Siyathemba Local Municipality (NC077)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 16, Prieska, 8940
    Physical: Victoria Street, Prieska
    Tel: 053 353 5300
    Fax: 053 353 1386
    Web: www.siyathemba.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 14 725km²
    Description: The Siyathemba Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Pixley Ka Seme District of the Northern Cape Province. It is one of the eight municipalities in the district. The municipality was established as a result of the Local Government Municipal Structures Act of 1998 on 22 September 2000.
     Initially it was established as ‘Primanday', which was a combination of the names Prieska, Marydale and Niekerkshoop. However, this was not an acceptable solution and on the 25th June 2001, as a result of a Council decision and Provincial Government notice 22/2001, became Siyathemba. The meaning of Siyathemba is ‘we hope'.
     Prieska was originally named Prieschap, a Koranna word meaning ‘place of the lost she-goat', and used to be a fording place for travellers over the Orange River. Known to the locals as ‘the gem of the Northern Cape', Prieska is the seat of the municipality and is located on the hills of the Doring Mountains on the southern banks of the Orange River.
     Prieska's infrastructure is impressive – it has Eskom power; an abundant water supply from the Orange River, with the Gariep and the Vanderkloof Dams on the upstream side of the river; easy access to the main railway line to Namibia; good tarred road linkage with Kimberley, Upington and De Aar; two landing strips for light aircraft; and complete and reasonably inexpensive industrial stands, with or without siding facilities. Industrial activities include: grain silos; a cotton mill; a bakery; manufacture of furniture, built-in cupboards; cattle fodder pellets; and a tiger’s eye processing plant.
     Niekerkshoop is attractively placed between hills, and large trees shade the streets. There is no domestic water supply but irrigation water is supplied by a spring to the north of the town. On the north-west side of Marydale is a rich underground water source, and the main means of water supply is by borehole and wind pumps. It depends mainly on sheep farming.

    Cities/Towns: Copperton, Marydale, Niekerkshoop, Prieska
    Main Economic Sectors: Government services (28.9%), financial services (23.8%), agriculture (16.4%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 6, DA 3
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: H Tsume
    Other Members of Council: H Tsume (Mayor and Speaker), P W Simon (Chief Whip)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr I W G Stadhouer
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 23 07521 591
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 24.4%30.8%
    Population 15 to 64 69.6%63.2%
    Population over 65 6.0%6.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 43.758.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 104.999.3
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.51%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a24.3%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a30.2%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 7.1%11.5%
    Matric 20.7%18.0%
    Higher education 5.4%5.3%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 6 6155 831
    Average household size 3.53.6
    Female headed households 35.6%36.1%
    Formal dwellings 91.5%88.6%
    Housing owned 62.0%54.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 73.8%64.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 80.5%73.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 42.3%43.1%
    Electricity for lighting 89.2%86.2%

    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 opinionQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates20 7277 9607 6975 130
    Service charges29 45827 41024 51820 875
    Investment revenue8110498314
    Transfers recognised - operational8 89425 97621 17146 979
    Other own revenue3 3865 1973 6854 411
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)62 54666 64757 16977 709
    Employee costs23 98931 69630 49929 386
    Remuneration of councillors2 2372 4572 0211 949
    Depreciation & asset impairment-16 05216 954-
    Finance charges7035036701 034
    Materials and bulk purchases27 57814 62317 82214 356
    Transfers and grants10 1045671438
    Other expenditure8 21421 61222 41918 114
    Total Expenditure72 82586 99890 45665 278
    Surplus/(Deficit)(10 279)(20 351)(33 286)12 431
    Transfers recognised - capital18 14113 05325 961-
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions7 862(7 298)(7 325)12 431
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year7 862(7 298)(7 325)12 431
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure7 20312 80034 20017 838
    Transfers recognised - capital7 20312 72934 20017 838
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds-70--
    Total sources of capital funds7 20312 80034 20017 838
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets-13 9467 20610 652
    Total non current assets-467 213276 253283 931
    Total current liabilities-34 5247 69121 793
    Total non current liabilities-18 40524 16317 190
    Community wealth/Equity-428 231251 605255 599
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(13 237)16 925(1 314)18 498
    Net cash from (used) investing-(12 795)538(17 795)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(616)(518)(406)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(14 818)2 9103271 621
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a25 38013 85416 338
    Irregular expendituren/a2 86722 52333 700
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a372191 461
    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) 31 69630 49929 38624 454
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 2 4572 0211 9491 821
     
    Total Employee Positions 188174203167
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1471014
    Total Vacancy Percentage 7.45%4.02%4.93%8.38%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 2233
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 4444
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 3222
    Community And Social Service Positions 14222222
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 47333823
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1133
    Electricity Positions 1112117
    Vacant Electricity Positions 1000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0666
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 0222
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0222
    Road Transport Positions 3535350
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 19191919
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 2003
    Waste Water Management Positions 26142624
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 19151717
    Vacant Water Positions 3001
    Other Positions 771838
    Vacant Other Positions 2000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a62.36n/a62.40
    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 4 2354 2544 0283 834
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 4 0183 7423 8123 628
    Inside the yard 3 6943 4913 8123 628
    Less than 200m from yard 32425100
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 3952 5312 3282 430

    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 3 1433 1214 6004 600
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 3072 5312 3282 163

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/a0n/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 4 2383 7374 7704 568
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 3 1192 9113 4173 215
    Flush toilet - septic tank 149149663663
    Ventilated pit latrine 42630100
    Bucket system 327175489489
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 4621 5781 5782 163

    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 4 0183 7425 2515 904
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 107759750267

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

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