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), 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
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr K Malooi
    Other Members of Council: AM Slabbert (Deputy Mayor), E Wentzel (Speaker), L Lakay (IDP), O Haarvoor

    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'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates26 51525 05723 19222 253
    Service charges105 04688 39985 09978 302
    Investment revenue1 5951 8931 012979
    Transfers recognised - operational92 41776 78277 91966 345
    Other own revenue24 672112 43850 19323 638
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)250 244304 569237 415191 517
    Employee costs75 92673 42667 91460 609
    Remuneration of councillors4 5224 3563 8944 103
    Depreciation & asset impairment16 06418 21525 02413 285
    Finance charges1 6614 4534 0874 197
    Materials and bulk purchases70 51261 50163 79854 403
    Transfers and grants35646040
    Other expenditure85 26796 84589 45761 152
    Total Expenditure253 987258 861254 234197 790
    Surplus/(Deficit)(3 743)45 709(16 819)(6 272)
    Transfers recognised - capital11 98637 65221 34851 170
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets--(363)(61)
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions8 24383 3614 16744 836
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year8 24383 3614 16744 836
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure22 32792 79730 65654 204
    Transfers recognised - capital17 19237 59521 34851 170
    Public contributions & donations8852 29642261
    Borrowing2 4607904 0922 358
    Internally generated funds2 5872 1164 793615
    Total sources of capital funds22 32792 79730 65654 204
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets165 60467 38849 42948 689
    Total non current assets474 640469 219388 898378 569
    Total current liabilities59 18457 05046 03444 986
    Total non current liabilities149 60344 43846 16142 479
    Community wealth/Equity431 456435 119346 132339 793
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating41 58142 19625 61663 007
    Net cash from (used) investing(22 327)(38 337)(32 343)(54 029)
    Net cash from (used) financing(1 529)(2 680)567(1 423)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end30 84113 11611 93718 098
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a28 48847 14422 850
    Irregular expendituren/a15 87235-
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a160--
    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) 73 42667 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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