Greater Taung Local Municipality (NW394)
Private Bag X1048, Taung, 8580Physical:
Main Road, Taung Station, 8580Tel:
053 994 9400Fax:
053 994 3917Web: www.greatertaung.gov.za
Description: Greater Taung Local Municipality is the fourth-largest local municipality in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality (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.
Pudimoe, Reivilo, Taung
48 613Population Growth:
-0.25% p.a. Unemployment Rate:
Political ManagementComposition of Council:
ANC 43, DA 3, COPE 2, ACDP 1, APC 1, INDEPENDENT 1Mayor:
Kaone LobeloOther 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 ManagementMunicipal Manager:
Mr Mpho Mofokeng (Acting)Chief Financial Officer:
Ms Ronel du Toit (Acting)Communications Officer:
Charity McCordLED Officer:
Tshepang BaloyiOther Senior Management:
Michael Duma (Director: Technical Services), Kabo Forane (Director: Corporate Services), Goitseone Huma (Director: Social Services), Zinhle Mchunu (Director: Human Settlement and Land Use)
|Audit Outcome ||Disclaimer of audit opinion||Qualified audit opinion|
|Total Net Assets||1 221 205 358||183 266 567|
|Surplus/Deficit for the Year||64 663 953||34 219 836|
|Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities||44 391 886||59 387 237|
|Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure||41 673 734||13 006 028|
Tenders are published on the municipal notice boards and in the newspapers.
LED ActivitiesKey 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/ResourcesMunicipal TendersMunicipal VacanciesAnnual Report 2011/12
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