JB Marks Local Municipality (NW405)

JB Marks Local Municipality was established by the amalgamation of Ventersdorp Local Municipality and Tlokwe City Council Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. Financial, Employment and Service Delivery information is not yet available for the new municipality. View historical information for Ventersdorp Local Municipality and Tlokwe City Council Local Municipality.


    Contact Details

    Tel: 018 299 5111
    Web: www.jbmarks.co.za

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 6 398km²
    Description: The JB Marks Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District in the North West Province. It is the largest municipality of three in the district, making up almost half its geographical area. It was established by the amalgamation of the Ventersdorp and Tlokwe City Council Local Municipalities in August 2016.
     The N12 route that connects Johannesburg and Cape Town via the city of Kimberley runs through the municipality. The main railway route from Gauteng to the Northern and Western Cape also runs through one of the municipality’s main cities, Potchefstroom. The City is 145km south-east of OR Tambo International Airport but has its own airfield, which can accommodate bigger aircraft and was formerly a military air base.
     Gold mining is the dominant economic activity in the district, with Potchefstroom and Ventersdorp being the only exceptions. While Ventersdorp to the north-west of Potchefstroom focuses on agricultural activity, Potchefstroom’s economic activity is driven by services and manufacturing. A big role-player in the provision of services in Potchefstroom is the world-class North-West University, which has its main campus in Potchefstroom.
     Potchefstroom’s industrial zone has many companies, focusing mainly on the industries of steel, food and chemicals, with big entities such as King Korn, Kynoch, Naschem and the Soya Protein Process (SPP) company. Within the city centre, the infrastructure of Potchefstroom supports roughly 600 businesses.

    Cities/Towns: Potchefstroom, Ventersdorp
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, community services, manufacturing, trade, finance, transport, mining
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    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 34, DA 22, EFF 5, VF PLUS 4, IC 2
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Kgotso Khumalo
    Other Members of Council: K E G Mogoeemang (Speaker)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Dr N E Blaai-Mokgethi
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr C W K Kgosiemang (Acting)
    Population 243 527219 463
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 28.2%27.4%
    Population 15 to 64 66.9%66.8%
    Population over 65 4.9%5.8%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 49.549.7
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 101.599.1
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.36%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 8.9%9.2%
    Matric 30.7%26.6%
    Higher education 12.6%11.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 80 57267 098
    Average household size 3.03.1
    Female headed households 37.1%37.1%
    Formal dwellings 82.0%78.5%
    Housing owned 52.6%52.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 75.9%71.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 70.9%57.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 46.2%48.9%
    Electricity for lighting 87.5%87.4%

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

    All values: R'0002016/17
    Property rates141 352
    Service charges799 334
    Investment revenue10 831
    Transfers recognised - operational270 619
    Other own revenue74 724
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)1 296 860
    Employee costs317 470
    Remuneration of councillors20 706
    Depreciation & asset impairment152 581
    Finance charges-
    Materials and bulk purchases418 006
    Transfers and grants39 870
    Other expenditure324 642
    Total Expenditure1 273 276
    Surplus/(Deficit)23 584
    Transfers recognised - capital27 822
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions51 405
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year51 405
    Capital expenditure209 384
    Transfers recognised - capital82 500
    Public contributions & donations1 613
    Internally generated funds125 270
    Total sources of capital funds209 384
    Total current assetsn/a
    Total non current assetsn/a
    Total current liabilitiesn/a
    Total non current liabilitiesn/a
    Community wealth/Equityn/a
    Net cash from (used) operating201 863
    Net cash from (used) investing(208 672)
    Net cash from (used) financing-
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end167 513
    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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