Polokwane Local Municipality (LIM354)

Part of Aganang Local Municipality was merged into Polokwane Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. The Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information displayed here only includes figures for Polokwane Local Municipality. View historic information for Aganang Local Municipality.

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 111, Polokwane, 0700
    Physical: Cnr Landdros Mare & Bodenstein Streets, Polokwane
    Tel: 015 290 2000/1
    Fax: 015 290 2218
    Web: www.polokwane.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 766km²
    Description: The Polokwane Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located within the Capricorn District in the Limpopo Province. It is one of four municipalities in the district, making up just under a quarter of its geographical area.
     It is a city with more than a century of phenomenal growth and prosperity. Polokwane Municipality accounts for 3% of the total surface area of Limpopo, however, over 10% of the population of Limpopo resides within its boundaries. The municipality serves as the economic hub of Limpopo, and has the highest population density in the Capricorn District. It shares its name with the city of Polokwane (previously Pietersburg). In February 2002, the city was renamed Polokwane – a northern Sesotho word that means ‘place of safety'.
     The municipal spatial pattern reflects that of the historic apartheid city model, characterised by segregated settlement. At the centre of the area is the Polokwane economic hub, which comprises the central business district, industrial area, and a range of social services and well-established formal urban areas servicing the more affluent residents of Polokwane. Situated on the outskirts in several clusters are less formal settlement areas, which are experiencing enormous influx from rural urban migration trends.
     These areas are in dire need of upgraded services and infrastructure, both social and engineering, and are struggling to cope with the informal influx of more and more people who want access to an improved quality and standard of living.

    Cities/Towns: Polokwane
    Main Economic Sectors: Community services (32.1%), finance (21.5%), wholesale and retail trade (18.3%), transport (11.7%), manufacturing (4.8%), mining (4.2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 50, EFF 27, DA 10, COPE 1, VF PLUS 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Ms T P Nkadimeng
    Other Members of Council: Mr Mariri Ralefatane (Speaker), M K Teffo (Chief Whip), R C Molepo (Chairperson: Finance and LED), Mr Haffis Shaik (Chairperson: Land Use Management and Spatial Planning Development), Ms Francina Kubyana (Roads, Transport and Storm Water), Ms Jennifer Malope (Chairperson: Waste and Environment), Ms Reinet Setati (Admin and Governance), Ms Eunice Maraba (Chairperson: Community Safety), Ms Josephine Maja (Chairperson: Sport and Special Focus), M S Mashabela (Chairperson: Energy), Mr Tshepo Nkwe (Chairperson: Housing), Mr William Kganyago (Chairperson: Technical Services)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Ms Faith Maboya (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Nazim Essa (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Mr Matshidiso Mothapo (Acting)
    LED Officer: Ms Moipone Segoa
    Other Senior Management: Mr J Manyama (Human Resource Management)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 797 127728 633
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 30.7%31.1%
    Population 15 to 64 64.4%63.2%
    Population over 65 4.9%5.7%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 55.458.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 92.891.1
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.04%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 9.2%7.6%
    Matric 33.9%28.4%
    Higher education 13.6%15.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 239 116203 605
    Average household size 3.33.4
    Female headed households 44.9%46.2%
    Formal dwellings 93.4%90.2%
    Housing owned 67.3%55.2%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 40.4%36.2%
    Weekly refuse removal 38.8%38.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 26.3%30.4%
    Electricity for lighting 94.4%84.4%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates281 022255 730285 392254 721
    Service charges1 164 788927 229884 984867 520
    Investment revenue27 59335 72130 54723 017
    Transfers recognised - operational579 776547 555516 199501 275
    Other own revenue114 365216 038215 827126 526
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)2 167 5441 982 2731 932 9491 773 058
    Employee costs560 316525 233456 579412 055
    Remuneration of councillors27 81425 40624 04321 922
    Depreciation & asset impairment205 000552 487449 693265 100
    Finance charges23 87540 50326 31729 594
    Materials and bulk purchases911 545838 565735 094698 415
    Transfers and grants17 1802406 9405 540
    Other expenditure534 403669 032620 921483 493
    Total Expenditure2 280 1332 651 4662 319 5861 916 119
    Surplus/(Deficit)(112 589)(669 193)(386 637)(143 061)
    Transfers recognised - capital472 219555 235350 188187 077
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions359 629(113 958)(36 449)44 016
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year359 629(113 958)(36 449)44 016
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure546 386609 048370 729339 662
    Transfers recognised - capital426 470558 032353 822227 305
    Public contributions & donations2 938---
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds116 97851 01616 907112 357
    Total sources of capital funds546 386609 048370 729339 662
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets792 955774 686887 929727 454
    Total non current assets9 828 5599 433 1178 068 3716 019 547
    Total current liabilities589 391724 637724 644585 694
    Total non current liabilities523 469504 489503 575477 859
    Community wealth/Equity9 508 6558 978 6777 728 0815 683 447
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating328 339476 404654 916435 947
    Net cash from (used) investing(544 756)(524 621)(359 328)(361 068)
    Net cash from (used) financing9 781(51 210)(35 091)(34 092)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end86 200324 393312 55852 061
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a519 042370 784119 890
    Irregular expendituren/a297 56897 322373 547
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a1 603--
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 525 233456 579412 055399 033
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 25 40624 04321 92220 615
     
    Total Employee Positions 3 0162 9113 1391 763
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1 5301 6161 6335
    Total Vacancy Percentage 50.73%55.51%52.02%0.28%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 9997
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 13212512571
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 3138525
    Community And Social Service Positions 104109232308
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 3938790
    Finance And Administration Positions 288243170124
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 8779760
    Electricity Positions 133118130123
    Vacant Electricity Positions 4538380
    Enviromental Protection Positions 377380394196
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 2642582420
    Health Positions 87013
    Vacant Health Positions 1100
    Public Safety Positions 58557654938
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 3383523130
    Road Transport Positions 167171172111
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 9893980
    Sport And Recreation Positions 188191134121
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 8491400
    Waste Management Positions 367366368156
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 2592662600
    Waste Water Management Positions 15515016568
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 6282970
    Water Positions 301310244158
    Vacant Water Positions 133210920
    Other Positions 202156447269
    Vacant Other Positions 88702460

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a92.48n/a86.52
    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? YesYesYesNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 190 516190 516178 757175 945
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 186 739186 739174 980175 945
    Inside the yard 91 56791 56791 56788 138
    Less than 200m from yard 74 94174 94174 36878 762
    More than 200m from yard 20 23120 2319 0459 045
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 22 13023 11326 941115 082

    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 159 928158 073153 219152 490
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 22 13023 11326 49127 000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    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? YesYesYesNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 189 930189 930186 166136 014
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 68 55468 07464 31054 081
    Flush toilet - septic tank 3 9123 9123 9122 231
    Ventilated pit latrine 20 88521 18618 5250
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 92 81592 99495 65579 357
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 22 13023 11326 94161 403

    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 100 309100 309100 30991 502
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 22 13023 11326 94191 338

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

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