Letsemeng Local Municipality (FS161)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X3, Koffiefontein, 9986
    Physical: 7 Groot Trek Street, Koffiefontein
    Tel: 053 330 0200
    Fax: 053 205 0144
    Web: www.letsemeng.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 9 829km²
    Description: The Letsemeng Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the south-western Free State Province within the Xhariep District. It is bordered in the north by the Lejweleputswa District, in the south by Kopanong, in the east by the Mangaung Metro, and in the west by the Northern Cape Province. It is one of three municipalities in the district, making up almost a third of its geographical area. Koffiefontein is the municipal head office.
     The socio-economic growth of the municipality is centred on agriculture. The municipal area also has mining activities, with diamond minerals being the major natural resource that helps with employment creation.

    Cities/Towns: Jacobsdal, Koffiefontein, Luckhoff, Oppermansgronde, Petrusburg
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, farming
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 8, DA 2, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Ms Thandiwe Ivy Reachable
    Other Members of Council: T I Reachable (Mayor and Speaker), X W Nqelani (Chairperson: Municipal Infrastructure), T M Rens (Chairperson: Local Labour Forum), M C Ntemane (Chairperson: Community Services), S J Bahumi (Chairperson: Governance and Monitoring), M A Lebaka, M J Phaliso, A N November, C Burger, T V Thapo, T S Moghoishi

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Bafunani Arron Mnguni
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr K M Khoabane
    Communications Officer: Mr Andrew Visagie
    LED Officer: Mr Andrew Visagie
    Other Senior Management: Mr Tsietsi Deeuw (Director: Corporate Services), Mr C J Makhoba (Director: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 40 04438 628
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 24.9%29.7%
    Population 15 to 64 69.1%64.8%
    Population over 65 6.1%5.4%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 44.754.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 111.8105.7
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.82%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a22.3%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a27.7%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 12.0%17.7%
    Matric 27.5%18.7%
    Higher education 4.5%4.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 13 96911 242
    Average household size 2.93.3
    Female headed households 31.5%33.5%
    Formal dwellings 85.1%83.2%
    Housing owned 72.2%54.0%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 69.5%72.8%
    Weekly refuse removal 58.3%68.0%
    Piped water inside dwelling 46.3%49.8%
    Electricity for lighting 95.8%92.8%

    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 opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates14 14014 5649 3216 750
    Service charges43 37031 31637 54427 296
    Investment revenue8821 8503 718416
    Transfers recognised - operational50 71453 92955 79654 628
    Other own revenue1 22511 0691 04810 146
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)110 331112 728107 42799 235
    Employee costs41 34338 84526 98926 736
    Remuneration of councillors3 3793 1433 0962 792
    Depreciation & asset impairment-28 59319 167-
    Finance charges3899257528
    Materials and bulk purchases24 09622 60522 79219 078
    Transfers and grants--6 221-
    Other expenditure19 45547 24333 50923 049
    Total Expenditure88 311141 421112 34971 684
    Surplus/(Deficit)22 020(28 693)(4 922)27 551
    Transfers recognised - capital16 97817 44522 52917 732
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions38 998(11 247)17 60645 283
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year38 998(11 247)17 60645 283
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure15 95416 244613 1814 244
    Transfers recognised - capital13 13413 639318 6804 050
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds2 8202 606294 501194
    Total sources of capital funds15 95416 244613 1814 244
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets40 42538 10529 51542 018
    Total non current assets197601 604631 781628 630
    Total current liabilities35 27323 74924 68212 790
    Total non current liabilities-10 74713 05441 157
    Community wealth/Equity5 348605 212623 561616 700
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating20 139(4 007)30 39843 093
    Net cash from (used) investing(15 954)(7 732)-(19 353)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(99)--
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end7 2643 19548 025388 035
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a27 91516 7465 380
    Irregular expendituren/a19 82520 39822 326
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a306491356
    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) 38 84526 98926 73624 514
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 3 1433 0962 7923 068
     
    Total Employee Positions 287198154170
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 91171620
    Total Vacancy Percentage 31.71%8.59%10.39%11.76%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5544
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 2212
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 111155
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 5914
    Community And Social Service Positions 69655
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 56000
    Finance And Administration Positions 74478192
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 2361414
    Electricity Positions 10279
    Vacant Electricity Positions 1000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 5000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 501171616
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 10000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 401313
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 20635
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 4000
    Water Positions 1412021
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 15300
    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/a62.56n/a49.98
    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 10 18410 18110 1817 670
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 9 9729 9729 9727 350
    Inside the yard 9 9729 9729 9727 350
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 5441 1969 9727 350

    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? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 9 9729 9729 9728 730
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 5441 1965 0534 880

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a0
    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 8 0488 0489 9728 042
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 7 5577 5579 9726 499
    Flush toilet - septic tank 26026000
    Ventilated pit latrine 20420401 223
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 5441 1965 0534 880

    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 8 0218 0219 9727 350
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 5441 1965 0534 880

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

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