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%)

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.


LINKS/RESOURCES

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.

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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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