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 rates80 25576 95066 85067 323
    Service charges312 639307 704278 524244 118
    Investment revenue411119
    Transfers recognised - operational135 186133 996132 667121 506
    Other own revenue75 64347 78334 40236 738
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)603 726566 444512 455469 695
    Employee costs174 710172 725159 638142 711
    Remuneration of councillors13 70512 73913 06012 888
    Depreciation & asset impairment70 52167 65770 36967 385
    Finance charges18 78714 60610 7816 219
    Materials and bulk purchases138 542132 136127 35283 154
    Transfers and grants9 09973 1969 1385 734
    Other expenditure270 506238 830204 893191 536
    Total Expenditure695 871711 889595 231509 629
    Surplus/(Deficit)(92 145)(145 445)(82 776)(39 934)
    Transfers recognised - capital56 46673 19691 31469 039
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(24 910)(72 249)8 53829 105
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(24 910)(72 249)8 53829 105
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure56 46690 647140 56751 317
    Transfers recognised - capital50 41972 196140 56751 317
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds-18 450--
    Total sources of capital funds56 46690 647140 56751 317
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets90 76594 26681 15078 661
    Total non current assets1 886 1711 928 8661 915 6361 878 854
    Total current liabilities250 706255 673198 162157 836
    Total non current liabilities82 23570 05271 24796 592
    Community wealth/Equity1 643 9951 697 4071 727 3771 703 087
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating70 53755 384105 927157 449
    Net cash from (used) investing(56 298)(68 806)(102 383)(86 559)
    Net cash from (used) financing(1 984)4 509-(6 052)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end4 257(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 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) 174 710172 725159 638142 711
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 13 70512 73913 06012 888
     
    Total Employee Positions 9641 0851 3241 070
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 0640
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.00%0.55%0.30%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0100
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 22272727
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0540
    Community And Social Service Positions 15111787
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 54515496
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0000
    Electricity Positions 35363635
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 116110
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 00014
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 43293029
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 717685312
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 64877466
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 839095100
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 57665959
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 41454550
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 462555785189
    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/an/an/an/a
    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 33 05431 03531 03530 212
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 28 52526 40326 40325 580
    Inside the yard 26 03523 92123 92119 563
    Less than 200m from yard 2 4902 4822 4825 017
    More than 200m from yard 0001 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 2953 6223 5374 570

    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? YesYesYesNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 30 64930 00830 97425 895
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 2953 6223 5374 570

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    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 33 05429 89129 89127 871
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 24 68121 41121 41119 563
    Flush toilet - septic tank 519520520355
    Ventilated pit latrine 2 3252 3282 3282 321
    Bucket system 1 0001 0001 0001 000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 2953 6223 5374 570

    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 28 52527 81227 81225 616
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 2953 6223 5374 570

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

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