MUNICIPAL CONTACTS: Limpopo: Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality

  Waterberg Capricorn Mopani Vhembe  

Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality
Local Municicpality
Elias Motsoaledi LM
Fetakgomo LM
Greater Marble Hall LM
Greater Tubatse LM
Makhuduthamaga LM
Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality (DC 47)


Tel. No. 013 262 2743

Fax No. 013 262 4634
Address Private Bag X8611, Groblersdal, 0470
Towns: Branddraai, Burgersfort, Dennilton, Driekop, Flag Boshielo Dam, Ga-Marishane, Ga-Masemola, Glen Cowie, Groblersdal, Hereford, Hlogotlou, Jane Furse, Kennedy's Vale, Kromellenboog Mine, Laersdrif, Malaita, Maleoskop, Mogaba, Moganyaka, Morone, Mossiesdal, Motetema, Ntwane, Nebo, Ohrigstad, Penge, Phokwane, Rite, Rooikraal, Roossenekal, Rusplaas, Sekhukhune, Steelpoort, Thabakhubedu, Tompi Seleka, Voorterkkers, Zeekoegat
Water tariffs: The tariff policy of Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality

Geographical overview of water infrastructure

Dams: Dr Eiselen Dam, Lepellane Dam, Lola Montes Dam, Makotswane Dam, Mapoch's Dam, Piet Gouws Dam, Rooikraal Dam, Tonteldoos Dam, Vlugkraal Dam, Vyehoek Dam

Waste Water Treatment Works


Municipal Blue Drop Score 2012: 59.93% 
Regulatory Impression:  The overall municipal performance of Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality remained more or less the same, most supply systems, however, showed some improvement. Water safety planning that is yet to commence in all the supply systems solely managed by the Water Services Authority, resulted in a lower score compared to systems where Lepelle Northern Water provides bulk water and already commenced the water safety planning process. While the municipality presented more systems for evaluation this assessment cycle, a large number of systems registered on the Blue Drop System, showing data on the quality of water supplied to residents, were again not presented for evaluation. Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality needs to confirm correctness of their BDS profile, in future the Department expects that the municipality will present all the systems for evaluation. DWA similarly expressed a concern last year that a number of systems registered were not presented for evaluation. The number of registered systems, a large number also containing no information, appeared to have increased form the previous assessment cycle. Data submitted unfortunately again indicated that the water supplied to residents within the Groblersdal and Roosenekal supply systems posed a risk of infection. The municipality has to prioritise addressing the ineffective disinfection procedures in the two systems. DWA noted that the number of systems that presented last year with serious microbiological water quality issues declined significantly, the municipality is encouraged to continue its efforts to address the risks. It is advised that monitoring in all the supply systems increase, some E. coli failures detected in the Flag Bosheilo, Hlogotlou and Vergelegen supply systems needs to be closely monitored. A full SANS 241 analyses must be done as part of the risk assessment process, the municipality is yet to provide all the required information to confirm that all risks are included in their chemical health compliance monitoring programme.  (Ref 6)
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Groblersdal, Roosenekal, Flag Boshielo, Marble Hall

Burgersfort, Hlogotlou, Magukubjane, Masemola Nkosini, Vergelegen, Penge, Marishane



