Senqu Local Municipality (EC142)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X03, Lady Grey, 9755
    Physical: 19 Murray Street, Lady Grey
    Tel: 051 603 1300
    Fax: 051 603 0445
    Web: www.senqu.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 7 329km²
    Description: The Senqu Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the Joe Gqabi District in the Eastern Cape Province. It is bordered by Lesotho in the north, the Chris Hani District in the south, Elundini in the east, and Walter Sisulu in the west.
     The municipality is one of three in the district, accounting for a third of its geographical area. It represents the amalgamation and integration that took place between the former municipalities of Lady Grey, Barkly East, Sterkspruit, Rossouw and Rhodes.

    Cities/Towns: Barkly East, Lady Grey, Rhodes, Rossouw, Sterkspruit
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance (27.86%), general government (26.22%), community, social and personal services (13.57%), trade (9.01%), manufacturing (8.17%), transport (5.62%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (5.46%), construction (3.01%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 23, CIVIC 8, DA 2, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Nomvuyo Mposelwa
    Other Members of Council: Isaac Mosisidi (Speaker), Velile Stokhwe (Chief Whip)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Mxolisi Yawa
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 140 720134 150
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 36.9%34.0%
    Population 15 to 64 58.0%58.3%
    Population over 65 5.1%7.7%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 72.471.4
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 85.788.0
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.09%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a35.5%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a43.6%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 10.7%14.5%
    Matric 19.0%13.2%
    Higher education 5.3%5.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 35 59738 046
    Average household size 4.03.5
    Female headed households 48.4%50.5%
    Formal dwellings 78.5%70.2%
    Housing owned 83.4%68.5%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 13.2%11.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 13.0%12.5%
    Piped water inside dwelling 8.1%8.7%
    Electricity for lighting 93.1%81.1%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates(584)4 6074 4924 312
    Service charges29 30629 27926 05225 267
    Investment revenue13 91310 5128 8817 476
    Transfers recognised - operational82 258124 358111 527103 398
    Other own revenue4 71012 8617 40810 794
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)129 603181 616158 361151 248
    Employee costs54 62154 49648 40040 018
    Remuneration of councillors10 18610 3999 5808 858
    Depreciation & asset impairment18 32218 36811 76613 437
    Finance charges1 1211 3411 2811 147
    Materials and bulk purchases17 02620 07919 42419 167
    Transfers and grants-480111333
    Other expenditure49 34456 00047 44745 825
    Total Expenditure150 620161 163138 009128 785
    Surplus/(Deficit)(21 017)20 45320 35122 463
    Transfers recognised - capital42 26227 63635 68620 143
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions21 24548 08956 03742 606
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year21 24548 08956 03742 606
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure38 74247 07552 72737 665
    Transfers recognised - capital25 50526 44335 68620 143
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds13 23720 63217 04117 522
    Total sources of capital funds38 74247 07552 72737 665
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets245 611202 808181 062173 044
    Total non current assets279 891298 131246 749211 703
    Total current liabilities30 15434 52429 43436 689
    Total non current liabilities30 44329 58928 47529 786
    Community wealth/Equity464 906436 826369 903318 272
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating38 93669 26961 90466 173
    Net cash from (used) investing(38 960)(48 127)(52 543)(37 429)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(672)(624)(388)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(24)183 460162 990154 253
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a--n/a
    Irregular expendituren/a6881 229n/a
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a1 008-n/a
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 54 49648 40040 01830 793
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 10 3999 5808 8588 387
     
    Total Employee Positions 230215228252
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 502133
    Total Vacancy Percentage 2.17%0.00%9.21%13.10%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 1414610
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0002
    Community And Social Service Positions 6510534
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0021
    Finance And Administration Positions 56596267
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 101218
    Electricity Positions 101018
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0012
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 1410016
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0008
    Road Transport Positions 1615019
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 1001
    Sport And Recreation Positions 02400
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 10169049
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 3001
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 00043
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 73480
    Vacant Other Positions 0060

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0007 214
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 0007 214
    Inside the yard 0007 214
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0004 151

    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? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 34 13133 73432 35829 518
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 11 82012 52312 5199 210

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0005 925
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 0004 985
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0000
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 000603
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0003 777

    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 5 4765 0215 0214 863
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 5006943 4803 484

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Jozana's Hoek Dam and Holo-Hlahtsi Chalets; Tiffindell Ski Resort; plastics project; housing developments; retail development; stone crushing; dried peaches; berries; battlefield tourism; wool knitting and other processes; sandstone cutting.
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