Dihlabeng Local Municipality (FS192)

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

Municipal Information

Area: 4 880km²
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%)

Demographic Information

Population: 128 704
Households: 38 593
Population Growth: -0.05% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 28.70%

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)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
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 expenditure81 261140 56751 317
Transfers recognised - capital65 054140 56751 317
Public contributions & donations---
Internally generated funds16 207--
Total sources of capital funds81 261140 56751 317
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
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 expendituren/a126 077-
Irregular expendituren/a48 40660 386
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a6 3899 857
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited
  1. S71 Unaudited figures are sourced from the MFMA S71 4th Quarter Schedule C reports, made available by the National Treasury. The schedules are available at http://mfma.treasury.gov.za/Media_Releases/s71/Pages/default.aspx.
  2. S71 Audited figures are prior year audited figures sourced from the MFMA S71 Schedule C reports.
  3. If the relevant S71 Schedule C figures are unavailable, prior year audited figures may be taken from the relevant Audited Financial Statements. The source is then indicated as AFS. Links are provided under the Resources section on this site.
  4. S71 Schedule C reports are in the format for monthly and quarterly municipal financial statements as prescribed by the Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations. S71 Schedule C figures are standardised to the prescribed format and may differ from figures shown in the Audited Financial Statements. Where we have captured figures directly from the Audited Financial Statements, we have endeavoured to follow the S71 Schedule C format.
  5. Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure is sourced from the Consolidated general report on the audit outcomes of local government, published annually by the Auditor-General South Africa. If the figures are unavailable in this report, they may be sourced from the Annual Financial Statements of the relevant municipality.
  6. All figures are rounded to the nearest R'000. R0 values are reflected as ‘-’. Values that are unavailable are reflected as ‘n/a’.

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are published in the local newspapers (Vrystaat and Eastern Free State Issue), regional newspaper (Volksblad) and national newspaper (City Press), and on the municipal Head Office notice boards and website.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Reports
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
Integrated Development Plans
IDP 2012/13
MFMA Section 71 – Schedule C
Schedule C 2013/14
Schedule C 2012/13
Schedule C 2011/12

The information in this directory is supplied and/or externally sourced and is also subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us at info@municipalities.co.za so that we can correct it.

Blue Drop Scores

The Blue Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Blue Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Blue Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal drinking water quality management performance of the relevant municipality. The score relates to not only the quality of the drinking water, but also contains a risk management measure relating to the ability of the responsible authority to sustain the quality of drinking water and also to deal with any incidents that may pose a health risk to the public. The maximum score is 100 and the target of excellence is 95%.

Green Drop Scores

The Green Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Green Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Green Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal wastewater business practice and compliance of the relevant municipality. The maximum score is 100.


Financial Audit Outcomes

The objective of an audit of financial statements is to express an opinion on whether the financial statements fairly represent the financial position of the auditee at financial year-end and the results of its operations for the financial year.

The Auditor-General can express one of the following audit opinions:

Clean audit outcome: The financial statements are free from material misstatements (in other words, a financially unqualified audit opinion) and there are no material findings on reporting on performance objectives or non-compliance with legislation.

Financially unqualified with findings: The financial statements contain no material misstatements. Unless the Auditor General expresses a clean audit outcome, findings have been raised on either reporting on predetermined objectives or non-compliance with legislation, or both these aspects.

Qualified audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements in specific amounts, or there is insufficient evidence for the Auditor General to conclude that specific amounts included in the financial statements are not materially misstated.

Adverse audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements that are not confined to specific amounts, or the misstatements represent a substantial portion of the financial statements.

Disclaimer of audit opinion: The auditee provided insufficient evidence in the form of documentation on which to base an audit opinion. The lack of sufficient evidence is not confined to specific amounts, or represents a substantial portion of the information contained in the financial statements.


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