Municipal Blue Drop Score 2011: 59.05% 
Regulatory Impression:  From a regulatory point of view, drinking water quality (DWQ) management services by Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality presents a high risk situation to public health. The Department of Water Affairs has to express concern since the microbiological quality of water in 6 of the evaluated 11 supply systems shows non-compliances with the South African standard for drinking water (SANS 241). While the municipality and service providers maintained the required monitoring for 12 months in only 4 supply systems, available chemical data further confirmed risks of irreversible health effects in one of the supply systems. The WSA and WSP’s has to urgently improve the quality of water supplied to residents, DWA has to be furnished with information within 30 days to confirm how the municipality intends on improving disinfection as control measure. Other prominent areas of concern include the lack of water safety plans in supply systems under full control of Sekhukhune. DWA encourages the municipality to speedily complete risks assessments, thereafter a risk-based approach should be followed to prioritise monitoring and implementation of control measures. Municipal management should take the lead in improving the situation, staff should be guided in the development and implementation of appropriate management processes informed by the water safety planning process. To improve asset management, identified as another area requiring immediate improvement, funds must be made available to complete process optimisation audits and acquire calibrated flow meters as a start. DWA requests the municipality in conclusion to ensure proper registration of water supply systems on the Blue Drop System. Boskloof and Sekhukhune presented for evaluation are not registered as supply systems on the BDS, 15 other water supply systems, not presented for evaluation, however appears on BDS with no data loaded against the systems. (Ref 4)
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Burgersfort, Flag Bosheilo, Groblersdal,  Hlogotlou

Magukubjane, Marble Hall , Masemola, Penge Roosenekal, Tubatse, Vergelegen


Municipal Blue Drop Score 2010 :  49.5% 
Regulatory Impression:  The 2010 assessment serves as base-line for the municipality’s performance; the latter is regarded as not a bad start. The challenge to manage drinking water quality over a large rural area is challenging but the municipality has proven that an effort is made to have the required systems and mechanisms in place to provide safe water. Yet there are still many areas that require urgent improvement of which effective monitoring, water safety planning and incidence response preparedness should be prioritised.
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Water Supply Systems Blue Drop Performance 2010 Table 1 Water Supply Systems Blue Drop Performance 2010 Table 2 Water Supply Systems Blue Drop Performance 2010 Table 3 


Green Drop Risk Assessment 
Regulatory Impression:  The Municipality has received a very high to critical risk rating mainly due to the fact that they did not attend the PAT session and did not provide any further information / updated PAT, despite various requests from the Regulator. Once basic monitoring is in place and information flow improved, i.e. effluent quality, flow data etc., the situation could change drastically. Six WWTWs are residing in the high risk category, being : Burgersfort, Dennilton, Groblersdal, Roosenkal, Steelpoort, Tubatse ponds, whilst 11 WWTWs are positioned in critical risk space, being Elandskraal, Jane Furse ponds, Leeuwfontein-Mokganyaka, Mapodile ponds, Marble Hall, Meckleberg-Moroke ponds, Monsterslus-Hlogotlou, Motetema, Nebo ponds, Penge, Phokwane ponds. (Ref 7)


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Burgersfort, Dennilton, Elandskraal, Groblersdal Jane Furse Ponds, Leeuwfontein-Mokganyaka, Mapodile ponds, Marble Hall Meckleberg-Moroke ponds, Monsterlus-Hlogotlou, Motetena, Nebo ponds

