Knysna Local Municipality (WC048)

OVERVIEW

Contact Details

Postal: PO Box 21, Knysna, 6570
Physical: 5 Clyde Street, Knysna
Tel: 044 302 6300
Fax: 044 302 6333
Web: www.knysna.gov.za
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Geography, History and Economy

Area: 1 109km²
Description: Knysna Local Municipality is part of the Eden District Municipality, located in the Western Cape province. Adjacent municipalities include George Local Municipality to the north-west and Bitou Local Municipality to the east. The municipality is also bordered by the Indian Ocean in the south.
Cities/Towns: Brenton, Brenton-on-Sea, Buffels Bay, Knoetzie, Knysna, Rheenendal, Sedgefield
Main Economic Sectors: Wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation; finance, insurance, real estate and business services; manufacturing

MANAGEMENT

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)

DEMOGRAPHIC

Population 68 659
Age Structure
Population under 15 24.80%
Population 15 to 64 66.90%
Population over 65 8.30%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 49.50
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 97.90
Population Growth
Per annum 2.77%
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) 24.80%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 32.30%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 2.60%
Higher education 12.60%
Matric 29.70%
Household Dynamics
Households 21 893
Average household size 2.90
Female headed households 34.30%
Formal dwellings 73.80%
Housing owned 58.70%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 66.80%
Weekly refuse removal 93.00%
Piped water inside dwelling 67.30%
Electricity for lighting 88.80%

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


FINANCIAL

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates148 741142 458150 598
Service charges249 156241 302203 672
Investment revenue3 3786 5896 667
Transfers recognised - operational87 68883 81989 231
Other own revenue28 49236 19658 054
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)517 455510 364508 221
Employee costs155 487139 324129 375
Remuneration of councillors6 2785 9085 619
Depreciation & asset impairment23 65621 370148 907
Finance charges8 97214 87616 686
Materials and bulk purchases144 543140 332124 095
Transfers and grants5 0015 6105 784
Other expenditure182 527166 272262 135
Total Expenditure526 463493 692692 601
Surplus/(Deficit)(9 008)16 672(184 380)
Transfers recognised - capital35 22741 02330 679
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions26 21957 695(153 701)
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year26 21957 695(153 701)
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure72 44175 13460 318
Transfers recognised - capital38 74537 66830 657
Public contributions & donations--534
Borrowing14 26822 55313 094
Internally generated funds19 42814 91316 033
Total sources of capital funds72 44175 13460 318
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets(38 567)131 510129 858
Total non current assets12 720913 110846 014
Total current liabilities15 673106 26391 197
Total non current liabilities(6 206)223 267236 725
Community wealth/Equity(35 315)715 091647 950
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating64 51879 43669 026
Net cash from (used) investing(69 894)(71 687)(62 688)
Net cash from (used) financing(17 254)(17 091)(8 144)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end23 53246 16155 503
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a15 125239 582
Irregular expendituren/a6496
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a408194
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2012/132011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 155 487139 324
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 6 2785 908
 
Total Employee Positions 811730
Total Vacant Employee Positions 6392
Total Vacancy Percentage 7.77%12.60%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 66
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 22
Managerial Positions - by organogram 2626
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 33
Community And Social Service Positions 7844
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 94
Finance And Administration Positions 189169
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 2350
Electricity Positions 3735
Vacant Electricity Positions 66
Enviromental Protection Positions 262
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 04
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 6748
Vacant Public Safety Positions 20
Road Transport Positions 9398
Vacant Road Transport Positions 55
Sport And Recreation Positions 571
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 30
Waste Management Positions 95100
Vacant Waste Management Positions 23
Waste Water Management Positions 3656
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 23
Water Positions 6237
Vacant Water Positions 54
Other Positions 6348
Vacant Other Positions 18

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 20 93120 931
Number of domestic households/delivery points 18 39318 393
Inside the yard 13 82813 828
Less than 200m from yard 4 5654 565
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 9 1609 160

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 20 01318 448
Domestic households with access to free basic service 7 1007 100

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 18 88818 888
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 12 34712 347
Flush toilet - septic tank 3 0353 035
Ventilated pit latrine 750750
Bucket system 00
Other 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 4965 496

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 14 46013 686
Domestic households with access to free basic service 7 6337 633

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


LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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; 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).

LINKS/RESOURCES

The information in this directory is supplied and/or externally sourced and is also subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us at info@municipalities.co.za so that we can correct it.

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.

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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.

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Resident Queries


Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 044 302 6558 customercare@knysna.gov.za
Electricity 044 302 6397 customercare@knysna.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 044 302 6405 customercare@knysna.gov.za
Roads 044 302 6334 customercare@knysna.gov.za
Service Delivery
Water 044 302 6331 customercare@knysna.gov.za

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