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
    Resident Queries

    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
  • MAP

  • 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 Clean audit outcomeClean 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 them.