Hessequa Local Municipality (WC042)

OVERVIEW

Contact Details

Postal: PO Box 29, Riversdale, 6670
Physical: Van den Berg Street, Riversdale
Tel: 028 713 8000
Fax: 086 401 5202
Web: www.hessequa.gov.za
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Geography, History and Economy

Area: 5 733km²
Description: Hessequa Local Municipality lies at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, with its boundaries stretching along the southern Cape coast from the Breede River in the west to Gouritsmond in the east. The N2 National Road forms the main transportation conduit across the municipality. Hessequa has a moderate climate. Rainfall occurs predominantly in winter and reaches totals of 300mm inland to 1 000mm on the coast. The Little Karoo in the rain shadow of the Langeberg is the driest region. Agricultural activities are largely determined by the local rainfall pattern. Most of the basal geology in Hessequa has been influenced by the Cape Fold Belt, which has caused the east-west heading mountains generally comprising hard quartzite sandstone and thin shale bands of the Table Mountain Group. Hessequa’s vegetation falls within the Cape Floral Kingdom, which is characterised by its exceptional richness in plant species. More than 8 700 species are known to occur, of which two thirds are endemic. About 75% of all plants in the South African Red Data Book are found in the Cape Floral Kingdom. Of these species, about 1 700 are threatened with extinction. The major biomes occurring within Hessequa may be divided into nine major vegetation groups.
Cities/Towns: Albertinia, Gouritz, Heidelberg, Jongensfontein, Riversdale, Slangrivier, Still Bay, Witsand
Main Economic Sectors: Trade (20.3%), community service (18.5%), construction (15.6%), finance (15%), agriculture (14.3%), transport (12.2%), manufacturing (3%)

MANAGEMENT

Political Management

Composition of Council: DA 7, ANC 6, CIVIC IND 1, COPE 1
Mayor: Mrs Emor Nel
Other Members of Council: Mr Julian Merkeur (Deputy Mayor), Mr Leon Fourie (Speaker), Mr Fred Carelse (Corporate Sevices), Dr Joan Prins (Financial and Economic Development, and Town Planning), Mr Julian Merkeur (Technical Serivces), Mr Charles Prins (Social Development and Housing)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Johan Jacobs
Chief Financial Officer: Mrs Lien Viljoen
Communications Officer: Ms Marina Griesel
LED Officer: Mr Chris Onrust
Other Senior Management: Mr Reggie Wesso (Technical Services), Mr Hendrik Visser (Town Planning and Environmental Development Services), Ms Marina Griesel (Corporate Services), Mrs Lien Viljoen (Financial Services), Mr Chris Onrust (Community and Housing Services)

DEMOGRAPHIC

Population 52 642
Age Structure
Population under 15 24.40%
Population 15 to 64 64.60%
Population over 65 11.10%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 54.90
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 94.10
Population Growth
Per annum 1.77%
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) 14.10%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 18.90%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 4.60%
Higher education 10.40%
Matric 23.50%
Household Dynamics
Households 15 873
Average household size 3.20
Female headed households 34.10%
Formal dwellings 93.80%
Housing owned 60.30%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 80.70%
Weekly refuse removal 78.70%
Piped water inside dwelling 81.00%
Electricity for lighting 94.90%

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


FINANCIAL

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates56 02551 27251 013
Service charges158 277152 372133 652
Investment revenue3 0672 9813 614
Transfers recognised - operational43 11754 85558 184
Other own revenue14 75410 14812 772
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)275 241271 628259 235
Employee costs97 24999 53784 315
Remuneration of councillors5 1614 6364 406
Depreciation & asset impairment19 03620 23216 792
Finance charges8 3309 2567 631
Materials and bulk purchases65 16462 82355 775
Transfers and grants15 052-43 499
Other expenditure59 21088 95249 402
Total Expenditure269 202285 436261 820
Surplus/(Deficit)6 039(13 807)(2 584)
Transfers recognised - capital7 25515 83215 929
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions13 2942 02513 345
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year13 2942 02513 345
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure17 26140 01765 226
Transfers recognised - capital7 77813 43113 810
Public contributions & donations---
Borrowing7 33516 24921 608
Internally generated funds2 14910 33729 808
Total sources of capital funds17 26140 01765 226
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets67 57572 28266 625
Total non current assets605 745619 788599 284
Total current liabilities30 72149 11770 259
Total non current liabilities134 638130 69184 604
Community wealth/Equity507 961512 262511 046
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating30 07712 15930 684
Net cash from (used) investing(16 530)(41 166)(64 889)
Net cash from (used) financing(10 624)34 191(8 234)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end47 97743 24629 684
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a9 914-
Irregular expendituren/a6 20553
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a1 33727
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2012/132011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 97 24999 537
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 5 1614 636
 
Total Employee Positions 661665
Total Vacant Employee Positions 6346
Total Vacancy Percentage 9.53%6.92%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 88
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 21
Managerial Positions - by organogram 00
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00
Community And Social Service Positions 8474
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 66
Finance And Administration Positions 96116
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1610
Electricity Positions 4245
Vacant Electricity Positions 34
Enviromental Protection Positions 1513
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 32
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 2132
Vacant Public Safety Positions 12
Road Transport Positions 109109
Vacant Road Transport Positions 86
Sport And Recreation Positions 8259
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 40
Waste Management Positions 4667
Vacant Waste Management Positions 19
Waste Water Management Positions 7055
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 53
Water Positions 8887
Vacant Water Positions 143
Other Positions 00
Vacant Other Positions 00

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 15 58013 355
Number of domestic households/delivery points 15 17612 951
Inside the yard 14 71412 951
Less than 200m from yard 4320
More than 200m from yard 300
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 7375 970

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 14 81014 460
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 8964 705

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 15 87313 444
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 12 80712 807
Flush toilet - septic tank 1 186220
Ventilated pit latrine 49513
Bucket system 00
Other 9810
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 7374 846

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 15 87312 713
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 8504 705

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


LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Key Projects

Red Tape reduction plan; SMME implementation plan; destination marketing plan.

Key Investment Opportunities

Incentive framework to attract investors.

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 028 713 8000 louws@hessequa.gov.za
Electricity 028 713 8000 reggie@hessequa.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 028 713 8000 reggie@hessequa.gov.za
Roads 028 713 8000 reggie@hessequa.gov.za
Service Delivery 028 713 8000 mm@hessequa.gov.za
Water 028 713 8000 reggie@hessequa.gov.za

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