West Rand District Municipality (DC48)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X033, Randfontein, 1759
    Physical: Cnr Sixth & Park Streets, Randfontein
    Tel: 011 411 5000
    Fax: 011 412 3663
    Web: www.wrdm.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 4 087km²
    Description: The West Rand District Municipality is a Category C municipality located in the west of the Gauteng Province. The West Rand extends from Randfontein (the seat of the district) in the west to Roodepoort in the east, and includes the town of Krugersdorp. It is bordered by Bojanala Platinum to the north-west, City of Tshwane to the north-east, City of Johannesburg to the east, Sedibeng to the south-east, and Dr Kenneth Kaunda to the south-west. It comprises three local municipalities: Merafong, Mogale and Rand West Cities.
     The municipality is situated relatively closely to the hub of economic activity in Gauteng, and is transversed by major national roads, namely the N12 and N14. Its main contribution lies primarily within the mining sector, however, areas such as Krugersdorp fulfil a residential function for many people working in Johannesburg. The West Rand remains the poorest region contributing to Gauteng's GDP.
     The Cradle of Humankind falls under the jurisdiction of Mogale City and Merafong City, and forms part of the World Heritage Site.

    Cities/Towns: Carletonville, Fochville, Krugersdorp, Magaliesburg, Muldersdrift, Randfontein, Wedela, Westonaria
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (22%), mining (19%), community services (19%), finance (16%), trade (10%), transport (6%), construction (4%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 10, DA 5, EFF 2, VF PLUS 1 (40% PR Seats)
    Mayor: Mr Boyce Maneli
    Other Members of Council: Nonkoliso Tundzi (Speaker), Smuts Monoana (Chief Whip), Brenda Mahuma (MPAC Chairperson), Dennis Thabe (MMC: Regional Re-industrialisation), Farouk Bhayat (MMC: Finance), Buyiswa Xulu (MMC: Health and Social Development), Heather Butler (MMC: Public Safety), Thembi Matuwane (MMC: Environment), Diteko Moreotsenye (MMC: Infrastructure and Human Settlement), Puleng Chabane (MMC: Corporate Services), Samuel Konopi (MMC: Transport and Roads)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Moroashike David Mokoena
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Romeo Mohaudi
    LED Officer: Zeblon Mphaphuli
    Other Senior Management: Kelina Ndlovu (Health and Social Development), Herina Hamer (Regional Development Planning and Environmental Management), Elias Koloi (Public Safety)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 838 594820 995
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 23.1%24.1%
    Population 15 to 64 71.7%71.9%
    Population over 65 5.2%4.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 39.439.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 107.6109.0
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.48%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a26.3%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a35.2%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.8%5.2%
    Matric 34.7%30.1%
    Higher education 10.1%10.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 330 572267 397
    Average household size 2.52.8
    Female headed households 31.7%31.1%
    Formal dwellings 76.3%72.7%
    Housing owned 43.0%36.0%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 80.1%76.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 79.3%76.8%
    Piped water inside dwelling 55.5%53.6%
    Electricity for lighting 83.5%81.7%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates-----
    Service charges1 0808311 0242 1252 972
    Investment revenue1 7943 1803 2974 1275 664
    Transfers recognised - operational208 065211 055189 805182 260180 319
    Other own revenue31 20061 83345 35545 50250 643
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)242 139276 899239 480234 015239 598
    Employee costs155 149169 563172 428164 260153 172
    Remuneration of councillors9 7579 96810 0939 5097 989
    Depreciation & asset impairment10 4099 45512 26213 91513 512
    Finance charges--600739729
    Materials and bulk purchases-----
    Transfers and grants3 000-4 394--
    Other expenditure134 389118 60782 941105 40699 334
    Total Expenditure312 704307 593282 719293 830274 736
    Surplus/(Deficit)(70 565)(30 694)(43 239)(59 815)(35 138)
    Transfers recognised - capital21 33434 762---
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(49 231)4 068(43 239)(59 815)(35 138)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(49 231)4 068(43 239)(59 815)(35 138)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure15 8005419901 2607 899
    Transfers recognised - capital15 758-990--
    Public contributions & donations-----
    Borrowing-----
    Internally generated funds42541-1 2607 899
    Total sources of capital funds15 8005419901 2607 899
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets57 61149 31436 38144 50794 349
    Total non current assets73 87068 03371 78887 80293 926
    Total current liabilities58 24156 41545 31230 14533 266
    Total non current liabilities63 27863 27869 93363 31454 839
    Community wealth/Equity9 962(2 346)(7 076)38 849100 170
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating9 280(21 174)270(37 996)(7 957)
    Net cash from (used) investing(14 194)(535)(990)(1 260)(5 738)
    Net cash from (used) financing--(5 663)(1 910)(3 167)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end8 56713 90432 77641 79082 653
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a----
    Irregular expendituren/a48-125-
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a3-6-
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 169 563172 428164 260153 172135 101
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 96810 0939 5097 9897 549
     
    Total Employee Positions 547533539464449
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 15763622111
    Total Vacancy Percentage 28.70%11.82%11.50%4.53%2.45%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66543
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 11000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 1616161921
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 02000
    Community And Social Service Positions 000023
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00000
    Finance And Administration Positions 124123132126107
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 261822137
    Electricity Positions 00000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 554559320
    Vacant Health Positions 1371510
    Public Safety Positions 328325294261274
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 117351664
    Road Transport Positions 4418229
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00910
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00000
    Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 00000
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 141415012
    Vacant Other Positions 00000

    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/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 00000
    Inside the yard 00000
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 00000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 00000
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Merafong Flora Project; plastic recycling project; Mohlakeng Buyback Centre; Katlego Cultural Facility.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Labour intensive agricultural projects; small-scale mining; development of the Donaldson Dam and Riebeeck Lake; development of tourist attractions.
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