Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality (NC087)

Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality was established by the amalgamation of Mier Local Municipality and //Khara Hais Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information is not yet available for the new municipality. View historical information for Mier Local Municipality and //Khara Hais Local Municipality.


    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 178, Mier, 8811
    Physical: 63 Loubosweg, Mier
    Tel: 054 531 0019
    Fax: 054 531 0019
    Web: http://dkm.gov.za

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 44 231km²
    Description: The Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality is a Category B municipality that forms part of the ZF Mgcawu District in the Northern Cape. It borders with the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the north, Botswana in the north-east, and Namibia in the west. It is the largest of five municipalities in the district, making up almost half its geographical area.
     It was established by the amalgamation of the Mier and //Khara Hais Local Municipalities in August 2016. It consists of small towns and the !Khomani San community within its jurisdiction. Rietfontein, which is one of the main towns, is situated approximately 280km north-west from the nearest big town of Upington.
     Upington is situated 400km west of Kimberley, and has an airport and a landing strip. Natural boundaries provide a unique aspect to the town – one is the Kalahari Desert and another is the Orange River, South Africa's largest river, which it straddles.
     The municipality is the acknowledged commercial, educational, military, agricultural, medical, transport and tourism centre of the area.

    Cities/Towns: Mier, Rietfontein, Upington
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, business services, game farming, tourism and hospitality, manufacturing, transport, community services, social and personal services
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    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 18, DA 10, COPE 1, EFF 1, VF PLUS 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr Abraham Vosloo
    Other Members of Council: Moses Moalusi (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Elias Ntoba
    Population 107 161100 498
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 28.6%30.0%
    Population 15 to 64 65.8%64.4%
    Population over 65 5.6%5.7%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 52.155.3
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 97.297.6
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.46%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.5%7.1%
    Matric 31.8%24.9%
    Higher education 6.4%7.3%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 28 70425 028
    Average household size 3.73.8
    Female headed households 40.2%39.7%
    Formal dwellings 69.7%76.3%
    Housing owned 73.7%54.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 64.5%66.3%
    Weekly refuse removal 80.9%84.6%
    Piped water inside dwelling 50.4%54.4%
    Electricity for lighting 88.0%89.9%

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

    All values: R'0002016/17
    Property rates62 710
    Service charges360 810
    Investment revenue2 947
    Transfers recognised - operational70 030
    Other own revenue35 010
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)531 508
    Employee costs214 143
    Remuneration of councillors8 521
    Depreciation & asset impairment90 617
    Finance charges12 506
    Materials and bulk purchases174 899
    Transfers and grants464
    Other expenditure72 931
    Total Expenditure574 081
    Surplus/(Deficit)(42 573)
    Transfers recognised - capital20 102
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(22 472)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(22 472)
    Capital expenditure39 484
    Transfers recognised - capital33 637
    Public contributions & donations0
    Internally generated funds5 847
    Total sources of capital funds39 484
    Total current assets127 919
    Total non current assets1 721 223
    Total current liabilities105 795
    Total non current liabilities178 832
    Community wealth/Equity1 564 515
    Net cash from (used) operating63 406
    Net cash from (used) investing(29 799)
    Net cash from (used) financing(11 635)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end37 639
    Unauthorised expendituren/a
    Irregular expendituren/a
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a
    SOURCES71 Unaudited

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

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