Gamagara Local Municipality (NC453)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 1001, Kathu, 8446
    Physical: Cnr Frikkey Meyer & Hendrik Van Eck Roads, Civic Centre, Kathu
    Tel: 053 723 6000
    Fax: 053 723 2021
    Web: www.gamagara.co.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 619km²
    Description: The Gamagara Local Municipality is a Category B municipality found in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District within the Northern Cape Province. It is located in the north-eastern sector of the Northern Cape on the N14 National Road between Upington and Vryburg. It lies approximately 200km north-east of Upington and 280km north-west of Kimberley.
     It is the smallest of the three municipalities that make up the district, accounting for 10% of its geographical area. The central business district (CBD) is located in Kathu.
     The municipal area owns an endemic camel thorn tree forest that enjoys a National Heritage status and gave Kathu its name. The area boasts the largest single pit, open cast iron ore mine in the world, and is the starting point of the Sisheng—Saldanha railway line.

    Cities/Towns: Deben, Kathu, Olifantshoek
    Main Economic Sectors: Mining, game farming, business services
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 7, DA 5, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Dineo Moyo
    Other Members of Council: Boitumelo Lekgadi (Chairperson: Finance Portfolio), Anna Joyce Morwe (Chairperson: Community Services Portfolio), Frikkie Nqume (Chairperson: Technical Services), Neo Magagane (Chairperson: Corporate Services Portfolio), Monica Orpen (Chairperson: Strategic Services Portfolio), Abel Booysen (Chairperson: MPAC)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Thusoeng Clement Itumeleng
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Ndabayithetwa Moses Grond
    Communications Officer: Ms Boitumelo Kwetsi
    LED Officer: Mr Lebogang Mogoera
    Other Senior Management: Mr Lebogang Seetile (Director: Corporate Services), Mrs Refilwe Appols Sebogodi (Director: Community Services), Mr Kagiso Ositang (Director: Infrastructure Services), Mr Protea Leserwane (Director: Strategic Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 53 65641 617
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 23.2%25.5%
    Population 15 to 64 74.5%71.9%
    Population over 65 2.3%2.6%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 34.239.0
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 129.7120.1
    Population Growth
    Per annum 5.77%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a17.7%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a22.4%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 8.2%10.5%
    Matric 33.0%26.5%
    Higher education 10.8%12.6%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 15 72310 808
    Average household size 3.43.4
    Female headed households 21.6%27.7%
    Formal dwellings 79.2%74.4%
    Housing owned 58.5%34.5%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 80.8%77.6%
    Weekly refuse removal 78.9%90.6%
    Piped water inside dwelling 58.2%59.1%
    Electricity for lighting 88.1%87.9%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aAudit not finalised at legislated dateQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates436 223415 597391 50323 623
    Service charges220 145221 335269 759209 648
    Investment revenue2412661 120446
    Transfers recognised - operational26 34027 02425 91328 993
    Other own revenue7 4545 6456 54210 915
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)690 403669 866694 838273 626
    Employee costs118 261113 607105 18683 936
    Remuneration of councillors3 5402 9322 7932 637
    Depreciation & asset impairment-58 96058 21454 720
    Finance charges3543 9233 3523 984
    Materials and bulk purchases160 418123 417112 59282 149
    Transfers and grants3 2724 0882 4039 379
    Other expenditure73 993476 854112 69849 547
    Total Expenditure359 838783 780397 239286 353
    Surplus/(Deficit)330 565(113 913)297 599(12 727)
    Transfers recognised - capital6 18916 34522 44726 391
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets(2 102)(928)6 40831 190
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions334 652(98 497)326 45444 854
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year334 652(98 497)326 45444 854
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure28 89167 59970 596102 305
    Transfers recognised - capital24 06031 57716 49926 127
    Public contributions & donations2 61422 6589 44331 190
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds2 21613 36444 65544 988
    Total sources of capital funds28 89167 59970 596102 305
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets374 15722 961381 09250 063
    Total non current assets1 151 7651 120 4641 034 2981 047 766
    Total current liabilities213 014172 26475 03356 352
    Total non current liabilities69 99369 99367 26066 372
    Community wealth/Equity1 242 914901 1681 273 097975 106
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating110 12396 98475 99075 496
    Net cash from (used) investing(7 538)(64 136)(70 596)(71 116)
    Net cash from (used) financing(105 508)(532)(4 423)(4 012)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(102 128)13 296(19 019)(20 044)
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a-63 33253 733
    Irregular expendituren/a-204 61323 831
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-5109
    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) 113 607105 18683 93667 48056 022
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 2 9322 7932 6372 3682 205
     
    Total Employee Positions 452384372461401
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 7071165101
    Total Vacancy Percentage 15.49%1.82%2.96%14.10%25.19%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00004
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 18191986
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 071101
    Community And Social Service Positions 221510225
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 400013
    Finance And Administration Positions 82515510580
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 20002519
    Electricity Positions 1619141519
    Vacant Electricity Positions 20006
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0007676
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 000014
    Health Positions 03000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 2614222524
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 80087
    Road Transport Positions 201625210
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 20020
    Sport And Recreation Positions 77989410379
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 12001318
    Waste Management Positions 78978100
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 40000
    Waste Water Management Positions 107464610066
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 18001715
    Water Positions 000020
    Vacant Water Positions 00004
    Other Positions 00000
    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/a50.10n/a40.00
    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? NoNoYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 15 75614 79114 79114 79114 751
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 15 54814 58314 58314 58314 543
    Inside the yard 15 54814 58314 58314 58314 543
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 7338501 037683953

    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? NoNoNoYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 15 14614 89014 89014 79114 751
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 7338501 037683953

    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 15 15614 79114 79114 79114 751
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 14 94814 58314 58314 58314 543
    Flush toilet - septic tank 00000
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 7338501 037683953

    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 14 79114 79114 79114 79114 751
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 7338501 037683953

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Honey Bee Project; Stone Art Project; Coffin Making Project.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Investor Engagement Strategy, which will map a way for economic development in the municipality and the region; development of the Kathu Industrial Park, which will facilitate the development and growth of SMMEs in the area, specifically looking at redressing the economic imbalances.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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