Phumelela Local Municipality (FS195)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X5, Vrede, 9835
    Physical: Cnr Prinsloo & Kuhn Streets Streets, Vrede
    Tel: 058 913 8300
    Fax: 058 913 2317
    Web: www.phumelela.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 8 183km²
    Description: The Phumelela Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Thabo Mofutsanyana District in the Free State Province. It is the largest municipality in the district, making up a quarter of its geographical area.
     Vrede (‘at peace') rests in the north-eastern Free State about 20km east of the N3, close to the Mpumalanga border. Vrede is surrounded by undulating Highveld hills. It is 220km from northern Johannesburg and about 30km from Cornelia on the R102 to Warden and Harrismith, on the Volksrust-Newcastle Road. It is the spine of the Drakensburg off the N3 highway from Durban to Mbombela (previously Nelspruit), and the alternative Durban to Johannesburg, and also on the main route from Johannesburg via Newcastle to the North Coast and Zululand. Travellers from down south can use it to make their way to the Kruger National Park.
     Warden is a town situated on the N3 highway between Johannesburg and Durban. The town has one of the largest Dutch Reformed Churches in South Africa, with seating for 1 750 people.
     Memel is a Russian word meaning ‘surrounded by water' and is named after a small town in east Prussia. This pristine country village is situated in the north-eastern corner of the Free State close to the Drakensberg escarpment, 240km from Johannesburg and 300km from Pietermaritzburg. The village of Memel is the central hub of the local farming community but is fast becoming one of South Africa's most sought-after birding spots. Also, the well-known Amajuba Mountain is only 40km from Memel.

    Cities/Towns: Memel, Vrede, Warden
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, tourism
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 12, DA 2, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr Tlokotsi Motaung

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Bruce Kannemeyer
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Moses Moremi (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Ms Nomvula Malatji
    Other Senior Management: Ms Nomvula Malatjie (Director: Corporate Services), Mr Hope Mthembu (Acting Director: Technical)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 50 05447 772
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 28.9%31.7%
    Population 15 to 64 65.5%62.3%
    Population over 65 5.6%6.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 52.760.5
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 97.594.1
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.06%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a25.3%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a34.6%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 7.2%11.3%
    Matric 23.2%19.4%
    Higher education 4.6%6.5%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 14 58612 888
    Average household size 3.43.6
    Female headed households 40.0%39.3%
    Formal dwellings 69.6%73.0%
    Housing owned 51.3%50.2%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 64.5%59.3%
    Weekly refuse removal 61.0%65.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 28.1%30.6%
    Electricity for lighting 79.1%74.9%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME Audit not finalised at legislated dateAudit not finalised at legislated dateDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates11 89711 0827 7997 483
    Service charges29 55130 37526 65622 592
    Investment revenue299474546672
    Transfers recognised - operational64 57161 22659 290117 105
    Other own revenue13 27214 4218 2994 755
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)119 590117 578102 590152 608
    Employee costs52 13247 47347 03744 482
    Remuneration of councillors4 8914 4734 5494 447
    Depreciation & asset impairment17 29213 33620 39626 377
    Finance charges14 7785 0022 862-
    Materials and bulk purchases32 24817 34918 16417 602
    Transfers and grants---2 287
    Other expenditure58 07573 99756 56552 831
    Total Expenditure179 416161 630149 573148 026
    Surplus/(Deficit)(59 826)(44 053)(46 983)4 582
    Transfers recognised - capital32 12144 67848 7452 818
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(27 705)6261 7617 400
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(27 705)6261 7617 400
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure26 37362 78249 93930 228
    Transfers recognised - capital26 03862 78249 50229 640
    Public contributions & donations--9-
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds335-428588
    Total sources of capital funds26 37362 78249 93930 228
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets14 44315 23811 75321 113
    Total non current assets653 612540 737539 601557 498
    Total current liabilities134 911106 51398 10864 797
    Total non current liabilities62 80218 00420 49919 868
    Community wealth/Equity470 342431 460432 747493 947
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating27 47562 259206 05154 135
    Net cash from (used) investing(26 345)(62 779)49 896(64 551)
    Net cash from (used) financing(1 248)(1 390)1 2042 600
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end4712 706255 905(1 245)
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure-n/a48 55248 063
    Irregular expenditure-n/a22 98727 493
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure-n/a949268
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 52 13247 47347 03744 48228 200
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 8914 4734 5494 4474 221
     
    Total Employee Positions 284280284319272
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 10109
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.35%0.00%0.35%0.00%3.31%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 33444
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00100
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 77665
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 10000
    Community And Social Service Positions 5952944
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00005
    Finance And Administration Positions 3277323234
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 00004
    Electricity Positions 00000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 808210
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 12112128
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00000
    Road Transport Positions 415341410
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 608606039
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 5053504637
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00000
    Waste Water Management Positions 4247424450
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 2422242423
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 000028
    Vacant Other Positions 00000

    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/a61.31n/a17.90
    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 12 88812 88810 58810 58810 245
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 12 51412 51410 21410 2149 871
    Inside the yard 11 95011 95010 21410 2149 871
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 564564000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 10 21410 21410 21410 2149 871

    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? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 12 89612 88810 38710 38710 387
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 1044 1044 1044 1044 104

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/an/a0
    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 11 68711 68710 58810 5889 957
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 8 4048 4047 9607 9607 960
    Flush toilet - septic tank 74474400760
    Ventilated pit latrine 007007000
    Bucket system 0000163
    Other 1 5601 560949949700
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 3181 3181 3181 3181 300

    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 12 88812 88810 58810 58810 060
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 3181 3181 3181 3181 300

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Knitting project; coffin making; funeral services; pig zone; poultry farming; community garden; bids manufacturing; fish breeding; guest house; catering services; feeding scheme; cleaning service; livas sheep weave; home sweet home for the aged.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Agriculture dairy farm; gas exploration; smart technology factory.
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