Greater Taung Local Municipality (NW394)

OVERVIEW

Contact Details

Postal: Private Bag X1048, Taung, 8580
Physical: Main Road, Taung Station, Taung
Tel: 053 994 9400
Fax: 053 994 3917
Web: www.greatertaung.gov.za
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Geography, History and Economy

Area: 5 635km²
Description: Greater Taung Local Municipality is the fourth-largest local municipality in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality (previously Bophirima District Municipality) in the North West province. The municipality is one of six local municipalities in the district, and is a Category B municipality with a collective system. The municipal area is predominantly rural and contains 106 widely scattered villages. Greater Taung has a rich heritage that visitors can explore. The area also has strong agricultural significance in the South African economy. The Taung Skull Heritage Route is a fascinating journey of discovery. The route follows an area in which early man once lived, and it has many sites that show us the existence and evolution of our ancient ancestors. Spanning more than 45km, the route includes several natural wonders, such as Thomeng (an unusual limestone waterfall) and Blue Pools (a collection of rock pools, streams and caves in a valley). It was at the limestone diggings on this route, at the old Buxton quarry, that the lime-encrusted skull of a child was found in 1924. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a monument has been put in place to mark the discovery.
Cities/Towns: Pudimoe, Reivilo, Taung

MANAGEMENT

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 43, DA 3, COPE 2, ACDP 1, APC 1, INDEPENDENT 1
Mayor: Kaone Lobelo
Other Members of Council: P Galodikwe (HR Portfolio Chairperson), G Tshipo (ICT Chairperson), R Seleke (Finance Chairperson), D Itumeleng (Infrastructure Development and Engineering), D Itumeleng (Rural Development and Human Settlement), M Mabe (Social Services and Community Development), K Malepe (LED Chairperson), K Morwagashwe (Safety and Security Chairperson), A Scholtz (Corporate Services Chairperson)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Katlego Gabanakgosi
Chief Financial Officer: Martin Vermaak
Communications Officer: Charity McCord
LED Officer: Tshepang Baloyi
Other Senior Management: Michael Duma (Director: Technical Services), Kabo Forane (Director: Corporate Services), Goitseone Huma (Director: Social Services), Lawrence Mokoto (Acting Director: Human Settlement and Land Use)

DEMOGRAPHIC

Population 177 642
Age Structure
Population under 15 35.80%
Population 15 to 64 56.30%
Population over 65 7.90%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 77.60
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 89.20
Population Growth
Per annum -0.25%
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) 49.80%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 61.70%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 19.20%
Higher education 4.70%
Matric 15.70%
Household Dynamics
Households 48 613
Average household size 3.60
Female headed households 48.20%
Formal dwellings 88.50%
Housing owned 70.00%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 9.00%
Weekly refuse removal 7.40%
Piped water inside dwelling 10.00%
Electricity for lighting 88.50%

Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.


FINANCIAL

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates1 2325 3425 947
Service charges6 3356 0566 115
Investment revenue6694 5024 265
Transfers recognised - operational78 695102 60790 558
Other own revenue2 2645 37076 515
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)89 195123 877183 399
Employee costs49 67844 75945 423
Remuneration of councillors14 30513 84712 798
Depreciation & asset impairment-46 04142 561
Finance charges21271-
Materials and bulk purchases5 2802 5498 444
Transfers and grants4 187--
Other expenditure39 11550 01140 630
Total Expenditure112 585157 478149 857
Surplus/(Deficit)(23 390)(33 601)33 542
Transfers recognised - capital26 38619 80931 122
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions2 996(13 791)64 664
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year2 996(13 791)64 664
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure100 606n/a1 084 651
Transfers recognised - capital91 594n/a1 084 651
Public contributions & donations-n/a-
Borrowing-n/a-
Internally generated funds9 012n/a-
Total sources of capital funds100 606n/a1 084 651
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets106 59885 984135 907
Total non current assets530 266428 3911 154 793
Total current liabilities43 69450 39640 459
Total non current liabilities33 19333 19329 035
Community wealth/Equity559 978430 7871 221 205
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating14 05117 96344 392
Net cash from (used) investing(5 749)(13 016)(38 731)
Net cash from (used) financing-75
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end13 94370 69665 743
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a3 6543 840
Irregular expendituren/a71 70736 856
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-978
SOURCES71 UnauditedAFSS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2012/132011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 49 67844 759
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 14 30513 847
 
