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: Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality, Sarah Baartman 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%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 29, ANC 16, PBI 2, EFF 1, ICOSA 1, VF PLUS 1, ACDP 1, AIC 1, SAC 1 (2016 LGE Provisional)
    Controlling Party: DA
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Charles Standers
    Other Members of Council: Daniel Maritz (Deputy Mayor, Human Resources, Strategic Services and LED), Mercia Draghoender (Speaker), P de Swardt (Chief Whip), Iona Kritzinger (Community Safety), 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 (Community Development and Library Services), Rassie De Villiers (Environmental Services)

    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 (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
    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'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates175 933157 770147 284165 039
    Service charges677 818641 585587 205491 679
    Investment revenue24 77322 38613 78114 715
    Transfers recognised - operational251 537290 629149 611153 465
    Other own revenue110 529129 11355 59251 097
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)1 240 5901 241 483953 472875 996
    Employee costs345 927311 839269 126247 528
    Remuneration of councillors16 67815 56814 56813 868
    Depreciation & asset impairment116 324110 053106 154106 672
    Finance charges51 07351 16055 45156 969
    Materials and bulk purchases311 079287 964276 826244 437
    Transfers and grants2 7012 3681 5201 188
    Other expenditure433 164484 139281 625268 593
    Total Expenditure1 276 9451 263 0911 005 269939 256
    Surplus/(Deficit)(36 355)(21 608)(51 797)(63 260)
    Transfers recognised - capital149 282273 07482 90556 984
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions112 861251 46631 109(6 276)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year112 861251 46631 109(6 276)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure202 738346 197119 961109 666
    Transfers recognised - capital159 472274 11382 90550 035
    Public contributions & donations2 52015 848749-
    Borrowing4 23710 595-20 291
    Internally generated funds46 69845 64136 30639 340
    Total sources of capital funds202 738346 197119 961109 666
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets714 170896 963574 023530 807
    Total non current assets2 802 5012 573 4752 494 4552 103 941
    Total current liabilities322 200382 903265 198211 985
    Total non current liabilities583 820589 558580 935609 802
    Community wealth/Equity2 610 6512 497 9772 222 3451 812 961
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating193 444276 590158 554114 211
    Net cash from (used) investing(199 301)(125 268)(79 671)(99 709)
    Net cash from (used) financing(35 458)(31 004)(30 907)(28 098)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end345 881387 195266 877218 901
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure43 53566 12920 46831 895
    Irregular expenditure1298-38
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure--1111
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 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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