Joe Gqabi District Municipality (DC14)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X102, Barkly East, 9786
    Physical: Cnr Cole & Graham Streets, Barkly East
    Tel: 045 979 3000
    Fax: 045 971 0251
    Web: www.jgdm.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 25 663km²
    Description: The Joe Gqabi District Municipality (previously Ukhahlamba District Municipality) is a Category C municipality located within the Eastern Cape. It borders the Free State Province and country of Lesotho to the north. The municipality is located to the north of the OR Tambo and Chris Hani District Municipalities, to the east of the Northern Cape, and to the west of Alfred Nzo.
     Joe Gqabi lies approximately 34km north of Queenstown and its northern border is formed by the Orange River, which also forms the southern boundary of the Free State. It consists of three local municipalities: Elundini, Walter Sisulu and Senqu. Aliwal North is the main commercial and tourism centre.

    Cities/Towns: Barkly East, Lady Grey, Maclear, Mount Fletcher, Rhodes, Rossouw, Sterkspruit, Ugie
    Main Economic Sectors: Community services (55%), finance (12.6%), trade (9.7%), manufacturing (9.6%), agriculture (6.2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 7, DA 1, EFF 1, CIVIC 1 (40% PR Seats)
    Mayor: Mr Z I Dumzela
    Other Members of Council: T Z Notyeke (Speaker), E M Lakabane (Chief Whip and Portfolio Head: Financial Services), L M Tokwe (Portfolio Head: Corporate Services), D D Mvumvu (Portfolio Head: Community Services), S Mei (Portfolio Head: Technical Services), N U Hokwana, M A van Zyl

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Zolile Williams
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Paul Mahlasela
    Communications Officer: M Gceya
    LED Officer: Mr Gerald Letseka (Manager: Socio-Economic Development)
    Other Senior Management: Fiona Sephton (Director: Community Services), Harry Jantjie (Director: Corporate Services), Robert Fortuin (Director: Technical Services), Nandipha Mshumi (Chief Operations Officer)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 372 912348 667
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 36.8%34.1%
    Population 15 to 64 58.2%58.4%
    Population over 65 5.0%7.5%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 71.771.3
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 89.889.8
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.53%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 8.0%14.5%
    Matric 19.5%14.1%
    Higher education 5.8%5.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 95 10797 470
    Average household size 3.93.4
    Female headed households 46.9%49.3%
    Formal dwellings 69.6%60.4%
    Housing owned 71.7%61.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 28.2%23.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 34.1%28.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 19.2%17.6%
    Electricity for lighting 80.0%69.1%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates(28 871)---
    Service charges131 91283 99542 11428 175
    Investment revenue4 3003 9013 2403 143
    Transfers recognised - operational325 216311 553317 699240 527
    Other own revenue18 23812 54815 12714 010
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)450 795411 997378 180285 855
    Employee costs163 740153 126484 425107 477
    Remuneration of councillors5 3105 2665 0244 264
    Depreciation & asset impairment46 19944 24042 31142 488
    Finance charges5 7355 0023 9682 707
    Materials and bulk purchases9893 0042 474-
    Transfers and grants5 0002 445116 30383 768
    Other expenditure257 651275 505220 496164 036
    Total Expenditure484 625488 587875 001404 739
    Surplus/(Deficit)(33 829)(76 590)(496 821)(118 885)
    Transfers recognised - capital203 357129 947106 144167 655
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions169 52853 357(390 677)48 770
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year169 52853 357(390 677)48 770
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure179 638126 81899 96595 184
    Transfers recognised - capital179 167124 25099 57585 143
    Public contributions & donations240--7 727
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds2312 5683902 315
    Total sources of capital funds179 638126 81899 96595 184
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets96 87082 98569 37892 321
    Total non current assets1 499 3451 366 8381 288 2801 232 830
    Total current liabilities107 973129 448118 10672 893
    Total non current liabilities47 83047 28434 11532 510
    Community wealth/Equity1 440 4121 273 0911 205 4381 219 749
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating151 459117 834114 465101 212
    Net cash from (used) investing(179 638)(127 026)(100 307)(94 815)
    Net cash from (used) financing(3 191)4 761219(229)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end2 42233 79238 22326 718
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure---5 547
    Irregular expenditure27783645 392
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure30184530460
    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) 163 740153 126484 425107 47779 276
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 5 3105 2665 0244 2644 086
     
    Total Employee Positions 813701515531433
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 17712912
    Total Vacancy Percentage 21.77%0.14%5.63%0.19%0.46%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66665
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 01010
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 1923202222
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 40401
    Community And Social Service Positions 2270224312
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 20000
    Finance And Administration Positions 1021227611067
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 350000
    Electricity Positions 00000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00221819
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 590292626
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 60001
    Road Transport Positions 012414292155
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 002500
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00000
    Waste Water Management Positions 2041351351260
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 560000
    Water Positions 401636370127
    Vacant Water Positions 740000
    Other Positions 01580180
    Vacant Other Positions 00000

    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/a74.69n/a85.18
    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 73 74273 67370 76767 80666 425
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 73 25773 08870 18267 22166 425
    Inside the yard 41 77441 67841 29740 51831 915
    Less than 200m from yard 31 48331 41018 74518 95722 483
    More than 200m from yard 0010 1407 74612 027
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 14 17611 178000

    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? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0004 0234 023
    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? 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 83 01475 38174 39748 41330 301
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 23 69923 52323 00922 80716 661
    Flush toilet - septic tank 2 9142 9062 8802 8553 072
    Ventilated pit latrine 55 94348 46746 29420 53710 568
    Bucket system 001 7291 7290
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 14 17611 178000

    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.

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Maize Meat Hub; Aliwal Spa; Senqu Plastic Project; Ugie Furnisher Project; livestock improvement.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Maize and meat hub with Joe Gqabi Development Agency (JoeGEDA).
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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