Sol Plaatje Local Municipality (NC091)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X5030, Kimberley, 8300
    Physical: Sol Plaatje Drive, Kimberley
    Tel: 053 830 6911/6100
    Fax: 053 833 1005
    Web: www.solplaatje.org.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 145km²
    Description: The Sol Plaatje Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located in the Frances Baard District in the Northern Cape Province. It is bordered by Dikgatlong in the north, the Pixley ka Seme District in the south and west, and the Free State Province in the east. It is one of the four municipalities that make up the district, accounting for a quarter of its geographical area. It includes the diamond mining city of Kimberley.
     Sol Plaatje Municipality is named after Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje, who was a South African intellectual, journalist, linguist, politician, translator and writer. Solomon Plaatje was born just outside Boshof, formerly the Orange Free State (now Free State Province).

    Cities/Towns: Kimberley, Ritchie
    Main Economic Sectors: Community services (33%), finance (24%), trade (14%), mining (8%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 38, DA 19, EFF 5, COPE 1, INDEPENDENT 1, VF PLUS 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr Octavious Mangaliso Matika
    Other Members of Council: E Johnson (Speaker), Winters Manga Keetile (Chief Whip), D S Chinkuli (MMC: Transport, Roads and Storm Water), M Mentjies (MMC: Community Services), F Kruger (MMC: Corporate Services and Human Resources), O E Matshidiso (MMC: Finance), M Moshweu (MMC: Economic Development, Urban Renewal and Tourism), O B Plaatjie (MMC: Human Settlement Services), R T Morwe (MMC: IDP, Budget and PM), A N Boqo (MMC: Intergovernmental, International Relations and Customer Services), L P Meleng (MMC: Safety and Security), S Mpampi (MMC: Utility Services), N Buda (Chairperson: MPAC), T C Ngoma (Chairperson: SPELLUM)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Goolam Akharwaray
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Zuziwe Mahloko
    Communications Officer: Sello Matsie
    LED Officer: Mr P Sithole
    Other Senior Management: Shakes Setlogelo (Acting Director: Community Services), Nomonde Kesiamang (Director: Strategy and Economic Development), Noxolo Molepo (Manager: Internal Audit), Zuziwe Mahloko (Director: Finance), Gail Jele (Manager: PMU), Velile Pitso (Legal Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 255 041248 041
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 27.1%28.3%
    Population 15 to 64 64.9%66.2%
    Population over 65 8.0%5.5%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 54.151.0
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 98.394.0
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.63%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a31.9%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a41.7%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.5%7.1%
    Matric 32.8%29.2%
    Higher education 11.5%10.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 71 93960 297
    Average household size 3.53.9
    Female headed households 42.4%41.0%
    Formal dwellings 85.9%81.6%
    Housing owned 67.7%61.2%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 87.7%82.8%
    Weekly refuse removal 82.7%84.3%
    Piped water inside dwelling 60.2%61.9%
    Electricity for lighting 90.8%84.9%

    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 findingsQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates484 397398 921368 225331 348
    Service charges1 004 895888 148835 048838 429
    Investment revenue20 99621 16521 41315 173
    Transfers recognised - operational164 215168 281166 601166 865
    Other own revenue163 111143 818130 36293 022
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)1 837 6131 620 3321 521 6491 444 839
    Employee costs600 874463 301474 749435 428
    Remuneration of councillors20 94819 84118 45917 243
    Depreciation & asset impairment57 79246 08141 98842 291
    Finance charges29 01830 45828 05624 694
    Materials and bulk purchases574 284486 974445 262416 058
    Transfers and grants39 32158 19419 5642 623
    Other expenditure367 139402 530375 484353 500
    Total Expenditure1 689 3761 507 3791 403 5631 291 837
    Surplus/(Deficit)148 237112 953118 086153 001
    Transfers recognised - capital111 728113 756140 153109 958
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets2613 813721-
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions260 226230 522258 960262 959
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year260 226230 522258 960262 959
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure174 542197 907238 409179 281
    Transfers recognised - capital111 728113 756140 153109 958
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing--64 80357 073
    Internally generated funds62 81484 15133 45212 251
    Total sources of capital funds174 542197 907238 409179 281
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets1 166 357993 934920 546790 296
    Total non current assets1 704 1121 577 5961 491 5001 253 201
    Total current liabilities240 761231 162255 011244 699
    Total non current liabilities480 531440 256482 036423 135
    Community wealth/Equity2 149 1781 900 1121 674 9991 375 663
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating169 185181 912175 143302 281
    Net cash from (used) investing(174 542)(197 907)(238 409)(179 281)
    Net cash from (used) financing(10 824)(13 747)44 50040 680
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end259 276275 457305 199323 965
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a2 8243 871-
    Irregular expendituren/a212 6906 72517 398
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a120301-
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 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) 463 301474 749435 428402 354
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 19 84118 45917 24316 415
     
    Total Employee Positions 2 4802 5472 6282 663
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 733735647675
    Total Vacancy Percentage 29.56%28.86%24.62%25.35%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 9999
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0112
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 89868481
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 21191820
    Community And Social Service Positions 143162173223
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 14201310
    Finance And Administration Positions 595612556622
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 13915096165
    Electricity Positions 128125121154
    Vacant Electricity Positions 38374137
    Enviromental Protection Positions 18181817
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 8754
    Health Positions 112112115115
    Vacant Health Positions 82788586
    Public Safety Positions 218213216295
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 33313154
    Road Transport Positions 192197239195
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 104929192
    Sport And Recreation Positions 235305233233
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 651126360
    Waste Management Positions 173171177176
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 50452921
    Waste Water Management Positions 185168326167
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 55428234
    Water Positions 210197196215
    Vacant Water Positions 67514944
    Other Positions 173172165161
    Vacant Other Positions 57504346

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a81.46n/a72.10
    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 63 22461 12260 29942 862
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 60 29758 64957 82641 086
    Inside the yard 53 55049 65348 83040 977
    Less than 200m from yard 6 7478 9968 996109
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 13 3956 1254 99722 000

    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? YesYesNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 64 29764 29764 29161 740
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 13 3956 1254 99722 000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    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 63 23361 12260 29956 459
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 53 55052 74452 17652 176
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0231168168
    Ventilated pit latrine 4 6801 8354 2131 070
    Bucket system 2 0763 8391 2691 269
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 13 3956 1254 99722 000

    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? NoNoNoYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 56 54056 54053 82053 820
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 13 3956 1254 99722 000

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Establishment of Biscuit, Wheat and Pasta Factory in Magersfontein; establishment of the Agricultural Incubator at Riverton with Fabcos; SPM has signed MoU with the South African Manufacturing Demonstration Technology Centre; Seda Automotive Incubator to develop SMMEs in manufacturing and automotive industry; SPM also signed MoU with the Central University of Technology and Northern Cape FET College to develop skills required in the market.
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