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'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.
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