Thabazimbi Local Municipality (LIM361)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X530, Thabazimbi, 0380
    Physical: 7 Rietbok Street, Thabazimbi
    Tel: 014 777 1525
    Fax: 014 777 1531
    Web: www.thabazimbi.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 11 190km²
    Description: The Thabazimbi Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located within the Waterberg District in the south-western part of the Limpopo Province. It has Botswana as its international neighbour, and is a mere two-hour drive from Pretoria. It is one of five municipalities in the district.
     Thabazimbi is known as ‘mountain of iron', which is a Setswana name referring to the highly lucrative iron ore reef first discovered in the municipality in 1919. The municipality has Marakele National Park, which is a subsidiary of the National Parks Board, and in the same standard as the Kruger National Park and Mapungube. It has been mined since the 1930s, when iron and steel production started. Apart from iron ore, the Thabazimbi Municipality is surrounded by platinum-producing areas. Other minerals produced in the area include andalusite.
     Agriculture has also proven to be a strong economic sector in the municipality. Agricultural commodities produced are wheat, beans and maize. The municipality's goals are aligned with those of the Provincial Growth and Development Strategy in Limpopo. This will ensure that the growth trajectory also addresses the objective of poverty eradication through job creation and business opportunity stimulation.

    Cities/Towns: Amandelbult Mine Town, Thabazimbi
    Main Economic Sectors: Mining, agriculture, tourism
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 10, DA 5, EFF 5, TRA 2, VF PLUS 1
    Controlling Party: Coalition-Led Municipality: DA, EFF, TRA, VF Plus
    Mayor: Midah Moselane
    Other Members of Council: Lambert Joubert (Speaker), Piet Strydom (Chief Whip), R Manyama (Chairperson: Infrastructure and Community Services Committee), S Ndlhovu (Chairperson: Planning and Economic Development Committee), S Makhubela (Chairperson: Finance and Transformation Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr S Chaitezvi (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr K J Matlou (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Mr Joshua Motsomane (Divisional Head: Communications)
    LED Officer: Mr Peter Motlhabane
    Other Senior Management: Mr J M Nkoana (Acting Manager: Community Services), Ms M S Mabitsela (Manager: Planning and Economic Development), Mr C G Booysen (Manager: Technical Services), Mr R J Mogale (Manager: Corporate Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 96 23285 234
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 24.3%21.1%
    Population 15 to 64 73.5%76.4%
    Population over 65 2.2%2.4%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 36.030.8
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 146.9141.1
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.76%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a20.6%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a26.9%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.7%8.8%
    Matric 31.8%26.1%
    Higher education 6.2%8.1%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 35 46325 080
    Average household size 2.72.8
    Female headed households 22.7%24.7%
    Formal dwellings 68.0%70.7%
    Housing owned 47.1%24.4%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 57.9%63.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 41.7%60.4%
    Piped water inside dwelling 38.0%47.3%
    Electricity for lighting 74.9%76.8%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates57 60522 55716 70412 076
    Service charges122 889120 63093 63392 452
    Investment revenue5711 852-50
    Transfers recognised - operational65 68263 36872 47063 339
    Other own revenue51 50210 47821 11430 522
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)297 737228 884203 922198 439
    Employee costs106 022101 670100 32976 175
    Remuneration of councillors7 6517 0866 2376 431
    Depreciation & asset impairment54 08384 28980 14154 124
    Finance charges---939
    Materials and bulk purchases77 10174 61964 86158 746
    Transfers and grants----
    Other expenditure124 07569 85485 31263 372
    Total Expenditure368 931337 517336 880259 786
    Surplus/(Deficit)(71 195)(108 632)(132 958)(61 348)
    Transfers recognised - capital22 43112 130-56 332
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(48 764)(96 503)(132 958)(5 015)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(48 764)(96 503)(132 958)(5 015)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure859 6461 771 1682 273 4762 286 557
    Transfers recognised - capital423 7081 008 5851 106 2791 899 830
    Public contributions & donations435 937495 1471 167 197386 727
    Borrowing-267 436--
    Internally generated funds----
    Total sources of capital funds859 6461 771 1682 273 4762 286 557
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets112 15497 894104 97570 040
    Total non current assets859 646854 1421 105 8421 084 000
    Total current liabilities342 088303 032257 818129 367
    Total non current liabilities60 48453 60454 03243 208
    Community wealth/Equity569 228595 400898 967981 465
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating1 3944 29625 92277 739
    Net cash from (used) investing-7 687(25 732)(78 622)
    Net cash from (used) financing(1 059)471-(864)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end3 65914 7563 3271 517
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a30 816121 25871 884
    Irregular expendituren/a13 23211 111210 178
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a18 29411 6224 459
    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) 101 670100 32976 17566 903
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 7 0866 2376 4315 503
     
    Total Employee Positions 491532360610
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 10716016204
    Total Vacancy Percentage 21.79%30.08%4.44%33.44%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 7666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1100
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 35282821
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 50146
    Community And Social Service Positions 33351082
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 38141
    Finance And Administration Positions 12916790141
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 3781155
    Electricity Positions 18322135
    Vacant Electricity Positions 110012
    Enviromental Protection Positions 121904
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0300
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 2322330
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 2000
    Road Transport Positions 49587068
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 612018
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00230
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 42333550
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 162020
    Waste Water Management Positions 56341739
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 915020
    Water Positions 0302487
    Vacant Water Positions 09024
    Other Positions 8768377
    Vacant Other Positions 271908

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a55.81n/a54.33
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 24 97824 72924 22924 153
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 24 07623 82723 32724 153
    Inside the yard 17 21616 96716 46719 930
    Less than 200m from yard 3 6603 6603 6604 223
    More than 200m from yard 3 2003 2003 2000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 08 4122251 446

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 25 08023 40223 40223 402
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 08 4122251 446

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 23 50522 67322 67321 849
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 17 12616 64616 64616 646
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0480700700
    Ventilated pit latrine 1 2351 0831 083989
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 4 4143 7343 5143 514
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 08 4122251 446

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 23 87223 87223 87220 355
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 08 4122251 446

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Establishment of Mamba Cement Manufacturing Plant - through a partnership between Gijong and China Africa Development Fund to the value of R1,6 billion, creating 231 permanent jobs and 550 temporary jobs; development of market stalls in Thabazimbi town – process still underway to confirm funding and other related processes; organic vegetable project has been established – the cooperative has started selling their products to the local markets; Aganang Cooperative – fully functional and selling their products to local markets and surrounding villages.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Tourism Information Centre is fully functional – purchasing of land for development is an ongoing process, with COGHSTA committed to supporting in terms of funding.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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