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: 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: Mr Kaone Lobelo
    Other Members of Council: D Zethi (Speaker), M I Olifant (Chief Whip), P Galodikwe (Chairperson: HR Portfolio), G Tshipo (Chairperson: ICT), R Seleke (Chairperson: Finance), D Itumeleng (Infrastructure Development and Engineering, and Rural Development and Human Settlement), M Mabe (Social Services and Community Development), K Malepe (Chairperson: LED), K Morwagashwe (Chairperson: Safety and Security), A Scholtz (Chairperson: Corporate Services)

    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'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates31 3186 7715 3425 947
    Service charges7 5426 7026 0566 115
    Investment revenue5434 5264 5024 265
    Transfers recognised - operational173 825120 188102 60790 558
    Other own revenue3 5054 3485 37076 515
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)216 732142 535123 877183 399
    Employee costs55 13751 66244 75945 423
    Remuneration of councillors14 86814 44413 84712 798
    Depreciation & asset impairment-10 94946 04142 561
    Finance charges--271-
    Materials and bulk purchases8 4559 4232 5498 444
    Transfers and grants29 492---
    Other expenditure49 56345 48250 01140 630
    Total Expenditure157 515131 960157 478149 857
    Surplus/(Deficit)59 21710 574(33 601)33 542
    Transfers recognised - capital95 00275 05419 80931 122
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions154 21985 628(13 791)64 664
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year154 21985 628(13 791)64 664
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure55 40091 703n/a1 084 651
    Transfers recognised - capital44 25085 516n/a1 084 651
    Public contributions & donations--n/a-
    Borrowing--n/a-
    Internally generated funds11 1506 186n/a-
    Total sources of capital funds55 40091 703n/a1 084 651
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets130 94986 90785 984135 907
    Total non current assets240 906240 870428 3911 154 793
    Total current liabilities26 48338 41750 39640 459
    Total non current liabilities7 7328 72433 19329 035
    Community wealth/Equity337 640280 636430 7871 221 205
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating102 60997 14417 96344 392
    Net cash from (used) investing(60 160)722(13 016)(38 731)
    Net cash from (used) financing--75
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end42 44997 86670 69665 743
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a1 3513 6543 840
    Irregular expendituren/a36 68771 70736 856
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a907-978
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedAFSS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 51 662444 759445 4234
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 14 44413 84712 798
     
    Total Employee Positions 317289263
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 692510
    Total Vacancy Percentage 21.77%8.65%3.80%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 112
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 262628
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 222
    Community And Social Service Positions 101010
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 000
    Finance And Administration Positions 645638
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1460
    Electricity Positions 522
    Vacant Electricity Positions 300
    Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Health Positions 000
    Vacant Health Positions 000
    Public Safety Positions 000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 000
    Road Transport Positions 767268
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 1862
    Sport And Recreation Positions 000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 000
    Waste Management Positions 1009594
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 2054
    Waste Water Management Positions 875
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 320
    Water Positions 221512
    Vacant Water Positions 830
    Other Positions 000
    Vacant Other Positions 000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 2 7422 5592 558
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 2 6382 5232 523
    Inside the yard 599599599
    Less than 200m from yard 2 0391 9241 924
    More than 200m from yard 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 594596599

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 33 59233 59232 610
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 5124 2964 218

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 2 7352 6782 677
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 2 2652 236599
    Flush toilet - septic tank 3092810
    Ventilated pit latrine 001 918
    Bucket system 000
    Other 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 4102 3892 389

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