Kannaland Local Municipality (WC041)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 30, Ladismith, 6655
    Physical: 32 Church Street, Ladismith
    Tel: 028 551 1023
    Fax: 028 551 1766
    Web: www.kannaland.gov.za
    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 4 758km²
    Description: Kannaland Local Municipality is classified as a Category B municipality and is responsible for basic service provision to the towns of Calitzdorp, Ladismith, Vanwyksdorp and Zoar, as well as the surrounding farming communities. Kannaland is situated about 340km north-east of Cape Town along the famous tourism Route 62. It is linked by tarred main roads to all other major centres, such as Oudtshoorn (100km), Montagu (139km), George (160km), Mossel Bay (185km) and Port Elizabeth (420km). Both the administrative and legislative seats of Kannaland Municipality are located in Ladismith, with satellite offices in Calitzdorp, Vanwyksdorp and Zoar. The Kannaland municipal area lies huddled between two mountain ranges, the Swartberge and Anysberg. An impressive mountain peak called Towerkop (2 198m) looms above Ladismith. Another impressive site is Elandsberg (2 128m). Halfway up Elandsberg is a famous landmark, sometimes referred to as Ladismith’s extra star in the galaxy: Stanley's Light (1 500m). The municipality has the smallest population in the Eden District, and also has the smallest economy in the region. Kannaland’s climate is ideal for the production of apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines and grapes. The well-known Parmalat and Ladismith dairy products come from the area. The quaint little haven of Calitzdorp is known as the port-wine capitol of South Africa by virtue of the top quality wines, produced mainly by Boplaas, De Krans, Axehill and Calitzdorp wine cellars. A wide variety of scenic routes criss-cross the area. Kannaland has its own individual building style, which makes it unique. For example, the so-called Ladismith Style is a simplified Georgian design and dates from the 1830s. Kannaland is an integral part of the Eden District, along with six other municipalities, namely Hessequa, Mossel Bay, George, Oudtshoorn, Knysna and Bitou. The Kannaland municipal area shares its borders with the Central Karoo District Municipality to the north and Cape Winelands District in the east.
    Cities/Towns: Calitzdorp, Ladismith, Vanwyksdorp, Zoar
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture (26.8%), manufacturing (20.4%), community and personal services (18.4%), finance and business (11%), wholesale, retail and trade (9.4%), construction (6.20%), electricity and water (4.70%), transport and communication (3%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ICOSA 3, ANC 2, DA 2
    Mayor: Mr Jeffrey Donson
    Other Members of Council: Phillipus Antonie (Deputy Mayor), Hyrin Ruiters (Speaker), Werner Meshoa (Chief Whip), Albertus Rossouw, Leona Willemse, Anthony Ewerts

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Morné Hoogbaard
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Nigel Delo
    Communications Officer: Mr Morné Hoogbaard
    LED Officer: Mr Izak van Rooyen
    Other Senior Management: Hendrik Barnard (Executive Manager: Corporate Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 24 767
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 28.70%
    Population 15 to 64 63.50%
    Population over 65 7.80%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 57.50
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 93.90
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.33%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 17.30%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 22.70%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 6.00%
    Higher education 4.30%
    Matric 18.50%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 6 212
    Average household size 3.80
    Female headed households 31.70%
    Formal dwellings 96.30%
    Housing owned 54.80%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 71.10%
    Weekly refuse removal 66.10%
    Piped water inside dwelling 76.40%
    Electricity for lighting 89.70%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aAudit not finalised at legislated dateAdverse audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates13 13011 6048 802
    Service charges55 26556 54645 741
    Investment revenue7941 637997
    Transfers recognised - operational1 79735 81237 708
    Other own revenue7 35814 6485 162
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)78 343120 24898 409
    Employee costs39 21540 74631 562
    Remuneration of councillors4 6733 3342 801
    Depreciation & asset impairment-13 0128 259
    Finance charges1 0221 8143 042
    Materials and bulk purchases25 39534 17222 642
    Transfers and grants2 95219 63218 738
    Other expenditure18 78336 18823 165
    Total Expenditure92 041148 898110 209
    Surplus/(Deficit)(13 698)(28 650)(11 800)
    Transfers recognised - capital-30 82118 485
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets(12)--
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(13 710)2 1716 685
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(13 710)2 1716 685
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure16 07728 13818 577
    Transfers recognised - capital16 07527 84518 485
    Public contributions & donations2--
    Borrowing---
    Internally generated funds-29392
    Total sources of capital funds16 07728 13818 577
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets62 61439 07535 194
    Total non current assets278 755259 566234 700
    Total current liabilities129 56252 80362 027
    Total non current liabilities24 24522 77219 282
    Community wealth/Equity187 561223 065188 585
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating21 992-28 851
    Net cash from (used) investing--(21 147)
    Net cash from (used) financing(139)-1 100
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end23 018-9 410
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/an/a11 593
    Irregular expendituren/an/a3 513
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/an/a853
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 31 562328 6203
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 2 8013 040
     
    Total Employee Positions 167167
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 00
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.00%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 33
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 1414
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00
    Community And Social Service Positions 3232
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00
    Finance And Administration Positions 3434
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 00
    Electricity Positions 99
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Health Positions 00
    Vacant Health Positions 00
    Public Safety Positions 66
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00
    Road Transport Positions 77
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
    Waste Management Positions 2020
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00
    Waste Water Management Positions 1515
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00
    Water Positions 2323
    Vacant Water Positions 00
    Other Positions 44
    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/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 5 6505 650
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 5 6505 650
    Inside the yard 5 6505 650
    Less than 200m from yard 00
    More than 200m from yard 00
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 3003 861

    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 4 9524 952
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 5343 891

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score 00
    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 5 8245 590
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 4 6244 624
    Flush toilet - septic tank 2929
    Ventilated pit latrine 843843
    Bucket system 9494
    Other 2340
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 3003 801

    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 4 5534 553
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 3003 891

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

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