Ngwathe Local Municipality (FS203)

OVERVIEW

Contact Details

Postal: PO Box 359, Parys, 9585
Physical: Liebenburg Street, Parys
Tel: 056 816 2700
Fax: 056 816 2146
Web: www.ngwathe.fs.gov.za

Geography, History and Economy

Area: 7 055km²
Description: Ngwathe Local Municipality is situated in the northern part of the Fezile Dabi District Municipality. The Vaal River forms the northern boundary of the area, which also serves as the boundary between the Free State, Gauteng and North West provinces. The Renoster River also drains through the region and is dammed up in the vicinity of Koppies in a series of dams, namely the Weltevrede, Rooipoort and Koppies Dams. The rivers, together with the respective dams, are prominent water sources for agricultural purposes in the region. Other prominent topographical features include the Vredefort Dome. The form of the dome consists of a central cone of granite surrounded by concentric ridges of quartzite belonging to the Witwatersrand System. Parys has a strong commercial component and provides a wide range of services regarding health, education and professional services to the district. The Parys District has unique natural and environmental assets, like the Vaal River, with several islands in the proximity of Parys and the Vredefort Dome that present exceptional tourism potential. Parys has a well-developed airfield that supports commercial and tourism development in the area. Vredefort is the only town that formed the former Vredefort District. The former Heilbron District is predominantly an agricultural area, although major manufacturing industries contribute largely to the Gross Geographic Product of the district. Koppies is located in an area of agricultural significance and mainly provides services in this regard to the surrounding rural areas. The three well-established and developed irrigation schemes subsequently enhance the agricultural character of the area. The strategic location of Koppies between the larger centres of Kroonstad and Sasolburg influence growth and development within the community. The bentonite exploitation near Koppies and the initiative for coal mining in the vicinity of the town provide significant future growth potential. Koppies is becoming known for its tourist attractions. Specific reference is made to the R82 Battlefield Route, which consists of several historical battlefields. These that are envisaged to be further developed along with the Koppies Dam Nature Reserve. Edenville is also located in an area of agricultural significance. The main road linking Kroonstad and Heilbron runs adjacent to the area.
Cities/Towns: Edenville, Heilbron, Koppies, Parys, Vredefort
Main Economic Sectors: Agricultural, mining, manufacturing, services

MANAGEMENT

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 28, DA 9, COPE 1, FF+ 1
Mayor: Ms Joey Mochela
Other Members of Council: M E Magashule (Speaker)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr L D Kamolane (Acting)
Chief Financial Officer: Mr L O Leeu
Communications Officer: Mr Steve Nale

DEMOGRAPHIC

Population 120 520
Age Structure
Population under 15 30.10%
Population 15 to 64 62.40%
Population over 65 7.50%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 60.20
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 91.00
Population Growth
Per annum 0.14%
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) 35.20%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 45.10%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 8.50%
Higher education 6.40%
Matric 25.80%
Household Dynamics
Households 37 102
Average household size 3.20
Female headed households 41.80%
Formal dwellings 81.30%
Housing owned 66.30%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 74.50%
Weekly refuse removal 81.90%
Piped water inside dwelling 44.70%
Electricity for lighting 92.00%

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


FINANCIAL

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates42 92377 68868 562
Service charges315 671227 192154 866
Investment revenue1 9921 435575
Transfers recognised - operational147 282156 259160 047
Other own revenue31 13525 12320 267
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)539 004487 698404 317
Employee costs171 570177 184119 273
Remuneration of councillors10 1759 0478 615
Depreciation & asset impairment-97 19598 144
Finance charges3 9993 27410 389
Materials and bulk purchases170 220128 866114 069
Transfers and grants---
Other expenditure110 281191 664154 871
Total Expenditure466 246607 229505 361
Surplus/(Deficit)72 759(119 531)(101 044)
Transfers recognised - capital-45 939-
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions72 759(73 592)(101 044)
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year72 759(73 592)(101 044)
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure80 7471 3428 281
Transfers recognised - capital80 747-7 522
Public contributions & donations---
Borrowing---
Internally generated funds-1 342759
Total sources of capital funds80 7471 3428 281
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assetsn/a366 196265 192
Total non current assetsn/a1 183 6461 286 967
Total current liabilitiesn/a337 357281 366
Total non current liabilitiesn/a87 50252 748
Community wealth/Equityn/a1 124 9831 218 045
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating52 72620 12635 168
Net cash from (used) investing(80 942)(1 342)(8 281)
Net cash from (used) financing(3 999)(2 032)(424)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end14 43746 65329 563
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a187 185-
Irregular expendituren/a17 36213 979
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a20 96625 057
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2012/132011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 171 570177 184
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 10 1759 047
 
Total Employee Positions 902885
Total Vacant Employee Positions 116
Total Vacancy Percentage 1.22%0.68%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 55
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 03
Managerial Positions - by organogram 2119
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 113
Community And Social Service Positions 206216
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00
Finance And Administration Positions 221165
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 00
Electricity Positions 2931
Vacant Electricity Positions 00
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 3220
Vacant Public Safety Positions 00
Road Transport Positions 3214
Vacant Road Transport Positions 00
Sport And Recreation Positions 20
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Waste Management Positions 16084
Vacant Waste Management Positions 00
Waste Water Management Positions 11362
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00
Water Positions 6267
Vacant Water Positions 00
Other Positions 19202
Vacant Other Positions 00

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2012/132011/12
Water
Blue Drop Score n/a
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 34 38032 889
Number of domestic households/delivery points 33 05231 561
Inside the yard 33 05231 561
Less than 200m from yard 00
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 16 47616 496

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? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 38 11937 339
Domestic households with access to free basic service 16 47616 496

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/a
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 35 43034 865
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 22 00722 007
Flush toilet - septic tank 8 2115 997
Ventilated pit latrine 01 834
Bucket system 1 4103 702
Other 2 4770
Domestic households with access to free basic service 16 47616 496

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 31 05431 054
Domestic households with access to free basic service 16 47616 496

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


LINKS/RESOURCES

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 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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