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 25, DA 8, EFF 3, INDEPENDENT 2, VF PLUS 1 (2016 LGE)
    Controlling Party: ANC
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Ms Lindiwe Makhalema
    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'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates91 05280 25576 95066 850
    Service charges346 423312 639307 704278 524
    Investment revenue5641111
    Transfers recognised - operational129 746135 186133 996132 667
    Other own revenue45 73675 64347 78334 402
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)613 014603 726566 444512 455
    Employee costs197 827174 710172 725159 638
    Remuneration of councillors14 81413 70512 73913 060
    Depreciation & asset impairment-70 52167 65770 369
    Finance charges10 52418 78714 60610 781
    Materials and bulk purchases87 176138 542132 136127 352
    Transfers and grants-9 09973 1969 138
    Other expenditure212 733270 506238 830204 893
    Total Expenditure523 073695 871711 889595 231
    Surplus/(Deficit)89 941(92 145)(145 445)(82 776)
    Transfers recognised - capital94 70767 23573 19691 314
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions184 648(24 910)(72 249)8 538
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year184 648(24 910)(72 249)8 538
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure56 51256 46690 647140 567
    Transfers recognised - capital54 66656 46672 196140 567
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds1 846-18 450-
    Total sources of capital funds56 51256 46690 647140 567
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets28 04190 76594 26681 150
    Total non current assets-1 886 1711 928 8661 915 636
    Total current liabilities17 602250 706255 673198 162
    Total non current liabilities-82 23570 05271 247
    Community wealth/Equity10 4391 643 9951 697 4071 727 377
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating216 88270 53755 384105 927
    Net cash from (used) investing-(56 298)(68 806)(102 383)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(1 984)4 509-
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end153 8564 257(11 157)(2 245)
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a102 47534 393126 077
    Irregular expendituren/a37 63586 46148 406
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a14 20011 0956 389
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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/a61.59n/a68.59
    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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