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: 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)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
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 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
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
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 expendituren/a132464 388
Irregular expendituren/a25757
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--
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 advertised in local newspapers and on the municipal website.

LED Activities

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; training; 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: Manufacturing industry; recycling initiatives (recovery of useful materials); Niche Organic Agricultural Development; Manufacturing Incubator Development; training centres; Alternative Green Energy Development; Niche Tourism Events.


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