Beaufort West Local Municipality (WC053)

Contact details

Postal: Private Bag 582, Beaufort West, 6970
Physical: 112 Donkin Street, Beaufort West
Tel: 023 414 8020
Fax: 023 415 1373

Municipal Information

Area: 21 917km²
Cities/Towns: Beaufort West, Merweville, Murraysburg, Nelspoort
Main Economic Sectors: Community services, finance, agriculture, transport services

Demographic Information

Population: 49 586
Households: 13 089
Population Growth: 1.36% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 25.50%

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)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
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 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
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
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 expendituren/a22 85015 899
Irregular expendituren/a-16
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited
  1. S71 Unaudited figures are sourced from the MFMA S71 4th Quarter Schedule C reports, made available by the National Treasury. The schedules are available at
  2. S71 Audited figures are prior year audited figures sourced from the MFMA S71 Schedule C reports.
  3. If the relevant S71 Schedule C figures are unavailable, prior year audited figures may be taken from the relevant Audited Financial Statements. The source is then indicated as AFS. Links are provided under the Resources section on this site.
  4. S71 Schedule C reports are in the format for monthly and quarterly municipal financial statements as prescribed by the Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations. S71 Schedule C figures are standardised to the prescribed format and may differ from figures shown in the Audited Financial Statements. Where we have captured figures directly from the Audited Financial Statements, we have endeavoured to follow the S71 Schedule C format.
  5. Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure is sourced from the Consolidated general report on the audit outcomes of local government, published annually by the Auditor-General South Africa. If the figures are unavailable in this report, they may be sourced from the Annual Financial Statements of the relevant municipality.
  6. All figures are rounded to the nearest R'000. R0 values are reflected as ‘-’. Values that are unavailable are reflected as ‘n/a’.

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are published on the municipal and CBID websites, and in the newspapers.

LED Activities

Key Projects: Freight village hub; windfarm; biggest painting project; uranium mining; airport development.
Key Investment Opportunities: Development of N1 corridor; airport development; hydroponics revamp.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Reports
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
MFMA Section 71 – Schedule C
Schedule C 2013/14
Schedule C 2012/13
Schedule C 2011/12

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 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.


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.


Resident Queries

Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 023 414 8100
Electricity 023 414 8174
Refuse & Waste Removal 023 414 8185
Roads 023 414 8101
Service Delivery 023 414 8100
Water 023 414 8101