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

    Resident Queries

    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), Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality, Sarah Baartman District Municipality and Eastern Cape (east), 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 6, DA 6, KDF 1 (2016 LGE)
    Controlling Party: DA/KDF Coalition
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr H T Prince
    Other Members of Council: E A J Beyers (Deputy Mayor), S M Motsoane (Speaker), J Bostander, M Furmen (LED), 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'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates25 05723 19222 25319 832
    Service charges88 39985 09978 30271 821
    Investment revenue1 8931 0129791 899
    Transfers recognised - operational76 78277 91966 34548 363
    Other own revenue56 74950 19323 63820 005
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)248 881237 415191 517161 920
    Employee costs73 76867 91460 60953 928
    Remuneration of councillors4 3563 8944 1033 715
    Depreciation & asset impairment17 59225 02413 28513 633
    Finance charges4 4494 0874 1974 206
    Materials and bulk purchases61 37763 79854 40351 139
    Transfers and grants64604016 183
    Other expenditure93 75289 45761 15228 259
    Total Expenditure255 359254 234197 790171 064
    Surplus/(Deficit)(6 478)(16 819)(6 272)(9 144)
    Transfers recognised - capital37 59521 34851 17076 841
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets(52 296)(363)(61)-
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(21 122)4 16744 83667 697
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(21 122)4 16744 83667 697
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure92 79730 65654 20482 363
    Transfers recognised - capital36 82921 34851 17076 008
    Public contributions & donations52 29642261324
    Borrowing7904 0922 3582 283
    Internally generated funds2 1164 7936153 749
    Total sources of capital funds92 79730 65654 20482 363
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets67 38849 42948 68953 981
    Total non current assets469 219388 898378 569337 394
    Total current liabilities57 05046 03444 98650 518
    Total non current liabilities44 43846 16142 47944 463
    Community wealth/Equity435 119346 132339 793296 393
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating42 19625 61663 00734 277
    Net cash from (used) investing(38 337)(32 343)(54 029)(35 646)
    Net cash from (used) financing(2 680)567(1 423)(918)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end13 11611 93718 098-
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure28 48847 14422 85015 899
    Irregular expenditure15 87235-16
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure160---
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 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) 73 76867 91460 60953 928
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 3563 8944 1033 715
     
    Total Employee Positions 488486476439
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 85759790
    Total Vacancy Percentage 17.42%15.43%20.38%20.50%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0220
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 17151513
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 1002
    Community And Social Service Positions 30417227
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 6704
    Finance And Administration Positions 881147890
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 97107
    Electricity Positions 31313131
    Vacant Electricity Positions 861010
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 48483836
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 6785
    Road Transport Positions 55546261
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 21202322
    Sport And Recreation Positions 41414241
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 1110128
    Waste Management Positions 46474543
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 4397
    Waste Water Management Positions 25252519
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 66106
    Water Positions 25242416
    Vacant Water Positions 31128
    Other Positions 76403856
    Vacant Other Positions 106111

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a89.52n/a94.91
    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 14 88913 86413 38410 845
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 13 91612 89112 4119 951
    Inside the yard 13 88512 88612 4069 871
    Less than 200m from yard 315550
    More than 200m from yard 00030
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 6825 2935 2444 345

    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 13 16912 92412 55010 953
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 5575 1485 0954 089

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    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 14 52513 38413 38411 440
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 13 11912 30112 3019 738
    Flush toilet - septic tank 789999808
    Ventilated pit latrine 35511110
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 6532 8982 6613 436

    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 13 91613 45612 41110 705
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 4243 3789571 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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