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: 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%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 23, CIVIC 8, DA 2, EFF 1 (2016 LGE)
    Controlling Party: ANC
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Ms Nozibele Mtyali
    Other Members of Council: Phumla August (Speaker), Makhalima 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 Clean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates4 6074 4924 3124 001
    Service charges29 27926 05225 26719 951
    Investment revenue10 5128 8817 4766 790
    Transfers recognised - operational124 358111 527103 398107 758
    Other own revenue12 8617 40810 7944 489
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)181 616158 361151 248142 990
    Employee costs54 49648 40040 01830 793
    Remuneration of councillors10 3999 5808 8588 387
    Depreciation & asset impairment18 36811 76613 43711 792
    Finance charges1 3411 2811 1471 718
    Materials and bulk purchases20 07919 42419 16715 130
    Transfers and grants480111333732
    Other expenditure56 00047 44745 82550 396
    Total Expenditure161 163138 009128 785118 947
    Surplus/(Deficit)20 45320 35122 46324 043
    Transfers recognised - capital26 44335 68620 14322 106
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions48 08956 03742 60646 149
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year48 08956 03742 60646 149
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure47 07552 72737 66538 223
    Transfers recognised - capital24 89335 68620 14323 177
    Public contributions & donations---11 333
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds20 63217 04117 5223 713
    Total sources of capital funds47 07552 72737 66538 223
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets202 808181 062173 044147 857
    Total non current assets298 131246 749211 703187 120
    Total current liabilities34 52429 43436 68935 525
    Total non current liabilities29 58928 47529 78629 091
    Community wealth/Equity436 826369 903318 272270 361
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating69 26961 90466 17348 003
    Net cash from (used) investing(48 127)(52 543)(37 429)(37 997)
    Net cash from (used) financing(672)(624)(388)(255)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end183 460162 990154 253125 897
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure--n/a-
    Irregular expenditure6881 229n/a1 466
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure1 008-n/a-
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 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.
  • 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 them.