Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality (LIM471)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 111, Marble Hall, 0450
    Physical: 13 Ficus Street, Marble Hall
    Tel: 013 261 8400
    Fax: 013 261 2985
    Web: www.ephraimmogalelm.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 011km²
    Description: The Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Sekhukhune District in the Limpopo Province. It is the smallest of the four municipalities in the district. It was established after the 2000 local election, with the amalgamation of Marble Hall, part of Moutse (West) Transitional Local Council (TLC), Leeuwfontein, a portion of Hlogotlou/Lepelle Transitional Rural Council (TRC), Greater Nebo North TRC, a portion of Naboomspruit/Roedtan Thusang TLC, and Springbokvlakte TLC.
     The municipality was a cross-border between the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces. After the 2006 municipal elections the municipality was incorporated into the Limpopo Province. The municipality is at the border of the two above-mentioned provinces. It is about 160km from Pretoria and about 190km from Polokwane (previously Pietersburg).
     The amalgamation of parts of eight former TLCs also resulted in the establishment of the Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality, with 14 wards, which was increased to 16 wards during the 2011 local government elections. It has one town and two R293 towns, and 75 villages.
     The municipality was providing water to Marble Hall, Leeuwfontein and Zamenkomst, which was later transferred to the Sekhukhune District Municipality (SDM). Currently, the municipality is licensed to provide electricity to Marble Hall town, and other areas are provided for by Eskom. The municipality also provides solid waste to Marble Hall, Leeuwfontein and Elandskraal, while the SDM provides water and sanitation to all other areas. The municipality is battling with a huge backlog in terms of water provision, sanitation and road construction.
     The average annual rainfall is about 634mm. Marble Hall boasts a pleasant climate, with an average maximum winter temperature of 23°C and an average maximum summer temperature of 29°C.

    Cities/Towns: Marble Hall, Schuinsdraai Nature Reserve
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, mining, tourism, construction, trade, transport, finance
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 20, EFF 7, DA 3, INDEPENDENT 1, VF PLUS 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Ms Constance Ramadimetja Kupa
    Other Members of Council: Mr Molaudi Mothogwane (Speaker), Ms Lorraine Modisha (Chief Whip), Ms Mmakoma Johannah Motsepe (Exco Member), Mr George Nthaudi Makanyane (Exco Member), Ms Rebecca Mmatawane Lentsoane (Exco Member), Mr Mphoke Lawrence Makola (Exco Member), Ms Magalane Gladys Phefadi (Exco Member)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Ms M M Mathebela
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms K A Ramosibi
    Communications Officer: Mr Matome Lemekoana
    LED Officer: Mr S Uwane
    Other Senior Management: Mr Mantaneng Phaahla (Director: Community Services), Mahubila E Radingwana (Director: Infrastructure Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 127 168123 648
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 32.9%35.5%
    Population 15 to 64 61.4%57.6%
    Population over 65 5.6%6.9%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 62.873.7
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 89.188.9
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.64%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a41.4%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a48.8%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 17.2%22.7%
    Matric 22.5%18.8%
    Higher education 4.7%5.1%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 33 93632 284
    Average household size 3.73.8
    Female headed households 51.8%51.3%
    Formal dwellings 90.5%93.2%
    Housing owned 62.3%43.9%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 8.2%9.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 17.3%10.6%
    Piped water inside dwelling 5.3%12.3%
    Electricity for lighting 95.1%89.6%

    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 opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates28 28229 79825 77227 563
    Service charges46 23349 00040 76541 440
    Investment revenue2 4014 6772 464-
    Transfers recognised - operational118 241121 28794 71279 099
    Other own revenue16 70012 55923 43322 789
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)211 857217 321187 146170 891
    Employee costs48 96057 17153 15044 254
    Remuneration of councillors8 88510 63310 3439 405
    Depreciation & asset impairment-41 86640 722-
    Finance charges6113762 042-
    Materials and bulk purchases24 39835 14231 45419 029
    Transfers and grants116 4531 588-
    Other expenditure51 61148 90339 57448 907
    Total Expenditure134 475200 543178 874121 595
    Surplus/(Deficit)77 38216 7778 27349 296
    Transfers recognised - capital2 25946 98331 58423 127
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions79 64163 76039 85772 423
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year79 64163 76039 85772 423
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure51 95764 98046 50839 906
    Transfers recognised - capital20 47646 30931 58421 298
    Public contributions & donations7 290--18 608
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds24 19118 67114 924-
    Total sources of capital funds51 95764 98046 50839 906
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets230 449163 983106 43644 606
    Total non current assets888 805860 907911 14214 322
    Total current liabilities69 75454 83549 0883 013
    Total non current liabilities28 48928 49030 208-
    Community wealth/Equity1 021 011941 565938 28155 915
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating85 45598 83178 89849 907
    Net cash from (used) investing(46 495)(64 980)(45 203)-
    Net cash from (used) financing(551)(1 407)(1 574)-
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end142 868113 24981 86749 907
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a--61 061
    Irregular expendituren/a19 761-33 283
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a1536227
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Unaudited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 57 17153 15044 25441 72138 497
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 10 63310 3439 4059 7408 867
     
    Total Employee Positions 271239242240238
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 4140281936
    Total Vacancy Percentage 15.13%16.74%11.57%7.92%15.13%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66665
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 32240
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 1616141610
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 54322
    Community And Social Service Positions 4438433333
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 80002
    Finance And Administration Positions 7679648080
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 131371313
    Electricity Positions 1113121111
    Vacant Electricity Positions 25203
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 626261212
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 03201
    Road Transport Positions 5440435555
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 51310011
    Sport And Recreation Positions 22222
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 5619252525
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 50000
    Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 00000
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 00700
    Vacant Other Positions 00200

    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? YesYesNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoYesYesYes
    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? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 35 65235 65234 59134 59134 571
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 9501 4501 8971 5001 450

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/an/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoYesYesYes
    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? 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 5 6195 6195 6194 5264 526
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 003 5623 5624 339

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Organic farming project to establish 10 farms with cooperatives and create 190 permanent jobs; two cooperatives launched – women and youth.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Ecotourism investment opportunities, Flag Boshielo Dam; conservancy from Schuinsdraai Nature Reserve to neighbouring game farms; establishment of logistic hub; reinstatement of railway line.
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