Kopanong Local Municipality (FS162)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X23, Trompsburg, 9913
    Physical: 20 Louw Street, Trompsburg
    Tel: 051 713 9200
    Fax: 051 713 0292
    Web: www.kopanong.gov.za

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 15 645km²
    Description: The Kopanong Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Xhariep District of the Free State Province. It is the largest of the three municipalities in the district, making up almost half of its geographical area.
     Basic agricultural products are exported from the area for processing and re-imported into the area as consumer products. Historical events that took place in the municipality, aspects of the natural and man-made environment and local activities may form the basis for promoting tourism as a significant economic activity.
     Some of these events, and man-made and natural environment aspects are: ‘Lake Gariep' and the Gariep Water Festival; the game reserve at Lake Gariep; Jagersfontein Mine; the ‘Tiger Project' in Philippolis; the Orange River Ravine from the Gariep Dam wall to the PK le Roux Dam wall; battlefields of significant battles conducted during the Anglo-Boer War, e.g. Mostert’s Hoek; Philippolis ‘Witblits' Festival; historical buildings in Philippolis, e.g. the Dutch Reformed Church, library, old jail, the house where Lourens van der Post was born, Adam Kok's house (the Griqua leader) and a kraal and structure where gunpowder was kept; and Fauresmith horse endurance run.
     The name is a Sesotho word meaning ‘meeting place or where people are invited'. The name earmarks unity and seeks to encourage cooperation.

    Cities/Towns: Bethulie, Edenburg, Fauresmith, Gariep Dam, Jagersfontein, Philippolis, Reddersburg, Springfontein, Trompsburg, Waterkloof
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture (38%), general government (23%), finance (13.3%), trade (10.2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 11, DA 3, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr Xolile Matwa

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Ms Lebohang Moletsane
    Communications Officer: Mr Solly Phama
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 49 99949 171
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 26.0%29.7%
    Population 15 to 64 66.9%63.5%
    Population over 65 7.1%6.8%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 49.557.4
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 98.596.0
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.38%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a27.0%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a33.6%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 10.7%13.4%
    Matric 24.5%20.7%
    Higher education 6.5%6.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 18 41215 643
    Average household size 2.73.0
    Female headed households 37.4%38.1%
    Formal dwellings 89.2%91.4%
    Housing owned 58.4%50.8%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 80.1%82.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 69.8%76.5%
    Piped water inside dwelling 33.9%46.7%
    Electricity for lighting 94.2%92.6%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates10 49216 1105 9929 857
    Service charges47 39292 2937 64668 490
    Investment revenue302--6 513
    Transfers recognised - operational93 08380 57994 61791 178
    Other own revenue7 93515 14966 4007 417
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)159 205204 132174 654183 454
    Employee costs111 05490 55551 26779 057
    Remuneration of councillors5 1643 7951 6843 495
    Depreciation & asset impairment-72 139-77 865
    Finance charges3 284--5 054
    Materials and bulk purchases19 09967 82617 40855 549
    Transfers and grants2 151-18 260-
    Other expenditure35 65366 37164 07252 180
    Total Expenditure176 406300 686152 690273 199
    Surplus/(Deficit)(17 201)(96 554)21 964(89 746)
    Transfers recognised - capital--45 16450 903
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(17 201)(96 554)67 128(38 843)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(17 201)(96 554)67 128(38 843)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure14 42356 21535 667n/a
    Transfers recognised - capital14 42356 21535 583n/a
    Public contributions & donations--84n/a
    Borrowing---n/a
    Internally generated funds---n/a
    Total sources of capital funds14 42356 21535 667n/a
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets90 78239 486n/a25 107
    Total non current assets1 082 9201 044 690n/a1 222 092
    Total current liabilities150 642186 723n/a103 548
    Total non current liabilities20 88721 783n/a33 597
    Community wealth/Equity1 002 174875 670n/a1 110 054
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(39 973)50 05622 90035 721
    Net cash from (used) investing(3 540)(50 160)(38 457)(31 453)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(504)-(656)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(43 513)3 100(15 557)1 053
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a56 33441 42854 749
    Irregular expendituren/a12 87837 78225 531
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a11 52512 2214 781
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 UnauditedAFS

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 90 55551 26779 05767 296
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 3 7951 6843 4953 646
     
    Total Employee Positions 478478481467
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1313
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.21%0.63%0.21%0.64%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0111
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 20201011
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 1202
    Community And Social Service Positions 134361360
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 10410410587
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0000
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 30000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 1100
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 406100
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 6200
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 1339100
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 2110400
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 807600
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 251004
    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/a67.290.0068.70
    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 13 18319 76319 03717 880
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 12 66212 66219 03717 880
    Inside the yard 11 75511 75517 52716 513
    Less than 200m from yard 9079071 5101 367
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 68219 76317 88017 880

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 12 82112 82118 76115 710
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 6822 3476 0405 699

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/a000
    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 13 36013 36017 85317 853
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 11 75511 75516 48616 486
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1 5591 55900
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 001 3671 367
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 6822 34714 57314 249

    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 13 40413 40417 63017 630
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 6822 34712 79512 071

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

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