City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality (CPT)

Contact details

Postal: Private Bag X9181, Cape Town, 8000
Physical: Civic Centre, 12 Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town
Tel: 021 400 1111/0860 103 089
Fax: 021 400 1313/0860 103 090

Municipal Information

Area: 2 440km²
Cities/Towns: Athlone, Atlantis, Belhar, Bellville, Blackheath, Blouberg, Blue Downs, Brackenfell, Cape Point, Cape Town, Delft, Durbanville, Elsies Rivier, Fish Hoek, Goodwood, Gordon's Bay, Grassy Park, Guguletu, Hout Bay, Khayelitsha, Kommetjie, Kraaifontein, Kuils River, Langa, Macassar, Matroosfontein, Melkbosstrand, Milnerton, Mitchells Plain, Muizenberg, Noordhoek, Nyanga, Parow, Philadelphia, Philippi, Robben Island, Scarborough, Simon's Town, Sir Lowry's Pass, Somerset West, Southern Suburbs, Strand, Table View
Main Economic Sectors: Finance and business services (36.1%), manufacturing (16.1%), community services (15.6%), trade and hospitality (15.6%), transport, storage and communication (11.2%), agriculture (9.7%), construction (4.1%)

Demographic Information

Population: 3 740 026
Households: 1 068 573
Population Growth: 2.57% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 23.90%

Political Management

Composition of Council: DA 136, ANC 72, ACDP 3, COPE 3, AMP 1, AJ 1, CMP 1, NP 1, PAC 1, UDP 1, FF+ 1
Mayor: Mrs Patricia de Lille
Other Members of Council: Ian Neilson (Executive Deputy Mayor and Finance), Dirk Smit (Speaker), Anthea Serritslev (Chief Whip), Brett Herron (Transport for Cape Town), Belinda Walker (Community Services and Special Projects), Xanthea Limberg (Corporate Services), Johan van der Merwe (Environmental and Spatial Planning), Benedicta van Minnen (Health), Jean-Pierre Smith (Safety and Security), Ernest Sonnenberg (Utilities), Siyabulela Mamkeli (Human Settlements), Suzette Little (Social Development and Early Childhood Development), Garreth Bloor (Economic Development, Tourism, Events and Marketing)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Achmat Ebrahim
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Kevin Jacoby
Communications Officer: Ms Carol Avenant
LED Officer: Mr Jacob Hugo
Other Senior Management: Richard Bosman (Executive Director: Safety and Security), Dr Ivan Bromfield (Executive Director: Social Development and Early Childhood Development), Anton Groenewald (Executive Director: Tourism and Events), Jacob Hugo (Executive Director: Economic, Environmental and Spatial Planning), Gisela Kaiser (Executive Director: Utilities), Dr Zandile Mahlangu-Mathibela (Executive Director: Health), Tshidi Mayimele-Hashatse (Executive Director: Corporate Services), Seth Maqetuka (Executive Director: Human Settlements), Lokiwe Mtwazi (Executive Director: Community Services), Gerhard Ras (Executive Director: Compliance and Auxiliary Services), Melissa Whitehead (Commissioner: Transport for Cape Town)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
Property rates5 575 6005 161 5025 609 360
Service charges13 916 02513 099 80511 055 163
Investment revenue434 110368 324333 336
Transfers recognised - operational2 181 4101 985 8091 639 075
Other own revenue3 086 7373 330 8422 869 620
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)25 193 88123 946 28221 506 554
Employee costs7 964 1187 335 8466 916 012
Remuneration of councillors119 726111 67397 772
Depreciation & asset impairment1 864 9911 627 3851 399 490
Finance charges770 325720 766681 533
Materials and bulk purchases6 871 6006 675 3795 978 665
Transfers and grants109 487103 144103 492
Other expenditure7 571 7267 235 1816 004 666
Total Expenditure25 271 97423 809 37521 181 630
Surplus/(Deficit)(78 093)136 907324 924
Transfers recognised - capital1 441 1473 414 6452 182 113
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets(33 172)(2 527)-
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions1 329 8823 549 0262 507 037
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate(0)--
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year1 329 8823 549 0262 507 037
Capital expenditure4 207 6665 868 8104 233 245
Transfers recognised - capital1 925 1443 414 6452 061 755
Public contributions & donations43 91435 07644 230
Borrowing1 724 9551 753 4251 374 791
Internally generated funds513 653665 664752 469
Total sources of capital funds4 207 6665 868 8104 233 245
Total current assets9 877 67112 900 81510 769 233
Total non current assets33 033 05629 033 82724 772 497
Total current liabilities8 139 5267 988 6967 101 568
Total non current liabilities11 164 05011 488 7509 252 622
Community wealth/Equity23 607 15022 457 19619 187 540
Net cash from (used) operating3 044 5035 5074 018 781
Net cash from (used) investing(4 597 407)(6 319)(2 161 172)
Net cash from (used) financing(336 841)2 252(946 150)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end6 209 6224 7686 160 840
Unauthorised expendituren/a0-
Irregular expendituren/a017 625
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a0-
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited
  1. S71 Unaudited figures are sourced from the MFMA S71 4th Quarter Schedule C reports, made available by the National Treasury. The schedules are available at
  2. S71 Audited figures are prior year audited figures sourced from the MFMA S71 Schedule C reports.
  3. If the relevant S71 Schedule C figures are unavailable, prior year audited figures may be taken from the relevant Audited Financial Statements. The source is then indicated as AFS. Links are provided under the Resources section on this site.
  4. S71 Schedule C reports are in the format for monthly and quarterly municipal financial statements as prescribed by the Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations. S71 Schedule C figures are standardised to the prescribed format and may differ from figures shown in the Audited Financial Statements. Where we have captured figures directly from the Audited Financial Statements, we have endeavoured to follow the S71 Schedule C format.
  5. Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure is sourced from the Consolidated general report on the audit outcomes of local government, published annually by the Auditor-General South Africa. If the figures are unavailable in this report, they may be sourced from the Annual Financial Statements of the relevant municipality.
  6. All figures are rounded to the nearest R'000. R0 values are reflected as ‘-’. Values that are unavailable are reflected as ‘n/a’.

