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%)
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  • 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.

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