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
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Aubrey Marthinus
    Other Members of Council: Bertie van As (Deputy Mayor), Wilhelm Theron (Speaker), Lindi Potgieter, Mike Gouws, Benjamin Kleinbooi, Irene Brown

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Petro Allan Williams
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Alida Groenewald (Manager: Finance and Corporate Services)
    Communications Officer: Ms G D Harding
    LED Officer: Ms Gwynne Harding
    Other Senior Management: Jan Venter (Manager: Infrastructure), Neil Hendrikse (Manager: Community Services), Noeline Gouws (Manager: Corporate Services)
  • 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'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates3 3752 7942 7872 312
    Service charges15 55913 90314 26311 934
    Investment revenue1 162856222659
    Transfers recognised - operational19 84715 96711 12313 994
    Other own revenue26 02431 0766 1185 387
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)65 96764 59634 51334 285
    Employee costs16 25112 86110 6759 481
    Remuneration of councillors2 2252 4122 2012 079
    Depreciation & asset impairment7 1017 77310 8629 687
    Finance charges-225--
    Materials and bulk purchases7 5576 5736 6585 677
    Transfers and grants4 3461 2463 9103 572
    Other expenditure40 38539 81211 73714 364
    Total Expenditure77 86570 90246 04344 861
    Surplus/(Deficit)(11 899)(6 306)(11 529)(10 576)
    Transfers recognised - capital32 36423 52815 82510 387
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions20 46517 2224 295(189)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year20 46517 2224 295(189)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure30 68920 97812 93010 181
    Transfers recognised - capital29 70120 76413 6375 982
    Public contributions & donations--1 026-
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds988215(1 733)4 198
    Total sources of capital funds30 68920 97812 93010 181
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets25 99729 16811 61313 322
    Total non current assets166 679166 661155 524152 008
    Total current liabilities14 07713 2258 1607 208
    Total non current liabilities4 0518 1335 4368 351
    Community wealth/Equity174 548174 471153 542149 771
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating25 32543 80812 9628 935
    Net cash from (used) investing(30 689)(37 370)(12 930)(11 017)
    Net cash from (used) financing9936340
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end9 89614 7588 054(2 043)
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a23 67522 47612 228
    Irregular expendituren/a31 02520 5587 709
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a6513610
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 UnauditedS71 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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