Beaufort West Local Municipality (WC053)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X582, Beaufort West, 6970
    Physical: 112 Donkin Street, Beaufort West
    Tel: 023 414 8020
    Fax: 023 415 1373
    Web: www.beaufortwestmun.co.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 21 917km²
    Description: The Beaufort West Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located within the Central Karoo District in the Western Cape Province. It is bordered by the Northern Cape to the north and west, Prince Albert to the south, and the Eastern Cape to the east. It is the largest municipality of three in the district, making up more than half its geographical area.
     Beaufort West is the oldest municipality in South Africa. The new district was proclaimed on 27 November 1818. The then governor of the Cape, Lord Charles Somerset, named the town and district ‘Beaufort' in honour of his father, the 5th Duke of Beaufort. To avoid confusion with Fort Beaufort and Port Beaufort, the name ‘Beaufort' was changed to Beaufort West in the 1860s.
     In December 1994, the former black township Kwa-Mandlenkosi was amalgamated with Beaufort West Municipality. In December 2000, the rural towns of Merweville and Nelspoort were also incorporated as part of the Beaufort West Municipality.

    Cities/Towns: Beaufort West, Merweville, Murraysburg, Nelspoort
    Main Economic Sectors: Transport and communication (25.3%), wholesale and retail trade (16.8%), general government services (14.4%), manufacturing (10.9%), agriculture (7.7%)
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 6, DA 6, KDF 1
    Controlling Party: DA/KDF Coalition
    Mayor: Mr Japie van der Linde
    Other Members of Council: A M Slabbert (Deputy Mayor), E Wentzel (Speaker), L Lakay (IDP), O Haarvoor

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Jafta Booysen
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Frans Sabbat
    Communications Officer: Mr Jafta Booysen
    Other Senior Management: A C Makendlana (Director: Corporate Services), J C Smit (Director: Engineering Services), R E van Staden (Director: Electrotechnical Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 51 08049 586
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 26.6%31.5%
    Population 15 to 64 66.5%62.6%
    Population over 65 6.9%5.9%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 50.559.7
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 92.794.8
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.67%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a25.5%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a34.5%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 5.4%10.1%
    Matric 31.8%23.6%
    Higher education 3.8%6.5%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 14 93513 089
    Average household size 3.43.6
    Female headed households 39.8%37.7%
    Formal dwellings 99.6%97.9%
    Housing owned 66.4%60.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 95.3%83.2%
    Weekly refuse removal 91.7%83.7%
    Piped water inside dwelling 77.9%81.3%
    Electricity for lighting 96.0%92.0%

    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 findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates26 58425 05723 19222 253
    Service charges97 60888 39985 09978 302
    Investment revenue1 8831 8931 012979
    Transfers recognised - operational96 00276 78277 91966 345
    Other own revenue73 476112 43850 19323 638
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)295 553304 569237 415191 517
    Employee costs79 87973 42667 91460 609
    Remuneration of councillors4 5224 3563 8944 103
    Depreciation & asset impairment15 34718 21525 02413 285
    Finance charges5 7544 4534 0874 197
    Materials and bulk purchases80 68961 50163 79854 403
    Transfers and grants35646040
    Other expenditure133 10596 84589 45761 152
    Total Expenditure319 333258 861254 234197 790
    Surplus/(Deficit)(23 779)45 709(16 819)(6 272)
    Transfers recognised - capital14 55637 65221 34851 170
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets--(363)(61)
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(9 223)83 3614 16744 836
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(9 223)83 3614 16744 836
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure18 48792 79730 65654 204
    Transfers recognised - capital14 48637 59521 34851 170
    Public contributions & donations7052 29642261
    Borrowing2 5097904 0922 358
    Internally generated funds1 4212 1164 793615
    Total sources of capital funds18 48792 79730 65654 204
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets57 86767 38849 42948 689
    Total non current assets471 957469 219388 898378 569
    Total current liabilities59 04757 05046 03444 986
    Total non current liabilities60 92844 43846 16142 479
    Community wealth/Equity409 849435 119346 132339 793
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating19 56242 19625 61663 007
    Net cash from (used) investing(18 599)(38 337)(32 343)(54 029)
    Net cash from (used) financing(1 135)(2 680)567(1 423)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end12 94413 11611 93718 098
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure27 68328 48847 14422 850
    Irregular expenditure1 04615 87235-
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure45160--
    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) 79 87973 42667 91460 60953 928
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 5224 3563 8944 1033 715
     
    Total Employee Positions 492488486476439
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 9485759790
    Total Vacancy Percentage 19.11%17.42%15.43%20.38%20.50%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00220
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 1717151513
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 11002
    Community And Social Service Positions 3030417227
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 76704
    Finance And Administration Positions 94881147890
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1097107
    Electricity Positions 3131313131
    Vacant Electricity Positions 8861010
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 4848483836
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 76785
    Road Transport Positions 5655546261
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 2321202322
    Sport And Recreation Positions 4141414241
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 111110128
    Waste Management Positions 4646474543
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 54397
    Waste Water Management Positions 2525252519
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 766106
    Water Positions 2525242416
    Vacant Water Positions 431128
    Other Positions 7376403856
    Vacant Other Positions 11106111

    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/a89.52n/a94.91
    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 15 12314 88913 86413 38410 845
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 14 15013 91612 89112 4119 951
    Inside the yard 14 11913 88512 88612 4069 871
    Less than 200m from yard 31315550
    More than 200m from yard 000030
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 0225 6825 2935 2444 345

    Electricity
    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 13 16913 16912 92412 55010 953
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 0225 5575 1485 0954 089

    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 14 75914 52513 38413 38411 440
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 11 83211 59812 30112 3019 738
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1 5991 5999999808
    Ventilated pit latrine 35535511110
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 7173 6532 8982 6613 436

    Solid Waste Services
    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 13 91613 91613 45612 41110 705
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 5731 4243 3789571 112

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Freight village hub; wind farm; biggest painting project; uranium mining; airport development.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Development of N1 Corridor; airport development; hydroponics revamp.
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