07 Sep 2017 11:36

Every financial year, the municipality rolls out projects in order to address infrastructure development backlogs of the locality. While it is understood that the community might complain about the slow paced delivery of infrastructure development, cognizance of the fact that these projects demand massive financial backing which the institution does not have at its disposal should be viewed as a major contributing factor to this.

Some of these capital projects are funded through the annual Municipal Infrastructure Grant allocation received annually specifically for this reason, while others come from sources such as government sector departments and other external sources.

These are over and above the other daily maintenance tasks that are continually taking place in and around the locality through the internal Operations and Maintenance (O & M) budget of the municipality.

Another significant aspect to the municipality is the upliftment of the local community in the implementation of these projects is in the form of subcontracting to local SMMEs and creation of local job opportunities. The municipality is of the view that job creation, poverty alleviation and local business support are crucially important in the development of the local economic landscape.

Some of these projects have already been completed like the Provision of Sewer reticulation for four hundred and fifty (450) households in Grootvlei in ward 5 which created fifty four (54) local job opportunities and a total of four (4) local SMMEs were appointed while others are still in implementation phase.

Project DescriptionLocationImplementing AgentProject costPlanned Completion dateProject StatusService ProviderWOC CREATEDLocal SMMEs APPOINTED
Upgrading of Monareng, Lefokotsane and Nkonkoni StreetSiyathemba (Ward 2 & 4)DLMR20 million (MIG)December 2017Monareng Street: 100% Completed Lefokotsane: 37% Physical Projects Nkonkoni: 25% Physical ProjectConsultant: GMH Engineers Contractor: Maduludi Cc355
Upgrading of Grootvlei WWTWGrootvlei (Ward 5)DLMR37 million (MIG)April 2018Civil and Structural works completed. Mechanical & electrical contractor appointed.Consultant: Mott MacDonald Contractor: Khanya Engineered Projects590
Provision of sewer reticulation in Grootvlei Ext. 21Grootvlei (Ward 5)DLMR9 million (MIG)March 2017completedConsultant: Mott MacDonald Contractor: Wax Engineering544
Upgrading and renovation of Municipal office buildingBalfour (ward 3)CoGTAR16 millionSeptember 2017Physical progress: 73%Consultant: Monde Consulting Engineers Contractor:846
Upgrading Of Balfour MV System, 6.6kv and The Existing SubstationBalfour (ward 3)DLMR6 million (INEP)May 2017CompletedMothapo Consulting Engineers80
Construction of new Balfour substationBalfour (ward 3)DLMR60 million (INEP)June 2019Planning StageF & A Consulting Engineers00
Upgrading of old feeder lines in DipalesengBalfour, Grootvlei & GreylingstadDLMR3 million (INEP)April 2017completedImbawula Technical Services340
Turnkey design and construction to improve water pressure in SiyathembaSiyathemba (Ward 1,2 & 4)GSDMR7 millionMarch 2017completedMK Dube/Lefiso Consulting184
construction of a new 250mm uPVC pipeline to convey clear water from Siyathemba to GrootvleiGrootvlei and SiyathembaRand Water/GSDM/DLM/DWSR78 millionOctober 2017Physical progress: 73%Tiger Business Enterprise284
Reconstruction & Upgrading of intersection between R23 and R51 and 3 bridgesBalfour & GreylingstadSANRALR 18 million 49%SMEC Consulting Engineers and Fountain Civil Engineers429


“It is also important that we foster inclusive development throughout all the wards within the locality so that all our people know and understand that our government cares for all”, said the Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mafunda Makhubu.

Dipaleseng is performing relatively well on its 2017/18 financial year MIG spending, having already spent over R 8 million of its R19 million allocation, placing it at 42%.

There are also other projects that will benefit a big portion of our communities like the construction of low-cost housing units in Siyathemba and Grootvlei. The construction of the stimulation centre in Nthoroane and the Skills Development Centre in Balfour are other exciting projects that are at embryotic stage.


Dipaleseng Local Municipality