Umsobomvu Local Municipality (NC072)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X6, Colesberg, 9795
    Physical: 21A Church Street, Colesberg
    Tel: 051 753 0777
    Fax: 051 753 0574
    Web: www.umsobomvumun.co.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 6 819km²
    Description: The Umsobomvu Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Pixley Ka Seme District in the Northern Cape Province. It is the second-smallest of eight municipalities in the district.
     Colesberg is a town located on the main road from Cape Town to Johannesburg. In a sheep-farming area spread over 500 000 hectares, greater Colesberg breeds many of the country’s top merinos. It is also renowned for producing high-quality racehorses and many stud farms, including one owned by legendary golfer, Gary Player.
     Towerberg or Coleskop is a prominent hill near the town and a landmark easily seen from a distance by travellers. Colesberg saw a large number of battles and skirmishes during the second Anglo-Boer War and the Colesberg Garden of Remembrance is located just outside the town.
     The town boasts many buildings that were built in a blend of Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture, with ceilings of reed and yellowwood timbers, and others that display a range of designs reflecting the changes of 19th century building. Originally, plots were pegged out and sold on the site of the town to fund the building of the Dutch Reformed Church.
     Noupoort is a town in the eastern Karoo region that principally revolved around the railways and is still used as a traction change-over facility from diesel to electric locomotives on the Noupoort-Bloemfontein line. It links up with the electric line to De Aar, part of the main artery for iron ore and manganese exports from the Northern Cape through Port Elizabeth Harbour on the south coast.

    Cities/Towns: Colesberg, Norvalspont, Noupoort
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, services industry, tourism, hospitality
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 7, DA 3, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr M S Toto
    Other Members of Council: M A Sestile (Chairperson: MPAC), S K Brown (Member: MPAC), J P Mathee (Member: MPAC), M R Kafi (Chairperson: Corporate Services Portfolio Committee), V P Harmse (Chairperson: Finance Portfolio Committee), W Minnie (Chairperson: Technical Services Portfolio Committee), N D Stafa (Deputy Chairperson: Corporate Services Portfolio Committee), M J Williams (Councillor), E Humphries (Deputy Chairperson: Finance Portfolio Committee), N J Batties (Member: Finance Portfolio Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Amos Mpela
    Chief Financial Officer: D T Visagie
    Communications Officer: Mr S Phololo
    LED Officer: Mr Birtus Kapp
    Other Senior Management: P T Mosompha (Manager: Technical Services), Birtus Kapp (Manager: Corporate Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 30 88328 376
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 25.1%31.4%
    Population 15 to 64 69.0%62.8%
    Population over 65 5.9%5.8%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 44.959.3
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 94.693.2
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.92%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a33.0%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a40.4%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 9.9%16.3%
    Matric 26.7%23.1%
    Higher education 5.5%6.3%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 9 5757 841
    Average household size 3.23.5
    Female headed households 40.0%41.5%
    Formal dwellings 89.2%88.2%
    Housing owned 54.4%52.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 72.6%68.7%
    Weekly refuse removal 76.7%76.3%
    Piped water inside dwelling 42.3%45.1%
    Electricity for lighting 93.7%86.7%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates8 3618 5214 8024 900
    Service charges51 31449 21345 73440 963
    Investment revenue538532693914
    Transfers recognised - operational39 34541 83033 93245 252
    Other own revenue21 37716 5739 93214 159
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)120 936116 66995 093106 189
    Employee costs37 64634 41233 69530 143
    Remuneration of councillors3 0952 9962 9922 488
    Depreciation & asset impairment28 43828 62227 89328 037
    Finance charges336384466127
    Materials and bulk purchases21 06518 73118 41015 756
    Transfers and grants----
    Other expenditure48 59744 16541 32351 909
    Total Expenditure139 178129 310124 780128 458
    Surplus/(Deficit)(18 242)(12 641)(29 687)(22 270)
    Transfers recognised - capital60 04432 11452 34940 621
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions41 80219 47322 66318 352
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year41 80219 47322 66318 352
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure214 00839 69550 42944 448
    Transfers recognised - capital213 13338 96448 60737 358
    Public contributions & donations-4563343 125
    Borrowing349--3 847
    Internally generated funds5252751 488118
    Total sources of capital funds214 00839 69550 42944 448
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets86 10869 26557 40968 898
    Total non current assets530 048515 047504 023482 742
    Total current liabilities39 87736 32933 21243 985
    Total non current liabilities15 00626 18826 20931 252
    Community wealth/Equity561 273521 795502 011476 403
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating66 07238 83336 29642 846
    Net cash from (used) investing(64 579)(39 289)(50 429)(44 448)
    Net cash from (used) financing(693)(1 043)(330)4 018
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end19 24818 44819 94734 410
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a7 1461 49690
    Irregular expendituren/a2 2683 4723 551
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a---
    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) 34 41233 69530 14327 209
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 2 9962 9922 4882 413
     
    Total Employee Positions 188189204196
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 021111
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.00%1.06%5.39%5.61%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 4455
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0022
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 5544
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0031
    Community And Social Service Positions 8101012
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0222
    Finance And Administration Positions 60515746
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0021
    Electricity Positions 6575
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0011
    Vacant Health Positions 0010
    Public Safety Positions 10989
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 35374650
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0010
    Sport And Recreation Positions 691313
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 24261414
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0001
    Waste Water Management Positions 10121613
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0001
    Water Positions 20212324
    Vacant Water Positions 0003
    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/a53.90n/a15.76
    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 8 8958 7858 1087 841
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 8 6068 4967 8127 545
    Inside the yard 8 5948 4967 8127 545
    Less than 200m from yard 12000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 5312 6122 094952

    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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 5 3935 3765 1625 162
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 5312 6122 094958

    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 8 7858 2077 2646 432
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 7 4916 8705 9794 130
    Flush toilet - septic tank 240240415158
    Ventilated pit latrine 742795612804
    Bucket system 6353431 125
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 5312 6122 0941 177

    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 8 7858 4968 1087 841
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 5312 6122 0942 678

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Umsobomvu Industrial City Development.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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