Knysna Local Municipality (WC048)

Contact details

Postal: PO Box 21, Knysna, 6570
Physical: 5 Clyde Street, Knysna
Tel: 044 302 6300
Fax: 044 302 6333

Municipal Information

Area: 1 109km²
Cities/Towns: Brenton, Brenton-on-Sea, Buffels Bay, Knoetzie, Knysna, Rheenendal, Sedgefield

Demographic Information

Population: 68 659
Households: 21 893
Population Growth: 2.77% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 24.80%

Political Management

Composition of Council: DA 10, ANC 7, COPE 1, INDEPENDENT 1
Mayor: Ms Georlene Wolmarans
Other Members of Council: Esmé Edge (Deputy Executive Mayor and Finance Committee), Eleanore Bouw-Spies (Speaker), Louisa Hart (Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee), Ray Barrell (Governance and Economic Development Committee), Irene Grootboom (Community Services Committee)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Ms Lauren Waring
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Grant Easton
Communications Officer: Mr Christopher Bezuidenhout
LED Officer: Ms Ilse van Schalkwyk
Other Senior Management: Michael Rhode (Director: Technical Services), Bevan Ellman (Director: Corporate Services), Dawid Adonis (Director: Community Services), Michael Maughan-Brown (Director: Planning and Development)

Financial Information

Audit Outcome Clean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
Total Net Assets715 493647 657753 757
Surplus/Deficit for the Year57 695(153 701)95 233
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities79 87468 19590 631
Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure15 481240 2727 712

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are published on the municipal website.

LED Activities

Key Projects: Karatara and Rheenendal Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (rural infrastructure development, i.e. basis infrastructure); Waste By Rail Project (revitalisation of the railway line); Karatara Hydroponics; Knysna Broadband Master Plan for fibre to homes and businesses; Knysna One of a Kind event in December for small businesses; Hands Design Collective for the establishment and support of handcrafted SMMEs; NDPG Corridor Development in the northern areas and Hornlee; Film Industry Development.
Key Investment Opportunities: Establishment of an international university; fibre-optic network development, regional links; commercial node development in township areas; agricultural training facility; trade school in Knysna; industrial redevelopment (green industry zone); CBD upgrade (green urban node).


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12

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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 044 302 6558
Electricity 044 302 6397
Refuse & Waste Removal 044 302 6405
Roads 044 302 6334
Service Delivery
Water 044 302 6331