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

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
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 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
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
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 expendituren/a9 914-
Irregular expendituren/a6 20553
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a1 33727
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited
  1. S71 Unaudited figures are sourced from the MFMA S71 4th Quarter Schedule C reports, made available by the National Treasury. The schedules are available at http://mfma.treasury.gov.za/Media_Releases/s71/Pages/default.aspx.
  2. S71 Audited figures are prior year audited figures sourced from the MFMA S71 Schedule C reports.
  3. If the relevant S71 Schedule C figures are unavailable, prior year audited figures may be taken from the relevant Audited Financial Statements. The source is then indicated as AFS. Links are provided under the Resources section on this site.
  4. S71 Schedule C reports are in the format for monthly and quarterly municipal financial statements as prescribed by the Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations. S71 Schedule C figures are standardised to the prescribed format and may differ from figures shown in the Audited Financial Statements. Where we have captured figures directly from the Audited Financial Statements, we have endeavoured to follow the S71 Schedule C format.
  5. Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure is sourced from the Consolidated general report on the audit outcomes of local government, published annually by the Auditor-General South Africa. If the figures are unavailable in this report, they may be sourced from the Annual Financial Statements of the relevant municipality.
  6. All figures are rounded to the nearest R'000. R0 values are reflected as ‘-’. Values that are unavailable are reflected as ‘n/a’.

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 Reports
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
Integrated Development Plans
IDP 2012/13
MFMA Section 71 – Schedule C
Schedule C 2013/14
Schedule C 2012/13
Schedule C 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