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 34, EFF 6, F4SD 3, DA 2, AIC 1, COPE 1, ACDP 1 (2016 LGE Provisional)
    Controlling Party: ANC
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    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 Qualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates19 5546 7715 3425 947
    Service charges7 5576 7026 0566 115
    Investment revenue5 8864 5264 5024 265
    Transfers recognised - operational138 816120 188102 60790 558
    Other own revenue2 3214 3485 37076 515
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)174 134142 535123 877183 399
    Employee costs56 26951 66244 75945 423
    Remuneration of councillors15 29414 44413 84712 798
    Depreciation & asset impairment27 12210 94946 04142 561
    Finance charges836-271-
    Materials and bulk purchases9 8389 4232 5498 444
    Transfers and grants----
    Other expenditure58 31245 48250 01140 630
    Total Expenditure167 670131 960157 478149 857
    Surplus/(Deficit)6 46410 574(33 601)33 542
    Transfers recognised - capital49 83675 05419 80931 122
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions57 63385 628(13 791)64 664
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year57 63385 628(13 791)64 664
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure63 11991 703n/a1 084 651
    Transfers recognised - capital44 25085 516n/a1 084 651
    Public contributions & donations--n/a-
    Borrowing--n/a-
    Internally generated funds13 2826 186n/a-
    Total sources of capital funds63 11991 703n/a1 084 651
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets128 60786 90785 984135 907
    Total non current assets410 058240 870428 3911 154 793
    Total current liabilities54 60238 41750 39640 459
    Total non current liabilities20 2598 72433 19329 035
    Community wealth/Equity463 804280 636430 7871 221 205
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating100 71797 14417 96344 392
    Net cash from (used) investing(63 469)722(13 016)(38 731)
    Net cash from (used) financing(714)-75
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end102 75397 86670 69665 743
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure10 0161 3513 6543 840
    Irregular expenditure54 73136 68771 70736 856
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure63907-978
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedAFSS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 56 26951 66244 75945 423
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 15 29414 44413 84712 798
     
    Total Employee Positions 387318289263
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 20702510
    Total Vacancy Percentage 5.17%22.01%8.65%3.80%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 2112
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 27272628
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 8322
    Community And Social Service Positions 8101010
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 83645638
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 61460
    Electricity Positions 3522
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0300
    Enviromental Protection Positions 8000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 0000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 84767268
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 01862
    Sport And Recreation Positions 21000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 1121009594
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 02054
    Waste Water Management Positions 32875
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 2320
    Water Positions 0221512
    Vacant Water Positions 0830
    Other Positions 3000
    Vacant Other Positions 2000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 2 7532 7422 5592 558
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 2 6492 6382 5232 523
    Inside the yard 610599599599
    Less than 200m from yard 2 0392 0391 9241 924
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 594594596599

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 35 65533 59233 59232 610
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 5125 5124 2964 218

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 2 8582 7352 6782 677
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 6105992 236599
    Flush toilet - septic tank 2 0871 9752810
    Ventilated pit latrine 0001 918
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 4102 4102 3892 389

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 2 7622 7622 7623 423
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 7662 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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