Hessequa Local Municipality (WC042)

Contact details

Postal: PO Box 29, Riversdale, 6670
Physical: Van den Berg Street, Riversdale
Tel: 028 713 8000
Fax: 028 713 3146
Web: www.hessequa.gov.za

Municipal Information

Area: 5 733km²
Cities/Towns: Albertinia, Gouritz, Heidelberg, Jongensfontein, Riversdale, Slangrivier, Still Bay, Witsand
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, tourism, construction

Demographic Information

Population: 52 642
Households: 15 873
Population Growth: 1.77% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 14.10%

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)

Financial Information

Audit Outcome Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
Total Net Assets506 170511 046497 701
Surplus/Deficit for the Year2 02513 3456 957
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities21 42239 015343 763
Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure7 96080587

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are advertised in the local newspaper (Suid-Kaap Forum), and on the municipal website and notice boards. Tenders exceeding R 200 000 will be advertised in Die Burger newspaper.

LED Activities

Key Projects: Red Tape reduction plan; SMME implementation plan; destination marketing plan.
Key Investment Opportunities: Incentive framework to attract investors.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Report 2011/12

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.


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.


Resident Queries

Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 028 713 8000 info@hessequa.gov.za
Electricity 028 713 8000 info@hessequa.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 028 713 8000 info@hessequa.gov.za
Roads 028 713 8000 info@hessequa.gov.za
Service Delivery 028 713 8000 info@hessequa.gov.za
Water 028 713 8000 info@hessequa.gov.za