Mohokare Local Municipality (FS163)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 20, Zastron, 9950
    Physical: Hoofd Street, Zastron
    Tel: 051 673 9600
    Fax: 051 673 1550
    Web: www.mohokare.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 8 776km²
    Description: The Mohokare Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Xhariep District in the south-eastern Free State. It is the smallest of three municipalities in the district, making up a quarter of its geographical area.
     Zastron is perhaps the best-known of the three villages in this area. At the foot of the Aasvöelberg is the famous Eye of Zastron, a 9m-wide hole through a sandstone rock. Examples of Bushman art can be found on the various farms in the area. Zastron is very close to Lesotho and a great place to start exploring.
     Smithfield has a peaceful, splendidly vast, unpolluted countryside, tucked neatly into a horseshoe of hills. Established in 1848 and named after Sir Harry Smith, then Governor of the Cape, Smithfield is the third-oldest town in the Free State province.
     Rouxville is in the middle of a number of other interesting places such as Smithfield, Aliwal, Xhariep and Zastron, and boasts the impressive Maloti Mountains as a backdrop. Situated on the N6, Rouxville was founded by Petrus Wepenaar in 1863 on the farm Zuurbult. It was named after Reverand Pieter Roux, who travelled throughout the eastern Free State for many years holding church services for local communities. During the Anglo-Boer War, all of its citizens were called up and the town was completely deserted for two years.

    Cities/Towns: Rouxville, Smithfield, Zastron
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, tourism
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 7, DA 2, EFF 2
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mrs I Mehlomakulu
    Other Members of Council: I Mehlomakulu (Mayor and Speaker), T S Khasake (Chairperson: Finance and Corporate), M I Morapela (Chairperson: Oversight and Governance), T I Phatsoane (Chairperson: Community Services), L Lekhula (IDP Planning and LED), B M Valashiya (Chairperson: Municipal infrastructure and Technical)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr T C Panyani
    Chief Financial Officer: P M Dyonase
    Communications Officer: Lehlonoholo Mafatman
    LED Officer: Mr N Buyeye
    Other Senior Management: L Nqoko-Rametse (Director: Corporate Services), M N Tsoamotse (Director: Technical Services), T Lekwalao (Manager: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 35 84034 146
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 29.0%32.2%
    Population 15 to 64 63.9%61.4%
    Population over 65 7.1%6.4%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 56.562.9
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 85.591.5
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.10%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a31.4%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a40.0%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 8.9%11.0%
    Matric 27.4%17.9%
    Higher education 5.8%6.1%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 12 38710 793
    Average household size 2.93.1
    Female headed households 44.8%41.9%
    Formal dwellings 93.6%86.6%
    Housing owned 55.0%44.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 88.7%70.5%
    Weekly refuse removal 75.4%63.0%
    Piped water inside dwelling 22.9%37.2%
    Electricity for lighting 92.4%89.7%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates6 9036 5156 0556 372
    Service charges49 63847 99640 96641 080
    Investment revenue5251291762 350
    Transfers recognised - operational58 76257 80776 39557 373
    Other own revenue26 2056 33911 7356 910
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)142 033118 787135 327114 085
    Employee costs58 69355 99252 76640 929
    Remuneration of councillors3 4123 2363 0652 845
    Depreciation & asset impairment26 82125 61625 78221 960
    Finance charges9 1304 6002 1911 345
    Materials and bulk purchases24 19823 60819 75621 164
    Transfers and grants-123 0156 952
    Other expenditure68 00551 39359 51442 467
    Total Expenditure190 259164 457166 090137 661
    Surplus/(Deficit)(48 226)(45 671)(30 763)(23 577)
    Transfers recognised - capital82 61447 97718 21134 887
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions34 3882 306(12 552)11 310
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year34 3882 306(12 552)11 310
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure71 32453 98834 11334 053
    Transfers recognised - capital71 32451 32830 55829 826
    Public contributions & donations--3 5551 000
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds-2 660-3 227
    Total sources of capital funds71 32453 98834 11334 053
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets33 95523 81937 42010 054
    Total non current assets534 055492 920473 526340 038
    Total current liabilities88 78079 54756 58741 272
    Total non current liabilities39 06431 79329 24822 697
    Community wealth/Equity440 166405 400425 111286 123
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating77 67445 265(12 552)11 310
    Net cash from (used) investing(71 797)(42 232)5 371(5 471)
    Net cash from (used) financing(494)(340)5 232(2 842)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end6 329945(1 748)202
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a3 58527 61741 482
    Irregular expendituren/a51 86330 15320 184
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a5 8403 2482 153
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 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) 55 99252 76640 92935 139
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 3 2363 0652 8452 600
     
    Total Employee Positions 379379314402
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 99859148
    Total Vacancy Percentage 26.12%22.43%2.87%36.82%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1111
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 17171412
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 2123
    Community And Social Service Positions 37373893
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 74041
    Finance And Administration Positions 1231235671
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 4238028
    Electricity Positions 4444
    Vacant Electricity Positions 3311
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 77120
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 3340
    Road Transport Positions 25252228
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 76016
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0018
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 44446161
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 97125
    Waste Water Management Positions 70704754
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 2321012
    Water Positions 47475466
    Vacant Water Positions 21021
    Other Positions 0000
    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/a65.30n/a77.04
    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 79310 79310 51510 216
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 10 49410 49410 21610 077
    Inside the yard 10 49410 49410 21610 077
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 3052 2891 573524

    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 10 79310 79310 21610 216
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 3052 2891 573524

    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 10 79310 79310 51510 216
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 10 3229 6289 3109 171
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0000
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 172866906906
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 3052 2891 573524

    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 10 79310 38410 38410 216
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 3052 2891 573524

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

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