Bitou Local Municipality (WC047)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X1002, Plettenberg Bay, 6600
    Physical: 1 Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay
    Tel: 044 501 3000
    Fax: 044 533 3485
    Web: www.plett.gov.za
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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 992km²
    Description: Bitou Local Municipality, formerly known as Plettenberg Bay Municipality, forms part of the Eden District Municipality, which is located in the Western Cape province.
    Cities/Towns: Keurboomstrand, Krantshoek, Kurland, Kwanokuthula, Nature's Valley, Plettenberg Bay, Wittedrift
    Main Economic Sectors: Wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (29.4%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (22.7%), manufacturing (15.1%), construction (11.9%), transport, storage and communication (5.8%), general government (5.1%), community, social and personal services (4.7%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (4.3%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 7, ANC 5, COPE 1
    Mayor: Mr Memory Booysen
    Other Members of Council: Annelise Olivier (Speaker), Neville De Waal (Chief Whip)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Allen Paulse
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Felix Lötter
    Communications Officer: Ms Kholiswa Masiza
    LED Officer: Mr Russel Honeywill (Acting)
    Other Senior Management: Alan Croutz (Manager: Legal Services), Mbuleo Memani (Senior Manager: Budget and Financial Reporting), Thembinkosi Henge (Manager: IDP)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 49 162
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 25.20%
    Population 15 to 64 68.40%
    Population over 65 6.40%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 46.10
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 99.10
    Population Growth
    Per annum 5.22%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 30.10%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 37.90%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 2.40%
    Higher education 12.10%
    Matric 28.20%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 16 645
    Average household size 2.80
    Female headed households 33.50%
    Formal dwellings 72.20%
    Housing owned 45.90%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 75.60%
    Weekly refuse removal 87.70%
    Piped water inside dwelling 58.50%
    Electricity for lighting 94.00%

    Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates98 65183 81669 812
    Service charges197 762174 984160 142
    Investment revenue3 4312 8441 614
    Transfers recognised - operational91 08082 27432 107
    Other own revenue20 35024 68116 961
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)411 274368 600280 636
    Employee costs126 037108 939100 822
    Remuneration of councillors4 7014 0433 735
    Depreciation & asset impairment21 09529 56819 015
    Finance charges13 60913 55912 792
    Materials and bulk purchases71 54373 16556 600
    Transfers and grants2 4432 33210 999
    Other expenditure141 051115 63094 268
    Total Expenditure380 479347 236298 231
    Surplus/(Deficit)30 79521 364(17 595)
    Transfers recognised - capital50 18522 85826 703
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions80 98144 2219 108
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year80 98144 2219 108
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure67 77340 75835 684
    Transfers recognised - capital42 65331 56511 962
    Public contributions & donations2 165142-
    Borrowing18 3358 8365 520
    Internally generated funds4 61921618 202
    Total sources of capital funds67 77340 75835 684
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets90 65292 17775 152
    Total non current assets767 537720 161650 655
    Total current liabilities28 72695 94797 889
    Total non current liabilities212 521177 569179 619
    Community wealth/Equity616 943538 821448 301
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating49 15851 20326 619
    Net cash from (used) investing(60 697)(40 983)(35 911)
    Net cash from (used) financing8 2663 36921 228
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end28 50942 20828 620
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a26 91742 967
    Irregular expendituren/a140537
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a9444 480
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 126 037108 939
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 7014 043
     
    Total Employee Positions 667627
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 19966
    Total Vacancy Percentage 29.84%10.53%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 65
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 2726
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 70
    Community And Social Service Positions 71128
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 1012
    Finance And Administration Positions 149158
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 395
    Electricity Positions 3928
    Vacant Electricity Positions 114
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Health Positions 00
    Vacant Health Positions 00
    Public Safety Positions 9161
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 318
    Road Transport Positions 4239
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 148
    Sport And Recreation Positions 4430
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 114
    Waste Management Positions 10785
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 299
    Waste Water Management Positions 4544
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 168
    Water Positions 4623
    Vacant Water Positions 318
    Other Positions 00
    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 14 51314 118
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 14 11313 718
    Inside the yard 13 07812 683
    Less than 200m from yard 1 0351 035
    More than 200m from yard 00
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 0205 441

    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 71112 801
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 0206 011

    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 14 32814 105
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 13 54813 327
    Flush toilet - septic tank 380372
    Ventilated pit latrine 00
    Bucket system 00
    Other 06
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 0201 888

    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 15 18615 186
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 0201 888

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Commercial centre in Kwanokuthula (Coming Together Project); Bitou Airport; Covie Resort.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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