Senqu Local Municipality (EC142)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X03, Lady Grey, 9755
    Physical: 19 Murray Street, Lady Grey
    Tel: 051 603 1300
    Fax: 051 603 0445
    Web: www.senqu.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 7 329km²
    Description: The Senqu Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the Joe Gqabi District in the Eastern Cape Province. It is bordered by Lesotho in the north, the Chris Hani District in the south, Elundini in the east, and Walter Sisulu in the west.
     The municipality is one of three in the district, accounting for a third of its geographical area. It represents the amalgamation and integration that took place between the former municipalities of Lady Grey, Barkly East, Sterkspruit, Rossouw and Rhodes.

    Cities/Towns: Barkly East, Lady Grey, Rhodes, Rossouw, Sterkspruit
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance (27.86%), general government (26.22%), community, social and personal services (13.57%), trade (9.01%), manufacturing (8.17%), transport (5.62%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (5.46%), construction (3.01%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 23, CIVIC 8, DA 2, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Nomvuyo Mposelwa
    Other Members of Council: Isaac Mosisidi (Speaker), Velile Stokhwe (Chief Whip), Georgina Mbonyana (Portfolio Head: Corporate and Support Services), Thinjiwe Dumzela (Portfolio Head: Technical Services), Sukani Ndzongana (Portfolio Head: Community Services), Mncebisi Mgojo (Portfolio Head: Finance Services), Velile Stokhwe (Development and Town Planning Services)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Mxolisi Yawa
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 140 720134 150
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 36.9%34.0%
    Population 15 to 64 58.0%58.3%
    Population over 65 5.1%7.7%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 72.471.4
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 85.788.0
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.09%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a35.5%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a43.6%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 10.7%14.5%
    Matric 19.0%13.2%
    Higher education 5.3%5.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 35 59738 046
    Average household size 4.03.5
    Female headed households 48.4%50.5%
    Formal dwellings 78.5%70.2%
    Housing owned 83.4%68.5%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 13.2%11.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 13.0%12.5%
    Piped water inside dwelling 8.1%8.7%
    Electricity for lighting 93.1%81.1%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates9 1324 6544 6074 492
    Service charges35 84930 89629 27926 052
    Investment revenue19 42213 91310 5128 881
    Transfers recognised - operational145 329149 152124 358111 527
    Other own revenue6 60911 83812 8617 408
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)216 340210 454181 616158 361
    Employee costs69 67962 17354 49648 400
    Remuneration of councillors10 86311 06410 3999 580
    Depreciation & asset impairment17 78518 35218 36811 766
    Finance charges1 1382 5281 3411 281
    Materials and bulk purchases27 71723 77120 07919 424
    Transfers and grants--480111
    Other expenditure53 25354 78156 00047 447
    Total Expenditure180 436172 668161 163138 009
    Surplus/(Deficit)35 90437 78620 45320 351
    Transfers recognised - capital14 88431 95627 63635 686
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-77--
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions50 78869 81848 08956 037
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year50 78869 81848 08956 037
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure40 16138 88547 07552 727
    Transfers recognised - capital36 45731 99626 44335 686
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds3 7046 88920 63217 041
    Total sources of capital funds40 16138 88547 07552 727
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets286 163242 347202 808181 062
    Total non current assets307 786325 512298 131246 749
    Total current liabilities54 88831 12034 52429 434
    Total non current liabilities33 53131 19229 58928 475
    Community wealth/Equity505 530505 547436 826369 903
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating71 75476 79469 26961 904
    Net cash from (used) investing(40 161)(38 636)(48 127)(52 543)
    Net cash from (used) financing(815)(700)(672)(624)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end251 695220 917183 460162 990
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a8036881 229
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a21 008-
    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) 62 17354 49648 40040 01830 793
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 11 06410 3999 5808 8588 387
     
    Total Employee Positions 240230215228252
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2502133
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.83%2.17%0.00%9.21%13.10%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 181414610
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 20002
    Community And Social Service Positions 396510534
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00021
    Finance And Administration Positions 4656596267
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0101218
    Electricity Positions 10101018
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00012
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 141410016
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00008
    Road Transport Positions 171615019
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 01001
    Sport And Recreation Positions 002400
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 7010169049
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 03001
    Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 000043
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 2073480
    Vacant Other Positions 00060

    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/an/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00007 214
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 00007 214
    Inside the yard 00007 214
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00004 151

    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 36 47234 13133 73432 35829 518
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 12 52311 82012 52312 5199 210

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/an/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00005 925
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 00004 985
    Flush toilet - septic tank 00000
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 0000603
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00003 777

    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 5 6095 4765 0215 0214 863
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 6543 5006943 4803 484

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Jozana's Hoek Dam and Holo-Hlahtsi Chalets; Tiffindell Ski Resort; plastics project; housing developments; retail development; stone crushing; dried peaches; berries; battlefield tourism; wool knitting and other processes; sandstone cutting.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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