City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality (CPT)

OVERVIEW

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
Web: www.capetown.gov.za
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Geography, History and Economy

Area: 2 440km²
Description: Click to enlargeCity of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality is a Category A municipality and is situated in the southern peninsula of the Western Cape province. It has a coastline of 294km. It stretches from Gordon's Bay to Atlantis and includes the suburbs of Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain. The municipalities adjacent to it are Swartland and West Coast to the north; Drakenstein, Cape Winelands and Stellenbosch to the north-east; and Theewaterskloof, Overberg and Overstrand to the south-east. It is also bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west. The City is South Africa's second-largest economic centre and second most populous city after Johannesburg. It is the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape, as well as the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are located. The City is famous for its harbour, as well as its natural setting in the Cape Floral Kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. It is hailed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world as officially recognised by Forbes. It is also Africa's most popular tourist destination. Being the oldest city in South Africa, it is affectionately known as "The Mother City".
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%)

MANAGEMENT

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)

DEMOGRAPHIC

Population 3 740 026
Age Structure
Population under 15 24.80%
Population 15 to 64 69.60%
Population over 65 5.50%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 43.60
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 95.90
Population Growth
Per annum 2.57%
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) 23.90%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 31.90%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 1.80%
Higher education 16.60%
Matric 29.80%
Household Dynamics
Households 1 068 573
Average household size 3.30
Female headed households 38.20%
Formal dwellings 78.40%
Housing owned 54.20%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 88.20%
Weekly refuse removal 94.30%
Piped water inside dwelling 75.00%
Electricity for lighting 94.00%

Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.


FINANCIAL

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
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 EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
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
FINANCIAL POSITION
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
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating3 044 5035 506 9194 018 781
Net cash from (used) investing(4 597 407)(6 356 937)(2 161 172)
Net cash from (used) financing(336 841)2 252 382(946 150)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end6 209 6224 730 1966 160 840
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a--
Irregular expendituren/a1 66417 625
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.


EMPLOYMENT

2012/132011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 7 964 1187 335 846
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 119 726111 673
 
Total Employee Positions 28 81727 400
Total Vacant Employee Positions 2 5352 200
Total Vacancy Percentage 8.80%8.03%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 1313
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00
Managerial Positions - by organogram 294290
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 2626
Community And Social Service Positions 2 5352 451
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 215182
Finance And Administration Positions 5 9075 275
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 471407
Electricity Positions 2 5202 582
Vacant Electricity Positions 241255
Enviromental Protection Positions 437375
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 5729
Health Positions 1 7201 590
Vacant Health Positions 10277
Public Safety Positions 4 2153 858
Vacant Public Safety Positions 363208
Road Transport Positions 2 0932 035
Vacant Road Transport Positions 212259
Sport And Recreation Positions 1 4191 410
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 9573
Waste Management Positions 3 2263 190
Vacant Waste Management Positions 281244
Waste Water Management Positions 362362
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 4961
Water Positions 3 8063 717
Vacant Water Positions 384317
Other Positions 270252
Vacant Other Positions 3962

Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.


SERVICE DELIVERY

2012/132011/12
Water
Blue Drop Score n/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 779 398773 710
Number of domestic households/delivery points 741 744736 210
Inside the yard 597 921592 210
Less than 200m from yard 143 823144 000
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 741 744736 210

Electricity
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 822 397821 075
Domestic households with access to free basic service 410 294362 367

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 654 431642 503
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 590 101583 744
Flush toilet - septic tank 370370
Ventilated pit latrine 312312
Bucket system 9581 108
Other 28 03623 151
Domestic households with access to free basic service 619 777581 261

Solid Waste Services
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 809 940778 823
Domestic households with access to free basic service 432 385490 269

Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.


LINKS/RESOURCES

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 info@municipalities.co.za 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.

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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.

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Resident Queries


Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 086 010 3089 accounts@capetown.gov.za
Electricity 086 010 3089 electricity@capetown.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 086 010 3089 wastewise@capetown.gov.za
Roads 086 010 3089 watertoc@capetown.gov.za
Service Delivery 086 010 3089
Water 086 010 3089 watertoc@capetown.gov.za

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