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

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 440km²
    Description: City 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%)
  • MAP

  • 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 (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 and Compliance), Johan van der Merwe (Energy, Environmental and Spatial Planning), Siyabulela Mamkeli (Health), Jean-Pierre Smith (Safety and Security), Ernest Sonnenberg (Utility Services), Benedicta van Minnen (Human Settlements), Suzette Little (Social Development and Early Childhood Development), Garreth Bloor (Tourism, Events and Economic Development)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Achmat Ebrahim
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Kevin Jacoby
    Communications Officer: Mr Craig Kesson (Acting Director: Communications)
    LED Officer: Mr Jacob Hugo (Executive Director: Economic, Environmental and Spatial Planning)
    Other Senior Management: Mr Richard Bosman (Executive Director: Safety and Security), Mr Ernest Sass (Acting Executive Director: Social Development and Early Childhood Development), Gisela Kaiser (Executive Director: Utilities), Dr Zandile Mahlangu-Mathibela (Executive Director: Health), Dr Ivan Bromfield (Executive Director: Human Settlements), Mr Gerhard Ras (Executive Director: Corporate Service and Compliance), Lokiwe Mtwazi (Executive Director: Community Services), Mr Gerhard Ras (Executive Director: Compliance and Auxiliary Services), Ms 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'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates6 018 7355 546 7745 161 5025 609 360
    Service charges15 197 37013 903 67913 099 80511 055 163
    Investment revenue543 364461 053368 324333 336
    Transfers recognised - operational3 264 2702 399 0331 985 8091 639 075
    Other own revenue4 238 9493 794 2403 330 8422 869 620
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)29 262 68826 104 77923 946 28221 506 554
    Employee costs7 948 0678 486 8647 335 8466 916 012
    Remuneration of councillors128 412119 709111 67397 772
    Depreciation & asset impairment1 917 1341 784 9701 627 3851 399 490
    Finance charges779 929807 283720 766681 533
    Materials and bulk purchases7 432 7446 890 3856 675 3795 978 665
    Transfers and grants136 487115 021103 144103 492
    Other expenditure8 875 8278 175 9397 235 1816 004 666
    Total Expenditure27 218 59926 380 17023 809 37521 181 630
    Surplus/(Deficit)2 044 089(275 390)136 907324 924
    Transfers recognised - capital2 473 3132 052 7583 414 6452 182 113
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets4 953(33 387)(2 527)-
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions4 516 4391 743 9813 549 0262 507 037
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate(0)0--
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year4 516 4391 743 9813 549 0262 507 037
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure5 338 9414 502 2935 868 8104 233 245
    Transfers recognised - capital2 369 6512 053 3193 414 6452 061 755
    Public contributions & donations44 21944 02235 07644 230
    Borrowing2 152 3771 856 8891 753 4251 374 791
    Internally generated funds669 032548 063665 664752 469
    Total sources of capital funds5 338 9414 502 2935 868 8104 233 245
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets11 167 4379 904 35312 900 81510 769 233
    Total non current assets38 493 87334 817 67729 033 82724 772 497
    Total current liabilities8 729 0398 155 2577 988 6967 101 568
    Total non current liabilities12 053 51312 425 10111 488 7509 252 622
    Community wealth/Equity28 878 75824 141 67222 457 19619 187 540
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating6 143 4894 515 5745 506 9194 018 781
    Net cash from (used) investing(4 635 435)(6 696 144)(6 356 937)(2 161 172)
    Net cash from (used) financing(368 093)(283 067)2 252 382(946 150)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end3 792 7352 266 5594 730 1966 160 840
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure----
    Irregular expenditure997451 66417 625
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure-294--
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 7 948 0678 486 8647 335 8466 916 012
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 128 412119 709111 67397 772
     
    Total Employee Positions 28 67529 24228 81727 400
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2 7572 6362 5352 200
    Total Vacancy Percentage 9.61%9.01%8.80%8.03%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 11131313
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 261317294290
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 26262626
    Community And Social Service Positions 2 4892 4692 5352 451
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 172149215182
    Finance And Administration Positions 5 6845 7665 9075 275
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 473488471407
    Electricity Positions 2 7632 7052 5202 582
    Vacant Electricity Positions 330302241255
    Enviromental Protection Positions 490510437375
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 31335729
    Health Positions 1 7521 8081 7201 590
    Vacant Health Positions 14913510277
    Public Safety Positions 4 0184 2734 2153 858
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 414356363208
    Road Transport Positions 2 0532 0322 0932 035
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 205151212259
    Sport And Recreation Positions 1 3441 4631 4191 410
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 1241079573
    Waste Management Positions 3 2583 3273 2263 190
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 286305281244
    Waste Water Management Positions 383273362362
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 80724961
    Water Positions 3 8744 0293 8063 717
    Vacant Water Positions 425481384317
    Other Positions 295257270252
    Vacant Other Positions 42313962

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/a98
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 823 206784 413779 398773 710
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 784 808745 810741 744736 210
    Inside the yard 629 793601 987597 921592 210
    Less than 200m from yard 155 015143 823143 823144 000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 784 808745 810741 744736 210

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 855 081823 520822 397821 075
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 386 415411 402410 294362 367

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 679 571667 240654 431642 503
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 608 106595 641590 101583 744
    Flush toilet - septic tank 3 5613 561370370
    Ventilated pit latrine 130312312
    Bucket system 2233779581 108
    Other 33 96032 48428 03623 151
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 645 863632 063619 777581 261

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 781 290772 518768 646778 823
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 438 197503 880432 385490 269

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

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