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
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 34, EFF 6, F4SD 3, DA 2, ACDP 1, AIC 1, COPE 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    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 n/aQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates11 94419 5546 7715 342
    Service charges8 2047 5576 7026 056
    Investment revenue1 1085 8864 5264 502
    Transfers recognised - operational176 409138 816120 188102 607
    Other own revenue3 5962 7184 3485 370
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)201 261174 532142 535123 877
    Employee costs66 58056 26951 66244 759
    Remuneration of councillors16 63615 29414 44413 847
    Depreciation & asset impairment-27 12210 94946 041
    Finance charges1836-271
    Materials and bulk purchases10 8059 8389 4232 549
    Transfers and grants4 140---
    Other expenditure46 51558 32545 48250 011
    Total Expenditure144 676167 684131 960157 478
    Surplus/(Deficit)56 5856 84810 574(33 601)
    Transfers recognised - capital31 63251 16975 05419 809
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions88 21758 01785 628(13 791)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year88 21758 01785 628(13 791)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure47 75363 11991 703n/a
    Transfers recognised - capital36 48749 83685 516n/a
    Public contributions & donations---n/a
    Borrowing---n/a
    Internally generated funds11 26613 2826 186n/a
    Total sources of capital funds47 75363 11991 703n/a
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets135 572128 60786 90785 984
    Total non current assets410 058410 058240 870428 391
    Total current liabilities16 40754 60238 41750 396
    Total non current liabilities19 91820 2598 72433 193
    Community wealth/Equity509 306463 804280 636430 787
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(20 492)100 71797 14417 963
    Net cash from (used) investing25 884(63 469)722(13 016)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(714)-7
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end9 015102 75397 86670 696
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a10 0161 3513 654
    Irregular expendituren/a54 73136 68771 707
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a63907-
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedAFS

    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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