Witzenberg Local Municipality (WC022)

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

Municipal Information

Area: 10 753km²
Cities/Towns: Ceres, Die Dorp Op Die Berg, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Tulbagh, Wolseley
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, finance, manufacturing

Demographic Information

Population: 115 946
Households: 27 419
Population Growth: 2.64% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 7.60%

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: Kariem Adams (Deputy Executive Mayor and Chairperson: Human Settlement), Theodore Godden (Speaker), 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)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
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 expenditure63 97387 31868 198
Transfers recognised - capital50 99972 45857 457
Public contributions & donations-701-
Internally generated funds12 97414 15810 741
Total sources of capital funds63 97387 31868 198
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
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 expendituren/a20 30813 681
Irregular expendituren/a431-
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited
  1. S71 Unaudited figures are sourced from the MFMA S71 4th Quarter Schedule C reports, made available by the National Treasury. The schedules are available at http://mfma.treasury.gov.za/Media_Releases/s71/Pages/default.aspx.
  2. S71 Audited figures are prior year audited figures sourced from the MFMA S71 Schedule C reports.
  3. If the relevant S71 Schedule C figures are unavailable, prior year audited figures may be taken from the relevant Audited Financial Statements. The source is then indicated as AFS. Links are provided under the Resources section on this site.
  4. S71 Schedule C reports are in the format for monthly and quarterly municipal financial statements as prescribed by the Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations. S71 Schedule C figures are standardised to the prescribed format and may differ from figures shown in the Audited Financial Statements. Where we have captured figures directly from the Audited Financial Statements, we have endeavoured to follow the S71 Schedule C format.
  5. Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure is sourced from the Consolidated general report on the audit outcomes of local government, published annually by the Auditor-General South Africa. If the figures are unavailable in this report, they may be sourced from the Annual Financial Statements of the relevant municipality.
  6. All figures are rounded to the nearest R'000. R0 values are reflected as ‘-’. Values that are unavailable are reflected as ‘n/a’.

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are advertised in the local newspaper (Witzenberg Herald) and national newspapers (Die Burger and Cape Times).


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Reports
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
Integrated Development Plans
IDP 2012/13
MFMA Section 71 – Schedule C
Schedule C 2013/14
Schedule C 2012/13
Schedule C 2011/12

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.


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.


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