Total Employee Positions 290263
Total Vacant Employee Positions 2610
Total Vacancy Percentage 8.97%3.80%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 66
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 12
Managerial Positions - by organogram 2728
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 32
Community And Social Service Positions 1010
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00
Finance And Administration Positions 5638
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 60
Electricity Positions 22
Vacant Electricity Positions 00
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 00
Vacant Public Safety Positions 00
Road Transport Positions 7268
Vacant Road Transport Positions 62
Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Waste Management Positions 9594
Vacant Waste Management Positions 54
Waste Water Management Positions 75
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 20
Water Positions 1512
Vacant Water Positions 30
Other Positions 00
Vacant Other Positions 00

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2012/132011/12
Water
Blue Drop Score n/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 2 5592 558
Number of domestic households/delivery points 2 5232 523
Inside the yard 599599
Less than 200m from yard 1 9241 924
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 596599

Electricity
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 33 59232 610
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 2964 218

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/a0
Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 2 6782 677
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 2 236599
Flush toilet - septic tank 2810
Ventilated pit latrine 01 918
Bucket system 00
Other 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 3892 389

Solid Waste Services
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 3 4233 423
Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 7472 762

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


LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Key Projects

Establishment of an ostrich abattoir and meat processing plant in Reivilo; poultry farming project; revitilisation of Taung Marble Factory and Taung Heritage Site; stone crushing projects.

Key Investment Opportunities

Dimension stone processing.

LINKS/RESOURCES

The information in this directory is supplied and/or externally sourced and is also subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us at info@municipalities.co.za so that we can correct it.

Blue Drop Scores

The Blue Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Blue Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Blue Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal drinking water quality management performance of the relevant municipality. The score relates to not only the quality of the drinking water, but also contains a risk management measure relating to the ability of the responsible authority to sustain the quality of drinking water and also to deal with any incidents that may pose a health risk to the public. The maximum score is 100 and the target of excellence is 95%.

Green Drop Scores

The Green Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Green Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Green Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal wastewater business practice and compliance of the relevant municipality. The maximum score is 100.

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Financial Audit Outcomes

The objective of an audit of financial statements is to express an opinion on whether the financial statements fairly represent the financial position of the auditee at financial year-end and the results of its operations for the financial year.

The Auditor-General can express one of the following audit opinions:

Clean audit outcome: The financial statements are free from material misstatements (in other words, a financially unqualified audit opinion) and there are no material findings on reporting on performance objectives or non-compliance with legislation.

Financially unqualified with findings: The financial statements contain no material misstatements. Unless the Auditor General expresses a clean audit outcome, findings have been raised on either reporting on predetermined objectives or non-compliance with legislation, or both these aspects.

Qualified audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements in specific amounts, or there is insufficient evidence for the Auditor General to conclude that specific amounts included in the financial statements are not materially misstated.

Adverse audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements that are not confined to specific amounts, or the misstatements represent a substantial portion of the financial statements.

Disclaimer of audit opinion: The auditee provided insufficient evidence in the form of documentation on which to base an audit opinion. The lack of sufficient evidence is not confined to specific amounts, or represents a substantial portion of the information contained in the financial statements.

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Resident Queries


Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 053 994 9400
Electricity 053 994 9400
Refuse & Waste Removal 053 994 9400
Roads 053 994 9400
Service Delivery 053 994 9400
Water 053 994 9400

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