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In 2006 she was elected as a PR Councilor at Frances Baard District Municipality and served as the chairperson of the Social Development Committee and a member of the Mayoral Committee until May 2011. In the 2011 Local Government Elections she was again elected as a PR Councilor to Frances Baard District Municipality and on the 10th June 2011 she was sworn in as the Executive Mayor of Frances Baard District Municipality.
He started his political career being active in the then Galeshewe Civic Association, he was an organizer of Galeshewe Youth Organization (GAYO) in 1985 and was active in the UDF. After the Local Government Elections in May 2011 he was elected as the Speaker of Frances Baard District Municipality. He is also the provincial organizer of SANCO in the Northern Cape Province and a member of the Beacon Primary School Governing Body.
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Our district is predominantly a mining and agricultural district, with a lot of potential yet unlocked. The climate is favorable for outdoor living with a great number of "sunny" days throughout the year.
Two of the largest rivers, the Orange and the Vaal, flow through our district. Our population has been estimated at 324 798 in Census 2001 and we have a reputation for being friendly and hospitable people in the Province of the Northern Cape.
The district comprises of four local municipalities plus a rural district management area. Kimberley, located in Sol Plaatje Municipality, is the capital of the province, and also the home of our head offices as a district municipality.
Frances Baard District Municipality is the smallest district in the Northern Cape; however, it accommodates the largest proportion of the population of the province.
Frances Baard District Municipality is the strongest economic region in the province, accounting for 36% of the provincial gross domestic product (PGDP). According to a 2007 Quantec Research report, within Frances Baard District Municipality, contribution to the regional GDP is dominated by Sol Plaatje (74%), Phokwane (15%), Dikgatlong (8%), Magareng (2%).
The economy of the district consists of the primary (agriculture and mining), secondary (manufacturing, electricity and construction) and tertiary (trade, transport, financial and social services) sectors.
The municipality has a mandate to:
Although predominantly a mining and agricultural region, Frances Baard District Municipality also offers rich experiences in terms of culture and history. The climate is favourable for outdoor living with a great number of sunny days throughout the year. Two of the largest rivers, the Orange and Vaal, flow through the district.
Kimberley is the capital city of the Northern Cape. It is situated in the centre of South Africa on the N12 national road between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Kimberley offers visitors a plethora of fascinating tourist attractions such as:
Local municipalities: Dikgatlong Municipality, Magareng Municipality, Phokwane Municipality, Sol Plaatje Municipality
Major towns: Kimberley, Barkly West, Warrenton, Jan Kempdorp, Hartswater
Main roads: N12, N18, R29, R47
Railway: Extensive rail network
Airports: Kimberley Airport
Area covered: 13 518.19km²
Key Performance Areas and Key Performance Indicators of the FBDM for the next five years (2012/13 – 2016/17) are as follows:
|Key Performance Area||Key Performance Indicator|
|Municipal Infrastructure Development and Basic Service Deliver||
Percentage improvement in project planning
Percentage access to potable water, sanitation, electricity
Percentage reduction in the housing backlog
Percentage formalized informal settlements
Percentage access to basic services in informal settlements
Percentage completed feasibility studies
Percentage suitable land for human settlements identified and acquired
|Local Economic Development (LED)||
Percentage increased direct investment
Percentage increased employment through EPWP projects
Percentage packaged incentives for sector and SMME development
Percentage improved tourism attractions
Percentage developed tourism products
Percentage increased market share
|Municipal Institutional Development and Transformation||
Percentage improved quality of drinking water and waste water
Percentage improved status of food premises
Percentage approved Environmental Impact Assessments
Percentage implemented waste minimization strategies
Percentage increase in capacity at local municipalities in disaster management
Percentage improvement in response and recovery to incident in Local municipalities
Percentage increase in fire fighting capacity at 3 Local municipalities
Percentage support to local municipalities to implement a effective human resource management function
Percentage improved ICT Infrastructure accessibility
Percentage compliance with the IDP Review Process in the District in terms of the adopted IDP Framework and Process Plan
Percentage sound Performance Management implementation in FBDM and the district
Percentage facilitation of urban development in terms of approved spatial plans
Percentage support and assistance with GIS to local municipalities in the district
|Good Governance and Public Participation||
Percentage improvement in relations between communities and the District through the implementation of the adopted communication strategy
Percentage implementation of a sound municipal Internal Audit Function
|Municipal Financial Viability Management||
Percentage compliance in promoting and implementing sound financial management practices in line with the MFMA and other guidelines of National Treasury
Percentage financially sound and sustained local municipalities