Dihlabeng Local Municipality (FS192)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 551, Bethlehem, 9700
    Physical: 9 Muller Street, Bethlehem
    Tel: 058 303 5732
    Fax: 058 303 4703
    Web: www.dihlabeng.gov.za

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 4 880km²
    Description: Dihlabeng Local Municipality was established in terms of Section 12 of the Local Government Structures Act 117 of 1998, after the first general local government elections of 5 December 2000, which heralded the final phase of local government reform as envisaged in 1994 at the onset of the process of democratisation. It is a Category B municipality situated within the boundaries of the Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality in the eastern Free State.
     Bethlehem is situated approximately 240km north-east of Bloemfontein, 140km east of Kroonstad and 90km west of Harrismith. The town is strategically situated in the heart of the picturesque north-eastern Free State and originally developed as a service centre. Growth is stimulated by the strategic location of the area, which is situated adjacent to the N5 between Bloemfontein and Durban and serves as a central regional centre.
     The scenic town of Clarens, often referred to as the ‘Switzerland' of South Africa, is situated approximately 34km south-east of Bethlehem. Clarens is a mere 20km from the Golden Gate Highlands National Park.
     Fouriesburg is situated on the R26 route and in close proximity to Lesotho. The town has the predominant function of a small service centre and is increasingly being supported by the tourism industry. Paul Roux is situated 35km west of Bethlehem. Rosendal is located at the foot of the Witteberg Mountain Range on the R70. The town offers excellent property investment opportunities.

    Cities/Towns: Bethlehem, Clarens, Fouriesburg, Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Paul Roux, Rosendal
    Main Economic Sectors: Services (29.7%), trade (18.6%), finance (18%), manufacturing (14.4%), transport (9.3%), agriculture (7.1%), construction (1.9%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 30, DA 8, COPE 1, FF+ 1
    Mayor: Mr Tjhetane Mofokeng
    Other Members of Council: M A Noosi (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr T Tsoali
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Raymond Provis
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 128 704
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 29.40%
    Population 15 to 64 65.20%
    Population over 65 5.40%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 53.50
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 90.50
    Population Growth
    Per annum -0.05%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 28.70%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 38.90%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 8.90%
    Higher education 10.60%
    Matric 26.30%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 38 593
    Average household size 3.20
    Female headed households 41.10%
    Formal dwellings 76.70%
    Housing owned 47.50%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 74.20%
    Weekly refuse removal 80.20%
    Piped water inside dwelling 43.80%
    Electricity for lighting 84.80%

    Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates79 94176 95066 85067 323
    Service charges347 827307 704278 524244 118
    Investment revenue7611119
    Transfers recognised - operational129 655133 996132 667121 506
    Other own revenue55 75447 78334 40236 738
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)613 252566 444512 455469 695
    Employee costs141 451172 725159 638142 711
    Remuneration of councillors11 69012 73913 06012 888
    Depreciation & asset impairment-67 65770 36967 385
    Finance charges11 01314 60610 7816 219
    Materials and bulk purchases195 383132 136127 35283 154
    Transfers and grants-73 1969 1385 734
    Other expenditure96 335238 830204 893191 536
    Total Expenditure455 872711 889595 231509 629
    Surplus/(Deficit)157 379(145 445)(82 776)(39 934)
    Transfers recognised - capital52 58173 19691 31469 039
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions209 960(72 249)8 53829 105
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year209 960(72 249)8 53829 105
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure55 86590 647140 56751 317
    Transfers recognised - capital50 41972 196140 56751 317
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds5 44518 450--
    Total sources of capital funds55 86590 647140 56751 317
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets38 56794 26681 15078 661
    Total non current assets-1 928 8661 915 6361 878 854
    Total current liabilities25 852255 673198 162157 836
    Total non current liabilities-70 05271 24796 592
    Community wealth/Equity12 7151 697 4071 727 3771 703 087
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating125 95755 384105 927157 449
    Net cash from (used) investing-(68 806)(102 383)(86 559)
    Net cash from (used) financing-4 509-(6 052)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end63 026(11 157)(2 245)3 544
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure102 47534 393126 077-
    Irregular expenditure37 63586 46148 40660 386
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure14 20011 0956 3899 857
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 172 7254159 6384142 7114
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 12 73913 06012 888
     
    Total Employee Positions 1 0851 3241 070
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 640
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.55%0.30%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 100
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 272727
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 540
    Community And Social Service Positions 111787
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 000
    Finance And Administration Positions 515496
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 000
    Electricity Positions 363635
    Vacant Electricity Positions 000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 6110
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Health Positions 0014
    Vacant Health Positions 000
    Public Safety Positions 293029
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 000
    Road Transport Positions 7685312
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 877466
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 000
    Waste Management Positions 9095100
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 000
    Waste Water Management Positions 665959
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 000
    Water Positions 454550
    Vacant Water Positions 000
    Other Positions 555785189
    Vacant Other Positions 000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 31 03531 03530 212
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 26 40326 40325 580
    Inside the yard 23 92123 92119 563
    Less than 200m from yard 2 4822 4825 017
    More than 200m from yard 001 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 6223 5374 570

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 32 06930 97425 895
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 6223 5374 570

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 29 89129 89127 871
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 21 41121 41119 563
    Flush toilet - septic tank 520520355
    Ventilated pit latrine 2 3282 3282 321
    Bucket system 1 0001 0001 000
    Other 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 6223 5374 570

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 27 81227 81225 616
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 6223 5374 570

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

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