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: n/a
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    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'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges----
    Investment revenue2 5412 7001 6072 116
    Transfers recognised - operational241 995260 478254 077259 627
    Other own revenue74 509101 79578 76579 607
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)319 045364 973334 449341 350
    Employee costs225 353209 350200 807202 733
    Remuneration of councillors12 04811 48110 70910 284
    Depreciation & asset impairment18 79328 58428 01926 517
    Finance charges-1738-
    Materials and bulk purchases----
    Transfers and grants1309 90811 1455 222
    Other expenditure96 032111 649111 745109 715
    Total Expenditure352 356370 989362 463354 470
    Surplus/(Deficit)(33 311)(6 015)(28 014)(13 121)
    Transfers recognised - capital----
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(33 311)(6 015)(28 014)(13 121)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(33 311)(6 015)(28 014)(13 121)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure8 87515 676-13 275
    Transfers recognised - capital----
    Public contributions & donations7---
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds8 86915 676-13 275
    Total sources of capital funds8 87515 676-13 275
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets45 33143 62833 74318 616
    Total non current assets147 935158 054167 233178 343
    Total current liabilities134 313109 31793 59958 847
    Total non current liabilities--43-
    Community wealth/Equity58 95392 365107 334138 113
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating7 78811 03625 4407 617
    Net cash from (used) investing(9 301)(15 333)(17 380)(13 193)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(264)--
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end8 90210 41514 9766 916
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a-237-
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a143199-
    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) 209 350200 807202 733226 589
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 11 48110 70910 2849 407
     
    Total Employee Positions 616598614884
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 49100
    Total Vacancy Percentage 7.95%0.17%0.00%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 7777
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1100
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 71404040
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 2000
    Community And Social Service Positions 20121112121
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 2000
    Finance And Administration Positions 1838793100
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 28000
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 9121212
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 4000
    Health Positions 253334213
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 27272727
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 5000
    Road Transport Positions 163178182188
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 5000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 52554
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 2000
    Waste Management Positions 2000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 5788102172
    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/an/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 0000
    Inside the yard 0000
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 0000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0000
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

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

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