Metsimaholo Municipality
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DIRECTORATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING

  • Town Planning and Building Control
  • Housing and Property Management Services
  • Local Economic Development

TOWN PLANNING AND BUILDING CONTROL

  • Land use management and planning
  • Building control
  • Outdoor advertising

Town Planning
The division is responsible for controlling and managing land uses in the Metsimaholo region. This is regulated by using the following:

  • The Sasolburg Town Planning Scheme 1 of 1993( it applies only to Sasolburg and Vaalpark)
  • Annexure F of the Black Communities Development Act(it applies to all former black townships)
  • The Vaal River Complex Structure Plan of 2003( all properties around the Vaal River and the Vaal Dam)
  • Spatial Development Framework

Deneysville and Oranjeville towns are regulated in terms of the conditions of title of the respective erven.


Application fees

  • Application for rezoning  : R300.00
  • Application for consolidation : R300.00
  • Application for subdivision : R300.00
  • Application for consent use : R2000.00

Please note:  all applications except for consent use should be submitted simultaneously at the Municipality and the Department of Cooperate Governance and Traditional Affairs in Bloemfontein and the applications forms are available from the Provincial Department.

Building Control

Building Plans are approved and inspections are conducted from the Metsimaholo office.  Building plans are approved within 30 days unless there are corrections to be done or outstanding requirements.  Draughtsman / Architects / Owners can make enquiries after 14 days to ascertain whether there are any corrections to be made or outstanding requirements. All the requirements for approval of building plans can be obtained from the building control office.

All Draughtsmen and Architects must note that no plans for new structures will be accepted without a Title Deed and/or in the case of any outstanding debts (RATES, WATER & ELECTRICITY) owed to the municipality.  All draughtsmen and architects must furthermore be registered members of SACAPSA.

A Permit for structures smaller than 10m² can be obtained from the office at a fee of R150-00 which will increase annually.  A permit is obtainable for a wendy hut smaller than 10m².  Such structure may under no circumstances be resided in, but may only be used as storage space.

Inspections on approved building plans must be requested within 48 hours prior to the inspection from the building control office.  All different stages of inspections, i.e. excavation, foundation, hardcore filling, etc. must be followed up to the final inspection is done or the occupation certificate is obtained.  Inspections for all the Metsimaholo areas will be performed from the Sasolburg office.  Telephone numbers: (016) 973 – 8469 / 8411 / 8410.

A fine of R8, 000.00 can be imposed in the case of an illegal structure being detected.

The approval fees for building plans increase annually.  A notice to this effect will be published in the local newspapers as well as the government gazette.  Any enquiries in this regard can be made at the building control office.

A sidewalk deposit of R50-00 for the purpose of using a sidewalk to store building material (not building rubble) can be paid at the finance department.  On completion of the construction project an inspection will be done, after which the deposit will be refunded if approved.

Copies of all building plans for Sasolburg, Zamdela, Vaalpark, Welgelegen, Naledi, Heavy Industries and all surrounding farms can be obtained from the Sasolburg office.

Copies of all building plans for Deneysville / Refengkgotso and Oranjeville / Metsimaholo and surrounding plots and farms can be obtained from the Deneysville office.  Copying hours are strictly from 08:30 to 09:30 and 14:00 to 15:00 from Monday to Friday.  Copies will not be made if requested telephonically.  Rates for the copying of building plans will be given on request.

All fees are subject to annual increases.

Any additional enquiries can be made at the building control office.

Housing

  • Housing Delivery / -Projects
  • Hostel Re-Development project
  • Management of certain Rental Stock
  • Human Re-Settlement

Property Management

  • Acquisition of Fixed Assets
  • Alienation- / Disposal of Fixed Assets

Projects within the department

1. Zamdela Extension 17 (Farm Mooidraai 44):
The Remainder and Portion 1 of the Farm Mooidraai 44 situated to the west of Amelia (Zamdela extension 16) has been planned for township establishment purposes (estimated 3000 erven as phase I). Phase II of the project is estimated at 4`000 erven


2. Portion 3 of the Farm Mooi Plaats 581

Phase I of Portion 3 of the Farm Mooi Plaats 581 has already been planned for an estimated 2`500 erven for human re-settlement purposes. Phase II of the project is estimated at 3`000 erven

3. Plots: Vaaldam Small Holdings

In cooperation with Local Government and Housing and Department of Land Affairs funds will be secured during 2010/2011 for the purchase of an estimated 36 Plots for urban expansion of Refengkgotso (or integration) with Deneysville Town.

Following this process the land will have to be planned and surveyed for human re-
settlement purposes.

