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

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinion
Property rates20 95417 32314 561
Service charges82 06379 88476 227
Investment revenue1 0201 595585
Transfers recognised - operational38 87643 51034 533
Other own revenue24 06513 83615 064
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)166 979156 149140 970
Employee costs56 97056 44046 227
Remuneration of councillors3 9533 6943 421
Depreciation & asset impairment-68 92568 650
Finance charges8551 0411 284
Materials and bulk purchases47 57538 78134 106
Transfers and grants14 188305788
Other expenditure30 79747 18152 717
Total Expenditure154 337216 367207 194
Surplus/(Deficit)12 642(60 218)(66 224)
Transfers recognised - capital1 53511 4519 354
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions14 177(48 767)(56 870)
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year14 177(48 767)(56 870)
Capital expenditure15 66914 16618 543
Transfers recognised - capital12 27112 6859 354
Public contributions & donations---
Internally generated funds3 3981 4829 189
Total sources of capital funds15 66914 16618 543
Total current assets122 268126 894107 470
Total non current assets988 119976 9131 029 731
Total current liabilities84 38339 31937 395
Total non current liabilities3 16643 75138 210
Community wealth/Equity1 022 8381 020 7371 061 597
Net cash from (used) operating18 46417 39224 589
Net cash from (used) investing(11 898)(13 688)(18 454)
Net cash from (used) financing(2 271)(2 231)(2 050)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(4 161)10 6989 225
Unauthorised expendituren/a54 23095 333
Irregular expendituren/a23 09225 126
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a80-
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’.

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 Reports
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
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 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