Hessequa Local Municipality (WC042)
PO Box 29, Riversdale, 6670Physical:
Van den Berg Street, RiversdaleTel:
028 713 8000Fax:
086 401 5202Web: www.hessequa.gov.za
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 National Road N2 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, WitsandMain Economic Sectors:
Agriculture, tourism, construction
15 873Population Growth:
1.77% p.a. Unemployment Rate:
Political ManagementComposition of Council:
DA 7, ANC 6, CIVIC IND 1, COPE 1Mayor:
Mrs Emor NelOther 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 ManagementMunicipal Manager:
Mr Johan JacobsChief Financial Officer:
Mrs Lien ViljoenCommunications Officer:
Ms Marina GrieselLED Officer:
Mr Chris OnrustOther 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)
|All values: R'000||2013/14||2012/13||2011/12|
|AUDIT OUTCOME ||n/a||Financially unqualified with findings||Financially unqualified with findings|
|Property rates||56 025||51 272||51 013|
|Service charges||158 277||152 372||133 652|
|Investment revenue||3 067||2 981||3 614|
|Transfers recognised - operational||43 117||54 855||58 184|
|Other own revenue||14 754||10 148||12 772|
|Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)||275 241||271 628||259 235|
|Employee costs||97 249||99 537||84 315|
|Remuneration of councillors||5 161||4 636||4 406|
|Depreciation & asset impairment||19 036||20 232||16 792|
|Finance charges||8 330||9 256||7 631|
|Materials and bulk purchases||65 164||62 823||55 775|
|Transfers and grants||15 052||-||43 499|
|Other expenditure||59 210||88 952||49 402|
|Total Expenditure||269 202||285 436||261 820|
|Surplus/(Deficit)||6 039||(13 807)||(2 584)|
|Transfers recognised - capital||7 255||15 832||15 929|
|Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets||-||-||-|
|Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions||13 294||2 025||13 345|
|Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate||-||-||-|
|Surplus/(Deficit) for the year||13 294||2 025||13 345|
|CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES|
|Capital expenditure||17 261||40 017||65 226|
|Transfers recognised - capital||7 778||13 431||13 810|
|Public contributions & donations||-||-||-|
|Borrowing||7 335||16 249||21 608|
|Internally generated funds||2 149||10 337||29 808|
|Total sources of capital funds||17 261||40 017||65 226|
|Total current assets||67 575||72 282||66 625|
|Total non current assets||605 745||619 788||599 284|
|Total current liabilities||30 721||49 117||70 259|
|Total non current liabilities||134 638||130 691||84 604|
|Community wealth/Equity||507 961||512 262||511 046|
|Net cash from (used) operating||30 077||12 159||30 684|
|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 end||47 977||43 246||29 684|
|UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE|
|Unauthorised expenditure||n/a||9 914||-|
|Irregular expenditure||n/a||6 205||53|
|Fruitless & wasteful expenditure||n/a||1 337||27|
|SOURCE||S71 Unaudited||S71 Audited||S71 Audited|
- 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.
- S71 Audited figures are prior year audited figures sourced from the MFMA S71 Schedule C reports.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- All figures are rounded to the nearest R'000. R0 values are reflected as ‘-’. Values that are unavailable are reflected as ‘n/a’.
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 ActivitiesKey Projects:
Red Tape reduction plan; SMME implementation plan; destination marketing plan.
Key Investment Opportunities:
Incentive framework to attract investors.
Links/ResourcesMunicipal TendersMunicipal VacanciesAnnual ReportsAnnual Report 2012/13Annual Report 2011/12Audited Financial StatementsAFS 2012/13AFS 2011/12AFS 2010/11Integrated Development PlansIDP 2012/13MFMA Section 71 – Schedule CSchedule C 2013/14Schedule C 2012/13Schedule C 2011/12
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