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%)
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  • 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: 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'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates7 7934 4924 3124 001
    Service charges30 06226 05225 26719 951
    Investment revenue10 5458 8817 4766 790
    Transfers recognised - operational124 521111 527103 398107 758
    Other own revenue4 9727 40810 7944 489
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)177 892158 361151 248142 990
    Employee costs48 80948 40040 01830 793
    Remuneration of councillors10 6429 5808 8588 387
    Depreciation & asset impairment28 21111 76613 43711 792
    Finance charges1 9461 2811 1471 718
    Materials and bulk purchases20 10919 42419 16715 130
    Transfers and grants480111333732
    Other expenditure52 93947 44745 82550 396
    Total Expenditure163 135138 009128 785118 947
    Surplus/(Deficit)14 75720 35122 46324 043
    Transfers recognised - capital47 15735 68620 14322 106
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions61 91456 03742 60646 149
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year61 91456 03742 60646 149
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure49 77152 72737 66538 223
    Transfers recognised - capital24 89335 68620 14323 177
    Public contributions & donations---11 333
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds24 87817 04117 5223 713
    Total sources of capital funds49 77152 72737 66538 223
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets203 686181 062173 044147 857
    Total non current assets218 222246 749211 703187 120
    Total current liabilities24 84429 43436 68935 525
    Total non current liabilities29 32728 47529 78629 091
    Community wealth/Equity367 738369 903318 272270 361
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating50 90461 90466 17348 003
    Net cash from (used) investing(49 833)(52 543)(37 429)(37 997)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(624)(388)(255)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end164 580162 990154 253125 897
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/an/an/a-
    Irregular expendituren/an/an/a1 466
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/an/an/a-
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 40 018330 7933
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 8588 387
     
    Total Employee Positions 228252
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2133
    Total Vacancy Percentage 9.21%13.10%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 610
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 02
    Community And Social Service Positions 10534
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 21
    Finance And Administration Positions 6267
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1218
    Electricity Positions 18
    Vacant Electricity Positions 12
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Health Positions 00
    Vacant Health Positions 00
    Public Safety Positions 016
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 08
    Road Transport Positions 019
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 01
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
    Waste Management Positions 049
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 01
    Waste Water Management Positions 00
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00
    Water Positions 043
    Vacant Water Positions 00
    Other Positions 480
    Vacant Other Positions 60

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2012/132011/12
    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? NoYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 07 214
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 07 214
    Inside the yard 07 214
    Less than 200m from yard 00
    More than 200m from yard 00
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 6744 151

    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 32 35829 518
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 12 5199 210

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 05 925
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 04 985
    Flush toilet - septic tank 00
    Ventilated pit latrine 00
    Bucket system 0603
    Other 00
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 7733 777

    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 5 0214 863
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 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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