Bushbuckridge Local Municipality (MP325)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X9308, Bushbuckridge, 1280
    Physical: Opposite Mapulaneng DLTC, R533 Graskop Road, Bushbuckridge
    Tel: 013 799 1851/7
    Fax: 013 799 1865
    Web: www.bushbuckridge.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 10 250km²
    Description: Bushbuckridge Local Municipality is a presidential nodal point located in the south-eastern part of the Limpopo province and north-eastern part of the Mpumalanga province. The municipality is one of the two constituents of the former Bohlabela District Municipality (within Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality) further north, and Fetakgomo/Greater Tubatse Local Municipality in the west.
     The municipal area provides a link to Lydenburg and other centres in the Lowveld, particularly Hoedspruit, Pilgrim's Rest and Graskop. Bushbuckridge Local Municipality can therefore be called the gateway to the major tourist attraction points in Mpumalanga and the eastern part of the Limpopo province.

    Cities/Towns: Sabie Park
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, tourism
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 53, BRA 14, EFF 4, DA 3, APC 2 (2016 LGE)
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Sylvia Nxumalo
    Other Members of Council: F Sibuyi (Supply Chain and Finance), Leonard Malomane (LED and Tourism), Sylvia Siwelani (Sports, Arts, Culture and Heritage), Flomina Timba (Social Development), Enas Selowe (Corporate Services), B T Mokeona (Technical Services)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Lisa
    Chief Financial Officer: Mrs C A Nkuna
    Communications Officer: Mr Aubrey Mnisi (Communications Manager)
    LED Officer: Mr Solomon Nyembe
    Other Senior Management: Mr R Khoza (Director: Corporate Services), Mr E Mashava (Director: Technical Services), Dr Z Mkhabela (Director: Community Services), Mrs Sarah Mogakane (Director: Economic Development Planning and Environment)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 541 248
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 37.00%
    Population 15 to 64 57.70%
    Population over 65 5.30%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 73.40
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 83.30
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.79%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 52.10%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 64.60%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 18.60%
    Higher education 7.40%
    Matric 25.70%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 134 197
    Average household size 4.00
    Female headed households 53.30%
    Formal dwellings 95.90%
    Housing owned 72.90%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 6.80%
    Weekly refuse removal 7.50%
    Piped water inside dwelling 11.90%
    Electricity for lighting 93.90%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates175 757160 25059 377237 921
    Service charges29 31932 73830 07430 857
    Investment revenue13 8049 5706 4713 667
    Transfers recognised - operational758 093554 770449 442456 866
    Other own revenue157 18018 49016 17235 485
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)1 134 153775 818561 536764 797
    Employee costs329 177281 150207 712220 893
    Remuneration of councillors25 14127 76417 464-
    Depreciation & asset impairment21 50076 51138 500-
    Finance charges66---
    Materials and bulk purchases293 445236 79998 975133 570
    Transfers and grants29 31114 87235 42110 727
    Other expenditure161 298151 928242 568267 754
    Total Expenditure859 938789 024640 639632 944
    Surplus/(Deficit)274 215(13 207)(79 103)131 853
    Transfers recognised - capital434 993341 256240 921237 533
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions709 208328 050161 819369 386
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year709 208328 050161 819369 386
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure415 535308 571480 820197 283
    Transfers recognised - capital415 535308 571480 820197 283
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds----
    Total sources of capital funds415 535308 571480 820197 283
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets-903 922n/a458 773
    Total non current assets-2 013 888n/a1 269 489
    Total current liabilities-620 891n/a601 525
    Total non current liabilities-116 044n/a23 290
    Community wealth/Equity-2 180 875n/a1 103 448
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating548 219814 026305 843312 543
    Net cash from (used) investing(582 015)(752 968)(502 755)(202 171)
    Net cash from (used) financing----
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end179 723213 635(196 913)110 372
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a47 529122 247114 562
    Irregular expendituren/a71 642109 966112 377
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a5631-
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 UnauditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 281 150207 712220 893189 210
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 27 76417 464-19 992
     
    Total Employee Positions 1 3841 1061 079969
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 200430
    Total Vacancy Percentage 14.45%0.36%0.28%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0330
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 41343425
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 3100
    Community And Social Service Positions 17250139139
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 5000
    Finance And Administration Positions 425147243243
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 5000
    Electricity Positions 35222
    Vacant Electricity Positions 32000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 6000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 3000
    Health Positions 19000
    Vacant Health Positions 15000
    Public Safety Positions 571353030
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 4000
    Road Transport Positions 78392020
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 77000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 4000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 2000
    Waste Management Positions 430260199199
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 24000
    Waste Water Management Positions 267144198198
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 30000
    Water Positions 089107107
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 001010
    Vacant Other Positions 0000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a64.24n/a30.80
    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 145 174145 174144 902144 902
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 144 902144 902144 902144 902
    Inside the yard 57 64157 64157 64157 641
    Less than 200m from yard 71 25571 25571 25571 255
    More than 200m from yard 16 00616 00616 00616 006
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 66022 64557 64157 641

    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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 130 65058 32754 00448 501
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 45 00023 00048 00043 000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a0
    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 222 375126 227111 983108 452
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 50 0004 8524 8524 582
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1 3751 3751 3751 375
    Ventilated pit latrine 120 000120 00019 24915 988
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 51 000086 50786 507
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 6603 5576 5006 500

    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 15 00015 00015 00015 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 6604 7606 5006 500

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Corck Thulani Tourism Project; Kruger to Blyde Canyon Biosphere; Dingledale Newforest Irrigation Scheme; Bushbuckridge Nature Reserve; Lisbom Citrus Project.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Injaka Dam lemon plantation and lemon-related products factory; Injaka Dam Waterfront Hotel; Injaka Honey and Mushroom Farming Projects.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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