Thaba Chweu Local Municipality (MP321)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 61, Mashishing, 1120
    Physical: Cnr Central & Viljoen Streets, Mashishing
    Tel: 013 235 7300
    Fax: 013 235 1108
    Web: www.tclm.co.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 5 719km²
    Description: The Thaba Chweu Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located in the north-western region of the Mpumalanga Province in the Ehlanzeni District. It is one of four municipalities in the district. It came into being after the December 5th 2000 local government elections.
     The escarpment divides the district into eastern and western halves. The western half (Lydenburg district) is dominated by agricultural and farming activities, while forestry is the main economic activity of the eastern half (Sabie/Graskop district).
     Thaba Chweu is one of the major tourist attraction areas in South Africa. Mashishing (previously Lydenburg) is the oldest town in the province, and a hub of heritage where the famous Lydenburg Heads, which are said to date back to 400AD, were found in the 1950s. Also found here are old stone houses. Most of all, this is the home of trout fishing.
     Graskop is home to the Three Rondavels, The Blyde Canyon, Potholes, God’s Window, The Pinnacle, Berlin, Lisbon, and Graskop Falls, all of which are World Heritage Sites, and form the Panorama Route. In the Sabie area, when travelling east of Mashishing through the Long Tom Pass, there are hectares of pine plantations. These mountains are part of the Drakensberg Mountain Range.

    Cities/Towns: Graskop, Lydenburg, Mashishing, Pilgrim's Rest, Sabie
    Main Economic Sectors: Mining, forestry, agriculture, business services, tourism
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 17, DA 7, EFF 2, BRA 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mrs S Mashigo-Sekgobela
    Other Members of Council: Ms E T Mabuza (Speaker), Mrs I T Mokoena (Chief Whip), Mr J M Kock (MMC: Corporate and Human Settlement), Ms S Manzini (MMC: Community and Social Services, and LED), Mrs M T Mashego (MMC: Finance, Technical and Engineering)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr M L Mokwena (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr M G T Mnisi (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Mr Puleng Mapheto
    LED Officer: Mr Mxolosi Sibanyoni
    Other Senior Management: Mr S D Maebela (Director: Corporate Services), Mr U Malungana (Acting Director: Technical and Engineering), Mrs S Matsi (Director: Community and Social Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 101 89598 387
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 27.7%25.2%
    Population 15 to 64 67.5%69.9%
    Population over 65 4.8%4.9%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 48.243.0
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 108.4105.1
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.80%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a20.5%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a27.1%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.5%9.7%
    Matric 36.9%30.2%
    Higher education 9.9%9.6%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 37 02233 352
    Average household size 2.82.7
    Female headed households 32.7%33.2%
    Formal dwellings 84.2%74.6%
    Housing owned 56.4%37.4%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 61.9%64.2%
    Weekly refuse removal 57.8%58.6%
    Piped water inside dwelling 30.3%38.8%
    Electricity for lighting 89.5%84.3%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates88 21192 514102 02934 082
    Service charges200 808183 068159 656158 071
    Investment revenue982--1 112
    Transfers recognised - operational76 703108 813142 57478 181
    Other own revenue168 93560 78461 15344 832
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)535 639445 179465 411316 277
    Employee costs160 223140 258117 618109 418
    Remuneration of councillors9 4679 1478 8847 428
    Depreciation & asset impairment084 17086 13033 077
    Finance charges8 88345 08935 90123 681
    Materials and bulk purchases109 004145 404131 021115 402
    Transfers and grants2 177---
    Other expenditure152 343254 546144 565148 763
    Total Expenditure442 096678 612524 119437 769
    Surplus/(Deficit)93 543(233 434)(58 707)(121 492)
    Transfers recognised - capital484 759-55 422
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions93 547(148 675)(58 707)(66 070)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year93 547(148 675)(58 707)(66 070)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure96 16879 95151 69255 422
    Transfers recognised - capital90 38774 37948 45255 422
    Public contributions & donations396---
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds5 3845 5733 240-
    Total sources of capital funds96 16879 95151 69255 422
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets483 94587 983188 519119 583
    Total non current assets52 424 6902 559 3621 383 525
    Total current liabilities483 950490 257491 612394 537
    Total non current liabilities-4 052--
    Community wealth/Equity-2 018 3642 256 2691 108 571
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating21 90076 04154 20856 341
    Net cash from (used) investing(5 992)(79 801)(50 096)(43 255)
    Net cash from (used) financing---(9 175)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end21 1505 2378 9974 885
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a22 748104 712-
    Irregular expendituren/a28 75756 97682 716
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a44 20735 90229 181
    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) 140 258117 618109 41897 47685 973
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 1478 8847 4287 1767 262
     
    Total Employee Positions 562452433445456
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 8622265
    Total Vacancy Percentage 15.30%0.44%0.46%0.45%14.25%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 55555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 12223
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 318776
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 20000
    Community And Social Service Positions 2294494643
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 110003
    Finance And Administration Positions 139167118113122
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1800012
    Electricity Positions 5321192224
    Vacant Electricity Positions 140005
    Enviromental Protection Positions 141000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 20000
    Health Positions 51545
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 8134565671
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 800016
    Road Transport Positions 7312232959
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 600015
    Sport And Recreation Positions 25111
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 6964658358
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 120001
    Waste Water Management Positions 321892420
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 40009
    Water Positions 3622373742
    Vacant Water Positions 80001
    Other Positions 0039180
    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/a9.09n/a19.03
    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 62331 62331 62328 85228 852
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 30 40530 40530 40527 63427 634
    Inside the yard 25 38625 38625 38614 18414 184
    Less than 200m from yard 3 5943 5943 5948 7008 700
    More than 200m from yard 1 4251 4251 4254 7504 750
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8 4908 6608 4748 0887 157

    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 29 33429 33429 33429 33429 334
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 9353 5781 5603 0983 297

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/an/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 33 05233 05233 05233 05231 932
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 21 42121 42121 42121 42111 598
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1 3771 3771 3771 3771 092
    Ventilated pit latrine 8 8068 8068 8068 80617 941
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 1471471471470
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 9353 5781 5603 0983 297

    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 21 49021 49021 49011 23111 231
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 9353 5781 5603 0983 297

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Graskop Holiday Resort; Graskop Gorge Glass Lift and Retail Centre Development; Retail/Transit Node Development; Industrial Park Development; Mashishing Community Park; Castlerock Caravan Park; Motlolo Amusement Park; Coromandel Farm Fresh Produce Production; Rozenkrans Farm Fresh Produce Production; Waste Management to IWMP, including waste-to-energy; Pilgrim's Rest Theme Park; Hotel and Conference Facility Development; Furniture Cluster / Wood Beneficiation.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Industrial Park Development in Mashishing; Retail / Transit Node Development; waste management value chain; hotel and conference facility; furniture cluster.
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