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.senqumunicipality.co.za
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Geography, History and Economy

Area: 7 329km²
Description: Senqu Local Municipality is a democratically elected Category B municipality. The municipality was established as provided for in section 12 of the Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998, as amended and is a collective executive type municipality. It represents the amalgamation and integration that took place between the former municipalities of Lady Grey, Barkly East, Sterkspruit, Rossouw and Rhodes. It is geographically the largest local municipality within the Joe Gqabi District Municipality.
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%)

MANAGEMENT

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 32, DA 2, PAC 2, UDM 1
Mayor: Ms Nozibele Mtyali
Other Members of Council: N P August (Speaker), M Mpelwane (Chief Whip and Chairperson: Technical Services), M Mafilika (Chairperson: IPME), N Kwinana (Chairperson: Corporate and Support Services), J Constable (Chairperson: Budget and Treasury)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Mxolisi Yawa
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Christo Venter
Communications Officer: Ms Mary-Ann Theron
LED Officer: Bronwen Viedge
Other Senior Management: M M Yawa (Information Officer), P L Bushula (Integrated Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation), C N Gologolo (Community Services), T E Wonga (Corporate Services), R N Crozier (Technical Services)

DEMOGRAPHIC

Population 134 150
Age Structure
Population under 15 34.00%
Population 15 to 64 58.30%
Population over 65 7.70%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 71.40
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 88.00
Population Growth
Per annum -0.12%
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) 35.50%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 43.60%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 14.50%
Higher education 5.40%
Matric 13.20%
Household Dynamics
Households 38 046
Average household size 3.50
Female headed households 50.50%
Formal dwellings 70.20%
Housing owned 68.50%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 11.90%
Weekly refuse removal 12.50%
Piped water inside dwelling 8.70%
Electricity for lighting 81.10%

Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.


FINANCIAL

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates7 2784 3124 001
Service charges26 00025 26719 951
Investment revenue8 9397 4766 790
Transfers recognised - operational103 369103 398107 758
Other own revenue4 97210 7944 489
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)150 558151 248142 990
Employee costs46 61040 01830 793
Remuneration of councillors9 9128 8588 387
Depreciation & asset impairment13 77713 43711 792
Finance charges1 8851 1471 718
Materials and bulk purchases18 20219 16715 130
Transfers and grants111333732
Other expenditure43 47745 82550 396
Total Expenditure133 973128 785118 947
Surplus/(Deficit)16 58422 46324 043
Transfers recognised - capital30 60320 14322 106
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions47 18742 60646 149
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year47 18742 60646 149
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure53 69037 66538 223
Transfers recognised - capital34 68420 14323 177
Public contributions & donations--11 333
Borrowing---
Internally generated funds19 00617 5223 713
Total sources of capital funds53 69037 66538 223
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets182 340173 044147 857
Total non current assets197 794211 703187 120
Total current liabilities35 10336 68935 525
Total non current liabilities32 55929 78629 091
Community wealth/Equity312 472318 272270 361
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating49 15666 17348 003
Net cash from (used) investing(53 844)(37 429)(37 997)
Net cash from (used) financing-(388)(255)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end96 936154 253125 897
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/an/a-
Irregular expendituren/an/a1 466
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/an/a-
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2011/122012/13
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 46 61040 018
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 9128 858
 
Total Employee Positions 252228
Total Vacant Employee Positions 3321
Total Vacancy Percentage 13.10%9.21%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 66
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00
Managerial Positions - by organogram 106
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 20
Community And Social Service Positions 34105
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 12
Finance And Administration Positions 6762
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1812
Electricity Positions 81
Vacant Electricity Positions 21
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 160
Vacant Public Safety Positions 80
Road Transport Positions 190
Vacant Road Transport Positions 10
Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Waste Management Positions 490
Vacant Waste Management Positions 10
Waste Water Management Positions 00
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00
Water Positions 430
Vacant Water Positions 00
Other Positions 048
Vacant Other Positions 06

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2011/122012/13
Water
Blue Drop Score n/an/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesNo
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 7 2140
Number of domestic households/delivery points 7 2140
Inside the yard 7 2140
Less than 200m from yard 00
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 1513 674

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? YesYes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 29 51832 358
Domestic households with access to free basic service 9 21012 519

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/an/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNo
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesNo
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 5 9250
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 4 9850
Flush toilet - septic tank 00
Ventilated pit latrine 00
Bucket system 6030
Other 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 7773 773

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 4 8635 021
Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 4843 480

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.

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 051 603 1300 gushmania@senqu.gov.za
Electricity 051 603 1300 tobbent@senqu.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 051 603 0123 salmanim@senqu.gov.za
Roads 051 603 1300 vanrensburgt@senqu.gov.za
Service Delivery 051 603 1300 crozierr@senqu.gov.za
Water

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