Laingsburg Local Municipality (WC051)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X4, Laingsburg, 6900
    Physical: 2 Van Riebeeck Street, Laingsburg
    Tel: 023 551 1019
    Fax: 023 551 1019
    Web: www.laingsburg.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 8 784km²
    Description: Laingsburg Local Municipality is a friendly, modern Karoo town, only 280km from Cape Town. The town lies in a geologically fascinating area, steeped in history and tradition. It is a worthwhile and hospitable stop on the busy N1 highway through the Great Karoo.
     It dates back to the mid-1700s. In those years, farmers along the banks of the Buffels River offered hospitality to adventurers brave enough to cross the mountains and venture out onto the arid plains of the Great Karoo. In exchange for news of Cape Town and the civilized world, as well as gossip garnered from other farms along the way, these isolated farmers of the interior offered accommodation, sustenance and fodder.
     Many early officials and explorers, such as Barrow, Lichtenstein, De Mist and Swellengrebel, wrote of the people they met in what was later to become the district of Laingsburg. They described the Karoo as ‘awesome, hot, dry and dusty. An inhospitable land peppered with friendly outspans, veritable jewels in the desert'.

    Cities/Towns: Laingsburg, Matjiesfontein
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, finance, construction, community services
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 3, DA 3, KOP 1 (2016 LGE)
    Controlling Party: DA/KOP Coalition
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Wilhelm DuP Theron
    Other Members of Council: Wilhelm DuP Theron (Mayor and LED), Bertie van As (Deputy Mayor), Henry Horn (Speaker), Petrus Botes, Mike Gouws, Maggie Bobbejee, Johanna Botha

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Petro Allan Williams
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Alida Groenewald (Manager: Finance and Corporate Services)
    LED Officer: Ms Gwynne Pekeur
    Other Senior Management: Jan Venter (Manager: Infrastructure), Neil Hendrikse (Head: Community Services), Noeline Gouws (Senior Administration Official)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 8 289
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 26.50%
    Population 15 to 64 66.30%
    Population over 65 7.20%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 50.90
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 99.50
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.16%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 17.90%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 22.00%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 11.70%
    Higher education 8.70%
    Matric 16.70%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 2 408
    Average household size 3.30
    Female headed households 31.00%
    Formal dwellings 96.60%
    Housing owned 36.20%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 68.10%
    Weekly refuse removal 59.50%
    Piped water inside dwelling 66.30%
    Electricity for lighting 79.40%

    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 rates2 7942 7872 3125 070
    Service charges13 90314 26311 9348 185
    Investment revenue856222659521
    Transfers recognised - operational15 96711 12313 9949 754
    Other own revenue31 0766 1185 3874 985
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)64 59634 51334 28528 515
    Employee costs12 86110 6759 4818 265
    Remuneration of councillors2 4122 2012 0791 973
    Depreciation & asset impairment7 77310 8629 6879 929
    Finance charges225---
    Materials and bulk purchases6 5736 6585 6774 782
    Transfers and grants1 2463 9103 5721 074
    Other expenditure39 81211 73714 36410 569
    Total Expenditure70 90246 04344 86136 592
    Surplus/(Deficit)(6 306)(11 529)(10 576)(8 076)
    Transfers recognised - capital17 68115 82510 3879 083
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions17 2224 295(189)1 007
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year17 2224 295(189)1 007
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure18 47912 93010 18110 245
    Transfers recognised - capital18 01213 6375 9829 789
    Public contributions & donations3311 026--
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds466(1 733)4 198456
    Total sources of capital funds18 47912 93010 18110 245
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets29 16811 61313 32214 776
    Total non current assets166 661155 524152 008143 795
    Total current liabilities13 2258 1607 2086 145
    Total non current liabilities8 1335 4368 3517 300
    Community wealth/Equity174 471153 542149 771145 125
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating43 80812 9628 9358 935
    Net cash from (used) investing(37 370)(12 930)(11 017)(8 988)
    Net cash from (used) financing3634053
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end14 7588 054(2 043)-
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure23 67522 47612 2285 286
    Irregular expenditure31 02520 5587 7098 452
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure651361026
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 12 86110 6759 4818 265
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 2 4122 2012 0791 973
     
    Total Employee Positions 71666160
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2022
    Total Vacancy Percentage 2.82%0.00%3.28%3.33%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 2221
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 6433
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0000
    Community And Social Service Positions 8900
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 19202525
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1011
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 5588
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0011
    Road Transport Positions 10131111
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0400
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 0411
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 9122
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 12499
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 0000
    Vacant Other Positions 0000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a26.06n/a71.16
    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 1 2811 2811 2461 246
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 1 2271 2271 1921 192
    Inside the yard 1 2271 2271 1921 192
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 499518363370

    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 1 2781 2781 2711 271
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 518518363664

    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 1 3661 3661 3521 564
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 1 2271 2271 2341 509
    Flush toilet - septic tank 7575685
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 516518363370

    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 1 2601 2221 2101 558
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 530518363631

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Zoutekloof Guest Farm/House; Floriskraal Dam Development; arts and crafts; Laingsburg Caravan Park; Matjiesfontein Cactus and Herb Project; fly fishing; wind farms; solar energy.
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