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
  • 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 Mayor, and Governance and Economic Development), Eleanore Bouw-Spies (Speaker), Louisa Hart (Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee), Elrick van Aswegen (Finance Committee), Irene Grootboom (Community Services Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: 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'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates158 860147 030142 458150 598
    Service charges268 691252 538241 302203 672
    Investment revenue7 7575 9446 5896 667
    Transfers recognised - operational91 02488 55883 81989 231
    Other own revenue125 76464 84536 19658 054
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)652 096558 915510 364508 221
    Employee costs171 734156 407139 324129 375
    Remuneration of councillors6 4746 2405 9085 619
    Depreciation & asset impairment26 54322 23421 370148 907
    Finance charges21 07014 48814 87616 686
    Materials and bulk purchases149 157144 021140 332124 095
    Transfers and grants5 3735 0015 6105 784
    Other expenditure223 236215 638166 272262 135
    Total Expenditure603 588564 028493 692692 601
    Surplus/(Deficit)48 508(5 113)16 672(184 380)
    Transfers recognised - capital31 63139 27241 02330 679
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets(787)(4 589)--
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions78 68429 57157 695(153 701)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year78 68429 57157 695(153 701)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure61 78877 26375 13460 318
    Transfers recognised - capital40 45140 06237 66830 657
    Public contributions & donations7873 908-534
    Borrowing11 94314 31822 55313 094
    Internally generated funds17 42718 97614 91316 033
    Total sources of capital funds61 78877 26375 13460 318
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets170 803107 905131 510129 858
    Total non current assets991 361956 742913 110846 014
    Total current liabilities110 045112 181106 26391 197
    Total non current liabilities234 953210 901223 267236 725
    Community wealth/Equity817 165741 566715 091647 950
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating81 33173 04879 43669 026
    Net cash from (used) investing(45 952)(74 711)(71 687)(62 688)
    Net cash from (used) financing8 215(27 194)(17 091)(8 144)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end60 89817 30346 16155 503
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure22 05781 27815 125239 582
    Irregular expenditure-5856496
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure13476408194
    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) 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/an/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 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).
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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