Mossel Bay Local Municipality (WC043)

Contact details

Postal: Private Bag X29, Mossel Bay, 6500
Physical: 101 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay
Tel: 044 606 5000
Fax: 044 606 5062

Municipal Information

Area: 2 011km²
Cities/Towns: Boggoms Bay, Brandwacht, Friemersheim, Groot Brakrivier, Herbertsdale, Mossel Bay, Vlees Bay

Demographic Information

Population: 89 430
Households: 28 025
Population Growth: 2.24% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 22.90%

Political Management

Composition of Council: DA 16, ANC 10, ACDP 1
Mayor: Ms Marie Ferreira
Other Members of Council: H Levendal (Deputy Executive Mayor), K H Smit (Speaker), E Scheepers (Tourism and Technical Services), C Bayman (Human Settlement), V Fortuin (Social Services and Local Economic Development), 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: Mr Peter Juthe
Other Senior Management: Michele Gratz (Information Officer (PAIA)), Edward Jantjies (Corporate Services), Dick Naidoo (Technical Services), Colin Puren (Community Services), Carel Venter (Director: Planning and Integrated Services)

Financial Information

Audit Outcome Clean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
Total Net Assets1 677 9021 425 9701 849 331
Surplus/Deficit for the Year69 575(423 361)140 480
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities127 58074 818252 982
Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure157465 145-

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are advertised in local newspapers and on the municipal website.

LED Activities

Key Projects: Goods Shed Flea Market; craft art workshop; Entrepreneurs Cleaning Project.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12

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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 044 606 5000
Electricity 044 606 5000
Refuse & Waste Removal 044 606 5000
Roads 044 606 5000
Service Delivery 044 606 5000
Water 044 606 5000