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are advertised weekly and published on the Supply Chain Management webpage, as well as in the Cape Times and Die Burger newspapers. Request for Quotations (RFQs) between R200-R20 000 are published on a daily basis on the city website, and the noticeboard on the second floor. All awards made are published on the city website.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Reports
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
Integrated Development Plans
IDP 2012/13
IDP 2011/12
MFMA Section 71 – Schedule C
Schedule C 2013/14
Schedule C 2012/13
Schedule C 2011/12

The information in this directory is supplied and/or externally sourced and is also subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us at so that we can correct it.

Blue Drop Scores

The Blue Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Blue Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Blue Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal drinking water quality management performance of the relevant municipality. The score relates to not only the quality of the drinking water, but also contains a risk management measure relating to the ability of the responsible authority to sustain the quality of drinking water and also to deal with any incidents that may pose a health risk to the public. The maximum score is 100 and the target of excellence is 95%.

Green Drop Scores

The Green Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Green Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Green Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal wastewater business practice and compliance of the relevant municipality. The maximum score is 100.


Financial Audit Outcomes

The objective of an audit of financial statements is to express an opinion on whether the financial statements fairly represent the financial position of the auditee at financial year-end and the results of its operations for the financial year.

The Auditor-General can express one of the following audit opinions:

Clean audit outcome: The financial statements are free from material misstatements (in other words, a financially unqualified audit opinion) and there are no material findings on reporting on performance objectives or non-compliance with legislation.

Financially unqualified with findings: The financial statements contain no material misstatements. Unless the Auditor General expresses a clean audit outcome, findings have been raised on either reporting on predetermined objectives or non-compliance with legislation, or both these aspects.

Qualified audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements in specific amounts, or there is insufficient evidence for the Auditor General to conclude that specific amounts included in the financial statements are not materially misstated.

Adverse audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements that are not confined to specific amounts, or the misstatements represent a substantial portion of the financial statements.

Disclaimer of audit opinion: The auditee provided insufficient evidence in the form of documentation on which to base an audit opinion. The lack of sufficient evidence is not confined to specific amounts, or represents a substantial portion of the information contained in the financial statements.


Resident Queries

Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 086 010 3089
Electricity 086 010 3089
Refuse & Waste Removal 086 010 3089
Roads 086 010 3089
Service Delivery 086 010 3089
Water 086 010 3089