Emthanjeni Local Municipality (NC073)

Contact details

Postal: PO Box 42, De Aar, 7000
Physical: 45 Voortrekker Street, De Aar
Tel: 053 632 9100
Fax: 053 631 0105
Web: www.emthanjeni.co.za

Municipal Information

Area: 13 472km²
Cities/Towns: Britstown, Burgerville, De Aar, Griesenkraal, Hanover
Main Economic Sectors: Community services, agriculture, business services, retail, tourism

Demographic Information

Population: 42 356
Households: 10 457
Population Growth: 1.69% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 28.00%

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 7, DA 5, COPE 1, INDEPENDENT 1
Mayor: Mr Sipho Sthonga
Other Members of Council: Marie Freddie (Speaker), Godfrey Nyl (Executive Committee Member), A Jaftha (Executive Committee Member)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Isak Visser
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Faried Manuel
Communications Officer: Mr Isak Visser
Other Senior Management: Mr Mark Jeremy Vincent Owies (Director: Infrastructure Services)

Financial Information

Audit Outcome Financially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinion
Total Net Assets1 020 7371 061 5971 118 467
Surplus/Deficit for the Year(48 767)(56 870)(36 060)
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities17 43624 5897 913
Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure77 402120 45897 688

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are published on the municipal website.

LED Activities

Key Projects: Hydroponic tunnels; solar energy park; cooperatives support; paragliding world event.
Key Investment Opportunities: Shopping/office complex; Warehouse Plant (De Aar central location); arts and crafts hub; development of N10 corridor.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 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 072 206 3356 mludwick@emthanjeni.co.za
Electricity 082 887 0740 samuel@emthanjeni.co.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 082 887 0684 mrjack@emthanjeni.co.za
Roads 083 406 0747 pclaaste@emthanjeni.co.za
Service Delivery 061 361 0768 cmaritz@emthanjeni.co.za
Water 082 887 0558 owiesm@emthanjeni.co.za