Lephalale Local Municipality (LIM362)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X136, Lephalale, 0555
    Physical: Cnr Joe Slovo Street & Douwater Avenue, Civic Centre, Onverwacht
    Tel: 014 763 2193
    Fax: 014 763 5662
    Web: www.lephalale.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 13 784km²
    Description: The Lephalale Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located in the north-western part of the Waterberg District in the Limpopo Province. It borders with four local municipalities: Blouberg, Lim 368, Mogalakwena and Thabazimbi. Its north-western border is also part of the international border between South Africa and Botswana. It is the largest of five municipalities in the district, making up a third of its geographical area.
     The town of Lephalale (previously Ellisras) is located a mere 280km from Pretoria, and is a recognised gateway to Botswana and other Southern African countries. Lephalale Municipality is named after the local river, a tributary of the Limpopo River, which has been the source of life to the people of this area from time immemorial. Before the new dispensation, this municipality was called Ellisras; derived from the combination of surnames of two Afrikaners, Patric Ellis and Piet Erasmus, who settled in this area in the 1930s.
     Nestled at the spur of the Waterberg Mountains, Lephalale is a place of peace and breathtaking beauty. Highlights like the awe-inspiring D’Nyala Nature Reserve, Marakele National Park, and the spectacular Mokolo Dam and Nature Reserve underscore why Lephalale is called 'the heartbeat of the Waterberg Bushveld'. As part of the Waterberg biosphere, the Lephalale area is richly blessed with pristine natural beauty and an abundance of fauna and flora.
     Lephalale offers an infinite variety of scenic contrasts and encompasses the unique Waterberg wilderness, which boasts superb vistas, mountain gorges, clear streams and rolling hills. Geological sites and rock art are a strong drawcard for the region, suggesting its links to many previous generations.
     Lephalale has been identified by the Limpopo Employment Growth and Development Plan as a petrochemical cluster, and has attained the status of national development node. The Waterberg coal fields, which boast more than 40% of the total coal reserves of South Africa, are located in Lephalale.

    Cities/Towns: Lephalale
    Main Economic Sectors: Mining and quarrying (71.4%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (5.2%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (4.4%), transport, storage and communication (4.4%), general government (4.3%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (3.9%), electricity, gas and water (2.8%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 17, EFF 5, DA 4
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr M J Maeko
    Other Members of Council: K R Molokomme (Speaker), A Thulare (Chief Whip), W M Motlokwa (Exco Member), A E Basson (Exco Member), M L Shongwe (Exco Member and LED), M M Semenya (Exco Member, and Finance and Budget)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Ms E M Tukakgomo
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr C J Jooste (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Ms C S Chiloane
    LED Officer: Mr M J Maake (Acting)
    Other Senior Management: Kgabo Tlhako (Executive Manager: Infrastructure Services), L S Thobane (Executive Manager: Social Services), Gerben Makgamatha (Executive Manager: Corporate Services), Charity Radipabe (Executive Manager: Development Planning), Victor Monyepao (Public Participation)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 140 240118 864
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 28.8%26.6%
    Population 15 to 64 67.8%69.4%
    Population over 65 3.4%4.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 47.544.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 126.5117.8
    Population Growth
    Per annum 3.76%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 6.0%8.9%
    Matric 27.9%21.8%
    Higher education 12.3%9.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 43 00230 639
    Average household size 3.33.4
    Female headed households 33.7%39.4%
    Formal dwellings 76.4%81.6%
    Housing owned 41.6%41.8%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 40.4%38.5%
    Weekly refuse removal 44.5%40.0%
    Piped water inside dwelling 25.1%30.7%
    Electricity for lighting 83.1%85.3%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates4 67546 59544 15241 948
    Service charges14 789206 481183 959163 219
    Investment revenue6023 6315 5066 096
    Transfers recognised - operational39 74791 33191 25586 092
    Other own revenue3 85527 498148 63228 971
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)63 669375 534473 504326 325
    Employee costs13 134149 879127 368111 281
    Remuneration of councillors6808 9238 1507 079
    Depreciation & asset impairment5 79270 49263 29054 245
    Finance charges-17 02815 59314 391
    Materials and bulk purchases13 110128 172102 99394 516
    Transfers and grants321 7741 4741 126
    Other expenditure12 391128 053109 32884 555
    Total Expenditure45 138504 321428 196367 192
    Surplus/(Deficit)18 530(128 786)45 308(40 866)
    Transfers recognised - capital2 93176 87845 269-
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions21 462(51 909)90 577(40 866)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year21 462(51 909)90 577(40 866)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure87 63083 87447 96085 418
    Transfers recognised - capital70 27173 18636 92669 096
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds17 35910 68811 03416 322
    Total sources of capital funds87 63083 87447 96085 418
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets320 876193 893201 633204 299
    Total non current assets1 262 7591 231 8051 204 3301 097 386
    Total current liabilities113 465119 01273 91373 842
    Total non current liabilities140 971140 444133 426124 250
    Community wealth/Equity1 329 1991 166 2421 198 6241 103 594
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating79 95668 80028 01353 777
    Net cash from (used) investing(85 431)(75 611)(47 128)(84 986)
    Net cash from (used) financing-(19 473)(924)(5 340)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(8 347)33 47959 76380 005
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a49 266-15 358
    Irregular expendituren/a28 68448 94553 879
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a40-35
    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) 149 879127 368111 281100 75690 958
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 9238 1507 0796 1495 855
     
    Total Employee Positions 525516494484488
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 5159453746
    Total Vacancy Percentage 9.71%11.43%9.11%7.64%9.43%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 67777
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 12121
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 2726252322
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 53113
    Community And Social Service Positions 4043412256
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 23236
    Finance And Administration Positions 101102979179
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 91411812
    Electricity Positions 4848474744
    Vacant Electricity Positions 24456
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 2727274711
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 32214
    Road Transport Positions 46464700
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 41500
    Sport And Recreation Positions 5249454442
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 27553
    Waste Management Positions 6160595757
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 84645
    Waste Water Management Positions 4339383635
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 45422
    Water Positions 5254494944
    Vacant Water Positions 810403
    Other Positions 2215126191
    Vacant Other Positions 34061

    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/a85.46n/a92.84
    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 29 88029 30628 52628 15727 950
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 28 59528 14927 37227 01926 812
    Inside the yard 13 20313 15211 94411 94411 519
    Less than 200m from yard 6 9546 5596 8126 8006 893
    More than 200m from yard 8 4388 4388 6168 2758 400
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 4701 4701 4502 950420

    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 28 86527 40127 30626 75426 539
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 4701 4701 4502 9503 200

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a000
    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 22 25922 25919 43019 30818 255
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 11 80311 80311 47811 37611 000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1 6311 6311 002998998
    Ventilated pit latrine 7 1987 1985 7965 7965 119
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 470470000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 4701 470487463420

    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 19 94219 94214 00313 90713 659
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 470660487463420

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Coal mining and petrochemical cluster; mining expansion and construction of Medupi power station – public sector investment, estimated at R140 billion over six years; coal to liquid project – currently being investigated by Sasol; red meat; tourism; increase economic growth and promote social inclusion.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Coal deposits and other minerals of national importance: phosphates mined at Glenover mine near Steenbokpan, iron found in Marnitz within the Lephalale area, and coal deposits located in the Waterberg coal field, which holds approximately 40% of the national coal reserves of South Africa.
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