Lekwa Local Municipality (MP305)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 66, Standerton, 2430
    Physical: Cnr Mbonani Mayisela & Dr Beyers Naude Streets, Standerton
    Tel: 017 712 9600
    Fax: 017 712 6808
    Web: www.lekwalm.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 4 585km²
    Description: The Lekwa Local Municipality is Category B municipality situated within the Gert Sibande District in the Mpumalanga Province. It is one of seven municipalities in the district. It was established on the 5th of December 2000 after the amalgamation of three former Transitional Local Councils, namely Standerton, Sakhile and Morgenzon.
     It is located in the south-west of the district, with immediate entrances to the KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and Free State Provinces. Newcastle, Heidelberg and Vrede are respective immediate entrances. Standerton serves as an urban node, whilst Morgenzon, which is 45km north-east of Standerton, serves as a satellite node.
     The Lekwa Municipality lies on the large open plains of the Highveld region, which is characterised by tall grass, and it is transversed by the Vaal River, which flows in a western direction. The municipality is named after the Vaal River, which is commonly known as Lekwa (the Sesotho name for the Vaal River).

    Cities/Towns: Morgenzon, Standerton
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (30%), community, social and personal services (13%), private households (12%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 20, DA 5, CVC 3, EFF 2
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr Lindokuhle Blessing Robert Dhlamini
    Other Members of Council: Harriet Khota (Speaker), Ms V T Malinga (Mayco), Ms B P Mollo (Mayco)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Linda Tshabalala
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr R A Morris
    Communications Officer: Ms Thobeka Mtshiselwa
    LED Officer: Mr Robert Mkhabela
    Other Senior Management: Mr S S Nkosi (Executive Manager: Corporate Services), Ms T Matladi (Executive Manager: Development and Planning), Mr H Shai (Executive Manager: Technical Services), Ms M Radebe (Executive Manager: Community Services and Safety)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 123 419115 662
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 26.5%28.6%
    Population 15 to 64 67.9%66.4%
    Population over 65 5.6%5.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 47.250.6
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 100.299.4
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.48%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a25.9%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a35.2%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 9.3%11.2%
    Matric 28.0%25.1%
    Higher education 7.7%10.3%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 37 33431 071
    Average household size 3.33.6
    Female headed households 36.7%35.7%
    Formal dwellings 77.5%73.6%
    Housing owned 64.3%50.0%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 85.7%83.6%
    Weekly refuse removal 65.8%82.2%
    Piped water inside dwelling 43.5%55.2%
    Electricity for lighting 90.8%88.6%

    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 findingsQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property ratesn/a37 55228 40816 983
    Service chargesn/a224 887166 668252 695
    Investment revenuen/a245718-
    Transfers recognised - operationaln/a83 02783 76092 888
    Other own revenuen/a43 35434 38537 203
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)n/a389 065313 939399 770
    Employee costsn/a114 08385 134114 990
    Remuneration of councillorsn/a-7 7688 417
    Depreciation & asset impairmentn/a134 582-115 347
    Finance chargesn/a62460318 233
    Materials and bulk purchasesn/a156 534102 016189 836
    Transfers and grantsn/a7 8556 85416 743
    Other expendituren/a75 24854 703155 441
    Total Expendituren/a488 925257 077619 007
    Surplus/(Deficit)n/a(99 861)56 862(219 237)
    Transfers recognised - capitaln/a--35 449
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assetsn/a---
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributionsn/a(99 861)56 862(183 788)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associaten/a---
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the yearn/a(99 861)56 862(183 788)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure29 678-64 05035 449
    Transfers recognised - capital28 505-62 71631 212
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds1 173-1 3344 238
    Total sources of capital funds29 678-64 05035 449
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assetsn/a117 386n/a78 726
    Total non current assetsn/a1 836 059n/a1 906 016
    Total current liabilitiesn/a477 129n/a278 322
    Total non current liabilitiesn/a104 120n/a92 289
    Community wealth/Equityn/a1 372 196n/a1 614 132
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operatingn/a(183 083)48 83437 911
    Net cash from (used) investingn/a-(59 081)(35 599)
    Net cash from (used) financingn/a-(1 085)(1 285)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year endn/a(151 138)15 47716 300
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure225 40068 35051 775184 521
    Irregular expenditure29 96671 7236 48330 841
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure26 78225 35016 06513 868
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 UnauditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 114 08385 134114 99094 886
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) -7 7688 4179 408
     
    Total Employee Positions 739706706667
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 218173184113
    Total Vacancy Percentage 29.50%24.50%26.06%16.94%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 8665
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1151
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 31332423
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 8950
    Community And Social Service Positions 29373334
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 3480
    Finance And Administration Positions 138131147128
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 51465734
    Electricity Positions 66625670
    Vacant Electricity Positions 20121112
    Enviromental Protection Positions 54555660
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 771010
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 88888263
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 43392918
    Road Transport Positions 98989488
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 32262011
    Sport And Recreation Positions 34181930
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 140210
    Waste Management Positions 86807969
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 10550
    Waste Water Management Positions 51455450
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 10450
    Water Positions 49465647
    Vacant Water Positions 15162717
    Other Positions 7700
    Vacant Other Positions 4400

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a20.56n/a34.74
    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 31 49731 49731 49726 009
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 31 07131 07131 07125 583
    Inside the yard 30 19828 14628 14625 583
    Less than 200m from yard 8732 9252 9250
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 98919 82319 82318 719

    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 28 16727 85027 82727 827
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 98927 82727 82714 922

    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 29 88629 88629 57021 769
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 27 21627 21626 90020 523
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0000
    Ventilated pit latrine 2 1912 1912 191820
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 5353530
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 9892 5582 4262 905

    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 25 94625 80825 80818 947
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 9892 5582 4262 905

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

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