Bitou Local Municipality (WC047)

Contact details

Postal: Private Bag X1002, Plettenberg Bay, 6600
Physical: 4 Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay
Tel: 044 501 3000
Fax: 044 533 3485

Municipal Information

Area: 992km²
Cities/Towns: Keurboomstrand, Krantshoek, Kurland, Kwanokuthula, Nature's Valley, Plettenberg Bay, Wittedrift

Demographic Information

Population: 49 162
Households: 16 645
Population Growth: 5.22% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 30.10%

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 6, DA 6, COPE 1
Mayor: Mr Memory Booysen
Other Members of Council: Adam Van Rhyner (Deputy Mayor), Annelise Olivier (Speaker), Neville De Waal (Chief Whip)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Allen Paulse
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Felix Lotter
Communications Officer: Ms Kholiswa Masiza
Other Senior Management: Reginald Smit (Head: Corporate Services), Monde Stratu (Head: Community Services), Phumla Ngqumshe (Head: Municipal Services and Infrastructure Development), Dupré Lombaard (Head: Strategic Services), Alan Croutz (Acting Manager: Legal Services), Pedro Peters (Manager: Supply Chain)

Financial Information

Audit Outcome Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
Total Net Assets448 301439 193
Surplus/Deficit for the Year9 10828 128
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities26 61988 865
Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure47 98551 610

Other Audits

Blue Drop Score 2012: 97.74
Blue Drop Score 2011: 96.12
Green Drop Score 2011: 96.4

Tender/Procurement Information

Procurement information is advertised in local newspapers and occasionally in national newspapers, and on the municipal website.

LED Activities

Key Investment Opportunities: Commercial centre in Kwanokuthula (Coming Together Project); Bitou Airport; Covie Resort.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Report 2011/12

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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 044 501 3034/5
Electricity 044 501 3280
Refuse & Waste Removal 044 501 3261
Roads 044 501 3261
Service Delivery 0861 248 686
Water 044 501 3120