Frances Baard District Municipality (DC9)
Private Bag X6088, Kimberley, 8300Physical:
51 Drakensberg Avenue, Carters Glen, KimberleyTel:
053 838 0911Fax:
053 861 1538Web: www.francesbaard.gov.za
Frances Baard District Municipality is the smallest district in the Northern Cape. However, it accommodates the largest proportion of the province's population. The municipality is located in the far eastern portion of the province. It shares its northern borders with the North West province and its eastern border with the Free State province. Kimberley, which is where the district municipality is located, is less than 500km away from Johannesburg in the north, and less than 1 000km away from Cape Town in the south and the Port of Durban in the east. It comprises the four local municipalities of Dikgatlong, Magareng, Phokwane and Sol Plaatje.
Barkly West, Delportshoop, Hartswater, Jan Kempdorp, Kimberley, Pampierstat, Ritchie, Warrenton, WindsortonMain Economic Sectors:
Mining, quarrying, agriculture, fishing and forestry, manufacturing, construction
95 929Population Growth:
1.66% p.a. Unemployment Rate:
Political ManagementComposition of Council:
ANC 17, DA 6, COPE 2Mayor:
Ms Khadi MoloiOther Members of Council:
B M Maribe (Speaker), W Johnson (Chairperson: Finance Committee), K Rifles (Chairperson: Policy and Institutional Development Committee), M B Silingile (Chairperson: Infrastructure Development Committee), T Nicholas (Chairperson: Planning and Development), P R Molefi (Chairperson: Social Development Committee)
Administrative ManagementMunicipal Manager:
Ms Z M BogatsuChief Financial Officer:
Mr Hannes van BiljonCommunications Officer:
Ms Gerline RomanLED Officer:
Mr Basil LouwOther Senior Management:
Nomama Kgantsi (HOD: Administration), Frank Mdee (HOD: Planning and Development), Peet van der Walt (HOD: Infrastructure Services)
|Audit Outcome ||Financially unqualified with findings||Qualified audit opinion|
|Total Net Assets||90 926 239||86 409 607|
|Surplus/Deficit for the Year||(11 271 720)||13 623 428|
|Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities||16 750 565||15 341 599|
|Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure||15 908 120||267 450|
All procurement is centralised through the Supply Chain Unit. Procurement of goods and services are obtained: below R30 000 through quotation system from the preferred supplier database, above R30 000 but below R200 000 through written quotations. Written quotations are advertised through the FBDM website for seven days and external noticeboard at the district municipality offices. Tenders (above R200 000) are advertised through local and national newspapers.
LED ActivitiesKey Projects:
Establishment of the Cape Malt Plant for malt processing in Richie, and the positioning of emerging farmers to produce and supply barley to the plant; establishment of an oil processing plant in Phokwane; training of small and emerging miners; formalisation of 20 female contractors; training of graduates in local economic development and entrepreneurship; assisting with establishment/registration of cooperatives.Key Investment Opportunities:
Establishment of a processing plant in Phokwane Municipality; establishment and operation of a call centre in Magareng Municipality; equity partner for a bakery in Magareng Municipality; management and operation of a manufacturing hub/incubation in Sol Plaatje Municipality; supply of barley and transportation to a malt plant.
Links/ResourcesMunicipal TendersMunicipal VacanciesAnnual Report 2011/12
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