Ngwathe Local Municipality (FS203)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 359, Parys, 9585
    Physical: Liebenburg Street, Parys
    Tel: 056 816 2700
    Fax: 056 816 2146
    Web: www.ngwathe.fs.gov.za

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 7 055km²
    Description: The Ngwathe Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the northern part of the Fezile Dabi District in the Free State. The Vaal River forms the northern boundary of the area, which also serves as the boundary between the Free State, Gauteng and North West Provinces. It is one of four municipalities in the district, making up a third of its geographical area. The Renoster River also drains through the region and is dammed up in the vicinity of Koppies in a series of dams, namely the Weltevrede, Rooipoort and Koppies Dams. The rivers, together with the respective dams, are prominent water sources for agricultural purposes in the region.
     Other prominent topographical features include the Vredefort Dome in Parys. The form of the dome consists of a central cone of granite surrounded by concentric ridges of quartzite belonging to the Witwatersrand System. The Parys District has unique natural and environmental assets, like the Vaal River, with several islands in the proximity of Parys, and the Vredefort Dome, that present exceptional tourism potential. Parys has a well-developed airfield that supports commercial and tourism development in the area. It has a strong commercial component and provides a wide range of services regarding health, education and professional services to the district.
     Vredefort is the only town that formed the former Vredefort District. The former Heilbron District is predominantly an agricultural area, although major manufacturing industries contribute largely to the Gross Geographic Product of the district.
     Koppies is located in an area of agricultural significance and mainly provides services in this regard to the surrounding rural areas. The three well-established and developed irrigation schemes subsequently enhance the agricultural character of the area. The strategic location of Koppies between the larger centres of Kroonstad and Sasolburg influence growth and development within the community. The bentonite exploitation near Koppies and the initiative for coal mining in the vicinity of the town provide significant future growth potential. Koppies is becoming known for its tourist attractions. Specific reference is made to the R82 Battlefield Route, which consists of several historical battlefields. These that are envisaged to be further developed along with the Koppies Dam Nature Reserve.
     Edenville is also located in an area of agricultural significance. The main road linking Kroonstad and Heilbron runs adjacent to the area.

    Cities/Towns: Edenville, Heilbron, Koppies, Parys, Vredefort
    Main Economic Sectors: Agricultural, mining, manufacturing, services
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 24, DA 8, EFF 3, VF PLUS 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Ms Joey Mochela

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Pule Tshekedi (Acting)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 118 907120 520
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 27.7%30.1%
    Population 15 to 64 63.8%62.4%
    Population over 65 8.5%7.5%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 56.760.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 90.391.0
    Population Growth
    Per annum -0.31%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a35.2%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a45.1%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.8%8.5%
    Matric 28.3%25.8%
    Higher education 7.0%6.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 40 91037 102
    Average household size 2.93.2
    Female headed households 44.1%41.8%
    Formal dwellings 85.9%81.3%
    Housing owned 76.9%66.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 81.0%74.5%
    Weekly refuse removal 84.4%81.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 30.5%44.7%
    Electricity for lighting 94.3%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 findingsAudit not finalised at legislated dateDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates64 481-42 92377 688
    Service charges232 789-315 691227 192
    Investment revenue1 998-2 0571 435
    Transfers recognised - operational190 055-147 282156 259
    Other own revenue37 335-31 06825 123
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)526 657-539 021487 698
    Employee costs183 643-175 491177 184
    Remuneration of councillors11 479-10 0849 047
    Depreciation & asset impairment154 076-101 49597 195
    Finance charges81 100-1 8273 274
    Materials and bulk purchases191 568-149 690128 866
    Transfers and grants----
    Other expenditure126 652-151 680191 664
    Total Expenditure748 517-590 268607 229
    Surplus/(Deficit)(221 860)-(51 246)(119 531)
    Transfers recognised - capital76 892--45 939
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(144 968)-(51 246)(73 592)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(144 968)-(51 246)(73 592)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure5 474-61 0661 342
    Transfers recognised - capital--56 802-
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds5 474-4 2641 342
    Total sources of capital funds5 474-61 0661 342
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets103 565-479 889366 196
    Total non current assets848 400-1 248 2471 183 646
    Total current liabilities818 237-454 778337 357
    Total non current liabilities193 624-103 68387 502
    Community wealth/Equity(59 896)-1 169 6741 124 983
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating88 558-15 47020 126
    Net cash from (used) investing(77 196)-(47 783)(1 342)
    Net cash from (used) financing(6 003)-(6 615)(2 032)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end8 444-7 72546 653
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure177 095n/a89 245187 185
    Irregular expenditure60 200n/a71 01717 362
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure74 252n/a57 86020 966
    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) 183 643-175 491177 184119 273
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 11 479-10 0849 0478 615
     
    Total Employee Positions 879764792902885
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 9012116
    Total Vacancy Percentage 10.24%0.13%0.25%1.22%0.68%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 65555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 11203
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 2624242119
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 600113
    Community And Social Service Positions 108151125206216
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00000
    Finance And Administration Positions 135183144221165
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 170000
    Electricity Positions 2525262931
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 6106300
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 6129293220
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 140000
    Road Transport Positions 072323214
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 238220
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 7706216084
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 520000
    Waste Water Management Positions 5205511362
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 5569646267
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 27116816119202
    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/a55.43n/a20.59
    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 40 55640 55637 74834 38032 889
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 39 22839 22836 42033 05231 561
    Inside the yard 39 22839 22836 42033 05231 561
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9 4739 1699 22016 47616 496

    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 42 78840 27239 96438 11937 339
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9 4739 1699 22016 47616 496

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a0n/a0
    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 36 82836 82835 90135 43034 865
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 35 30535 30534 38122 00722 007
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0008 2115 997
    Ventilated pit latrine 00001 834
    Bucket system 1951951951 4103 702
    Other 0002 4770
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9 4739 1699 22016 47616 496

    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 31 48531 48531 05431 05431 054
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9 4739 1699 22016 47616 496

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

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