Bushbuckridge Local Municipality (MP325)

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

Municipal Information

Area: 10 250km²
Cities/Towns: Sabie Park
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, tourism

Demographic Information

Population: 541 248
Households: 134 197
Population Growth: 0.79% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 52.10%

Political Management

The municipality is currently under S139 provincial administration.
Reason: 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)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
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 expenditure480 820197 283580 081
Transfers recognised - capital480 820197 283580 081
Public contributions & donations---
Internally generated funds---
Total sources of capital funds480 820197 283580 081
Total current assets-458 773165 931
Total non current assets-1 269 4891 342 332
Total current liabilities-601 525620 179
Total non current liabilities-23 290-
Community wealth/Equity-1 103 448888 084
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 expendituren/an/a216 220
Irregular expendituren/an/a5 457
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/an/a-
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited
  1. S71 Unaudited figures are sourced from the MFMA S71 4th Quarter Schedule C reports, made available by the National Treasury. The schedules are available at http://mfma.treasury.gov.za/Media_Releases/s71/Pages/default.aspx.
  2. S71 Audited figures are prior year audited figures sourced from the MFMA S71 Schedule C reports.
  3. If the relevant S71 Schedule C figures are unavailable, prior year audited figures may be taken from the relevant Audited Financial Statements. The source is then indicated as AFS. Links are provided under the Resources section on this site.
  4. S71 Schedule C reports are in the format for monthly and quarterly municipal financial statements as prescribed by the Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations. S71 Schedule C figures are standardised to the prescribed format and may differ from figures shown in the Audited Financial Statements. Where we have captured figures directly from the Audited Financial Statements, we have endeavoured to follow the S71 Schedule C format.
  5. Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure is sourced from the Consolidated general report on the audit outcomes of local government, published annually by the Auditor-General South Africa. If the figures are unavailable in this report, they may be sourced from the Annual Financial Statements of the relevant municipality.
  6. All figures are rounded to the nearest R'000. R0 values are reflected as ‘-’. Values that are unavailable are reflected as ‘n/a’.

LED Activities

Key Projects: Corck Thulani Tourism Project; Kruger to Blyde Canyon Biosphere; Dingledale Newforest Irrigation Scheme.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Reports
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
Integrated Development Plans
IDP 2012/13
MFMA Section 71 – Schedule C
Schedule C 2013/14
Schedule C 2012/13
Schedule C 2011/12

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.


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.


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