Setsoto Local Municipality (FS191)

Contact details

Postal: PO Box 116, Ficksburg, 9730
Physical: 27 Voortrekker Street, Ficksburg
Tel: 051 933 9300
Fax: 051 933 9309

Municipal Information

Area: 5 966km²
Cities/Towns: Clocolan, Ficksburg, Marquard, Senekal
Main Economic Sectors: Finance, insurance, real estate and business (21,21%), manufacturing (17.62%), wholesale and retail trade (13,07%), agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing (11,83%), government services (11.45%), community, social and personal services (11.31%), transport, storage and communication (6.79%), electricity, gas and water (3.5%), construction (2.17%)

Demographic Information

Population: 112 597
Households: 33 687
Population Growth: -0.90% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 35.70%

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 25, DA 6, COPE 2, FF+ 1, IND 1
Mayor: Mr Tshediso Jakobo
Other Members of Council: Mr Pius Mohlomi (Speaker), Mr T Makae (Chairperson: Development Planning, Social and Security Portfolio), Mr T Makhalanyane (Chairperson: Infrastructure Portfolio), Mr Matshidiso Mahlangu (Chairperson: Administration and Human Resource Portfolio), Mr K Koalane (Chairperson: Finance Portfolio)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Tsepiso Ramakarane
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Tsietsi Banda
Communications Officer: Mr Moroesi Gaba
LED Officer: Mr Molete Fokane
Other Senior Management: Mr M Ntheli (Director: Development Planning and Social Security), Mr T Masejane (Director: Corporate), Mr T Zondi (Director: Engineering)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinion
Property rates38 11333 19528 460
Service charges115 190101 73084 357
Investment revenue3 0042 3122 365
Transfers recognised - operational165 402168 858159 065
Other own revenue25 91733 87339 046
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)347 625339 967313 293
Employee costs127 666128 14891 547
Remuneration of councillors9 36411 0828 020
Depreciation & asset impairment13 742213 475192 450
Finance charges5281 2651 879
Materials and bulk purchases53 25648 43759 547
Transfers and grants4 4808 1337 894
Other expenditure96 636148 941100 617
Total Expenditure305 671559 480461 955
Surplus/(Deficit)41 954(219 513)(148 662)
Transfers recognised - capital29 680104 51579 482
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions71 635(114 997)(69 180)
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year71 635(114 997)(69 180)
Capital expenditure67 18371 21772 026
Transfers recognised - capital67 18370 34770 261
Public contributions & donations-8701 765
Internally generated funds---
Total sources of capital funds67 18371 21772 026
Total current assets109 604126 361128 471
Total non current assets3 604 4553 666 1002 173 619
Total current liabilities7 87469 82586 251
Total non current liabilities70 12367 51213 041
Community wealth/Equity3 636 0613 655 1242 202 799
Net cash from (used) operating53 411103 533104 260
Net cash from (used) investing(60 395)(91 343)(62 936)
Net cash from (used) financing(1 062)(2 093)(7 591)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end12 57716 8876 791
Unauthorised expendituren/a154 18124 667
Irregular expendituren/a23 50940 439
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-11 172
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

A seven day tender quotation that is from R30 000 - R200 000 is published on the municipal notice boards and website; 14 - 21 day tenders from R200 000 and above are published in national and provincial newspapers; and R1 000 000 tenders and above are registered on the municipal website.

LED Activities

Key Projects: Senekal Textile Project; sandstone mining; Setsoto Agri Village.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Reports
Annual Report 2012/13
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
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 051 933 9300
Electricity 051 933 9304
Refuse & Waste Removal 051 933 9381
Roads 051 933 9304
Service Delivery 051 933 9302
Water 051 933 9304