Drakenstein Local Municipality (WC023)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 1, Paarl, 7622
    Physical: Bergrivier Boulevard, Paarl
    Tel: 021 807 4500
    Fax: 021 872 8054
    Web: www.drakenstein.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 538km²
    Description: Drakenstein Local Municipality is a Category B municipality and forms part of the Cape Winelands District Municipality, which also includes the Category B municipalities of Stellenbosch, Breede Valley, Witzenberg and Langeberg.
     It stretches from just south of the N1 freeway, including Simondium in the south, up to and including Saron in the north. The Klein Drakenstein, Limiet and Saron Mountain Ranges form its eastern edge, and the agricultural areas immediately to the west of the R45 form its western border.
     Paarl and Wellington are the main urban centres in the municipality, located in close proximity to the N1 in the south, with smaller rural settlements at Saron and Gouda in the north and Hermon in the mid-west.

    Cities/Towns: Gouda, Paarl, Saron, Wellington
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance and business services (25.6%), manufacturing (25.6%), retail and trade (22%), agriculture (14.9%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 43, ANC 15, EFF 2, ACDP 1, F.D 1, ICOSA 1, PDM 1, VF PLUS 1 (2016 LGE)
    Controlling Party: DA
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Conrad Poole
    Other Members of Council: Gert Combrink (Deputy Mayor and Financial Services), Aidan Stoman (Speaker), Anré Koegelenberg (Chief Whip), Mr Koos le Roux (Engineering Services), Patricia Mokoena (Corporate Services), Mr Johan Miller (Planning, Economic Development and Tourism), Ms Francis Jacobs (Social Services), Ms Laurichia van Niekerk (Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture), Ms Lorraine Willemse (Human Settlements and Property Management), Mr Rean Smuts (Public Safety), Ms Rita Andreas (Rural Development), Reinhardt van Nieuwenhuizen (Communication and Intergovernmental Relations), Christephine Kearns (Environment, Parks and Open Spaces)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr J Carstens (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms C Lategan (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Ms M M Haasbroek
    LED Officer: Ms C Phillips (Manager: LED and Tourism)
    Other Senior Management: Lauren Waring (Executive Manager: Planning and Economic Development), Annalene De Beer (Executive Manager: Corporate Services), Deon Louw (Executive Manager: Infrastructure Services), Gary Boshoff (Executive Manager: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 251 262
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 25.60%
    Population 15 to 64 69.20%
    Population over 65 5.20%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 44.50
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 96.70
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.56%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 17.60%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 24.60%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.30%
    Higher education 11.80%
    Matric 27.40%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 59 774
    Average household size 3.80
    Female headed households 33.60%
    Formal dwellings 85.10%
    Housing owned 46.30%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 90.20%
    Weekly refuse removal 86.10%
    Piped water inside dwelling 80.00%
    Electricity for lighting 95.00%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates207 724195 502174 987179 769
    Service charges1 291 3021 053 366946 405890 480
    Investment revenue19 25913 7689 8566 106
    Transfers recognised - operational96 981144 063223 348199 515
    Other own revenue99 186128 174135 34875 820
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)1 714 4531 534 8721 489 9431 351 690
    Employee costs407 311412 476365 800341 296
    Remuneration of councillors15 28419 97618 74517 641
    Depreciation & asset impairment13 135168 108190 531153 285
    Finance charges74 97761 02558 97649 276
    Materials and bulk purchases545 928543 065496 541466 494
    Transfers and grants7612 068337428
    Other expenditure449 244411 981392 657314 995
    Total Expenditure1 506 6391 618 6981 523 5881 343 415
    Surplus/(Deficit)207 814(83 826)(33 645)8 274
    Transfers recognised - capital68 59651 2092 697-
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions276 410(32 617)(30 948)8 274
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year276 410(32 617)(30 948)8 274
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure318 019215 404207 951235 214
    Transfers recognised - capital56 95064 88685 93056 631
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing239 134123 185112 180166 871
    Internally generated funds21 93427 3329 84111 712
    Total sources of capital funds318 019215 404207 951235 214
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets628 263542 234438 022413 956
    Total non current assets4 934 0664 616 5894 563 0944 229 399
    Total current liabilities454 149491 303401 285351 234
    Total non current liabilities997 196839 571729 252720 179
    Community wealth/Equity4 110 9843 827 9503 870 5793 571 941
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating292 045(86 669)2 621 9212 211 624
    Net cash from (used) investing(318 019)71 296(25 605)(42)
    Net cash from (used) financing226 47692 06624 202133 530
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end324 667259 526182 669135 846
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a-34 19116 579
    Irregular expendituren/a25 970-3 576
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--52
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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) 412 476365 800341 296321 409
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 19 97618 74517 64116 656
     
    Total Employee Positions 1 8982 1092 5262 202
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 100307279247
    Total Vacancy Percentage 5.27%14.56%11.05%11.22%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 8666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 2031
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 40404545
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0555
    Community And Social Service Positions 304302697539
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 2326289
    Finance And Administration Positions 325348514375
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 3574137
    Electricity Positions 146143181179
    Vacant Electricity Positions 781222
    Enviromental Protection Positions 2000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 2000
    Health Positions 6000
    Vacant Health Positions 1000
    Public Safety Positions 177212213178
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 5552218
    Road Transport Positions 174181353182
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 815949
    Sport And Recreation Positions 14912700
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 23100
    Waste Management Positions 170171195136
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 1630823
    Waste Water Management Positions 10713717178
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 037149
    Water Positions 8910410987
    Vacant Water Positions 420138
    Other Positions 20133842397
    Vacant Other Positions 2747526

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a72.14n/a96.29
    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 43 71142 15841 42741 427
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 40 36138 79838 09838 098
    Inside the yard 36 44835 04834 03437 204
    Less than 200m from yard 3 7503 7503 601894
    More than 200m from yard 16304630
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 35 37434 42529 24129 241

    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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 56 80956 00048 16448 164
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 15 18614 84612 47018 023

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    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 51 22750 98241 04941 049
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 34 77434 77426 67426 674
    Flush toilet - septic tank 7 9837 7576 8016 801
    Ventilated pit latrine 142485485485
    Bucket system 3783782424
    Other 4 5904 2284 2284 228
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 15 09513 30011 1656 531

    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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 41 51540 41343 57838 734
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 15 09513 30011 1656 531

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Support to cooperatives; establishment of local tourism organisation; support to informal traders; implementation of skills development programmes; establishment of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ); reduction in red tape programme; job creation through the implementation of capital projects (EPWP); tourism marketing projects.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Paarl CBD Redevelopment; call centres (business process outsourcing); tourism (wine, leisure and sports tourism); agriculture and agro-processing (viticulture, olives, fruit production and buchu farming).
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