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: DA 7, ANC 5, 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

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
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 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
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
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 expendituren/a26 91742 967
Irregular expendituren/a42 039537
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a9444 480
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited
  1. S71 Unaudited figures are sourced from the MFMA S71 4th Quarter Schedule C reports, made available by the National Treasury. The schedules are available at
  2. S71 Audited figures are prior year audited figures sourced from the MFMA S71 Schedule C reports.
  3. If the relevant S71 Schedule C figures are unavailable, prior year audited figures may be taken from the relevant Audited Financial Statements. The source is then indicated as AFS. Links are provided under the Resources section on this site.
  4. S71 Schedule C reports are in the format for monthly and quarterly municipal financial statements as prescribed by the Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations. S71 Schedule C figures are standardised to the prescribed format and may differ from figures shown in the Audited Financial Statements. Where we have captured figures directly from the Audited Financial Statements, we have endeavoured to follow the S71 Schedule C format.
  5. Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure is sourced from the Consolidated general report on the audit outcomes of local government, published annually by the Auditor-General South Africa. If the figures are unavailable in this report, they may be sourced from the Annual Financial Statements of the relevant municipality.
  6. All figures are rounded to the nearest R'000. R0 values are reflected as ‘-’. Values that are unavailable are reflected as ‘n/a’.

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 Reports
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
Integrated Development Plans
IDP 2012/13
MFMA Section 71 – Schedule C
Schedule C 2013/14
Schedule C 2012/13
Schedule C 2011/12

The information in this directory is supplied and/or externally sourced and is also subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us at so that we can correct it.

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