4. Housing delivery

Three projects are operational / in progress for the construction of 4`400 houses, namely
First project announced by the MEC of 1`800 houses in January 2008
Second project of 800 houses was announced in August 2008
A further 1’800 allocation was announced in August 2009

Project status / Summary:

UNITS ALLOCATED
APPROVALS
COMPLETIONS
ZAMDELA
COMPLETIONS
REFENG-KGOTSO
COMPLETIONS METSI-MAHOLO
PROJECT STATUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
500
500
499
 
 
1 house to be re-built
500
331
250
 
 
Project still in progress Number of defects identified
 
 
 
 
 
 
300
300
300
 
300
Completed
500
261
0
 
 
Project in Progress
 
 
 
 
 
 
300
296
 
 
275
In progress
 
 
 
 
 
 
500
500
500
 
 
Completed
 
 
 
 
 
 
400
400
400
 
 
Completed
200
100
 
0
 
Province intervene and stopped project
200
99
 
 
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
600
600
600
 
 
Completed
 
 
 
 
 
 
400
279
100
 
 
In progress

 

Division Housing and Properties Preferred Data and `Estimated Population Data` – December 2009:

AREA
ERVEN OCCUPIED
FLATS / HOSTELS
RESIDEN-TIAL
FLATS
HOSTELS
 
DEC 2001 ESTIMATED
POPULATION
March 2010
ESTIMATED POPULATION
SASOLBURG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sasolburg
5`240
1007
/ 617
15`430
2`103
678
 
23`245
18`211
Vaalpark
2`204
534
7`035
913
0
 
8`973
7`948
Backyard dwellers
1`500
 
 
4`050
 
 
 
 
 
7`444
1`541 /
617
22`465
7`066
678
 
32`218
<2`009
30`209
ZAMDELA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zamdela (Old)
6`582
1`745
/ 1208
46`532
5`183
2`573
 
42`962
54`288
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
>11`326
 
Zamdela Ext 9
3`222
 
12`885
0
0
 
 
12`885
Zamdela Ext 11-15 (Gortin)
5`115
 
18`362
0
0
 
 
51`363
18`362
Amelia Ext 16
3`200
 
9`087
0
0
 
 
9`087
Informal Settlements / Backyard dwellers
 
 
11`284
0
0
 
 
11`284
 
20`849
1`745 /
1`208
98`150
5`183
2`573
 
94`325
>11`581
105`906
DENEYSVILLE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deneysville
980
150
2`695
225
0
 
1`883
2`920
Refengkgotso
2644
 
13`748
0
0
 
 
13`748
Informal Settlements
2`500
 
7`825
0
0
 
26`505
7`825
 
6`124
150
22`610
338
0
 
28`388
<3`895
24`493
ORANJEVILLE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oranjeville
275
 
625
0
0
 
792
625
Metsimaholo
985
 
3`388
0
0
 
5514
3`388
 
1`260
0
4`013
0
0
 
6`306
<2`293
4`013
 
(35`948)
(3125 / 1`825)
(144`744)
(8`537)
(3`251)
 
 
(164`621)
RURAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Villages Areas
Kragbron
Maccaw Vlei
Viljoensdrift
Lethabo Eskom
Bertha Village Pwr
Vaalbank 238
Groenpunt Prison
Wolwehoek
 
605
718
52
37
170
204
78
155
25
(2`044)
 
100
50
 
 
100
30
26
100
0
(406)
 
1`331
1`580
115
81
374
449
172
341
55
(4`498)
 
125
75
 
 
150
 45
39
150
 
(584)
 
 
 
 
3`199
722
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1`456
1`655
115
81
524
494
211
491
55
(5`082)
Sectional Title
Bishops Bay
Boshenvaal
Club Milos
Edge on the Vaal
Herons Haven
Luciana Village
Maraldi
Oranje
Riverside Club
Riverside Lodge
Wonderw Mine Ar
White City
Lizard Point
 
40
69
60
50
4
80
48
17
70
60
81
22
723
(1`324)
20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(20)
 
88
152
132
110
9
176
106
37
154
132
178
48
0
(1`322)
30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(30)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30
88
152
132
110
9
176
106
37
154
132
178
48
0
(1`352)
Farms (1750 X 35% 1 - 6)
612
3`672
2`019
14`320
 
 
2842
 
14`684
 
TOTAL
39`928
3`551 /
1`825
152`583
23`471
3`251
 
168`000
>11`305 (growth)
179`305

LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Economic development
  • Marketing
  • Tourism

1. Metsimaholo LED Strategy is being developed and to be completed before end of May 2010. The first draft is out for internal inputs and corrections.

2. LED Forum terms of references are being compiled for the establishment of the business networking forum to be handed by the municipality.

3. The following are Social and Labour Projects (SLP) that MLM is busy with;

3.1 Bricks and Paving Plant       Sasol Mining
3.2 Poultry & Piggery                   Sasol Mining
3.3 Business Incubator              Anglo Coal
3.4 Recycling Plant                      Anglo Coal

4. Kgodiso Development Centre

  • 32 containers were built that were funded by Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Sasol and Safmarine. Presently the centre is functional with operational businesses active.
     
 

 

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