farouk Bhayat (MMC: Finance), Buyiswa Xulu (MMC: Health and Social Development), Heather Butler (MMC: Public Safety), Thembi Matuwane (MMC: Environment), Diteko Moreotsenye (MMC: Infrastructure and Human Settlement), Puleng Chabane (MMC: Corporate Services), Samuel Konopi (MMC: Transport and Roads)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Moroashike David Mokoena
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Romeo Mohaudi
    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'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinionFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges5201 0242 1252 972
    Investment revenue2 8383 2974 1275 664
    Transfers recognised - operational254 150189 805182 260180 319
    Other own revenue31 67545 35545 50250 643
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)289 183239 480234 015239 598
    Employee costs162 229172 428164 260153 172
    Remuneration of councillors10 70010 0939 5097 989
    Depreciation & asset impairment8 22112 26213 91513 512
    Finance charges-600739729
    Materials and bulk purchases----
    Transfers and grants4 9944 394--
    Other expenditure103 65282 941105 40699 334
    Total Expenditure289 795282 719293 830274 736
    Surplus/(Deficit)(612)(43 239)(59 815)(35 138)
    Transfers recognised - capital12 000---
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions11 388(43 239)(59 815)(35 138)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year11 388(43 239)(59 815)(35 138)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure9 8009901 2607 899
    Transfers recognised - capital9 800990--
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds--1 2607 899
    Total sources of capital funds9 8009901 2607 899
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets42 60536 38144 50794 349
    Total non current assets63 93871 78887 80293 926
    Total current liabilities17 37245 31230 14533 266
    Total non current liabilities69 84369 93363 31454 839
    Community wealth/Equity19 328(7 076)38 849100 170
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(12 329)270(37 996)(7 957)
    Net cash from (used) investing(9 800)(990)(1 260)(5 738)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(5 663)(1 910)(3 167)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end13 48332 77641 79082 653
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a-125-
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-6-
    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) 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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