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

    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, COPE 1
    Mayor: Mr Wilhelm DuP Theron
    Other Members of Council: Bertie van As (Deputy Mayor), Henry Horn (Speaker), Petrus Botes, Mike Gouws, Maggie Bobbejee

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Pedro Williams
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Alida Groenewald
    LED Officer: Ms Gwynne Pekeur
    Other Senior Management: Jan Venter (Head: Technical Department), Neil Hendrikse (Head: Traffic Services), Peter Post (Internal Auditor), Noeline Gouws (Administation)
  • 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'0002013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates2 7872 3125 070
    Service charges14 26311 9348 185
    Investment revenue222659521
    Transfers recognised - operational11 12313 9949 754
    Other own revenue6 1185 3874 985
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)34 51334 28528 515
    Employee costs10 6759 4818 265
    Remuneration of councillors2 2012 0791 973
    Depreciation & asset impairment10 8629 6879 929
    Finance charges---
    Materials and bulk purchases6 6585 6774 782
    Transfers and grants3 9103 5721 074
    Other expenditure11 73714 36410 569
    Total Expenditure46 04344 86136 592
    Surplus/(Deficit)(11 529)(10 576)(8 076)
    Transfers recognised - capital15 82510 3879 083
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions4 295(189)1 007
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year4 295(189)1 007
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure12 93010 18110 245
    Transfers recognised - capital13 6375 9829 789
    Public contributions & donations1 026--
    Borrowing---
    Internally generated funds(1 733)4 198456
    Total sources of capital funds12 93010 18110 245
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets11 61313 32214 776
    Total non current assets155 524152 008143 795
    Total current liabilities8 1607 2086 145
    Total non current liabilities5 4368 3517 300
    Community wealth/Equity153 542149 771145 125
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating12 9628 9358 935
    Net cash from (used) investing(12 930)(11 017)(8 988)
    Net cash from (used) financing634053
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end8 054(2 043)-
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a12 2285 286
    Irregular expendituren/a7 7098 452
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a61026
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 10 6759 481
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 2 2012 079
     
    Total Employee Positions 6160
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 22
    Total Vacancy Percentage 3.28%3.33%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 21
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 33
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00
    Community And Social Service Positions 00
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00
    Finance And Administration Positions 2525
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 11
    Electricity Positions 00
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Health Positions 00
    Vacant Health Positions 00
    Public Safety Positions 88
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 11
    Road Transport Positions 1111
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
    Waste Management Positions 11
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00
    Waste Water Management Positions 22
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00
    Water Positions 99
    Vacant Water Positions 00
    Other Positions 00
    Vacant Other Positions 00

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
    2012/132011/12
    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 1 2461 246
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 1 1921 192
    Inside the yard 1 1921 192
    Less than 200m from yard 00
    More than 200m from yard 00
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 363370

    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 1 2711 271
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 363664

    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 1 5641 564
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 1 5091 509
    Flush toilet - septic tank 55
    Ventilated pit latrine 00
    Bucket system 00
    Other 00
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 363370

    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 1 5581 558
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 363631

    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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