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
  • MAP

  • 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
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