Walter Sisulu Local Municipality (EC145)

Walter Sisulu Local Municipality was established by the amalgamation of Gariep Local Municipality and Maletswai Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information is not yet available for the new municipality. View historical information for Gariep Local Municipality and Maletswai Local Municipality.


    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 13, Burgersdorp, 9744
    Physical: 1 Greyling Street, Burgersdorp, 9744
    Tel: 051 653 1777
    Fax: 051 653 0056

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 13 269km²
    Description: The Walter Sisulu Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located in the west of the Joe Gqabi District in the Eastern Cape Province, south of the Orange River and Gariep Dam. The Orange River separates Walter Sisulu from both the Northern Cape and Free State Provinces. The municipality is the largest of the three in the district, making up half of its geographical area. It was established by the amalgamation of the Gariep and Maletswai Local Municipalities in August 2016.
     The Walter Sisulu Local Municipality has fairly diverse vegetation and is home to three distinct vegetation types, one of which – Eastern Mixed Nama Karoo – is recognised as a nationally significant biome. It is characterised by mountains, hills and valleys. This area is well known for its stock farming, of which sheep production is one of the dominating sectors. The streams and rivers team with fish, trout being a common species. Rock foundations have beautiful artwork made years ago by the founders of the area – the Khoisan.
     A thermal springs resort, named Aliwal Spa, is located within the municipal area and produces salty water, rich in minerals, from underground.

    Main Economic Sectors: Government services, community services, transport and communication, finance and business services, manufacturing, agriculture, trade, construction
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    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 15, DA 5, EFF 1, MALETSWAI CIVIC ASSOCIATION 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Bulelwa Khweyiya
    Other Members of Council: B Khweyiya (Exco Chairperson), Ngubo (Exco), Davids (Exco), Hardkopf (Exco), Schoeman (Finance Committee), Mdumisa (Finance Committee), Masina (Finance Committee), Mangali (Finance Committee), Hardkopf (Chairperson: Finance Committee), D De Jongh (Corporate Services Committee), Z Mqokrwana (Corporate Services Committee), M Solani (Corporate Services Committee), Y Zweni (Corporate Services Committee), V Davids (Chairperson: Corporate Services Committee), E Theron (Community Services Committee), L Nkunzi (Community Services Committee), B Khweyiya (Chairperson: Community Services Committee), M Mtshingana (Community Services Committee), X Mabusela (Technical Services Committee), B Ndika (Technical Services Committee), N Ngubo (Technical Services Committee), M Mokhoabane (Technical Services Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Thembinkosi Mawonga
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Thomas Maseko
    Communications Officer: Ms Buli Mgojo
    LED Officer: Mr R Khamali
    Other Senior Management: Mr S Botha (Director: Corporate Services), Mr P Pungwani (Director: Community Services), Ms N B B Mokhantso (Director: Institutional Planning and Economic Development)
    Population 87 26377 477
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 35.5%32.1%
    Population 15 to 64 60.8%62.0%
    Population over 65 3.7%6.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 64.661.4
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 90.892.2
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.70%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 7.4%12.5%
    Matric 24.8%19.2%
    Higher education 7.9%8.5%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 23 70621 874
    Average household size 3.73.4
    Female headed households 42.4%42.4%
    Formal dwellings 89.3%90.2%
    Housing owned 60.9%47.9%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 83.0%72.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 83.4%82.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 48.1%45.4%
    Electricity for lighting 87.4%87.0%

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

    All values: R'0002016/17
    Property rates59
    Service charges55 076
    Investment revenue786
    Transfers recognised - operational27 923
    Other own revenue7 705
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)91 548
    Employee costs25 929
    Remuneration of councillors2 180
    Depreciation & asset impairment1 143
    Finance charges220
    Materials and bulk purchases8 208
    Transfers and grants-
    Other expenditure18 005
    Total Expenditure55 684
    Surplus/(Deficit)35 865
    Transfers recognised - capital4 935
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions40 799
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year40 799
    Capital expenditure16 437
    Transfers recognised - capital12 804
    Public contributions & donations-
    Internally generated funds3 633
    Total sources of capital funds16 437
    Total current assets120 538
    Total non current assets256 429
    Total current liabilities202 781
    Total non current liabilities19 615
    Community wealth/Equity154 570
    Net cash from (used) operating143 460
    Net cash from (used) investing(21 705)
    Net cash from (used) financing(677)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end125 942
    Unauthorised expendituren/a
    Irregular expendituren/a
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a
    SOURCES71 Unaudited

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

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