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
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 10, ANC 7, ACDP 1, COPE 1, INDEPENDENT 1, K.U.C 1 (2016 LGE)
    Controlling Party: DA/IND Coalition
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Ms Eleanore Bouw-Spies
    Other Members of Council: Peter Myers (Deputy Mayor; and Finance, Governance and Economic Development Committee), Georlene Wolmarans (Speaker), Velile Waxa (Planning and Integrated Human Settlements Committee), Levael Davis (Technical Services Committee), Cathy Weideman (Community Services Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Carl Mattheus (Acting)
    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)
  • 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'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates173 012158 860147 030142 458
    Service charges302 965268 691252 538241 302
    Investment revenue6 4717 7575 9446 589
    Transfers recognised - operational127 81291 02488 55883 819
    Other own revenue39 900125 76464 84536 196
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)650 160652 096558 915510 364
    Employee costs189 884171 734156 407139 324
    Remuneration of councillors7 0416 4746 2405 908
    Depreciation & asset impairment25 91826 54322 23421 370
    Finance charges11 20121 07014 48814 876
    Materials and bulk purchases154 112149 157144 021140 332
    Transfers and grants5 6205 3735 0015 610
    Other expenditure208 772223 236215 638166 272
    Total Expenditure602 548603 588564 028493 692
    Surplus/(Deficit)47 61248 508(5 113)16 672
    Transfers recognised - capital57 73430 96439 27241 023
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-787(4 589)-
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions105 34680 25929 57157 695
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year105 34680 25929 57157 695
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure93 24161 78877 26375 134
    Transfers recognised - capital59 35331 63140 06237 668
    Public contributions & donations-7873 908-
    Borrowing10 81211 94314 31822 553
    Internally generated funds23 07717 42718 97614 913
    Total sources of capital funds93 24161 78877 26375 134
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets196 866170 803107 905131 510
    Total non current assets1 058 752991 361956 742913 110
    Total current liabilities101 761110 045112 181106 263
    Total non current liabilities231 782234 953210 901223 267
    Community wealth/Equity922 075817 165741 566715 091
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating118 35681 33173 04879 436
    Net cash from (used) investing(94 332)(45 952)(74 711)(71 687)
    Net cash from (used) financing(9 415)8 215(27 194)(17 091)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end75 50760 89817 30346 161
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a22 05781 27815 125
    Irregular expendituren/a-5856
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a13476408
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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) 171 734156 407139 324129 375
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 6 4746 2405 9085 619
     
    Total Employee Positions 735816811730
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 25306392
    Total Vacancy Percentage 3.40%3.68%7.77%12.60%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1122
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 23242626
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 1133
    Community And Social Service Positions 53467844
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 4194
    Finance And Administration Positions 137190189169
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 282350
    Electricity Positions 40443735
    Vacant Electricity Positions 4566
    Enviromental Protection Positions 22262
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0004
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 69786748
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0020
    Road Transport Positions 94799398
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 4155
    Sport And Recreation Positions 5753571
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 4130
    Waste Management Positions 10011395100
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0323
    Waste Water Management Positions 57793656
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 3923
    Water Positions 39376237
    Vacant Water Positions 2054
    Other Positions 58656348
    Vacant Other Positions 0018

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a61.62n/a92.00
    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 21 92322 74620 93120 931
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 20 87919 79018 39318 393
    Inside the yard 15 93215 85013 82813 828
    Less than 200m from yard 3 7683 7684 5654 565
    More than 200m from yard 1 17917200
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 16 9767 2609 1609 160

    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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 20 38120 23120 01318 448
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9 3057 8597 1007 100

    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 24 72922 82918 88818 888
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 15 93215 44712 34712 347
    Flush toilet - septic tank 2 6342 5703 0353 035
    Ventilated pit latrine 00750750
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 5 1394 09200
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 16 9767 2605 4965 496

    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 14 72414 46014 46013 686
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 10 4367 2607 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).
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