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: The Laingsburg Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Central Karoo District in the Western Cape Province. It is one of three municipalities in the district, making up a quarter of its geographical area. Laingsburg is a modern Karoo town, only 280km from Cape Town. The town lies in a geologically fascinating area, steeped in history and tradition.
     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'. Today, it is a worthwhile and hospitable stop on the busy N1 highway through the Great Karoo.

    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
    Controlling Party: DA/KOP Coalition
    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
      20162011
    Population 8 8958 289
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 21.7%26.5%
    Population 15 to 64 70.3%66.3%
    Population over 65 8.0%7.2%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 42.350.9
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 98.799.5
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.60%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a17.9%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a22.0%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 9.2%11.7%
    Matric 26.3%16.7%
    Higher education 1.7%8.7%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 2 8622 408
    Average household size 3.13.3
    Female headed households 31.8%31.0%
    Formal dwellings 97.5%96.6%
    Housing owned 61.0%36.2%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 82.7%68.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 79.5%59.5%
    Piped water inside dwelling 56.5%66.3%
    Electricity for lighting 88.8%79.4%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates3 1292 7942 7872 312
    Service charges15 25813 90314 26311 934
    Investment revenue1 270856222659
    Transfers recognised - operational17 13315 96711 12313 994
    Other own revenue21 96631 0766 1185 387
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)58 75764 59634 51334 285
    Employee costs15 02212 86110 6759 481
    Remuneration of councillors2 5182 4122 2012 079
    Depreciation & asset impairment7 3357 77310 8629 687
    Finance charges164225--
    Materials and bulk purchases7 4876 5736 6585 677
    Transfers and grants32 4051 2463 9103 572
    Other expenditure36 06239 81211 73714 364
    Total Expenditure100 99570 90246 04344 861
    Surplus/(Deficit)(42 238)(6 306)(11 529)(10 576)
    Transfers recognised - capital30 55323 52815 82510 387
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(11 685)17 2224 295(189)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(11 685)17 2224 295(189)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure13 51720 97812 93010 181
    Transfers recognised - capital12 58920 76413 6375 982
    Public contributions & donations--1 026-
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds928215(1 733)4 198
    Total sources of capital funds13 51720 97812 93010 181
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets21 50929 16811 61313 322
    Total non current assets161 948166 661155 524152 008
    Total current liabilities15 13713 2258 1607 208
    Total non current liabilities6 1988 1335 4368 351
    Community wealth/Equity162 123174 471153 542149 771
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating16 61543 80812 9628 935
    Net cash from (used) investing(21 614)(37 370)(12 930)(11 017)
    Net cash from (used) financing20536340
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end-14 7588 054(2 043)
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure15 09423 67522 47612 228
    Irregular expenditure27 48231 02520 5587 709
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure116513610
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 UnauditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 15 02212 86110 6759 4818 265
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 2 5182 4122 2012 0791 973
     
    Total Employee Positions 7171666160
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 42022
    Total Vacancy Percentage 5.63%2.82%0.00%3.28%3.33%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 22221
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 11000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 66433
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00000
    Community And Social Service Positions 58900
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00000
    Finance And Administration Positions 1719202525
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 01011
    Electricity Positions 00000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 30000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 85588
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00011
    Road Transport Positions 310131111
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00400
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 160411
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 20000
    Waste Water Management Positions 29122
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 512499
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 40000
    Vacant Other Positions 10000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/a26.06n/a71.16
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 1 3571 2811 2811 2461 246
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 1 2781 2271 2271 1921 192
    Inside the yard 1 2781 2271 2271 1921 192
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 630499518363370

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 1 2781 2781 2781 2711 271
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 630518518363664

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 1 3911 3661 3661 3521 564
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 1 2451 2271 2271 2341 509
    Flush toilet - septic tank 757575685
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 630516518363370

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 1 3471 2601 2221 2101 558
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 630530518363631

    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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