West Rand District Municipality (DC48)
Private Bag X033, Randfontein, 1759Physical:
Cnr Sixth & Park Streets, RandfonteinTel:
011 411 5000Fax:
011 412 3663Web: www.wrdm.gov.za
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, 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 which 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.
Carletonville, Fochville, Krugersdorp, Magaliesburg, Muldersdrift, Randfontein, Wedela, WestonariaMain Economic Sectors:
Tourism, mining, manufacturing, transport, green economy, retail, communication information technology, community development
267 397Population Growth:
0.98% p.a. Unemployment Rate:
Political ManagementComposition of Council:
ANC 28, DA 14, COPE 1, PCO 1Mayor:
Mr Mpho NawaOther 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 ManagementMunicipal Manager:
Mr M D MokoenaChief Financial Officer:
Mr Mokgatlhe RatlhogoLED Officer:
Zeblon MphaphuliOther Senior Management:
Kelina Ndlovu (Health and Social Development), Herina Hamer (Regional Development Planning and Environmental Management), Elias Koloi (Public Safety)
|Audit Outcome ||Financially unqualified with findings||Financially unqualified with findings|
|Total Net Assets||136 281 276||176 048 966|
|Surplus/Deficit for the Year||(16 218 834)||(1 626 817)|
|Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities||(13 519 858)||9 862 605|
|Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure||2 368 702||614 780|
Tenders are published on the municipal website and noticeboards, and in the local and national media.
LED ActivitiesKey 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/ResourcesMunicipal TendersMunicipal VacanciesAnnual Report 2011/12
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