Witzenberg Local Municipality (WC022)

OVERVIEW

Contact Details

Postal: PO Box 44, Ceres, 6835
Physical: 50 Voortrekker Street, Ceres
Tel: 023 316 1854
Fax: 023 316 1877
Web: www.witzenberg.gov.za
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Geography, History and Economy

Area: 10 753km²
Description: Witzenberg Local Municipality is located within the Cape Winelands District Municipality in the Western Cape province and is classified as a Category B municipality. It is responsible for basic service provision to the demarcated municipal area that includes the towns of Ceres, Tulbagh, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Wolseley and Op-die-Berg. Rural areas within the municipal boundary are Warm Bokkeveld, Koue Bokkeveld, Agter-Witzenberg and the northern portion of Breede River Valley (Het Land van Waveren). The municipality is situated about 150km north-east of Cape Town. The region is surrounded by three mountain ranges: the Obiqua Mountains to the west, the Winterhoek Mountains to the north and the Witzenberg Range to the east.
Cities/Towns: Ceres, Die Dorp Op Die Berg, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Tulbagh, Wolseley
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (29.1%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (22%), manufacturing (16.2%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (10%), general government (8.4%), transport, storage and communication (8%), community, social and personal services (3.5%)

MANAGEMENT

Political Management

Composition of Council: DA 9, ANC 9, COPE 1, DCP 1, INDEPENDENT 1, NPP 1, VIP 1
Mayor: Mr Jaques Klazen
Other Members of Council: Theodore Godden (Speaker), Kariem Adams (Deputy Executive Mayor and Chairperson: Human Settlement), J J Visagie (Chairperson: Community Development), S Louw (Chairperson: Rural Economic Development and Planning), Hennie Smit (Chairperson: Corporate and Financial Services), J Veschini (Chairperson: Technical Services)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr David Nasson
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Cobus Kritzinger
Communications Officer: Ms Anette Radjoo
LED Officer: Mr Grant Lintnaar
Other Senior Management: M Mpeluza (Director: Corporate Services), Jo-Ann Krieger (Director: Community Services), Joseph Barnard (Director: Technical Services), Cobus Kritzinger (Director: Financial Services)

DEMOGRAPHIC

Population 115 946
Age Structure
Population under 15 25.40%
Population 15 to 64 70.40%
Population over 65 4.20%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 42.00
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 105.60
Population Growth
Per annum 2.64%
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) 7.60%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 9.90%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 6.60%
Higher education 5.80%
Matric 18.20%
Household Dynamics
Households 27 419
Average household size 3.40
Female headed households 28.90%
Formal dwellings 86.20%
Housing owned 34.50%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 86.90%
Weekly refuse removal 69.90%
Piped water inside dwelling 78.80%
Electricity for lighting 93.40%

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 rates48 79945 27839 114
Service charges221 979207 843179 732
Investment revenue3 0162 0542 070
Transfers recognised - operational79 27172 34754 209
Other own revenue21 69326 96918 957
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)374 759354 492294 082
Employee costs105 85396 93089 302
Remuneration of councillors8 2476 9326 639
Depreciation & asset impairment13 88014 37012 461
Finance charges9 58713 14113 973
Materials and bulk purchases110 750118 181102 548
Transfers and grants812767794
Other expenditure102 79686 36974 991
Total Expenditure351 925336 691300 708
Surplus/(Deficit)22 83417 800(6 626)
Transfers recognised - capital44 46173 08558 971
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions67 29590 88652 345
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year67 29590 88652 345
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure63 97387 31868 198
Transfers recognised - capital50 99972 45857 457
Public contributions & donations-701-
Borrowing---
Internally generated funds12 97414 15810 741
Total sources of capital funds63 97387 31868 198
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets69 78474 03975 206
Total non current assets581 609610 223533 275
Total current liabilities30 04946 74057 413
Total non current liabilities121 321122 793127 438
Community wealth/Equity500 023514 728423 631
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating110 93550 25668 485
Net cash from (used) investing(101 349)(49 380)(56 806)
Net cash from (used) financing(7 376)(6 422)(7 454)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end33 0638 93114 477
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a20 30813 681
Irregular expendituren/a431-
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) 105 85396 930
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 2476 932
 
Total Employee Positions 612574
Total Vacant Employee Positions 2430
Total Vacancy Percentage 3.92%5.23%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 55
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00
Managerial Positions - by organogram 2622
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 25
Community And Social Service Positions 193211
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 09
Finance And Administration Positions 10173
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 54
Electricity Positions 4445
Vacant Electricity Positions 34
Enviromental Protection Positions 32
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 10
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 2718
Vacant Public Safety Positions 02
Road Transport Positions 4443
Vacant Road Transport Positions 31
Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Waste Management Positions 9995
Vacant Waste Management Positions 71
Waste Water Management Positions 1753
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 34
Water Positions 360
Vacant Water Positions 00
Other Positions 177
Vacant Other Positions 00

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2012/132011/12
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 12 44411 608
Number of domestic households/delivery points 12 44411 608
Inside the yard 12 44411 608
Less than 200m from yard 00
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 1262 884

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 13 58112 619
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 1262 884

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 12 52212 522
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 12 52212 522
Flush toilet - septic tank 00
Ventilated pit latrine 00
Bucket system 00
Other 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 1262 884

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 11 80411 647
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 1262 884

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 023 316 8193 anne@witzenberg.gov.za
Electricity 023 316 8540 leon@witzenberg.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 023 316 8540 jjacobs@witzenberg.gov.za
Roads 023 316 8540 elton@witzenberg.gov.za
Service Delivery 023 316 8542 anita@witzenberg.gov.za
Water 023 316 8540 nathan@witzenberg.gov.za

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