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%)

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 n/aFinancially 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

2011/122012/13
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 126 037108 939
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 7014 043
 
Total Employee Positions 627667
Total Vacant Employee Positions 66199
Total Vacancy Percentage 10.53%29.84%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 56
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00
Managerial Positions - by organogram 2627
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 07
Community And Social Service Positions 12871
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 1210
Finance And Administration Positions 158149
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 539
Electricity Positions 2839
Vacant Electricity Positions 411
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 6191
Vacant Public Safety Positions 831
Road Transport Positions 3942
Vacant Road Transport Positions 814
Sport And Recreation Positions 3044
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 411
Waste Management Positions 85107
Vacant Waste Management Positions 929
Waste Water Management Positions 4445
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 816
Water Positions 2346
Vacant Water Positions 831
Other Positions 00
Vacant Other Positions 00

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2011/122012/13
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 11814 513
Number of domestic households/delivery points 13 71814 113
Inside the yard 12 68313 078
Less than 200m from yard 1 0351 035
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 4413 020

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 12 80113 711
Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 0113 020

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 10514 328
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 13 32713 548
Flush toilet - septic tank 372380
Ventilated pit latrine 00
Bucket system 00
Other 60
Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 8883 020

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 1 8883 020

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

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 info@municipalities.co.za 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.

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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.

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Resident Queries


Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 044 501 3034/5 mkemoetie@plett.gov.za
Electricity 044 501 3271 thale@plett.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 044 501 3215 rbower@plett.gov.za
Roads 044 501 3244 cadams@plett.gov.za
Service Delivery 044 501 3006 kmasiza@plett.gov.za
Water 044 501 3121 plombard@plett.gov.za

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