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
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Geography, History and Economy

Area: 2 011km²
Description: Mossel Bay Local Municipality is situated within Eden District Municipality, which also includes the local municipalities of Bitou (Plettenberg Bay), George, Hessequa (Riversdale), Kannaland (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

MANAGEMENT

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: Halene Claassen (Acting)
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), Herman Botha (Finance)

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'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates84 30479 60776 280
Service charges487 533482 138449 214
Investment revenue20 93612 78912 556
Transfers recognised - operational73 30963 83866 215
Other own revenue39 08251 63473 532
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)705 165690 006677 797
Employee costs179 178167 127156 289
Remuneration of councillors8 6828 0747 754
Depreciation & asset impairment44 72245 32843 204
Finance charges2 2903 0531 619
Materials and bulk purchases183 196190 901167 366
Transfers and grants1 0054 7643 019
Other expenditure203 805251 998757 946
Total Expenditure622 877671 2451 137 197
Surplus/(Deficit)82 28818 761(459 400)
Transfers recognised - capital33 69150 81536 040
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions115 98069 576(423 361)
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year115 98069 576(423 361)
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure104 945117 410110 672
Transfers recognised - capital33 55848 58134 230
Public contributions & donations4 6141 1785 073
Borrowing526992 110
Internally generated funds66 72166 95169 258
Total sources of capital funds104 945117 410110 672
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets354 246289 879266 620
Total non current assets1 786 8601 745 3501 502 036
Total current liabilities110 691131 438123 847
Total non current liabilities225 941225 889218 840
Community wealth/Equity1 804 4741 677 9021 425 970
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating141 484142 16680 533
Net cash from (used) investing(106 862)(130 889)(112 415)
Net cash from (used) financing915(451)32 385
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end243 836208 300197 474
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a132464 388
Irregular expendituren/a25757
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2011/122012/13
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 179 178167 127
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 6828 074
 
Total Employee Positions 895930
Total Vacant Employee Positions 5247
Total Vacancy Percentage 5.81%5.05%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 77
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 01
Managerial Positions - by organogram 2323
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00
Community And Social Service Positions 7661
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 22
Finance And Administration Positions 155215
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 119
Electricity Positions 6475
Vacant Electricity Positions 611
Enviromental Protection Positions 11
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 22
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 5497
Vacant Public Safety Positions 611
Road Transport Positions 12343
Vacant Road Transport Positions 52
Sport And Recreation Positions 147107
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 73
Waste Management Positions 8998
Vacant Waste Management Positions 71
Waste Water Management Positions 5580
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 60
Water Positions 8259
Vacant Water Positions 25
Other Positions 1762
Vacant Other Positions 02

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2011/122012/13
Water
Blue Drop Score n/an/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 32 79032 849
Number of domestic households/delivery points 31 44431 466
Inside the yard 29 95929 981
Less than 200m from yard 1 4851 485
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 19 85527 326

Electricity
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 36 93836 938
Domestic households with access to free basic service 26 18325 901

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/a0
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 31 03836 406
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 22 29827 288
Flush toilet - septic tank 5 1675 191
Ventilated pit latrine 030
Bucket system 2 4001 422
Other 01 485
Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 9305 470

Solid Waste Services
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 29 49729 784
Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 9836 528

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

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 info@municipalities.co.za 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.

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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.

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Resident Queries


Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 044 606 5000 admin@mosselbay.gov.za
Electricity 044 606 5000 admin@mosselbay.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 044 606 5000 admin@mosselbay.gov.za
Roads 044 606 5000 admin@mosselbay.gov.za
Service Delivery 044 606 5000 admin@mosselbay.gov.za
Water 044 606 5000 admin@mosselbay.gov.za

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