Gert Sibande District Municipality (DC30)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 1748, Ermelo, 2350
    Physical: Cnr Joubert & Oosthuise Streets, Ermelo
    Tel: 017 801 7000
    Fax: 017 811 1207
    Web: www.gsibande.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 31 841km²
    Description: The Gert Sibande District Municipality is a Category C municipality located in the Mpumalanga Province. It is bordered by the Ehlanzeni and Nkangala District Municipalities to the north, KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State to the south, Swaziland to the east, and Gauteng to the west.
     The district is the largest of the three districts in the province, making up almost half of its geographical area. It is comprised of seven local municipalities: Govan Mbeki, Chief Albert Luthuli, Msukaligwa, Dipaleseng, Mkhondo, Lekwa and Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme.
     Highways that pass through Gert Sibande District Municipality include the N11, which goes through to the N2 in KwaZulu-Natal, the N17 from Gauteng passing through to Swaziland, and the N3 from Gauteng to KwaZulu-Natal.

    Cities/Towns: Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Balfour, Bethal, Breyten, Carolina, Charl Cilliers, Chrissiesmeer, Davel, Ekulindeni, Embalenhle, Empuluzi, Ermelo, Evander, Greylingstad, Grootvlei, Kinross, Leandra, Lothair, Morgenzon, Perdekop, Secunda, Standerton, Trichardt, Volksrust, Wakkerstroom, eManzana, eMkhondo (previously Piet Retief)
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (35%), mining (14.1%), community services (12.3%), finance (11.5%), trade (9.6%), transport (7.3%), agriculture (4.7%), construction (2.1%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 14, DA 3, EFF 2 (40% PR Seats)
    Mayor: Muzi Gibson Chirwa
    Other Members of Council: Joshua Nkosi (Speaker), Trevor Siboniso Nkosi (Whip), Snana Emily Dhlamini (MMC: Budget and Treasury), Bheki Michael Buthelezi (MMC: Planning and Economic Development), Lindi Masina (MMC: Corporate Services), Dumisile Nhlengethwa (MMC: Community and Social Services), Noliqwa Sarah Nhlapho (MMC: Infrastructure and Technical Services), Busisiwe Sekhonde (MMC: Special Projects, Youth and Rural Development)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Cijimpi Absenia Habile
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Anil Singh
    Communications Officer: Zakhele Shiba
    LED Officer: Ms Pretty Chiloane
    Other Senior Management: Maqhawe Kunene (General Manager: Community and Social Services), Sibongile Zikalala (General Manager: Planning and Economic Development), Mandla Dlamini (General Manager: Corporate Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 1 135 4091 043 194
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 29.3%31.6%
    Population 15 to 64 65.8%63.9%
    Population over 65 4.9%4.5%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 51.956.5
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 98.697.3
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.93%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a29.7%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a38.4%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 10.8%13.3%
    Matric 32.4%27.9%
    Higher education 7.9%9.1%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 333 815273 490
    Average household size 3.43.7
    Female headed households 39.1%38.8%
    Formal dwellings 78.0%72.4%
    Housing owned 59.5%50.6%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 67.1%64.0%
    Weekly refuse removal 54.3%63.6%
    Piped water inside dwelling 34.3%44.3%
    Electricity for lighting 88.5%83.4%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges2062 0231 774-
    Investment revenue14 7058 0493 1403 357
    Transfers recognised - operational321 355288 311296 131292 701
    Other own revenue1 21696522 90210 562
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)337 482299 348323 947306 619
    Employee costs111 834100 02495 21483 435
    Remuneration of councillors11 66611 30810 4699 974
    Depreciation & asset impairment17 84117 90020 43417 790
    Finance charges-4845 5426 748
    Materials and bulk purchases----
    Transfers and grants163 887123 218131 035185 095
    Other expenditure46 40444 42653 95938 581
    Total Expenditure351 631297 361316 653341 623
    Surplus/(Deficit)(14 149)1 9887 294(35 004)
    Transfers recognised - capital----
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(14 149)1 9887 294(35 004)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(14 149)1 9887 294(35 004)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure4 1482 2095 37818 204
    Transfers recognised - capital----
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds4 1482 2095 37818 204
    Total sources of capital funds4 1482 2095 37818 204
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets196 030115 61968 36877 634
    Total non current assets289 432302 020331 469387 604
    Total current liabilities75 72246 86945 41968 309
    Total non current liabilities5 0515 0514 40537 443
    Community wealth/Equity404 690365 720350 012359 487
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating91 07159 95130 335(20 528)
    Net cash from (used) investing(84 146)(2 198)(5 378)(18 514)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(4 104)(7 845)(7 246)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end91 28884 64430 99513 883
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a3799404
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-36-
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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) 100 02495 21483 43565 94554 599
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 11 30810 4699 9749 3808 876
     
    Total Employee Positions 263250216201150
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 21022
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.76%0.40%0.00%1.00%1.33%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 77666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 21022
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 4036303030
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00000
    Community And Social Service Positions 4938323025
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00000
    Finance And Administration Positions 11411611411489
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 00000
    Electricity Positions 00000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 00000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00000
    Road Transport Positions 000210
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00000
    Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 00000
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 53533400
    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/an/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 00000
    Inside the yard 00000
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/an/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 00000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 00000
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Gert Sibande Biodiesel Plant; Fresh Produce Market; N2/17 Corridor Development; Mkhondo Hydro Power Station; wood furniture manufacturing industry benefaction; tourism development/promotion agency; wool manufacturing industrial park; petrochemical industrial park; farming support programmes; establishment and support of cooperatives.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Cooking oil manufacturing and meat processing plant (Dipaleseng); textile manufacturing and leather and wool processing (Lekwa); coal mining, truck stop, retail development and tourism development (Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme); wood processing, furniture manufacturing, coal briquettes manufacturing (Mkhondo); retail and tourism (Chief Albert Luthuli); coal mining (Msukaligwa); manufacturing, engineering, industrial supplies (Govan Mbeki).
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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