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), M M Radebe (Council Whip), Dijeng Mofokeng (Chairperson), Clement Harrington (MMC: Local Economic Development and Tourism), Motsamai Tshabalala (MMC: Finance, and Women, Children, Disability and Vulnerable Groups), P P Mokoena (MMC: Community Services), T J Seekane (MMC: Public Works and Rural Development), L U Makhalema (MMC: Corporate Services), A L Rakhothule Mkhwanazi (MMC: Human Settlement), L J Lemako (MMC: IDP, Performance Management and Monitoring)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Thabiso Tsoaedi
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Raymond Provis
    Communications Officer: Santa Brokorst
    LED Officer: T G Hadebe
    Other Senior Management: G T Hadebe (LED), M S Mthwalo (Director: Corporate Services), A B Masuku (Director: Public Works), M C Sepheka (Director: Community Services)
  • 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'0002013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates65 83366 85067 323
    Service charges266 176278 524244 118
    Investment revenue7119
    Transfers recognised - operational132 338132 667121 506
    Other own revenue39 05134 40236 738
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)503 404512 455469 695
    Employee costs167 003159 638142 711
    Remuneration of councillors13 11213 06012 888
    Depreciation & asset impairment-70 36967 385
    Finance charges1 69710 7816 219
    Materials and bulk purchases135 444127 35283 154
    Transfers and grants-9 1385 734
    Other expenditure148 110204 893191 536
    Total Expenditure465 366595 231509 629
    Surplus/(Deficit)38 039(82 776)(39 934)
    Transfers recognised - capital70 26991 31469 039
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions108 3088 53829 105
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year108 3088 53829 105
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure81 261140 56751 317
    Transfers recognised - capital65 054140 56751 317
    Public contributions & donations---
    Borrowing---
    Internally generated funds16 207--
    Total sources of capital funds81 261140 56751 317
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets11 07781 15078 661
    Total non current assets3 6081 915 6361 878 854
    Total current liabilities56 808198 162157 836
    Total non current liabilities-71 24796 592
    Community wealth/Equity(42 123)1 727 3771 703 087
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating157 272105 927157 449
    Net cash from (used) investing-(102 383)(86 559)
    Net cash from (used) financing--(6 052)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end77 724(2 245)3 544
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a126 077-
    Irregular expendituren/a48 40660 386
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a6 3899 857
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 167 003159 638
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 13 11213 060
     
    Total Employee Positions 1 3241 070
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 40
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.30%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 2727
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 40
    Community And Social Service Positions 1787
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00
    Finance And Administration Positions 5496
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 00
    Electricity Positions 3635
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00
    Enviromental Protection Positions 110
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Health Positions 014
    Vacant Health Positions 00
    Public Safety Positions 3029
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00
    Road Transport Positions 85312
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00
    Sport And Recreation Positions 7466
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
    Waste Management Positions 95100
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00
    Waste Water Management Positions 5959
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00
    Water Positions 4550
    Vacant Water Positions 00
    Other Positions 785189
    Vacant Other Positions 00

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
    2012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 31 03530 212
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 26 40325 580
    Inside the yard 23 92119 563
    Less than 200m from yard 2 4825 017
    More than 200m from yard 01 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 5374 570

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 30 97425 895
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 5374 570

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 29 89127 871
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 21 41119 563
    Flush toilet - septic tank 520355
    Ventilated pit latrine 2 3282 321
    Bucket system 1 0001 000
    Other 00
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 5374 570

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 31 35825 616
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 5374 570

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

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