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 and LED), 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 Peter-George Rooi
    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'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsAdverse audit opinionAdverse audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates13 13511 6048 8028 343
    Service charges58 43956 54645 74136 561
    Investment revenue9661 637997715
    Transfers recognised - operational28 88435 81237 70832 730
    Other own revenue12 27414 6485 1624 982
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)113 699120 24898 40983 330
    Employee costs43 71940 74631 56228 620
    Remuneration of councillors2 6633 3342 8013 040
    Depreciation & asset impairment13 43213 0128 2598 728
    Finance charges4 1141 8143 0422 656
    Materials and bulk purchases25 59634 17222 64220 379
    Transfers and grants-19 63218 7389 373
    Other expenditure41 69736 18823 16520 173
    Total Expenditure131 221148 898110 20992 970
    Surplus/(Deficit)(17 522)(28 650)(11 800)(9 640)
    Transfers recognised - capital-30 82118 48516 197
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions14 9272 1716 6856 557
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year14 9272 1716 6856 557
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure-28 13818 57717 629
    Transfers recognised - capital16 07527 84518 48517 208
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds-29392421
    Total sources of capital funds-28 13818 57717 629
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets40 53739 07535 19412 515
    Total non current assets293 454259 566234 700210 373
    Total current liabilities69 33052 80362 02737 037
    Total non current liabilities46 41722 77219 28218 512
    Community wealth/Equity218 244223 065188 585167 339
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating30 876-28 85124 701
    Net cash from (used) investing(27 994)-(21 147)(17 727)
    Net cash from (used) financing(566)-1 100(7 457)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end3 747-9 410371
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure31 22745 40411 59322 146
    Irregular expenditure8 5323 2863 513-
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure701 1438532 244
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 43 71940 74631 56228 620
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 2 6633 3342 8013 040
     
    Total Employee Positions 254204167167
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 8100
    Total Vacancy Percentage 3.15%0.49%0.00%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 3333
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 19191414
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 7000
    Community And Social Service Positions 30533232
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 27503434
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0100
    Electricity Positions 13599
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 51466
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 421077
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 14000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 20192020
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 6151515
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 892323
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 67744
    Vacant Other Positions 0000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 5 9705 7905 6505 650
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 5 8125 6325 4925 650
    Inside the yard 5 8125 6325 4925 650
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 8801 7741 3003 861

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 5 0605 0604 9524 952
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 8801 7741 5343 891

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 5 6805 6805 8245 590
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 5 3325 3324 6244 624
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1901902929
    Ventilated pit latrine 00843843
    Bucket system 009494
    Other 002340
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 8801 7741 3003 801

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 5 5725 0004 5534 553
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 8801 7741 3003 891

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

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