Moqhaka Local Municipality (FS201)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 302, Kroonstad, 9500
    Physical: Hill Street, Kroonstad
    Tel: 056 216 9911
    Fax: 056 216 9122
    Web: www.moqhaka.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 7 925km²
    Description: The Moqhaka Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the southern part of the Fezile Dabi District in the Free State Province. It is the largest of four municipalities in the district, making up over a third of its geographical area. The former Kroonstad, Steynsrus and Viljoenskroon Transitional Local Councils and sections of the Riemland, Kroonkop and Koepel Transitional Rural Councils are included in the municipality. The seat of local government is Kroonstad. The community name is the south Sesotho word for ‘crown'.
     The general tendency of migration from rural to urban areas is also occurring in the area, as is the case in the rest of the Free State Province. In comparison to the other municipalities within the Fezile Dabi District, it appears as if Moqhaka is significantly less urbanised.
     The Greater Kroonstad area is the centre of a large agricultural community that plays an important role in the economy of the district. Subsequently, industrial activities contribute significantly to the district’s economy. The Department of Correctional Services and the School of Engineers military bases are situated in the town. Kroonstad has recently become a distinguished holiday destination due to the ultra-modern and popular holiday resort of Kroonpark, adjacent to the Vals River. The urban area is situated adjacent to the N1 National Road, and located adjacent to one of the largest and most important four-way railway junctions in South Africa.
     The Viljoenskroon/Rammulotsi urban area is located within an area of extreme agricultural significance. The urban area plays a significant role in providing residential opportunities to the adjacent goldfields and mining activities in the North West province. The Provincial Roads P15/1 and P15/2 from Kroonstad to Klerksdorp in the North West province extend through the area from north to south.
     The Steynsrus/Matlwangtlwang urban area is situated approximately 45km east of Kroonstad and 92km west of Bethlehem. The major link road between Bethlehem and Kroonstad stretches adjacent to the urban area.

    Cities/Towns: Kroonstad, Renovaal, Steynsrus, Vierfontein, Viljoenskroon
    Main Economic Sectors: Agiculture, commercial transport, business services, mining
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 27, DA 11, EFF 4, VF PLUS 2, COPE 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Tshidi Koloi

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Simon Moqwathi
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Thuso Marumo
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 154 732160 532
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 24.5%27.0%
    Population 15 to 64 67.8%66.4%
    Population over 65 7.7%6.5%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 47.650.5
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 97.098.1
    Population Growth
    Per annum -0.84%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a35.2%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a47.2%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.8%5.4%
    Matric 31.5%27.8%
    Higher education 6.7%8.6%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 53 60145 661
    Average household size 2.93.2
    Female headed households 40.9%40.9%
    Formal dwellings 85.9%88.7%
    Housing owned 62.1%56.1%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 89.7%85.6%
    Weekly refuse removal 84.0%84.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 48.6%57.7%
    Electricity for lighting 96.3%93.3%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME Financially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates48 46746 12541 79342 026
    Service charges356 697344 127319 436300 635
    Investment revenue2 2714 026-5 786
    Transfers recognised - operational164 338171 743105 900166 757
    Other own revenue35 62828 63618 98018 318
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)607 401594 656486 109533 522
    Employee costs209 760176 079131 722154 058
    Remuneration of councillors17 82516 75713 31014 837
    Depreciation & asset impairment110 481107 784-250 021
    Finance charges8 5627 141-10 417
    Materials and bulk purchases270 843240 340202 129164 986
    Transfers and grants3 3472 948-3 000
    Other expenditure183 384105 11562 66562 208
    Total Expenditure804 202656 164409 825659 528
    Surplus/(Deficit)(196 800)(61 508)76 284(126 006)
    Transfers recognised - capital100 74268 605-62 143
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(96 058)7 09776 284(63 863)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(96 058)7 09776 284(63 863)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure108 91878 18129 14827 513
    Transfers recognised - capital79 11973 33925 46421 133
    Public contributions & donations---6 380
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds29 7984 8422 262-
    Total sources of capital funds108 91878 18127 72627 513
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets130 623156 961180 444112 900
    Total non current assets2 405 7512 428 8982 475 0672 621 327
    Total current liabilities207 303144 760171 088161 023
    Total non current liabilities93 77994 07790 516113 995
    Community wealth/Equity2 235 2922 347 0232 393 9062 459 209
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating90 21987 51084 49065 543
    Net cash from (used) investing(108 918)(78 181)(69 934)(68 518)
    Net cash from (used) financing(16)(1 021)(8 888)(3 181)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end11 84630 5606 6779 591
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure190 575133 830223 837155 977
    Irregular expenditure29 71435 67497 07248 018
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure1 6604017 6656 196
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 UnauditedAFS

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 209 760176 079131 722154 058156 390
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 17 82516 75713 31014 83714 128
     
    Total Employee Positions 1 3721 2871 2561 1771 116
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 532564553375316
    Total Vacancy Percentage 38.78%43.82%44.03%31.86%28.32%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 55455
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 11013
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 2423223330
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 02030
    Community And Social Service Positions 432198155
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 260149
    Finance And Administration Positions 203204241164194
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 5963893557
    Electricity Positions 115931008185
    Vacant Electricity Positions 6145451728
    Enviromental Protection Positions 000215118
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00011637
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 1511731968983
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 581121252725
    Road Transport Positions 217211229113109
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 1551631794750
    Sport And Recreation Positions 1821991363059
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 4469471221
    Waste Management Positions 15615393185168
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 303724040
    Waste Water Management Positions 01027560105
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 03702124
    Water Positions 245761218870
    Vacant Water Positions 9529662021
    Other Positions 7016203335
    Vacant Other Positions 2700221

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/a60.160.0054.93
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 42 17742 17742 08042 02834 830
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 33 00233 00232 85132 91432 384
    Inside the yard 32 60232 60232 45132 51431 984
    Less than 200m from yard 400400400400400
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 12 47811 4808 91932 91432 384

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 33 00633 00232 85131 15531 155
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 12 47811 4808 91913 7849 062

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 42 17742 17742 08040 93432 384
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 32 25232 25232 10131 07030 891
    Flush toilet - septic tank 00000
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 750750750750750
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 12 47811 4808 91913 7849 062

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 33 00233 00232 85132 91431 141
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 12 47811 4808 91913 7849 062

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Re-opening of a long-closed company, Unicor (Pty) Ltd, a hospital medical supplies company manufacturing, amongst others, masks, linens, medical gowns and gloves, that used to employ about 1 000 people in Kroonstad.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Resuscitation of the cargo airport and the cargo railway hub.
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