Beaufort West Local Municipality (WC053)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X582, Beaufort West, 6970
    Physical: 112 Donkin Street, Beaufort West
    Tel: 023 414 8020
    Fax: 023 415 1373
    Web: www.beaufortwestmun.co.za
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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 21 917km²
    Description: Beaufort West Local Municipality is located in the Western Cape province. The adjacent municipalities and provinces include the following: Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality, Namakwa District Municipality and Northern Cape (north-west), Ubuntu Local Municipality, Pixley Ka Seme District Municipality and Northern Cape (north), Camdeboo Local Municipality, Sarah Baartman District Municipality (previously Cacadu District Municipality) and Eastern Cape (east), Baviaans Local Municipality, Sarah Baartman District Municipality and Eastern Cape (south-east), Prince Albert Local Municipality (south), and Laingsburg Local Municipality (south-west). Beaufort West is the oldest municipality in South Africa. The new district was proclaimed on 27 November 1818. The then governor of the Cape, Lord Charles Somerset, named the town and district ‘Beaufort' in honour of his father, the 5th Duke of Beaufort. To avoid confusion with Fort Beaufort and Port Beaufort, the name ‘Beaufort' was changed to Beaufort West in the 1860s. In December 1994, the former black township Kwa-Mandlenkosi was amalgamated with Beaufort West Municipality. In December 2000, the rural towns of Merweville and Nelspoort were also incorporated as part of the Beaufort West Municipality.
    Cities/Towns: Beaufort West, Merweville, Murraysburg, Nelspoort
    Main Economic Sectors: Transport and communication (25.3%), wholesale and retail trade (16.8%), general government services (14.4%), manufacturing (10.9%), agriculture (7.7%)
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 7, DA 5, ICOSA 1
    Mayor: Mr H T Prince
    Other Members of Council: E A J Beyers (Deputy Executive Mayor), S M Motsoane (Speaker), J Bostander, M Furmen, G P Adolf

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Jafta Booysen
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Frans Sabbat
    Communications Officer: Mr Jafta Booysen
    Other Senior Management: A C Makendlana (Director: Corporate Services), J C Smit (Director: Engineering Services), R E van Staden (Director: Electrotechnical Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 49 586
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 31.50%
    Population 15 to 64 62.60%
    Population over 65 5.90%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 59.70
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 94.80
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.36%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 25.50%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 34.50%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 10.10%
    Higher education 6.50%
    Matric 23.60%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 13 089
    Average household size 3.60
    Female headed households 37.70%
    Formal dwellings 97.90%
    Housing owned 60.70%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 83.20%
    Weekly refuse removal 83.70%
    Piped water inside dwelling 81.30%
    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/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates23 19222 25319 832
    Service charges90 71478 30271 821
    Investment revenue7649791 899
    Transfers recognised - operational75 09666 34548 363
    Other own revenue19 05223 63820 005
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)208 818191 517161 920
    Employee costs65 05460 60953 928
    Remuneration of councillors3 8754 1033 715
    Depreciation & asset impairment14 21313 28513 633
    Finance charges1 8174 1974 206
    Materials and bulk purchases58 87054 40351 139
    Transfers and grants-4016 183
    Other expenditure73 91361 15228 259
    Total Expenditure217 742197 790171 064
    Surplus/(Deficit)(8 924)(6 272)(9 144)
    Transfers recognised - capital-51 17076 841
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-(61)-
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(8 924)44 83667 697
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(8 924)44 83667 697
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure27 16754 20482 363
    Transfers recognised - capital21 37051 17076 008
    Public contributions & donations36361324
    Borrowing-2 3582 283
    Internally generated funds5 4346153 749
    Total sources of capital funds27 16754 20482 363
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets72 85948 68953 981
    Total non current assets392 809378 569337 394
    Total current liabilities92 93744 98650 518
    Total non current liabilities41 32042 47944 463
    Community wealth/Equity331 411339 793296 393
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating30 35463 00734 277
    Net cash from (used) investing(27 163)(54 029)(35 646)
    Net cash from (used) financing(3 033)(1 423)(918)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end18 24418 098-
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a22 85015 899
    Irregular expendituren/a-16
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 65 05460 609
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 3 8754 103
     
    Total Employee Positions 476439
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 9790
    Total Vacancy Percentage 20.38%20.50%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 20
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 1513
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 02
    Community And Social Service Positions 7227
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 04
    Finance And Administration Positions 7890
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 107
    Electricity Positions 3131
    Vacant Electricity Positions 1010
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Health Positions 00
    Vacant Health Positions 00
    Public Safety Positions 3836
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 85
    Road Transport Positions 6261
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 2322
    Sport And Recreation Positions 4241
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 128
    Waste Management Positions 4543
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 97
    Waste Water Management Positions 2519
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 106
    Water Positions 2416
    Vacant Water Positions 128
    Other Positions 3856
    Vacant Other Positions 111

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
    2012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/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 13 38410 845
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 12 4119 951
    Inside the yard 12 4069 871
    Less than 200m from yard 550
    More than 200m from yard 030
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 2444 345

    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 12 55010 953
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 0954 089

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/a0
    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 13 38411 440
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 12 3019 738
    Flush toilet - septic tank 99808
    Ventilated pit latrine 110
    Bucket system 00
    Other 00
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 6613 436

    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 12 41110 705
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9571 112

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Freight village hub; wind farm; biggest painting project; uranium mining; airport development.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Development of N1 Corridor; airport development; hydroponics revamp.
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