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

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
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 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
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
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 expendituren/a15 067239 582
Irregular expendituren/a6496
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a408194
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited
  1. S71 Unaudited figures are sourced from the MFMA S71 4th Quarter Schedule C reports, made available by the National Treasury. The schedules are available at
  2. S71 Audited figures are prior year audited figures sourced from the MFMA S71 Schedule C reports.
  3. If the relevant S71 Schedule C figures are unavailable, prior year audited figures may be taken from the relevant Audited Financial Statements. The source is then indicated as AFS. Links are provided under the Resources section on this site.
  4. S71 Schedule C reports are in the format for monthly and quarterly municipal financial statements as prescribed by the Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations. S71 Schedule C figures are standardised to the prescribed format and may differ from figures shown in the Audited Financial Statements. Where we have captured figures directly from the Audited Financial Statements, we have endeavoured to follow the S71 Schedule C format.
  5. Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure is sourced from the Consolidated general report on the audit outcomes of local government, published annually by the Auditor-General South Africa. If the figures are unavailable in this report, they may be sourced from the Annual Financial Statements of the relevant municipality.
  6. All figures are rounded to the nearest R'000. R0 values are reflected as ‘-’. Values that are unavailable are reflected as ‘n/a’.

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 Reports
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
Integrated Development Plans
IDP 2012/13
IDP 2011/12
MFMA Section 71 – Schedule C
Schedule C 2013/14
Schedule C 2012/13
Schedule C 2011/12

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 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.


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