Penge, Phokwane, Rosenenkal

Steelpoort, Tubatse ponds

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Risk Trend Analysis2012


Municipal Green Drop Score 2010/11 :  49.5% 
Regulatory Impression:  Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality is commended for taking the 1st step in submitting evidence for assessing the municipal wastewater services performance, as gauged against the Green Drop requirements. Regrettably, the WSA performed unsatisfactory, as is evident by 19.8% municipal score, indicating that wastewater management falls short of the expectations of the regulation programme. Apart from a limited number of individuals from the respective municipal teams that came well prepared with appropriate evidence to the assessment, the overall submission was marked by disorderly presentation with uncertainty as to the roles of the specific team members and the WSP.A huge task lies ahead of the DM to coordinate and align services delivery and team focus to work towards an improved performance. Diligence and decisive programme management would be required on the part of the DM to ensure cohesion and development of the pockets of potential already existing in the LMs, before progress would be made in a gradual and sustainable way. The lower lying Green Drop scores present evidence of severe institutional challenges to manage its wastewater services. Of particular concern is that the most basic information, i.e. flow measurement, design capacity and monitoring of process and compliance streams are not in place. "To measure is to know...." meaning that that the poor effluent compliance will continue to persist until basic and essential monitoring is implemented. For this to occur, the DM will have to redress the technical and scientific competency within the service provision unit. On a positive note, if >50% scores can be achieved the 1st round GDC assessment for Groblersdal and Steelpoort, some inherent structures and know-how is already present to inform a gradual and sustainable improvement of the remainder systems. The submissions by the Greater Motsoale- and Elias Tobatse LMs are acknowledged and the team is encouraged intensify their efforts. A risks-based approach would be best suited to focus the WSA/WSP and address key priorities with adequate and appropriate resource mobilisation.  From a regulatory viewpoint, Sekhukhune wastewater services pose a significant risk to public health and the environment. This statement is not only based in the lower Green Drop scores, but also in the fact that ALL treatment plants (17) reside in high and critical risk space. Eight of these plants are continuing along a path of increased risk (↑), whilst the following plants have entered a maximum CRR of 100%: Motetema, Jane Furse and Mapodile. The attention of municipal administration and governance are required to mobilise appropriate resources to warrant a positive turnaround towards the Green Drop 2011/12 assessments. The Regulator trusts that this undesirable baseline will motivate the municipality to rectify its status without further hesitation or excuse. Regulatory action is herewith triggered. (Ref 5)


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Marble Hall, Elandskraal, Leeuwfontein/Mokganyaka, Burgersfort Steelpoort, Mapodile, Meckleberg, Penge Tubatse Ponds, Jane Furse/Glen Cowie, Nebo, Phokwana

Groblersdal, Roosenekaal, Dennilton

Motetema, Hlogotlou/Monsterlus

Elias Motsoaledi (NP 03a5)


Tel. No. 013 262 3056

Fax No. 013 262 2886
Address Private Bag X688, Grobersdal, 0470
Towns: Dennilton, Groblersdal, Hlogotlou, Laersdrif, Maleoskop, Mossiesdal, Motetema, Ntwane, Rite, Rooikraal, Roossenekal, Thabakhubedu
Water tariffs:

Geographical overview of water infrastructure

Dams: Mapoch's Dam, Rooikraal Dam, Tonteldoos Dam, Vlugkraal Dam

Fetakgomo (NP 03a3)


Tel. No. 015 622 8000
Fax No. 015 622 8026
Email/Web  /
Address Stand No.1 Mashung, Ga-Nkwana, PO Box 818, Apel, 0739
Towns: Zeekoegat
Water tariffs:

Dams: Lepellane Dam

Ephraim Mogale (Greater Marble Hall) (NP 03a4)


Tel. No. 013 261 8400

Fax No. 013 261 2985
Address No. 13 Ficus Street, PO Box 111, Marble Hall, 0450
Towns: Hereford, Marblehall, Moganyaka, Tompi Seleka
Water tariffs:

Geographical overview of water infrastructure

Dams: Flag Boshielo Dam, Lola Montes Dam, Makotswane Dam

Greater Tubatse (NP 03a6)


Tel. No. 013 231 1000

Fax No. 013 231 7467
Address 1 Kastania Street, PO Box 206, Burgersfort, 1150
Towns: Branddraai, Burgersfort, Driekop, Kennedy's Vale, Kromellenboog Mine, Mogaba, Morone, Ohrigstad, Penge, Rusplaas, Steelpoort, Voorterkkers
Water tariffs:

Dams: Dr Eiselen Dam, Vyehoek Dam

Makhuduthamaga (NP 03a2)


Tel. No. 013 265 1262
Fax No. 013 265 1177
Address Stand 1, Groblersdal Road, Jane Furse, PO Box 384, Jane Furse, 1085
Towns: Ga-Marishane, Ga-Masemola, Glen Cowie, Jane Furse, Malaita, Nebo, Phokwane, Sekhukhune
Water tariffs:

Geographical overview of water infrastructure

Dams: Piet Gouws Dam

Ref 7: Department WaterAffairs: :Green Drop Progress 2012