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 17, ANC 7, ACDP 1, ICOSA 1, VF PLUS 1 (2016 LGE)
    Controlling Party: DA
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr H Levendal (Executive Mayor)
    Other Members of Council: D Kotzé (Deputy Executive Mayor, and Corporate Services and Governance), P Terblanche (Speaker), A Dellemijn (Technical Services), C Bayman (Planning and Integrated Services), V Fortuin (Social Services), N Booisen (Community Services) M de Klerk (Financial Services)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Harry Hill (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Marius Botha
    Communications Officer: Mr Harry Hill
    LED Officer: Haylene Claassen
    Other Senior Management: Edward Jantjies (Corporate Services), Dick Naidoo (Technical Services), Elize Nel (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'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates95 23990 02484 30579 607
    Service charges547 239506 461485 232482 138
    Investment revenue27 56820 16813 96812 789
    Transfers recognised - operational90 93487 66498 29563 838
    Other own revenue36 57762 126138 02451 634
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)797 557766 443819 824690 006
    Employee costs212 589209 059201 346167 127
    Remuneration of councillors9 7139 1948 6828 074
    Depreciation & asset impairment59 63559 77352 28245 328
    Finance charges2 4022 7762 6793 053
    Materials and bulk purchases235 672227 933204 338190 901
    Transfers and grants1 1641 1291 0054 764
    Other expenditure162 073213 918221 479251 998
    Total Expenditure683 248723 782691 810671 245
    Surplus/(Deficit)114 30942 662128 01418 761
    Transfers recognised - capital53 13939 18238 23950 815
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets1 4611 829--
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions168 90883 672166 25369 576
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year168 90883 672166 25369 576
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure139 698121 510114 282117 410
    Transfers recognised - capital53 66739 20933 61148 581
    Public contributions & donations2 6882 81712 5221 178
    Borrowing4 846305822699
    Internally generated funds78 49779 17967 32666 951
    Total sources of capital funds139 698121 510114 282117 410
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets427 285421 712356 168289 879
    Total non current assets2 178 4052 084 8312 001 4701 745 350
    Total current liabilities108 862181 842150 194131 438
    Total non current liabilities172 140169 747165 746225 889
    Community wealth/Equity2 324 6872 154 9542 041 6981 677 902
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating154 025197 087148 353142 166
    Net cash from (used) investing(138 656)(120 669)(113 646)(130 889)
    Net cash from (used) financing4 070(1 002)831(451)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end338 691319 252243 836208 300
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a21-132
    Irregular expendituren/a2 280-25
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a---
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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/a78.76n/a95.68
    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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