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

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

2011/122012/13
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 10 6759 481
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 2 2012 079
 
Total Employee Positions 6061
Total Vacant Employee Positions 22
Total Vacancy Percentage 3.33%3.28%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 12
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

2011/122012/13
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 370363

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 664363

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 370363

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 631363

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.

LINKS/RESOURCES

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 info@municipalities.co.za 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.

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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.

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