Polokwane Local Municipality (LIM354)

OVERVIEW

Contact Details

Postal: PO Box 111, Polokwane, 0700
Physical: Cnr Landros Mare & Bodenstein Streets, Polokwane
Tel: 015 290 2000
Fax: 015 290 2106
Web: www.polokwane.gov.za

Geography, History and Economy

Area: 3 766km²
Description: Polokwane Local Municipality is located within the Capricorn District in the Limpopo province. 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'. 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. 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%)

MANAGEMENT

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 60, DA 10, COPE 3, ACDP 1, AZAPO 1, FF+ 1
Mayor: Miss Thembi Nkadimeng
Other Members of Council: M C Mathiba (Speaker), M J Kaka (Chairperson: Housing), M J Ralefatane (Chairperson: Water and Sanitation), P J Modikwa (Chairperson: Electricity), M K Teffo (Chairperson: Sports, Arts and Culture), M C Molepo (Chairperson: Spatial Planning), M E Maleka (Chairperson: Finance and LED), T J Mogale (Chairperson: Community Services), M D Madikoto (Chairperson: Roads and Storm Water), M M Peta (Chairperson: Special Focus), L E Hardy (Chairperson: Waste and Environment)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mrs Constance Mametja
Chief Financial Officer: Mr F Modau
Communications Officer: Mr Simon Mokoatedi

DEMOGRAPHIC

Population 628 999
Age Structure
Population under 15 30.10%
Population 15 to 64 64.80%
Population over 65 5.10%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 54.30
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 92.50
Population Growth
Per annum 2.13%
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) 32.40%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 42.00%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 6.70%
Higher education 17.30%
Matric 29.50%
Household Dynamics
Households 178 001
Average household size 3.40
Female headed households 44.80%
Formal dwellings 89.40%
Housing owned 56.40%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 41.10%
Weekly refuse removal 44.40%
Piped water inside dwelling 33.70%
Electricity for lighting 83.00%

Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.


FINANCIAL

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aAudit not finalised at legislated dateDisclaimer of audit opinion
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates296 845254 721229 423
Service charges919 284867 520781 281
Investment revenue22 57723 01724 554
Transfers recognised - operational448 327501 275367 485
Other own revenue117 176126 526182 235
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)1 804 2081 773 0581 584 979
Employee costs439 194412 055399 033
Remuneration of councillors23 32621 92220 615
Depreciation & asset impairment232 701265 100232 457
Finance charges26 31729 59429 427
Materials and bulk purchases736 612698 415615 678
Transfers and grants6 7605 5406 122
Other expenditure421 601483 493318 926
Total Expenditure1 886 5101 916 1191 622 257
Surplus/(Deficit)(82 302)(143 061)(37 279)
Transfers recognised - capital503 528187 077213 511
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets--(36 649)
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions421 22644 016139 583
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year421 22644 016139 583
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure380 352339 662354 503
Transfers recognised - capital358 132227 305216 313
Public contributions & donations---
Borrowing---
Internally generated funds22 220112 357138 190
Total sources of capital funds380 352339 662354 503
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets854 659727 454646 162
Total non current assets5 789 1636 019 5475 829 490
Total current liabilities529 458585 694493 463
Total non current liabilities498 700477 859476 340
Community wealth/Equity5 615 6645 683 4475 505 849
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating535 899435 947405 276
Net cash from (used) investing(242 683)(361 068)(403 719)
Net cash from (used) financing(14 257)(34 092)4 476
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end331 01952 06111 274
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a119 890140 440
Irregular expendituren/a373 547208 391
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-1 786
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2012/132011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 439 194412 055
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 23 32621 922
 
Total Employee Positions 3 3301 763
Total Vacant Employee Positions 1 6245
Total Vacancy Percentage 48.77%0.28%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 97
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00
Managerial Positions - by organogram 11671
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 435
Community And Social Service Positions 232308
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 790
Finance And Administration Positions 170124
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 760
Electricity Positions 130123
Vacant Electricity Positions 380
Enviromental Protection Positions 394196
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 2420
Health Positions 013
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 54938
Vacant Public Safety Positions 3130
Road Transport Positions 172111
Vacant Road Transport Positions 980
Sport And Recreation Positions 134121
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 400
Waste Management Positions 368156
Vacant Waste Management Positions 2600
Waste Water Management Positions 36568
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 970
Water Positions 244158
Vacant Water Positions 920
Other Positions 447269
Vacant Other Positions 2460

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2012/132011/12
Water
Blue Drop Score n/an/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 178 757175 945
Number of domestic households/delivery points 174 980175 945
Inside the yard 91 56788 138
Less than 200m from yard 74 36878 762
More than 200m from yard 9 0459 045
Domestic households with access to free basic service 139 131115 082

Electricity
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 153 219152 490
Domestic households with access to free basic service 26 49127 000

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/a0
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 186 166136 014
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 64 31054 081
Flush toilet - septic tank 3 9122 231
Ventilated pit latrine 18 5250
Bucket system 00
Other 95 65579 357
Domestic households with access to free basic service 61 40361 403

Solid Waste Services
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 100 30991 502
Domestic households with access to free basic service 100 14591 338

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


LINKS/RESOURCES

The information in this directory is supplied and/or externally sourced and is also subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us at info@municipalities.co.za so that we can correct it.

Blue Drop Scores

The Blue Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Blue Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Blue Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal drinking water quality management performance of the relevant municipality. The score relates to not only the quality of the drinking water, but also contains a risk management measure relating to the ability of the responsible authority to sustain the quality of drinking water and also to deal with any incidents that may pose a health risk to the public. The maximum score is 100 and the target of excellence is 95%.

Green Drop Scores

The Green Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Green Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Green Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal wastewater business practice and compliance of the relevant municipality. The maximum score is 100.

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Financial Audit Outcomes

The objective of an audit of financial statements is to express an opinion on whether the financial statements fairly represent the financial position of the auditee at financial year-end and the results of its operations for the financial year.

The Auditor-General can express one of the following audit opinions:

Clean audit outcome: The financial statements are free from material misstatements (in other words, a financially unqualified audit opinion) and there are no material findings on reporting on performance objectives or non-compliance with legislation.

Financially unqualified with findings: The financial statements contain no material misstatements. Unless the Auditor General expresses a clean audit outcome, findings have been raised on either reporting on predetermined objectives or non-compliance with legislation, or both these aspects.

Qualified audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements in specific amounts, or there is insufficient evidence for the Auditor General to conclude that specific amounts included in the financial statements are not materially misstated.

Adverse audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements that are not confined to specific amounts, or the misstatements represent a substantial portion of the financial statements.

Disclaimer of audit opinion: The auditee provided insufficient evidence in the form of documentation on which to base an audit opinion. The lack of sufficient evidence is not confined to specific amounts, or represents a substantial portion of the information contained in the financial statements.

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