Dihlabeng Local Municipality (FS192)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 551, Bethlehem, 9700
    Physical: 9 Muller Street, Bethlehem
    Tel: 058 303 5732
    Fax: 058 303 4703
    Web: www.dihlabeng.gov.za

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 4 880km²
    Description: The Dihlabeng Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the Thabo Mofutsanyana District in the Free State. It is one of six municipalities in the district. It was established in terms of Section 12 of the Local Government Structures Act 117 of 1998, after the first general local government elections of 5 December 2000, which heralded the final phase of local government reform as envisaged in 1994 at the onset of the process of democratisation.
     Bethlehem is situated approximately 240km north-east of Bloemfontein, 140km east of Kroonstad and 90km west of Harrismith. The town is strategically situated in the heart of the picturesque north-eastern Free State and originally developed as a service centre. Growth is stimulated by the strategic location of the area, which is situated adjacent to the N5 between Bloemfontein and Durban and serves as a central regional centre.
     The scenic town of Clarens, often referred to as the ‘Switzerland' of South Africa, is situated approximately 34km south-east of Bethlehem. Clarens is a mere 20km from the Golden Gate Highlands National Park.
     Fouriesburg is situated on the R26 route and in close proximity to Lesotho. The town has the predominant function of a small service centre and is increasingly being supported by the tourism industry. Paul Roux is situated 35km west of Bethlehem. Rosendal is located at the foot of the Witteberg Mountain Range on the R70. The town offers excellent property investment opportunities.

    Cities/Towns: Bethlehem, Clarens, Fouriesburg, Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Paul Roux, Rosendal
    Main Economic Sectors: Services (29.7%), trade (18.6%), finance (18%), manufacturing (14.4%), transport (9.3%), agriculture (7.1%), construction (1.9%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 25, DA 8, EFF 3, INDEPENDENT 2, VF PLUS 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Ms Lindiwe Makhalema
    Other Members of Council: P David Lengoabala (Speaker), Tseki Tseki (MMC: Finance), Tieho Masoeu (MMC: IDP/PMS), Mafube Mofokeng (MMC: Municipal Infrastructure), Desmond Michaels (MMC: Corporate Services), Matsiliso Mokoena (MMC: Community Services), Sophia Jacobs (MMC: Human Settlement), Emely Mabizela (MMC: Rural Development), Japie Pienaar (MMC: LED)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Busa Molatseli
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Pule Khiba
    Communications Officer: Mr Tsediso Maitse
    LED Officer: Ms Thandi Hadebe
    Other Senior Management: Ms Mampe Sepheka (Director: Community Services), Mr Afrika Masuku (Director: Municipal Infrastructure)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 140 044128 704
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 27.3%29.4%
    Population 15 to 64 67.6%65.2%
    Population over 65 5.1%5.4%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 47.853.5
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 93.290.5
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.92%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a28.7%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a38.9%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 8.3%8.9%
    Matric 32.7%26.3%
    Higher education 9.5%10.6%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 46 85738 593
    Average household size 3.03.2
    Female headed households 40.9%41.1%
    Formal dwellings 80.1%76.7%
    Housing owned 54.4%47.5%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 80.6%74.2%
    Weekly refuse removal 82.4%80.2%
    Piped water inside dwelling 42.2%43.8%
    Electricity for lighting 90.3%84.8%

    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 rates94 28590 18880 25576 95066 850
    Service charges358 206325 585312 639307 704278 524
    Investment revenue74-41111
    Transfers recognised - operational124 615130 746135 186133 996132 667
    Other own revenue61 67665 44675 64347 78334 402
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)638 855611 965603 726566 444512 455
    Employee costs211 886201 667174 710172 725159 638
    Remuneration of councillors13 54414 81413 70512 73913 060
    Depreciation & asset impairment-67 91170 52167 65770 369
    Finance charges12 77617 08518 78714 60610 781
    Materials and bulk purchases109 372154 491138 542132 136127 352
    Transfers and grants--9 09973 1969 138
    Other expenditure230 484291 176270 506238 830204 893
    Total Expenditure578 062747 143695 871711 889595 231
    Surplus/(Deficit)60 793(135 178)(92 145)(145 445)(82 776)
    Transfers recognised - capital68 64078 91667 23573 19691 314
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions129 433(56 261)(24 910)(72 249)8 538
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year129 433(56 261)(24 910)(72 249)8 538
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure60 99875 86056 46690 647140 567
    Transfers recognised - capital60 99873 95356 46672 196140 567
    Public contributions & donations-1 906---
    Borrowing-----
    Internally generated funds---18 450-
    Total sources of capital funds60 99875 86056 46690 647140 567
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets32 80490 07190 76594 26681 150
    Total non current assets-1 932 7751 886 1711 928 8661 915 636
    Total current liabilities9 982304 827250 706255 673198 162
    Total non current liabilities-79 15682 23570 05271 247
    Community wealth/Equity22 8221 638 8641 643 9951 697 4071 727 377
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating179 01163 16070 53755 384105 927
    Net cash from (used) investing-(71 924)(56 298)(68 806)(102 383)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(2 861)(1 984)4 509-
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end199 106(7 368)4 257(11 157)(2 245)
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a76 123102 47534 393126 077
    Irregular expendituren/a37 07937 63586 46148 406
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a11 88714 20011 0956 389
    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) 201 667174 710172 725159 638142 711
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 14 81413 70512 73913 06012 888
     
    Total Employee Positions 1 1499641 0851 3241 070
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 30640
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.26%0.00%0.55%0.30%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 10100
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 3122272727
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 20540
    Community And Social Service Positions 9515111787
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00000
    Finance And Administration Positions 4054515496
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 00000
    Electricity Positions 4535363635
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0116110
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 000014
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 4543293029
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00000
    Road Transport Positions 86717685312
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 6964877466
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 82839095100
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00000
    Waste Water Management Positions 5957665959
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 4041454550
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 551462555785189
    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/a61.59n/a68.59
    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 38 59333 05431 03531 03530 212
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 34 06428 52526 40326 40325 580
    Inside the yard 30 45226 03523 92123 92119 563
    Less than 200m from yard 2 4032 4902 4822 4825 017
    More than 200m from yard 1 2090001 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 2944 2953 6223 5374 570

    Electricity
    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? YesYesYesYesNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 35 60930 64930 00830 97425 895
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 2944 2953 6223 5374 570

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    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 37 77033 05429 89129 89127 871
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 25 36224 68121 41121 41119 563
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0519520520355
    Ventilated pit latrine 6 7882 3252 3282 3282 321
    Bucket system 7871 0001 0001 0001 000
    Other 3040000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 2944 2953 6223 5374 570

    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 28 52528 52527 81227 81225 616
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 2944 2953 6223 5374 570

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

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