George Local Municipality (WC044)

Contact details

Postal: PO Box 19, George, 6530
Physical: 71 York Street, George
Tel: 044 801 9111
Fax: 044 801 9105
Web: www.george.gov.za
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Municipal Information

Area: 5 191km²
Cities/Towns: George, Haarlem, Herolds Bay, Uniondale, Victoria Bay, Wilderness

Demographic Information

Population: 193 672
Households: 53 551
Population Growth: 2.59% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 20.70%
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Political Management

Composition of Council: DA 25, ANC 19, ACDP 1, COPE 1, GIRF 1, ICOSA 1, PBI 1
Mayor: Mr Charles Standers
Other Members of Council: Daniel Maritz (Executive Deputy Mayor, Human Resources and Strategic Services), Mercia Draghoender (Speaker), P de Swardt (Chief Whip), Iona Kritzinger (Community Services), Leon van Wyk (Finance), Henry Jones (Human Settlements), Gideon Stander (Planning), Isaya Stemela (Corporate Services), Wilbert Harris (Electrotechnical Services), Melvin Naik (Civil Engineering Services ), Marchell Kleynhans (Rural Services, and Social and Library Services), Erasmus De Villiers (Environmental Affairs and Sport)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Trevor Botha
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Keith Jordaan
Communications Officer: Ms Chantel Edwards-Klose
LED Officer: Ms Carli Bunding-Venter
Other Senior Management: Siphiwe James (Acting Director: Community Services), Kevin Grünewald (Electrotechnical Services), Harold Basson (Civil Engineering Services), Eddie Rankwana (Corporate Services), Steven Erasmus (Director: Human Settlements, Land Affairs and Planning)

Financial Information

2012/132011/122010/11
Audit Outcome Clean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
Total Net Assets2 222 3451 812 9611 721 609
Surplus/Deficit for the Year31 109(6 332)5 558
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities200 011126 537182 201
Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure20 46831 94443 498
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Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are published on the municipal website and in the local newspapers – George Herald and Eden Express.

LED Activities

Key Projects: Call centre and supporting ICT; berry production and processing; vegetable production and processing; timber industry development (from forestry to the manufacturing of furniture); dairy production and processing; hops usage; education.
Key Investment Opportunities: George Local Municipality offers an Investment Incentive Scheme for investors, which includes discounts on municipal land, rates and taxes, and service charges. Information on qualifying criteria is available from the Economic Development Office. A number of municipal flagship projects are also ready for private sector investment, including an ICT incubator (aimed at mobile product and business development), as well as a planned science and innovation hub in a pristine coastal location.

Links/Resources

Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 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 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 8019009/9017 accounts@george.org.za
Electricity 044 874 3917 rodine@george.org.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 044 802 2900 robertson@george.org.za
Roads 044 801 9266 mandisa@george.org.za
Service Delivery 044 801 6300
Water 044 8019262 mandisa@george.org.za

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