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: The George Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located within the Eden District in the Western Cape Province. It is bordered by the Eastern Cape in the north and east, Knysna and the Indian Ocean in the south, and Oudtshoorn in the west. It is one of seven municipalities in the district.
     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.

    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%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 29, ANC 16, PBI 2, ACDP 1, AIC 1, EFF 1, ICOSA 1, SAC 1, VF PLUS 1
    Controlling Party: DA
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Melvin Naik
    Other Members of Council: Gerrit Pretorius (Deputy Mayor and Corporate Services), Iona Kritzinger (Speaker), Michael Nyakati (Chief Whip), Cecil Noble (Safety and Security), Daniel Cronje (Finance), Belrina Cornelius (Human Settlements), Gert Niehaus (Spatial Planning), David Willemse (Strategic Services), Erasmus De Villiers (Electrotechnical Services and Human Resources), Johan Stander (Civil Engineering Services), Mercia Draghoender (Community Development and Library Services), Marlene Viljoen (Environmental Services and Sport), Edmund Bussack (Rural Development)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Trevor Botha
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Keith Jordaan
    Communications Officer: Ms Chantel Edwards-Klose
    Other Senior Management: Walter Hendricks (Director: Community Safety), Kevin Grünewald (Director: Electrotechnical Services), Harold Basson (Director: Civil Engineering Services), Eddie Rankwana (Director: Corporate Services), Steven Erasmus (Director: Human Settlements, Land Affairs and Planning)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 208 237193 672
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 25.7%26.3%
    Population 15 to 64 67.9%67.3%
    Population over 65 6.3%6.4%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 47.248.6
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 97.696.9
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.65%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a20.7%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a27.6%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 2.9%3.9%
    Matric 35.5%29.1%
    Higher education 9.9%11.6%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 62 72253 551
    Average household size 3.33.4
    Female headed households 35.2%33.2%
    Formal dwellings 83.9%83.9%
    Housing owned 66.7%49.0%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 92.1%82.0%
    Weekly refuse removal 93.3%88.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 71.5%70.3%
    Electricity for lighting 97.5%91.0%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates195 443175 933157 770147 284
    Service charges768 467677 818641 585587 205
    Investment revenue30 74624 77322 38613 781
    Transfers recognised - operational209 352251 537290 629149 611
    Other own revenue102 676110 529129 11355 592
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)1 306 6841 240 5901 241 483953 472
    Employee costs364 115345 927311 839269 126
    Remuneration of councillors17 50416 67815 56814 568
    Depreciation & asset impairment126 448116 324110 053106 154
    Finance charges43 95351 07351 16055 451
    Materials and bulk purchases317 300311 079287 964276 826
    Transfers and grants2 8322 7012 3681 520
    Other expenditure400 563433 164484 139281 625
    Total Expenditure1 272 7141 276 9451 263 0911 005 269
    Surplus/(Deficit)33 969(36 355)(21 608)(51 797)
    Transfers recognised - capital62 681149 216273 07482 905
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions96 650112 861251 46631 109
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year96 650112 861251 46631 109
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure211 064202 738346 197119 961
    Transfers recognised - capital124 770149 282274 11382 905
    Public contributions & donations-2 52015 848749
    Borrowing8 4574 23710 595-
    Internally generated funds77 83746 69845 64136 306
    Total sources of capital funds211 064202 738346 197119 961
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets733 501714 170896 963574 023
    Total non current assets2 887 3452 802 5012 573 4752 494 455
    Total current liabilities341 507322 200382 903265 198
    Total non current liabilities568 121583 820589 558580 935
    Community wealth/Equity2 711 2182 610 6512 497 9772 222 345
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating134 623193 444276 590158 554
    Net cash from (used) investing(74 537)(199 301)(125 268)(79 671)
    Net cash from (used) financing(39 894)(35 458)(31 004)(30 907)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end366 072345 881387 195266 877
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a43 53566 12920 468
    Irregular expendituren/a1298-
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--11
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 345 927311 839269 126247 528
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 16 67815 56814 56813 868
     
    Total Employee Positions 1 6511 3711 5181 295
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 112772505
    Total Vacancy Percentage 6.78%5.62%16.47%0.39%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 7777
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1100
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 61555248
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 6625
    Community And Social Service Positions 1561218281
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 11110
    Finance And Administration Positions 280261236244
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 271250
    Electricity Positions 135137117111
    Vacant Electricity Positions 11600
    Enviromental Protection Positions 001011
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 001318
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 161169112232
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 7670
    Road Transport Positions 171231172124
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 158120
    Sport And Recreation Positions 25143233
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 3000
    Waste Management Positions 8886162100
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 1113160
    Waste Water Management Positions 10170092
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 8700
    Water Positions 84108345104
    Vacant Water Positions 9131890
    Other Positions 38211217890
    Vacant Other Positions 34180

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a82.77n/a97.41
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 35 03640 12336 24735 702
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 32 99732 69234 25133 690
    Inside the yard 29 74029 43534 11433 690
    Less than 200m from yard 3 1373 1371370
    More than 200m from yard 12012000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 38 53416 36515 62633 022

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 44 92043 09942 94540 245
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 16 04716 36515 62635 868

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 35 03634 73141 10639 886
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 29 74029 43534 11433 454
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1 6301 6304 1854 184
    Ventilated pit latrine 1 6271 3728110
    Bucket system 00098
    Other 02550138
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 10 24516 36515 62616 357

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 53 20043 00043 00043 000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 10 24516 36515 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.
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