Bushbuckridge Local Municipality (MP325)

OVERVIEW

Contact Details

Postal: Private Bag X9308, Bushbuckridge, 1280
Physical: R533 Graskop Road, Bushbuckridge
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 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

MANAGEMENT

Political Management

The municipality is currently under S139 provincial administration due to problems with governance and financial administration.
Composition of Council: ANC 55, BRA 7, APC 3, COPE 3, DA 3, ACDP 1, INDEPENDENT 1, PAC 1
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)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr E S Ngomane
Chief Financial Officer: Mrs C A Nkuna
Communications Officer: Mr Zondi Mkhabela
LED Officer: Mrs S Mogakane
Other Senior Management: Mr R Khoza (Director: Corporate Services), Mr E Mashava (Director: Technical Services), Mr Z Mkhabela (Acting Director: Community Services)

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'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates59 377237 921252 816
Service charges30 07430 85731 256
Investment revenue6 4713 6671 437
Transfers recognised - operational449 442456 866400 761
Other own revenue16 17235 48543 579
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)561 536764 797729 848
Employee costs207 712220 893189 210
Remuneration of councillors17 464-19 992
Depreciation & asset impairment38 500-139 084
Finance charges---
Materials and bulk purchases98 975133 570143 346
Transfers and grants35 42110 727-
Other expenditure242 568267 754336 481
Total Expenditure640 639632 944828 113
Surplus/(Deficit)(79 103)131 853(98 265)
Transfers recognised - capital240 921237 533144 493
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions161 819369 38646 228
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year161 819369 38646 228
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure480 820197 283580 081
Transfers recognised - capital480 820197 283580 081
Public contributions & donations---
Borrowing---
Internally generated funds---
Total sources of capital funds480 820197 283580 081
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assetsn/a458 773165 931
Total non current assetsn/a1 269 4891 342 332
Total current liabilitiesn/a601 525620 179
Total non current liabilitiesn/a23 290-
Community wealth/Equityn/a1 103 448888 084
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating305 843312 543226 312
Net cash from (used) investing(502 755)(202 171)(226 737)
Net cash from (used) financing---
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(196 913)110 3723 934
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a114 562216 220
Irregular expendituren/a112 3775 457
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2012/132011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 207 712220 893
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 17 464-
 
Total Employee Positions 1 079969
Total Vacant Employee Positions 30
Total Vacancy Percentage 0.28%0.00%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 66
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 30
Managerial Positions - by organogram 3425
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00
Community And Social Service Positions 139139
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00
Finance And Administration Positions 243243
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 00
Electricity Positions 22
Vacant Electricity Positions 00
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 3030
Vacant Public Safety Positions 00
Road Transport Positions 2020
Vacant Road Transport Positions 00
Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Waste Management Positions 199199
Vacant Waste Management Positions 00
Waste Water Management Positions 198198
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00
Water Positions 107107
Vacant Water Positions 00
Other Positions 1010
Vacant Other Positions 00

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2012/132011/12
Water
Blue Drop Score n/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? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 144 902144 902
Number of domestic households/delivery points 144 902144 902
Inside the yard 57 64157 641
Less than 200m from yard 71 25571 255
More than 200m from yard 16 00616 006
Domestic households with access to free basic service 57 64157 641

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? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 54 00448 501
Domestic households with access to free basic service 48 00043 000

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/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? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 111 983108 452
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 4 8524 582
Flush toilet - septic tank 1 3751 375
Ventilated pit latrine 19 24915 988
Bucket system 00
Other 86 50786 507
Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 5006 500

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 15 00015 000
Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 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.

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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Resident Queries


Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 013 799 7851/079 874 3314 phahlamohlakak@bushbuckridge.gov.za
Electricity 013 799 7851/082 523 2748 munwana@bushbuckridge.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 013 799 7851/072 352 3037 nyalungum@bushbuckridge.gov.za
Roads 013 799 7851/082 529 2615 geshomn@yahoo.com
Service Delivery 013 799 7851/072 190 8892 emashava@gmail.com
Water 013 799 7851/071 675 9403 rodgesbaloyi@yahoo.com

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