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
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  • 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'0002014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates31 3186 7715 342
    Service charges7 5426 7026 056
    Investment revenue5434 5264 502
    Transfers recognised - operational173 825120 188102 607
    Other own revenue3 5054 3485 370
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)216 732142 535123 877
    Employee costs55 13751 66244 759
    Remuneration of councillors14 86814 44413 847
    Depreciation & asset impairment-10 94946 041
    Finance charges--271
    Materials and bulk purchases8 4559 4232 549
    Transfers and grants29 492--
    Other expenditure49 56345 48250 011
    Total Expenditure157 515131 960157 478
    Surplus/(Deficit)59 21710 574(33 601)
    Transfers recognised - capital95 00275 05419 809
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions154 21985 628(13 791)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year154 21985 628(13 791)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure55 40091 703n/a
    Transfers recognised - capital44 25085 516n/a
    Public contributions & donations--n/a
    Borrowing--n/a
    Internally generated funds11 1506 186n/a
    Total sources of capital funds55 40091 703n/a
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets130 94986 90785 984
    Total non current assets240 906240 870428 391
    Total current liabilities26 48338 41750 396
    Total non current liabilities7 7328 72433 193
    Community wealth/Equity337 640280 636430 787
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating102 60997 14417 963
    Net cash from (used) investing(60 160)722(13 016)
    Net cash from (used) financing--7
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end42 44997 86670 696
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/an/a3 654
    Irregular expendituren/an/a71 707
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/an/a-
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedAFS

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 44 759345 4233
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 13 84712 798
     
    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 00
    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.
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