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
    Resident Queries

    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%)
  • MAP

  • 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.
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