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

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 5 635km²
    Description: The Greater Taung Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District in the North West Province. It is one of the five municipalities that make up the district. 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
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, tourism, culture
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 34, EFF 6, F4SD 3, DA 2, ACDP 1, AIC 1, COPE 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Chief Nyoko Motlhabane
    Other Members of Council: Ebusang Tladi (Speaker), Joyce Malepe (Chief Whip), Grace Moiplolai (Chairperson: Corporate Governance, HR, Planning, Communication and Marketing), Lebogang Gaoboihi (Chairperson: Community Services and LED), Lekgotla Menyatso (Chairperson: Infrastructure, and Human Settlement and Land Use), Nosi Ntasi (Chairperson: Finance), Rodgers Mongale (Chairperson: ICT)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Katlego Gabanakgosi
    Chief Financial Officer: Martin Vermaak
    Communications Officer: Ricky Oliphant
    LED Officer: Tshepang Baloyi
    Other Senior Management: Hendrick Keohitlhetse (Acting Director: Technical Services), Dawie De Jager (Acting Director: Corporate Services), Paballo Ntlharipane (Acting Director: Community Services), Beauty Tlholagae (Acting Director: Human Settlement and Land Use)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 167 827177 642
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 34.2%35.8%
    Population 15 to 64 58.4%56.3%
    Population over 65 7.5%7.9%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 71.377.6
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 86.589.2
    Population Growth
    Per annum -1.29%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a49.8%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a61.7%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 13.8%19.2%
    Matric 19.8%15.7%
    Higher education 4.3%4.7%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 46 16848 613
    Average household size 3.63.6
    Female headed households 48.5%48.2%
    Formal dwellings 90.3%88.5%
    Housing owned 83.9%70.0%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 7.9%9.0%
    Weekly refuse removal 5.2%7.4%
    Piped water inside dwelling 4.6%10.0%
    Electricity for lighting 92.7%88.5%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME Qualified audit opinionQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates21 67719 5546 7715 342
    Service charges8 2577 5576 7026 056
    Investment revenue9 0115 8864 5264 502
    Transfers recognised - operational176 836138 816120 188102 607
    Other own revenue3 6392 7184 3485 370
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)219 419174 532142 535123 877
    Employee costs71 59856 26951 66244 759
    Remuneration of councillors17 69115 29414 44413 847
    Depreciation & asset impairment23 63327 12210 94946 041
    Finance charges1 635836-271
    Materials and bulk purchases11 0669 8389 4232 549
    Transfers and grants7 105---
    Other expenditure41 85658 32545 48250 011
    Total Expenditure174 585167 684131 960157 478
    Surplus/(Deficit)44 8356 84810 574(33 601)
    Transfers recognised - capital31 62851 16975 05419 809
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions76 46358 01785 628(13 791)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year76 46358 01785 628(13 791)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure75 53063 11991 703n/a
    Transfers recognised - capital65 06549 83685 516n/a
    Public contributions & donations---n/a
    Borrowing---n/a
    Internally generated funds10 46513 2826 186n/a
    Total sources of capital funds75 53063 11991 703n/a
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets168 091128 60786 90785 984
    Total non current assets487 269410 058240 870428 391
    Total current liabilities30 61254 60238 41750 396
    Total non current liabilities20 46620 2598 72433 193
    Community wealth/Equity604 282463 804280 636430 787
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating58 362100 71797 14417 963
    Net cash from (used) investing(45 068)(63 469)722(13 016)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(714)-7
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end116 047102 75397 86670 696
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure26 55410 0161 3513 654
    Irregular expenditure26 27654 73136 68771 707
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure15363907-
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedAFS

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 71 59856 26951 66244 75945 423
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 17 69115 29414 44413 84712 798
     
    Total Employee Positions 415380318289263
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2813702510
    Total Vacancy Percentage 6.75%3.42%22.01%8.65%3.80%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 42112
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 2020272628
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 41322
    Community And Social Service Positions 98101010
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00000
    Finance And Administration Positions 8683645638
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 661460
    Electricity Positions 43522
    Vacant Electricity Positions 10300
    Enviromental Protection Positions 08000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 00000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00000
    Road Transport Positions 15584767268
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 101862
    Sport And Recreation Positions 2321000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 641121009594
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 202054
    Waste Water Management Positions 3032875
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 22320
    Water Positions 00221512
    Vacant Water Positions 00830
    Other Positions 183000
    Vacant Other Positions 82000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/a0.00n/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 2 7532 7532 7422 5592 558
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 2 6492 6492 6382 5232 523
    Inside the yard 610610599599599
    Less than 200m from yard 2 0392 0392 0391 9241 924
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 591594594596599

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 36 22435 65533 59233 59232 610
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8 7915 5125 5124 2964 218

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 2 8582 8582 7352 6782 677
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 6106105992 236599
    Flush toilet - septic tank 2 0872 0871 9752810
    Ventilated pit latrine 00001 918
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3242 4102 4102 3892 389

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 2 7622 7622 7622 7623 423
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3482 7622 7662 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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