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 in Parys. The form of the dome consists of a central cone of granite surrounded by concentric ridges of quartzite belonging to the Witwatersrand System. 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. It has a strong commercial component and provides a wide range of services regarding health, education and professional services to the district.
     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 24, DA 8, EFF 3, VF PLUS 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 Joey Mochela
    Other Members of Council: M E Magashule (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr L D Kamolane (Acting)
  • 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'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aAudit not finalised at legislated dateDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates56 837-42 92377 688
    Service charges216 326-315 691227 192
    Investment revenue1 247-2 0571 435
    Transfers recognised - operational189 661-147 282156 259
    Other own revenue37 843-31 06825 123
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)501 914-539 021487 698
    Employee costs181 936-175 491177 184
    Remuneration of councillors11 191-10 0849 047
    Depreciation & asset impairment23 757-101 49597 195
    Finance charges431-1 8273 274
    Materials and bulk purchases88 025-149 690128 866
    Transfers and grants----
    Other expenditure108 696-151 680191 664
    Total Expenditure414 036-590 268607 229
    Surplus/(Deficit)87 877-(51 246)(119 531)
    Transfers recognised - capital25 433--45 939
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions113 310-(51 246)(73 592)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year113 310-(51 246)(73 592)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure57 255-61 0661 342
    Transfers recognised - capital51 788-56 802-
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds5 467-4 2641 342
    Total sources of capital funds57 255-61 0661 342
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets--479 889366 196
    Total non current assets--1 248 2471 183 646
    Total current liabilities--454 778337 357
    Total non current liabilities--103 68387 502
    Community wealth/Equity--1 169 6741 124 983
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating58 600-15 47020 126
    Net cash from (used) investing(51 646)-(47 783)(1 342)
    Net cash from (used) financing(3 200)-(6 615)(2 032)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end12 399-7 72546 653
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/an/a89 245187 185
    Irregular expendituren/an/a71 01717 362
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/an/a57 86020 966
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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) -175 491177 184119 273
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) -10 0849 0478 615
     
    Total Employee Positions 764792902885
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 12116
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.13%0.25%1.22%0.68%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1203
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 24242119
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00113
    Community And Social Service Positions 151125206216
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 183144221165
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0000
    Electricity Positions 25262931
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 06300
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 29293220
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 72323214
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 38220
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 06216084
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 05511362
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 69646267
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 16816119202
    Vacant Other Positions 0000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a55.43n/a20.59
    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 40 55637 74834 38032 889
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 39 22836 42033 05231 561
    Inside the yard 39 22836 42033 05231 561
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9 1699 22016 47616 496

    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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 40 27239 96438 11937 339
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9 1699 22016 47616 496

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a0
    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 36 82835 90135 43034 865
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 35 30534 38122 00722 007
    Flush toilet - septic tank 008 2115 997
    Ventilated pit latrine 0001 834
    Bucket system 1951951 4103 702
    Other 002 4770
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9 1699 22016 47616 496

    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 31 48531 05431 05431 054
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9 1699 22016 47616 496

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

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