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%)
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 11, ANC 8, COPE 1, EFF 1, ICOSA 1, WA 1 (2016 LGE)
    Controlling Party: DA/COPE Coalition
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Jaques Klazen
    Other Members of Council: Theodore Godden (Speaker), Kariem Adams (Deputy 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'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates49 76948 58545 27839 114
    Service charges241 959224 379207 843179 732
    Investment revenue4 6583 2682 0542 070
    Transfers recognised - operational84 00889 62472 34754 209
    Other own revenue45 93430 86626 96918 957
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)426 328396 722354 492294 082
    Employee costs115 412105 57096 93089 302
    Remuneration of councillors8 0657 7896 9326 639
    Depreciation & asset impairment26 32716 24714 37012 461
    Finance charges14 30012 37313 14113 973
    Materials and bulk purchases138 170125 407118 181102 548
    Transfers and grants922812767794
    Other expenditure100 625113 63886 36974 991
    Total Expenditure403 821381 836336 691300 708
    Surplus/(Deficit)22 50714 88617 800(6 626)
    Transfers recognised - capital51 63448 13673 08558 971
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions74 14163 02290 88652 345
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year74 14163 02290 88652 345
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure70 87759 81387 31868 198
    Transfers recognised - capital51 99946 30972 45857 457
    Public contributions & donations6 951847701-
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds12 29312 65614 15810 741
    Total sources of capital funds70 87759 81387 31868 198
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets129 47891 64774 03975 206
    Total non current assets737 515648 216610 223533 275
    Total current liabilities74 22038 64946 74057 413
    Total non current liabilities159 671122 895122 793127 438
    Community wealth/Equity633 103578 319514 728423 631
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating61 827110 93550 25668 485
    Net cash from (used) investing(25 033)(101 349)(49 380)(56 806)
    Net cash from (used) financing(7 473)(7 376)(6 422)(7 454)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end62 38333 0638 93114 477
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure7 757-20 30813 681
    Irregular expenditure--431-
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure----
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 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) 115 412105 57096 93089 302
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 0657 7896 9326 639
     
    Total Employee Positions 650615612574
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 32172430
    Total Vacancy Percentage 4.92%2.76%3.92%5.23%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 22222622
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 2325
    Community And Social Service Positions 128138193211
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 5109
    Finance And Administration Positions 8411510173
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 5154
    Electricity Positions 35454445
    Vacant Electricity Positions 4434
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0032
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0010
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 36412718
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 2202
    Road Transport Positions 58374443
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0031
    Sport And Recreation Positions 584500
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 142929995
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 8371
    Waste Water Management Positions 0581753
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0334
    Water Positions 530360
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 2917177
    Vacant Other Positions 6000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a95.77n/a97.63
    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 14 49213 96113 39211 608
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 14 30113 96113 39211 608
    Inside the yard 12 20212 20011 85511 608
    Less than 200m from yard 2 0991 7611 5370
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 7014 4504 1262 884

    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 13 37212 97312 63512 619
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 9094 4504 1262 884

    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 14 41314 11612 52212 522
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 11 73511 26312 52212 522
    Flush toilet - septic tank 72672600
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 1 7612 09900
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 7014 4504 1262 884

    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 13 92013 26612 83611 647
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 7014 4504 1262 884

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

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