Gamagara Local Municipality (NC453)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 1001, Kathu, 8446
    Physical: Cnr Frikkey Meyer & Hendrik Van Eck Roads, Civic Centre, Kathu
    Tel: 053 723 6000
    Fax: 053 723 2021
    Web: www.gamagara.co.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 619km²
    Description: The Gamagara Local Municipality is a Category B municipality found in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District within the Northern Cape Province. It is located in the north-eastern sector of the Northern Cape on the N14 National Road between Upington and Vryburg. It lies approximately 200km north-east of Upington and 280km north-west of Kimberley.
     It is the smallest of the three municipalities that make up the district, accounting for 10% of its geographical area. The central business district (CBD) is located in Kathu.
     The municipal area owns an endemic camel thorn tree forest that enjoys a National Heritage status and gave Kathu its name. The area boasts the largest single pit, open cast iron ore mine in the world, and is the starting point of the Sisheng—Saldanha railway line.

    Cities/Towns: Deben, Kathu, Olifantshoek
    Main Economic Sectors: Mining, game farming, business services
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 7, DA 5, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Dineo Moyo
    Other Members of Council: Boitumelo Lekgadi (Chairperson: Finance Portfolio), Anna Joyce Morwe (Chairperson: Community Services Portfolio), Frikkie Nqume (Chairperson: Technical Services), Neo Magagane (Chairperson: Corporate Services Portfolio), Monica Orpen (Chairperson: Strategic Services Portfolio), Abel Booysen (Chairperson: MPAC)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Thusoeng Clement Itumeleng
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Ndabayithetwa Moses Grond
    Communications Officer: Ms Boitumelo Kwetsi
    LED Officer: Mr Lebogang Mogoera
    Other Senior Management: Mr Lebogang Seetile (Director: Corporate Services), Mrs Refilwe Appols Sebogodi (Director: Community Services), Mr Kagiso Ositang (Director: Infrastructure Services), Mr Protea Leserwane (Director: Strategic Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 53 65641 617
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 23.2%25.5%
    Population 15 to 64 74.5%71.9%
    Population over 65 2.3%2.6%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 34.239.0
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 129.7120.1
    Population Growth
    Per annum 5.77%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a17.7%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a22.4%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 8.2%10.5%
    Matric 33.0%26.5%
    Higher education 10.8%12.6%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 15 72310 808
    Average household size 3.43.4
    Female headed households 21.6%27.7%
    Formal dwellings 79.2%74.4%
    Housing owned 58.5%34.5%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 80.8%77.6%
    Weekly refuse removal 78.9%90.6%
    Piped water inside dwelling 58.2%59.1%
    Electricity for lighting 88.1%87.9%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates415 584391 50323 62320 321
    Service charges222 544269 759209 648147 474
    Investment revenue2661 120446137
    Transfers recognised - operational36 85525 91328 99343 363
    Other own revenue5 8606 54210 91512 491
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)681 109694 838273 626223 785
    Employee costs115 579105 18683 93667 480
    Remuneration of councillors2 9322 7932 6372 368
    Depreciation & asset impairment59 36358 21454 72053 820
    Finance charges3 9233 3523 9845 234
    Materials and bulk purchases127 933112 59282 14967 462
    Transfers and grants2 3432 4039 37913 064
    Other expenditure153 566112 69849 54748 662
    Total Expenditure465 639397 239286 353258 089
    Surplus/(Deficit)215 469297 599(12 727)(34 304)
    Transfers recognised - capital3 26222 44726 39146 079
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets(928)6 40831 190-
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions217 804326 45444 85411 775
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year217 804326 45444 85411 775
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure63 71770 596102 30571 000
    Transfers recognised - capital21 22716 49926 12771 000
    Public contributions & donations41 3629 44331 190-
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds1 12744 65544 988-
    Total sources of capital funds63 71770 596102 30571 000
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets688 660381 09250 06338 003
    Total non current assets1 074 9641 034 2981 047 7661 083 307
    Total current liabilities173 66375 03356 35248 454
    Total non current liabilities69 99367 26066 37262 060
    Community wealth/Equity1 519 9681 273 097975 1061 010 797
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating94 35175 99075 49658 309
    Net cash from (used) investing(63 208)(70 596)(71 116)(65 777)
    Net cash from (used) financing(1 034)(4 423)(4 012)(4 354)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end11 090(19 019)(20 044)(20 890)
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a63 33253 7337 014
    Irregular expendituren/a204 61323 83157 828
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a5109170
    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) 105 18683 93667 48056 022
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 2 7932 6372 3682 205
     
    Total Employee Positions 384372461401
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 71165101
    Total Vacancy Percentage 1.82%2.96%14.10%25.19%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0004
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 191986
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 71101
    Community And Social Service Positions 1510225
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00013
    Finance And Administration Positions 515510580
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 002519
    Electricity Positions 19141519
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0006
    Enviromental Protection Positions 007676
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00014
    Health Positions 3000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 14222524
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0087
    Road Transport Positions 1625210
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0020
    Sport And Recreation Positions 989410379
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 001318
    Waste Management Positions 978100
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 464610066
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 001715
    Water Positions 00020
    Vacant Water Positions 0004
    Other Positions 0000
    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/a50.10n/a40.00
    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? NoYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 14 79114 79114 79114 751
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 14 58314 58314 58314 543
    Inside the yard 14 58314 58314 58314 543
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8501 037683953

    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? NoNoYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 14 89014 89014 79114 751
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8501 037683953

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a0
    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 14 79114 79114 79114 751
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 14 58314 58314 58314 543
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0000
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8501 037683953

    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 14 79114 79114 79114 751
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8501 037683953

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Honey Bee Project; Stone Art Project; Coffin Making Project.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Investor Engagement Strategy, which will map a way for economic development in the municipality and the region; development of the Kathu Industrial Park, which will facilitate the development and growth of SMMEs in the area, specifically looking at redressing the economic imbalances.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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