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 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 Clean audit outcomeClean 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.

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