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%)
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  • 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'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates102 98098 65183 81669 812
    Service charges218 249197 762174 984160 142
    Investment revenue5 3933 4312 8441 614
    Transfers recognised - operational100 56291 08082 27432 107
    Other own revenue18 73920 35024 68116 961
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)445 923411 274368 600280 636
    Employee costs137 617126 037108 939100 822
    Remuneration of councillors4 9474 7014 0433 735
    Depreciation & asset impairment16 69021 09529 56819 015
    Finance charges10 36513 60913 55912 792
    Materials and bulk purchases78 51671 54373 16556 600
    Transfers and grants3 6102 4432 33210 999
    Other expenditure162 496141 051115 63094 268
    Total Expenditure414 240380 479347 236298 231
    Surplus/(Deficit)31 68330 79521 364(17 595)
    Transfers recognised - capital25 79750 18522 85826 703
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions57 48080 98144 2219 108
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year57 48080 98144 2219 108
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure55 46167 77340 75835 684
    Transfers recognised - capital30 47842 65331 56511 962
    Public contributions & donations3222 165142-
    Borrowing10 14118 3358 8365 520
    Internally generated funds14 5214 61921618 202
    Total sources of capital funds55 46167 77340 75835 684
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets142 45290 65292 17775 152
    Total non current assets787 315767 537720 161650 655
    Total current liabilities63 65128 72695 94797 889
    Total non current liabilities217 111212 521177 569179 619
    Community wealth/Equity649 005616 943538 821448 301
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating99 54649 15851 20326 619
    Net cash from (used) investing(45 792)(60 697)(40 983)(35 911)
    Net cash from (used) financing(2 122)8 2663 36921 228
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end105 90728 50942 20828 620
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/an/a26 91742 967
    Irregular expendituren/an/a140537
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/an/a9444 480
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 126 0374108 9394100 8224
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 7014 0433 735
     
    Total Employee Positions 629667627
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 19719966
    Total Vacancy Percentage 31.32%29.84%10.53%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 665
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 272726
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 770
    Community And Social Service Positions 3171128
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 81012
    Finance And Administration Positions 150149158
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 39395
    Electricity Positions 383928
    Vacant Electricity Positions 11114
    Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 000
    Health Positions 000
    Vacant Health Positions 000
    Public Safety Positions 819161
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 31318
    Road Transport Positions 424239
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 14148
    Sport And Recreation Positions 464430
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 11114
    Waste Management Positions 7810785
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 19299
    Waste Water Management Positions 714544
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 12168
    Water Positions 594623
    Vacant Water Positions 45318
    Other Positions 000
    Vacant Other Positions 000

    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 00
    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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