George Local Municipality (WC044)

OVERVIEW

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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Geography, History and Economy

Area: 5 191km²
Description: George Local Municipality is located in the Western Cape province and falls within the Eden District, which is geographically the third-largest district within the Western Cape province. This district is informally known as the Garden Route, with George, its hub, nestled among the slopes of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains and flanked by the Indian Ocean to the south. George also enjoys the strategic advantage of being situated on the major transport routes between Cape Town in the south and Port Elizabeth in the east. The municipal area includes the following: city of George; villages of Wilderness and Herolds Bay; coastal resorts such as Kleinkrantz and Victoria Bay; rural areas such as Rondevlei (east of Wilderness), Geelhoutboom, Herold, Hansmoeskraal and Waboomskraal; Uniondale and Haarlem. Adjacent municipalities and provinces are: Baviaans Local Municipality, Sarah Baartman District Municipality (previously Cacadu District Municipality) and Eastern Cape province (north-east), Kou-Kamma Local Municipality and Bitou Local Municipality (south-east), Knysna Local Municipality and Western Cape province (south), Mossel Bay Local Municipality (south-west), and Oudtshoorn Local Municipality (north-west).
Cities/Towns: George, Haarlem, Herolds Bay, Uniondale, Victoria Bay, Wilderness
Main Economic Sectors: Finance, insurance, real estate and business services (24.84%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (16.06%), manufacturing (13.89%), general government (12.81%), transport, storage and communication (12.59%), construction (8.67%), community, social and personal services (5.96%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (3.09%)

MANAGEMENT

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)

DEMOGRAPHIC

Population 193 672
Age Structure
Population under 15 26.30%
Population 15 to 64 67.30%
Population over 65 6.40%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 48.60
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 96.90
Population Growth
Per annum 2.59%
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) 20.70%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 27.60%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 3.90%
Higher education 11.60%
Matric 29.10%
Household Dynamics
Households 53 551
Average household size 3.40
Female headed households 33.20%
Formal dwellings 83.90%
Housing owned 49.00%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 82.00%
Weekly refuse removal 88.10%
Piped water inside dwelling 70.30%
Electricity for lighting 91.00%

Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.


FINANCIAL

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
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 EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
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
FINANCIAL POSITION
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
CASH FLOWS
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, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a20 46831 895
Irregular expendituren/a-38
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a1111
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2012/132011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 289 016269 126
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 15 58214 568
 
Total Employee Positions 1 5181 295
Total Vacant Employee Positions 2505
Total Vacancy Percentage 16.47%0.39%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 77
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00
Managerial Positions - by organogram 5248
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 25
Community And Social Service Positions 8281
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 10
Finance And Administration Positions 236244
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 50
Electricity Positions 117111
Vacant Electricity Positions 00
Enviromental Protection Positions 1011
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 1318
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 112232
Vacant Public Safety Positions 70
Road Transport Positions 172124
Vacant Road Transport Positions 120
Sport And Recreation Positions 3233
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Waste Management Positions 162100
Vacant Waste Management Positions 160
Waste Water Management Positions 092
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00
Water Positions 345104
Vacant Water Positions 1890
Other Positions 17890
Vacant Other Positions 180

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 36 24735 702
Number of domestic households/delivery points 34 25133 690
Inside the yard 34 25133 690
Less than 200m from yard 00
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 15 62633 022

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 42 94540 245
Domestic households with access to free basic service 15 62635 868

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 41 10639 886
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 34 11433 454
Flush toilet - septic tank 4 1854 184
Ventilated pit latrine 8110
Bucket system 098
Other 0138
Domestic households with access to free basic service 15 62616 357

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 43 00043 000
Domestic households with access to free basic service 15 62616 357

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


LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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

Investment Incentive Scheme for investors, which includes discounts on municipal land, rates and taxes, and service charges; municipal flagship projects, 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

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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