Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality (DC19)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X810, Witsieshoek, 9870
    Physical: 1 Mampoi Street, Old Parliament Building, Phuthaditjhaba
    Tel: 058 718 1089/36
    Fax: 058 718 1034
    Web: www.thabomofutsanyana.gov.za

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 33 269km²
    Description: The Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality is a Category C municipality located in the eastern Free State Province, and borders on Lesotho and the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
     The district makes up almost a third of the geographical area of the province. It comprises six local municipalities: Setsoto, Dihlabeng, Nketoana, Maluti-A-Phofung, Phumelela and Mantsopa. It is named after Edwin Thabo Mofutsanyana, a stalwart of the communist party.
     Despite all the socio-economic challenges facing this district, the area has huge potential for tourism development because of its scenic beauty and its rich cultural heritage. The N3 and N5 National Roads pass through the district, and the famous Golden Gate is found in the area on the slopes of the Drakensberg Mountains.

    Cities/Towns: Arlington, Bethlehem, Clarens, Clocolan, Excelsior, Ficksburg, Fouriesburg, Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Harrismith, Hobhouse, Kestell, Ladybrand, Lindley, Marquard, Memel, Paul Roux, Petrus Steyn, Phuthaditjhaba, Reitz, Rosendal, Senekal, Thaba Patchoa, Tweespruit, Vrede, Warden
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, tourism
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 12, DA 3, EFF 2, DPSA 1 (40% PR Seats)
    Mayor: Ms Malefu Vilakazi
    Other Members of Council: Maduna Mbothoma (Speaker), M Radebe (Chief Whip), Sylvia Visagi (Finance), Thoko Tshabalala (LED), Azael Nhlapo (Corporate Services), Tumelo Thebe (IDP and PMS), Ntaoleng Mofokeng (Municipal Health Services), Kaludi Tsoene (Transport and Infrastructure), Jane Radebe (Community Services), George Bengurd (Rural Development and Agriculture)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Ms Takatso Lebenya
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr H Lebusa
    Communications Officer: Mr M Matefu
    LED Officer: Ms Thembi Mlotha
    Other Senior Management: Samuel Khote (Director: Corporate Services), Takatso Lebenya (Director: Community Services), Bernard Mphahlele (Manager: Infrastructure Development)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 779 330735 679
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 29.8%31.9%
    Population 15 to 64 65.0%62.6%
    Population over 65 5.2%5.5%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 53.759.6
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 88.687.3
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.31%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 6.6%9.0%
    Matric 29.4%24.6%
    Higher education 8.0%7.7%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 246 029217 689
    Average household size 3.23.3
    Female headed households 46.3%46.5%
    Formal dwellings 77.7%77.3%
    Housing owned 69.3%62.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 54.4%48.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 48.8%49.2%
    Piped water inside dwelling 25.6%33.6%
    Electricity for lighting 91.7%87.2%

    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 findingsClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges----
    Investment revenue1 1732 0702 4732 519
    Transfers recognised - operational102 798108 83486 20780 630
    Other own revenue2341 643264223
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)104 205112 54888 94483 372
    Employee costs50 99347 93640 95135 330
    Remuneration of councillors10 5469 3669 0447 092
    Depreciation & asset impairment3 5502 8101 3321 181
    Finance charges38837242249
    Materials and bulk purchases2 2181 6951 490925
    Transfers and grants1 61018 49219 36824 888
    Other expenditure49 84554 99921 76016 677
    Total Expenditure119 151135 66993 98686 342
    Surplus/(Deficit)(14 946)(23 122)(5 042)(2 971)
    Transfers recognised - capital---2 772
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(14 946)(23 122)(5 042)(198)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(14 946)(23 122)(5 042)(198)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure3 4688 8873 886-
    Transfers recognised - capital3 4682 933--
    Public contributions & donations-3 620--
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds-2 3343 886-
    Total sources of capital funds3 4688 8873 886-
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets2 24010 99833 37845 283
    Total non current assets12 41313 9296 8631 966
    Total current liabilities10 79934 18927 32728 404
    Total non current liabilities8 9953 7602 9471 942
    Community wealth/Equity(5 141)(13 023)9 96816 903
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(16 881)(12 765)(10 836)2 476
    Net cash from (used) investing12 553(8 758)(6 450)(106)
    Net cash from (used) financing(1 451)8391 172(591)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end7386 51627 19943 314
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure8 0242 659--
    Irregular expenditure8 477--2 596
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure184-524-
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 50 99347 93640 95135 33027 734
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 10 5469 3669 0447 0927 592
     
    Total Employee Positions 223143143126116
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1111313353
    Total Vacancy Percentage 49.78%9.09%9.09%27.78%2.59%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 44444
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 11121
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 1715151514
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 35522
    Community And Social Service Positions 572626317
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 240000
    Finance And Administration Positions 6367675975
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 2555140
    Electricity Positions 00000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 000230
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00070
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 75212110
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 550000
    Road Transport Positions 7101030
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 32200
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00010
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00000
    Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 00000
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 000176
    Vacant Other Positions 000100

    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/an/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 00000
    Inside the yard 00000
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

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

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

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

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