Lephalale Local Municipality (LIM362)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X136, Lephalale, 0555
    Physical: Cnr Joe Slovo Street & Douwater Avenue, Civic Centre, Onverwacht
    Tel: 014 763 2193
    Fax: 014 763 5662
    Web: www.lephalale.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 13 784km²
    Description: The Lephalale Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located in the north-western part of the Waterberg District in the Limpopo Province. It borders with four local municipalities: Blouberg, Lim 368, Mogalakwena and Thabazimbi. Its north-western border is also part of the international border between South Africa and Botswana. It is the largest of five municipalities in the district, making up a third of its geographical area.
     The town of Lephalale (previously Ellisras) is located a mere 280km from Pretoria, and is a recognised gateway to Botswana and other Southern African countries. Lephalale Municipality is named after the local river, a tributary of the Limpopo River, which has been the source of life to the people of this area from time immemorial. Before the new dispensation, this municipality was called Ellisras; derived from the combination of surnames of two Afrikaners, Patric Ellis and Piet Erasmus, who settled in this area in the 1930s.
     Nestled at the spur of the Waterberg Mountains, Lephalale is a place of peace and breathtaking beauty. Highlights like the awe-inspiring D’Nyala Nature Reserve, Marakele National Park, and the spectacular Mokolo Dam and Nature Reserve underscore why Lephalale is called 'the heartbeat of the Waterberg Bushveld'. As part of the Waterberg biosphere, the Lephalale area is richly blessed with pristine natural beauty and an abundance of fauna and flora.
     Lephalale offers an infinite variety of scenic contrasts and encompasses the unique Waterberg wilderness, which boasts superb vistas, mountain gorges, clear streams and rolling hills. Geological sites and rock art are a strong drawcard for the region, suggesting its links to many previous generations.
     Lephalale has been identified by the Limpopo Employment Growth and Development Plan as a petrochemical cluster, and has attained the status of national development node. The Waterberg coal fields, which boast more than 40% of the total coal reserves of South Africa, are located in Lephalale.

    Cities/Towns: Lephalale
    Main Economic Sectors: Mining and quarrying (71.4%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (5.2%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (4.4%), transport, storage and communication (4.4%), general government (4.3%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (3.9%), electricity, gas and water (2.8%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 17, EFF 5, DA 4
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr M J Maeko
    Other Members of Council: K R Molokomme (Speaker), A Thulare (Chief Whip), W M Motlokwa (Exco Member), A E Basson (Exco Member), M L Shongwe (Exco Member and LED), M M Semenya (Exco Member, and Finance and Budget)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Ms E M Tukakgomo
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr C J Jooste (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Ms C S Chiloane
    LED Officer: Mr M J Maake (Acting)
    Other Senior Management: Kgabo Tlhako (Executive Manager: Infrastructure Services), L S Thobane (Executive Manager: Social Services), Gerben Makgamatha (Executive Manager: Corporate Services), Charity Radipabe (Executive Manager: Development Planning), Victor Monyepao (Public Participation)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 140 240118 864
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 28.8%26.6%
    Population 15 to 64 67.8%69.4%
    Population over 65 3.4%4.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 47.544.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 126.5117.8
    Population Growth
    Per annum 3.76%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 6.0%8.9%
    Matric 27.9%21.8%
    Higher education 12.3%9.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 43 00230 639
    Average household size 3.33.4
    Female headed households 33.7%39.4%
    Formal dwellings 76.4%81.6%
    Housing owned 41.6%41.8%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 40.4%38.5%
    Weekly refuse removal 44.5%40.0%
    Piped water inside dwelling 25.1%30.7%
    Electricity for lighting 83.1%85.3%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates29 40344 15241 94830 620
    Service charges135 274183 959163 219152 983
    Investment revenue2 0875 5066 0966 597
    Transfers recognised - operational89 89591 25586 09293 045
    Other own revenue20 189148 63228 97121 320
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)276 847473 504326 325304 564
    Employee costs85 091127 368111 281100 756
    Remuneration of councillors4 8198 1507 0796 149
    Depreciation & asset impairment38 78763 29054 24555 521
    Finance charges7 00415 59314 39112 252
    Materials and bulk purchases77 812102 99394 51686 738
    Transfers and grants8911 4741 1261 055
    Other expenditure66 817109 32884 55575 922
    Total Expenditure281 219428 196367 192338 394
    Surplus/(Deficit)(4 372)45 308(40 866)(33 830)
    Transfers recognised - capital33 82045 269-34 506
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions29 44890 577(40 866)676
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year29 44890 577(40 866)676
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure72 21347 96085 41847 821
    Transfers recognised - capital59 66536 92669 09630 196
    Public contributions & donations---2 923
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds12 54811 03416 32214 702
    Total sources of capital funds72 21347 96085 41847 821
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets222 760201 633204 299235 157
    Total non current assets1 202 0561 204 3301 097 3861 076 848
    Total current liabilities128 87073 91373 842100 997
    Total non current liabilities103 788133 426124 250125 926
    Community wealth/Equity1 192 1581 198 6241 103 5941 085 082
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating7 39928 01353 77751 258
    Net cash from (used) investing(69 598)(47 128)(84 986)(47 824)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(924)(5 340)(4 677)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(62 199)59 76380 005116 554
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a-15 3585 858
    Irregular expendituren/a48 94553 87922 372
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-35-
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 127 368111 281100 75690 958
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 1507 0796 1495 855
     
    Total Employee Positions 516494484488
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 59453746
    Total Vacancy Percentage 11.43%9.11%7.64%9.43%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 7777
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 2121
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 26252322
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 3113
    Community And Social Service Positions 43412256
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 3236
    Finance And Administration Positions 102979179
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1411812
    Electricity Positions 48474744
    Vacant Electricity Positions 4456
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 27274711
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 2214
    Road Transport Positions 464700
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 1500
    Sport And Recreation Positions 49454442
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 7553
    Waste Management Positions 60595757
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 4645
    Waste Water Management Positions 39383635
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 5422
    Water Positions 54494944
    Vacant Water Positions 10403
    Other Positions 15126191
    Vacant Other Positions 4061

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a85.46n/a92.84
    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 29 78028 52628 15727 950
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 28 62327 37227 01926 812
    Inside the yard 19 58211 94411 94411 519
    Less than 200m from yard 6 5596 8126 8006 893
    More than 200m from yard 2 4828 6168 2758 400
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 4701 4502 950420

    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? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 27 42427 30626 75426 539
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 4701 4502 9503 200

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/a000
    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 22 25919 43019 30818 255
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 11 80311 47811 37611 000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1 6311 002998998
    Ventilated pit latrine 7 1985 7965 7965 119
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 470000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 470487463420

    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 20 41114 00313 90713 659
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 660487463420

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Coal mining and petrochemical cluster; mining expansion and construction of Medupi power station – public sector investment, estimated at R140 billion over six years; coal to liquid project – currently being investigated by Sasol; red meat; tourism; increase economic growth and promote social inclusion.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Coal deposits and other minerals of national importance: phosphates mined at Glenover mine near Steenbokpan, iron found in Marnitz within the Lephalale area, and coal deposits located in the Waterberg coal field, which holds approximately 40% of the national coal reserves of South Africa.
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