Siyathemba Local Municipality (NC077)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 16, Prieska, 8940
    Physical: Victoria Street, Prieska
    Tel: 053 353 5300
    Fax: 053 353 1386
    Web: www.siyathemba.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 14 725km²
    Description: The Siyathemba Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Pixley Ka Seme District of the Northern Cape Province. It is one of the eight municipalities in the district. The municipality was established as a result of the Local Government Municipal Structures Act of 1998 on 22 September 2000.
     Initially it was established as ‘Primanday', which was a combination of the names Prieska, Marydale and Niekerkshoop. However, this was not an acceptable solution and on the 25th June 2001, as a result of a Council decision and Provincial Government notice 22/2001, became Siyathemba. The meaning of Siyathemba is ‘we hope'.
     Prieska was originally named Prieschap, a Koranna word meaning ‘place of the lost she-goat', and used to be a fording place for travellers over the Orange River. Known to the locals as ‘the gem of the Northern Cape', Prieska is the seat of the municipality and is located on the hills of the Doring Mountains on the southern banks of the Orange River.
     Prieska's infrastructure is impressive – it has Eskom power; an abundant water supply from the Orange River, with the Gariep and the Vanderkloof Dams on the upstream side of the river; easy access to the main railway line to Namibia; good tarred road linkage with Kimberley, Upington and De Aar; two landing strips for light aircraft; and complete and reasonably inexpensive industrial stands, with or without siding facilities. Industrial activities include: grain silos; a cotton mill; a bakery; manufacture of furniture, built-in cupboards; cattle fodder pellets; and a tiger’s eye processing plant.
     Niekerkshoop is attractively placed between hills, and large trees shade the streets. There is no domestic water supply but irrigation water is supplied by a spring to the north of the town. On the north-west side of Marydale is a rich underground water source, and the main means of water supply is by borehole and wind pumps. It depends mainly on sheep farming.

    Cities/Towns: Copperton, Marydale, Niekerkshoop, Prieska
    Main Economic Sectors: Government services (28.9%), financial services (23.8%), agriculture (16.4%)
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 6, DA 3
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: H Tsume
    Other Members of Council: H Tsume (Mayor and Speaker), P W Simon (Chief Whip)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr I W G Stadhouer
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 23 07521 591
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 24.4%30.8%
    Population 15 to 64 69.6%63.2%
    Population over 65 6.0%6.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 43.758.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 104.999.3
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.51%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a24.3%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a30.2%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 7.1%11.5%
    Matric 20.7%18.0%
    Higher education 5.4%5.3%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 6 6155 831
    Average household size 3.53.6
    Female headed households 35.6%36.1%
    Formal dwellings 91.5%88.6%
    Housing owned 62.0%54.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 73.8%64.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 80.5%73.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 42.3%43.1%
    Electricity for lighting 89.2%86.2%

    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 opinionQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates1 157n/a7 9607 697
    Service charges43 032n/a27 41024 518
    Investment revenue131n/a10498
    Transfers recognised - operational26 192n/a25 97621 171
    Other own revenue4 807n/a5 1973 685
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)75 319n/a66 64757 169
    Employee costs36 232n/a31 69630 499
    Remuneration of councillors2 835n/a2 4572 021
    Depreciation & asset impairment-n/a16 05216 954
    Finance charges1 083n/a503670
    Materials and bulk purchases21 668n/a14 62317 822
    Transfers and grants14 549n/a5671
    Other expenditure11 604n/a21 61222 419
    Total Expenditure87 970n/a86 99890 456
    Surplus/(Deficit)(12 651)n/a(20 351)(33 286)
    Transfers recognised - capital-n/a13 05325 961
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-n/a--
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(12 651)n/a(7 298)(7 325)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-n/a--
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(12 651)n/a(7 298)(7 325)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expendituren/a2 41112 80034 200
    Transfers recognised - capitaln/a2 01612 72934 200
    Public contributions & donationsn/a---
    Borrowingn/a---
    Internally generated fundsn/a39670-
    Total sources of capital fundsn/a2 41112 80034 200
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assetsn/a19 26413 9467 206
    Total non current assetsn/a446 623467 213276 253
    Total current liabilitiesn/a54 63634 5247 691
    Total non current liabilitiesn/a17 16518 40524 163
    Community wealth/Equityn/a394 085428 231251 605
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(31 257)15 15016 925(1 314)
    Net cash from (used) investing-(11 371)(12 795)538
    Net cash from (used) financing-(341)(616)(518)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(31 257)6 3482 910327
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a129 48425 38013 854
    Irregular expendituren/a10 2022 86722 523
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a1 68837219
    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) n/a31 69630 49929 38624 454
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) n/a2 4572 0211 9491 821
     
    Total Employee Positions 177188174203167
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 191471014
    Total Vacancy Percentage 10.73%7.45%4.02%4.93%8.38%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 32233
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 44444
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 33222
    Community And Social Service Positions 1514222222
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 10000
    Finance And Administration Positions 4247333823
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 11133
    Electricity Positions 101112117
    Vacant Electricity Positions 01000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00666
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 00222
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00222
    Road Transport Positions 323535350
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 50000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 1919191919
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 22003
    Waste Water Management Positions 2526142624
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 2019151717
    Vacant Water Positions 33001
    Other Positions 4771838
    Vacant Other Positions 12000

    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/a62.36n/a62.40
    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? YesNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 4 2414 2354 2544 0283 834
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 4 0244 0183 7423 8123 628
    Inside the yard 3 6993 6943 4913 8123 628
    Less than 200m from yard 32532425100
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 7522 3952 5312 3282 430

    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 3 1483 1433 1214 6004 600
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 2432 3072 5312 3282 163

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a0n/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 4 2434 2383 7374 7704 568
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 3 1243 1192 9113 4173 215
    Flush toilet - septic tank 149149149663663
    Ventilated pit latrine 75342630100
    Bucket system 0327175489489
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 7522 4621 5781 5782 163

    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 4 0244 0183 7425 2515 904
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 7522 107759750267

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

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