Bushbuckridge Local Municipality (MP325)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

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

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    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
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Renias Khumalo
    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'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Qualified audit opinionQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates160 25059 377237 921252 816
    Service charges32 73830 07430 85731 256
    Investment revenue9 5706 4713 6671 437
    Transfers recognised - operational422 639449 442456 866400 761
    Other own revenue18 34216 17235 48543 579
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)643 538561 536764 797729 848
    Employee costs302 913207 712220 893189 210
    Remuneration of councillors25 80317 464-19 992
    Depreciation & asset impairment76 50738 500-139 084
    Finance charges----
    Materials and bulk purchases241 01198 975133 570143 346
    Transfers and grants15 45335 42110 727-
    Other expenditure184 454242 568267 754336 481
    Total Expenditure846 140640 639632 944828 113
    Surplus/(Deficit)(202 602)(79 103)131 853(98 265)
    Transfers recognised - capital308 571240 921237 533144 493
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions181 940161 819369 38646 228
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year181 940161 819369 38646 228
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure308 571480 820197 283580 081
    Transfers recognised - capital301 661480 820197 283580 081
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds----
    Total sources of capital funds308 571480 820197 283580 081
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets903 922n/a458 773165 931
    Total non current assets2 013 888n/a1 269 4891 342 332
    Total current liabilities620 891n/a601 525620 179
    Total non current liabilities116 044n/a23 290-
    Community wealth/Equity2 180 875n/a1 103 448888 084
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating814 026305 843312 543226 312
    Net cash from (used) investing(752 968)(502 755)(202 171)(226 737)
    Net cash from (used) financing----
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end213 635(196 913)110 3723 934
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure47 529122 247114 562216 220
    Irregular expenditure71 642109 966112 3775 457
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure5631--
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 302 913207 712220 893189 210
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 25 80317 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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