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

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%

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

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
Property rates157 770147 284165 039
Service charges636 634587 205491 679
Investment revenue21 61313 78114 715
Transfers recognised - operational218 990149 611153 465
Other own revenue62 38755 59251 097
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)1 097 395953 472875 996
Employee costs289 016269 126247 528
Remuneration of councillors15 58214 56813 868
Depreciation & asset impairment102 873106 154106 672
Finance charges50 38455 45156 969
Materials and bulk purchases254 381276 826244 437
Transfers and grants2 3421 5201 188
Other expenditure363 857281 625268 593
Total Expenditure1 078 4361 005 269939 256
Surplus/(Deficit)18 959(51 797)(63 260)
Transfers recognised - capital45 36782 90556 984
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions64 32531 109(6 276)
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year64 32531 109(6 276)
Capital expenditure323 670119 961109 666
Transfers recognised - capital267 92382 90550 035
Public contributions & donations1 057749-
Borrowing15 515-20 291
Internally generated funds39 17536 30639 340
Total sources of capital funds323 670119 961109 666
Total current assets612 911574 023530 807
Total non current assets2 815 8672 494 4552 103 941
Total current liabilities439 592265 198211 985
Total non current liabilities702 520580 935609 802
Community wealth/Equity2 286 6652 222 3451 812 961
Net cash from (used) operating276 590158 554114 211
Net cash from (used) investing(225 268)(79 671)(99 709)
Net cash from (used) financing(31 004)(30 907)(28 098)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end287 195266 877218 901
Unauthorised expendituren/a20 46831 895
Irregular expendituren/a-38
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a1111
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

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.


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 8019009/9017
Electricity 044 874 3917
Refuse & Waste Removal 044 802 2900
Roads 044 801 9266
Service Delivery 044 801 6300
Water 044 8019262