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%)
  • MAP

  • 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'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionAudit not finalised at legislated dateDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates296 554285 392254 721229 423
    Service charges989 245884 984867 520781 281
    Investment revenue35 09130 54723 01724 554
    Transfers recognised - operational524 561516 199501 275367 485
    Other own revenue107 780215 827126 526182 235
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)1 953 2311 932 9491 773 0581 584 979
    Employee costs492 921456 579412 055399 033
    Remuneration of councillors24 49324 04321 92220 615
    Depreciation & asset impairment205 000449 693265 100232 457
    Finance charges25 26526 31729 59429 427
    Materials and bulk purchases829 633735 094698 415615 678
    Transfers and grants6 7406 9405 5406 122
    Other expenditure506 970620 921483 493318 926
    Total Expenditure2 091 0222 319 5861 916 1191 622 257
    Surplus/(Deficit)(137 792)(386 637)(143 061)(37 279)
    Transfers recognised - capital579 344350 188187 077213 511
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---(36 649)
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions441 552(36 449)44 016139 583
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year441 552(36 449)44 016139 583
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure609 048370 729339 662354 503
    Transfers recognised - capital555 235353 822227 305216 313
    Public contributions & donations2 797---
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds51 01616 907112 357138 190
    Total sources of capital funds609 048370 729339 662354 503
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets1 283 090887 929727 454646 162
    Total non current assets8 956 6688 068 3716 019 5475 829 490
    Total current liabilities924 526724 644585 694493 463
    Total non current liabilities500 748503 575477 859476 340
    Community wealth/Equity8 814 4847 728 0815 683 4475 505 849
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating604 584654 916435 947405 276
    Net cash from (used) investing(606 713)(359 328)(361 068)(403 719)
    Net cash from (used) financing(14 627)(35 091)(34 092)4 476
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end292 836312 55852 06111 274
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/an/a119 890140 440
    Irregular expendituren/an/a373 547208 391
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/an/a-1 786
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 412 0553399 0333
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 21 92220 615
     
    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 00
    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.

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