Masilonyana Local Municipality (FS181)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 8, Theunissen, 9410
    Physical: 47 Le Roux Street, Theunissen, 9410
    Tel: 057 733 0106
    Fax: 057 733 2417
    Web: www.masilonyana.fs.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 6 796km²
    Description: The Masilonyana Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located within the Lejweleputswa District in the Free State. It is situated between the province’s biggest municipality, Mangaung Metro, in the south and the second-biggest municipality, Matjhabeng, in the north. It is one of five municipalities in the district. The following former Transitional Local Councils were amalgamated into the municipality: Theunissen, Brandfort, Winburg, Soutpan and Verkeerdevlei. It is an impoverished semi-urban area with a high unemployment rate.
     The municipality plays host to two toll plazas on two major roads in the province; the Verkeerdevlei Plaza on the N1 is the last before entering Bloemfontein from the north, and the Brandfort Plaza on the former R30 (now ZR Mahabane Road) is situated between Brandfort and Bloemfontein. Brandfort is also known for its rich political history, which includes the National Military Museum on a farm that used to be a concentration camp during the Anglo-Boer War and the Winnie Mandela House, where Mandela was sentenced to House Arrest during the State of Emergency in the 1980s.
     Theunissen is also situated on the ZR Mahabane Corridor between Bloemfontein and Welkom, and hosts the three mines within the municipal jurisdiction. Winburg has economic potential because of its location, which is 100km west of Bloemfontein, and its linking of Bloemfontein with Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. It prides itself with the Voortrekker Monument as its Heritage Site, and Masilonyana boasts several game reserves across all its towns.
     The municipality prides itself on its tourist destinations, such as the Florisbad National Quaternary Research Station. This is where the first human skull was discovered. There are also cooperatives in Soutpan working on the salt lakes to produce salt.

    Cities/Towns: Brandfort, Soutpan, Theunissen, Verkeerdevlei, Winburg
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, mining, community services
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Masilonyana Local Municipality has been placed under S139 administration.
    Composition of Council: ANC 12, DA 4, EFF 2, VF PLUS 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Nontsizi Moshana

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr David Nthau (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Mr Zongezile Ntjwabule
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 62 77059 895
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 28.0%29.7%
    Population 15 to 64 66.7%64.5%
    Population over 65 5.4%5.8%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 50.055.0
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 103.7102.0
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.07%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.4%7.7%
    Matric 25.9%21.1%
    Higher education 6.0%4.0%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 21 55816 476
    Average household size 2.93.3
    Female headed households 39.6%43.1%
    Formal dwellings 84.0%82.6%
    Housing owned 68.3%64.8%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 84.4%69.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 65.0%52.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 26.5%29.3%
    Electricity for lighting 92.5%93.3%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aDisclaimer of audit opinionQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates95 71535 06016 5867 74111 146
    Service charges105 02688 25166 26172 69664 938
    Investment revenue58495384315439
    Transfers recognised - operational78 84793 09890 14784 32183 685
    Other own revenue37 1918 9375 0727 89116 858
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)316 836225 841178 449172 964177 066
    Employee costs85 03786 13472 54960 38455 842
    Remuneration of councillors4 1746 2534 9395 4394 648
    Depreciation & asset impairment-27 38425 1411 47426 017
    Finance charges2 3108 9254 7941 6101 085
    Materials and bulk purchases29 82545 65440 56919 56931 973
    Transfers and grants-----
    Other expenditure9 860121 02070 07241 31260 241
    Total Expenditure131 206295 370218 063129 788179 805
    Surplus/(Deficit)185 630(69 529)(39 614)43 176(2 739)
    Transfers recognised - capital11 53163 50973 74350 48436 782
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions197 161(6 020)34 12893 66034 043
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year197 161(6 020)34 12893 66034 043
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure12 58764 00086 9314 13324 671
    Transfers recognised - capital6 01664 00063 515-18 869
    Public contributions & donations----5 802
    Borrowing-----
    Internally generated funds6 571-23 4164 133-
    Total sources of capital funds12 58764 00086 9314 13324 671
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets193 66941 56739 63418 06663 156
    Total non current assets708 725702 355694 755590 075577 647
    Total current liabilities271 830151 831114 56966 57854 885
    Total non current liabilities2 90537 70738 28521 94120 195
    Community wealth/Equity627 660554 384581 535519 621565 723
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating16 60647 70485 44451 16141 254
    Net cash from (used) investing(15 681)(59 586)(70 465)(53 882)(28 893)
    Net cash from (used) financing4 016(4 816)(878)-(1 373)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end5 9421 00117 6803 57812 275
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a117 21511 1557 16738 196
    Irregular expendituren/a27 8397 68614 73431 528
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a7 1594 0421 088537
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 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) 86 13472 54960 38455 84247 562
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 6 2534 9395 4394 6485 052
     
    Total Employee Positions 774729493611599
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1831844134144
    Total Vacancy Percentage 23.64%25.24%0.81%21.93%24.04%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66566
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 33111
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 26241899
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 1311322
    Community And Social Service Positions 868613442857
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 000449
    Finance And Administration Positions 1281257210290
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 31500217
    Electricity Positions 16160416
    Vacant Electricity Positions 77048
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00010
    Vacant Health Positions 00010
    Public Safety Positions 550012
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 000011
    Road Transport Positions 555502551
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 38380259
    Sport And Recreation Positions 16120059
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 000022
    Waste Management Positions 104880083
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 57570042
    Waste Water Management Positions 67772643674
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 181803620
    Water Positions 39390040
    Vacant Water Positions 000013
    Other Positions 22619600102
    Vacant Other Positions 160000

    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/a29.64n/a11.40
    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? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 18 82918 82917 72817 54817 303
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 17 73417 73416 71316 53316 288
    Inside the yard 17 73417 73416 71316 53316 288
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 6004 2524 5623 8004 925

    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 17 39917 36417 36417 30317 303
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 6004 2524 5623 8004 925

    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 17 68417 68417 60417 54817 303
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 15 16015 16015 16015 16014 915
    Flush toilet - septic tank 572572572516516
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 857857857857857
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 6004 2524 5623 8004 925

    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 17 98917 98917 98917 30317 303
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 6004 2524 5623 8004 925

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Cooperatives support and marketing in ZR Mahabane; paving and brick manufacturing in Theunissen; bakeries in Verkeerdevlei and Winburg; Business Development Centre; EPWP Potholes Project.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Retail development in shopping complex in Theunissen.
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