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
    Resident Queries

    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%)
  • MAP

  • 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
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