Drakenstein Local Municipality (WC023)

OVERVIEW

Contact Details

Postal: PO Box 1, Paarl, 7622
Physical: Bergrivier Boulevard, Paarl
Tel: 021 807 4500
Fax: 021 870 1547
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 (Bland 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%)

MANAGEMENT

Political Management

Composition of Council: DA 35, ANC 19, COPE 2, NPP 2, ACDP 1, PDM 1, SAPCO 1
Mayor: Adv G van Deventer
Other Members of Council: Koos le Roux (Speaker), Anré Koegelenberg (Chief Whip)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr J F Mettler
Chief Financial Officer: Mr J Carstens
Communications Officer: Ms M M Haasbroek
LED Officer: Ms C Phillips
Other Senior Management: Ashraf Adam (Executive Manager: Planning and Economic Development), Annalene De Beer (Executive Manager: Corporate Services), Deon Louw (Executive Manager: Infrastructure Services), Gary Boshoff (Executive Manager: Social 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'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates193 137179 769211 127
Service charges962 131890 480706 033
Investment revenue9 2856 1065 338
Transfers recognised - operational200 963199 515178 494
Other own revenue79 38775 82064 120
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)1 444 9031 351 6901 165 111
Employee costs339 942341 296321 409
Remuneration of councillors18 74517 64116 656
Depreciation & asset impairment153 150153 285156 353
Finance charges57 48249 27636 854
Materials and bulk purchases440 097466 494429 652
Transfers and grants448428665
Other expenditure318 128314 995269 527
Total Expenditure1 327 9931 343 4151 231 115
Surplus/(Deficit)116 9108 274(66 003)
Transfers recognised - capital2 697--
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions119 6068 274(66 003)
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year119 6068 274(66 003)
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure207 924235 214n/a
Transfers recognised - capital83 71556 631n/a
Public contributions & donations--n/a
Borrowing114 245166 871n/a
Internally generated funds9 96411 712n/a
Total sources of capital funds207 924235 214n/a
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets427 745413 956315 871
Total non current assets4 247 8064 229 3994 122 191
Total current liabilities274 317351 234278 631
Total non current liabilities737 999720 179610 649
Community wealth/Equity3 663 2343 571 9413 548 782
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating266 2372 211 624n/a
Net cash from (used) investing(203 859)(42)n/a
Net cash from (used) financing24 701133 530n/a
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end157 685135 846n/a
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a16 57948 638
Irregular expendituren/a3 57654
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a52-
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2011/122012/13
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 339 942341 296
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 18 74517 641
 
Total Employee Positions 2 2022 526
Total Vacant Employee Positions 247279
Total Vacancy Percentage 11.22%11.05%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 66
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 13
Managerial Positions - by organogram 4545
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 55
Community And Social Service Positions 539697
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 8962
Finance And Administration Positions 375514
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 3741
Electricity Positions 179181
Vacant Electricity Positions 2212
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 178213
Vacant Public Safety Positions 1822
Road Transport Positions 182353
Vacant Road Transport Positions 994
Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Waste Management Positions 136195
Vacant Waste Management Positions 238
Waste Water Management Positions 78171
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 914
Water Positions 87109
Vacant Water Positions 813
Other Positions 39742
Vacant Other Positions 265

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2011/122012/13
Water
Blue Drop Score n/an/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 41 42760 337
Number of domestic households/delivery points 38 09857 008
Inside the yard 37 20452 944
Less than 200m from yard 8943 601
More than 200m from yard 0463
Domestic households with access to free basic service 29 24129 241

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? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 48 16460 000
Domestic households with access to free basic service 18 02312 470

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/a0
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 41 04941 049
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 26 67426 674
Flush toilet - septic tank 6 8016 801
Ventilated pit latrine 485485
Bucket system 2424
Other 4 2284 228
Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 53111 165

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? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 38 73443 578
Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 53111 165

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).

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 021 807 4515 Customercare@drakenstein.gov.za
Electricity 021 807 4519 Customercare@drakenstein.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 021 807 4751 Customercare@drakenstein.gov.za
Roads 021 807 6447 Customercare@drakenstein.gov.za
Service Delivery 021 807 7747 Customercare@drakenstein.gov.za
Water 021 807 4705 Customercare@drakenstein.gov.za

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