Beaufort West Local Municipality (WC053)

OVERVIEW

Contact Details

Postal: Private Bag 582, 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, Northern Cape (north-west), Ubuntu Local Municipality, Pixley Ka Seme District Municipality, Northern Cape (north), Camdeboo Local Municipality, Cacadu District Municipality, Eastern Cape (east), Baviaans Local Municipality, Cacadu District Municipality, 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%)

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

2011/122012/13
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 65 05460 609
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 3 8754 103
 
Total Employee Positions 439476
Total Vacant Employee Positions 9097
Total Vacancy Percentage 20.50%20.38%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 66
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 02
Managerial Positions - by organogram 1315
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 20
Community And Social Service Positions 2772
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 40
Finance And Administration Positions 9078
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 710
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 3638
Vacant Public Safety Positions 58
Road Transport Positions 6162
Vacant Road Transport Positions 2223
Sport And Recreation Positions 4142
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 812
Waste Management Positions 4345
Vacant Waste Management Positions 79
Waste Water Management Positions 1925
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 610
Water Positions 1624
Vacant Water Positions 812
Other Positions 5638
Vacant Other Positions 111

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2011/122012/13
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 10 84513 384
Number of domestic households/delivery points 9 95112 411
Inside the yard 9 87112 406
Less than 200m from yard 505
More than 200m from yard 300
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 3455 244

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 10 95312 550
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 0895 095

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 11 44013 384
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 9 73812 301
Flush toilet - septic tank 80899
Ventilated pit latrine 011
Bucket system 00
Other 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 4362 661

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 10 70512 411
Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 112957

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.

LINKS/RESOURCES

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 info@municipalities.co.za 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.

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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.

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Resident Queries


Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 023 414 8100 treasury@beaufortwestmun.co.za
Electricity 023 414 8174 roelof@beaufortwestmun.co.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 023 414 8185 vuyokazi@beaufortwestmun.co.za
Roads 023 414 8101 louw@beaufortwestmun.co.za
Service Delivery 023 414 8100 admin@beaufortwestmun.co.za
Water 023 414 8101 louw@beaufortwestmun.co.za

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