Senqu Local Municipality (EC142)

Contact details

Postal: Private Bag X03, Lady Grey, 9755
Physical: 19 Murray Street, Lady Grey
Tel: 051 603 1300
Fax: 051 603 0445

Municipal Information

Area: 7 329km²
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%)

Demographic Information

Population: 134 150
Households: 38 046
Population Growth: -0.12% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 35.50%

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)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
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 expenditure53 69037 66538 223
Transfers recognised - capital34 68420 14323 177
Public contributions & donations--11 333
Internally generated funds19 00617 5223 713
Total sources of capital funds53 69037 66538 223
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
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 expendituren/a0-
Irregular expendituren/a01 466
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a0-
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
  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 and notice boards, and in the local newspapers. Tender proposals and quotations can either be posted to the municipality, or hand delivered and deposited in the tender box at the municipal entrance.

LED Activities

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; and sandstone cutting.


Municipal Tenders
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 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 051 603 1300
Electricity 051 603 1300
Refuse & Waste Removal 051 603 0123
Roads 051 603 1300
Service Delivery 051 603 1300