Mossel Bay Local Municipality (WC043)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X29, Mossel Bay, 6500
    Physical: 101 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay
    Tel: 044 606 5000
    Fax: 044 606 5062
    Web: www.mosselbay.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 011km²
    Description: Mossel Bay Local Municipality is situated within the Eden District Municipality, which also includes the local municipalities of Bitou (previously Plettenberg Bay), George, Hessequa (previously Riversdale), Kannaland (previously Ladismith) and Oudtshoorn.
     The Eden District Municipality fulfils a coordinating function in the area, although each of the aforementioned are autonomous. Mossel Bay Local Municipality is situated on the N2 approximately halfway between the coastal cities of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
     It is bordered by the municipalities of George to the east, Langeberg to the west and Oudtshoorn to the north. Its western boundary is the Gouritz River and its northern boundary the Outeniqua Mountains. To the east it stretches to the Maalgate River.

    Cities/Towns: Boggoms Bay, Brandwacht, Friemersheim, Groot Brakrivier, Herbertsdale, Mossel Bay, Vlees Bay
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 16, ANC 10, ACDP 1
    Mayor: Ms Marie Ferreira
    Other Members of Council: H Levendal (Deputy Mayor), K H Smit (Speaker), E Scheepers (Tourism and Technical Services), C Bayman (Human Settlement), V Fortuin (Social Services and LED), P Terblanche (Community Services and Human Resources), J van der Merwe (Finance and Legal Services)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Dr Michele Gratz
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Herman Botha
    Communications Officer: Mr Harry Hill
    LED Officer: Halene Claassen (Acting)
    Other Senior Management: Edward Jantjies (Corporate Services), Dick Naidoo (Technical Services), Colin Puren (Community Services), Carel Venter (Director: Planning and Integrated Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 89 430
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 23.10%
    Population 15 to 64 66.80%
    Population over 65 10.10%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 49.70
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 95.80
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.24%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 22.90%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 29.90%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 2.90%
    Higher education 13.50%
    Matric 31.90%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 28 025
    Average household size 3.00
    Female headed households 33.90%
    Formal dwellings 85.90%
    Housing owned 60.70%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 83.10%
    Weekly refuse removal 92.60%
    Piped water inside dwelling 77.90%
    Electricity for lighting 93.80%

    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 outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates90 02484 30579 60776 280
    Service charges506 461485 232482 138449 214
    Investment revenue20 16813 96812 78912 556
    Transfers recognised - operational87 66498 29563 83866 215
    Other own revenue62 126138 02451 63473 532
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)766 443819 824690 006677 797
    Employee costs209 059201 346167 127156 289
    Remuneration of councillors9 1948 6828 0747 754
    Depreciation & asset impairment59 77352 28245 32843 204
    Finance charges2 7762 6793 0531 619
    Materials and bulk purchases227 933204 338190 901167 366
    Transfers and grants1 1291 0054 7643 019
    Other expenditure213 918221 479251 998757 946
    Total Expenditure723 782691 810671 2451 137 197
    Surplus/(Deficit)42 662128 01418 761(459 400)
    Transfers recognised - capital39 20938 23950 81536 040
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets1 829---
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions83 672166 25369 576(423 361)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year83 672166 25369 576(423 361)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure121 510114 282117 410110 672
    Transfers recognised - capital37 40233 61148 58134 230
    Public contributions & donations2 81712 5221 1785 073
    Borrowing3058226992 110
    Internally generated funds79 17967 32666 95169 258
    Total sources of capital funds121 510114 282117 410110 672
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets421 712356 168289 879266 620
    Total non current assets2 084 8312 001 4701 745 3501 502 036
    Total current liabilities181 842150 194131 438123 847
    Total non current liabilities169 747165 746225 889218 840
    Community wealth/Equity2 154 9542 041 6981 677 9021 425 970
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating197 087148 353142 16680 533
    Net cash from (used) investing(120 669)(113 646)(130 889)(112 415)
    Net cash from (used) financing(1 002)831(451)32 385
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end319 252243 836208 300197 474
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure21-132464 388
    Irregular expenditure2 280-25757
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure----
    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) 209 059201 346167 127156 289
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 1948 6828 0747 754
     
    Total Employee Positions 983938930895
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 47614752
    Total Vacancy Percentage 4.78%6.50%5.05%5.81%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 7777
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1010
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 22262323
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 2200
    Community And Social Service Positions 72666176
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0422
    Finance And Administration Positions 135192215155
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 618911
    Electricity Positions 60687564
    Vacant Electricity Positions 54116
    Enviromental Protection Positions 3311
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0022
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 961049754
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 710116
    Road Transport Positions 9610843123
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 3025
    Sport And Recreation Positions 111108107147
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 2237
    Waste Management Positions 91989889
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 4817
    Waste Water Management Positions 51408055
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 4206
    Water Positions 861185982
    Vacant Water Positions 61152
    Other Positions 15306217
    Vacant Other Positions 7020

    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 36 79835 60432 84932 790
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 34 31033 50731 46631 444
    Inside the yard 31 88831 08529 98129 959
    Less than 200m from yard 2 4222 4221 4851 485
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 34 31027 53027 32619 855

    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 31 29131 08530 92536 938
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 31 29120 50925 90126 183

    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 36 86234 25434 09631 038
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 26 62326 10625 67122 298
    Flush toilet - septic tank 5 2855 2335 1915 167
    Ventilated pit latrine 3030300
    Bucket system 1371371372 400
    Other 2 28583740
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 3315 3995 4705 930

    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 32 64231 38929 78429 497
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 4976 4476 5286 983

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Business hives in disadvantaged areas (small business development); access to town (Bayside Market stalls); Goodshed Indoor Flea Market; Entrepreneurs' Cleaning Project; Business One Stop – business support services (business registration; CIDB and other compliance applications; business advice and counselling; referral agent to SEDA, DTI, NYDA, etc; SMME support); graduate internship at Mossel Bay Municipality; worm farms and food production.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Recycling initiatives (recovery of useful materials); Niche Organic Agricultural Development; Manufacturing Incubator Development; Alternative Green Energy Development; Niche Tourism Events.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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