Sedibeng District Municipality (DC42)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 471, Vereeniging, 1930
    Physical: Cnr Beaconsfield & Leslie Streets, Vereeniging
    Tel: 016 450 3000
    Fax: 016 455 2573
    Web: www.sedibeng.gov.za

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 4 173km²
    Description: Sedibeng District Municipality is a Category C municipality, comprising the Emfuleni, Lesedi and Midvaal Local Municipalities. It is situated on the southern tip of Gauteng province and strategically located on the border of three other provinces, namely Free State, North West and Mpumalanga.
     The municipality is the only area of the Gauteng province that is situated on the banks of the Vaal River and Vaal Dam in the southernmost part of the province, covering the area formerly known as the Vaal Triangle. It includes the towns of Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark, Meyerton and Heidelberg, as well as the historic townships of Evaton, Sebokeng, Boipatong, Bophelong, Sharpeville and Ratanda, which have a rich political history and heritage. The municipality is a stones throw from Johannesburg along the scenic Vaal, Klip, and Suikerbos Rivers.
     The well-developed national road network that cuts across the district to all the provinces ensures that the region remains the industrial centre of the Gauteng province. The municipality is 40km away from Johannesburg and 80km away from Pretoria, without the high traffic volumes.
     Sedibeng is the fourth-largest contributor to the Gauteng economy. The municipal economy reached a high of 7.2% in 2006. The predominant economic sector in the district is the manufacturing of fabricated metal and chemicals. In the metal sector, the Arcelor-Mittal Steel plant, the Cape Gate Davsteel Wire and Steel plant, and the Ferromanganese plant of Samancor are the three main large baseline plants in the district, whilst DCDDorbyl Heavy Engineering is the biggest manufacturer of engineered products in Southern Africa.
     The municipality offers the best opportunity for growth and development as a result of availability of land for both residential and commercial development in a picturesque and tranquil setting. The Vaal University of Technology and the North-West University's Vaal Campus offer a wide range of graduates that provide the bulwark of employees for business and industries that seek to set up operations in Sedibeng.
     It has a variety of attractions offering a vast cultural heritage and historical experience including, among others, the political breakthroughs that led to the country's political turnabout. The Sedibeng region boasts several Heritage Sites related to the South African War of 1899-1902 and the two World Wars that followed. The Sharpeville Memorial Precinct stands as a reminder of the Sharpeville Massacre of 21 March 1960, when 69 people lost their lives while protesting the pass laws of the then apartheid South Africa.

    Cities/Towns: De Deur/Walkerville, Devon, Eikenhof, Evaton, Heidelberg, Meyerton, Nigel, Sebokeng, Vaal Marina, Vaal Oewer, Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging, Vischkuil
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (30.8%), government (17.8%), business services (17.8%), trade (13.7%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 32, DA 14, PAC 1, COPE 1
    Mayor: Mr Mahole Mofokeng
    Other Members of Council: Busisiwe Modisakeng (Speaker), Christina Sale (Chief Whip), M Gomba (MMC: Health and Social Development), Y J Mahommed (MMC: Environment and Clean Energy), S T Maphalla (MMC: Transport and Infrastructure), B Mncube (MMC: Corporate Services), S A Mshudulu (MMC: Development Planning and Housing), Z Raikane (MMC: Public Safety), M E Tsokolibane (MMC: Strategic Planning and Economic Development), P B Tsotetsi (MMC: Finance)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Yunus Chamda
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Brendon Scholtz
    Communications Officer: Mrs Lebo Mofokeng (Acting)
    LED Officer: Mr Khulu Mbongo
    Other Senior Management: Thomas Mkaza (Chief Operating Officer), Sorrious Manele (Executive Director: Transport, Infrastructure and Environment), Morongwe Mazibuko (Executive Director: Community Services), Mapula Phiri-Khoale (Executive Director: Corporate Services), Rudolph Netshivhale (Acting Executive Director: Strategic Planning and Economic Development)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 916 484
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 25.40%
    Population 15 to 64 69.50%
    Population over 65 5.10%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 43.80
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 98.70
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.43%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 31.90%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 41.70%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.50%
    Higher education 13.00%
    Matric 32.00%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 279 768
    Average household size 3.10
    Female headed households 34.70%
    Formal dwellings 84.80%
    Housing owned 48.90%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 84.50%
    Weekly refuse removal 88.20%
    Piped water inside dwelling 67.50%
    Electricity for lighting 90.60%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges----
    Investment revenue1 9341 6072 1162 222
    Transfers recognised - operational241 735254 077259 627292 213
    Other own revenue99 33678 76579 60778 128
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)343 005334 449341 350372 563
    Employee costs206 010200 807202 733226 589
    Remuneration of councillors11 44310 70910 2849 407
    Depreciation & asset impairment23 56528 01926 51723 602
    Finance charges-38--
    Materials and bulk purchases----
    Transfers and grants2 14411 1455 222250
    Other expenditure101 154111 745109 715108 290
    Total Expenditure344 316362 463354 470368 138
    Surplus/(Deficit)(1 311)(28 014)(13 121)4 425
    Transfers recognised - capital----
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(1 311)(28 014)(13 121)4 425
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(1 311)(28 014)(13 121)4 425
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure15 382-13 27516 000
    Transfers recognised - capital---356
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds15 382-13 27515 643
    Total sources of capital funds15 382-13 27516 000
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets27 56633 74318 61651 413
    Total non current assets158 279167 233178 343186 157
    Total current liabilities77 26493 59958 84762 217
    Total non current liabilities-43--
    Community wealth/Equity108 580107 334138 113175 352
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating10 78925 4407 617(15 506)
    Net cash from (used) investing(15 351)(17 380)(13 193)(14 430)
    Net cash from (used) financing----
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end10 41414 9766 91612 492
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a237--
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a199--
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 200 8074202 7334226 5894
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 10 70910 2849 407
     
    Total Employee Positions 598614884
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 100
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.17%0.00%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 777
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 100
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 404040
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 000
    Community And Social Service Positions 121112121
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 000
    Finance And Administration Positions 8793100
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 000
    Electricity Positions 000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 121212
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Health Positions 3334213
    Vacant Health Positions 000
    Public Safety Positions 272727
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 000
    Road Transport Positions 178182188
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 554
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 000
    Waste Management Positions 000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 000
    Waste Water Management Positions 000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 000
    Water Positions 000
    Vacant Water Positions 000
    Other Positions 88102172
    Vacant Other Positions 000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 000
    Inside the yard 000
    Less than 200m from yard 000
    More than 200m from yard 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 000
    Ventilated pit latrine 000
    Bucket system 000
    Other 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 000

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

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