Oudtshoorn Local Municipality (WC045)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 255, Oudtshoorn, 6620
    Physical: Cnr Baron Van Rheede Street & Voortrekker Road, Oudtshoorn
    Tel: 044 203 3000
    Fax: 044 203 3104
    Web: www.oudtmun.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 537km²
    Description: Oudtshoorn Local Municipality lies within the boundaries of the Eden District Municipality in the Western Cape province. Since 5 December 2000, the Oudtshoorn municipal area has included the larger settlements of Oudtshoorn, Dysselsdorp and De Rust, and the smaller rural settlements of Volmoed, Schoemanshoek, Spieskamp, Vlakteplaas, Grootkraal, De Hoop and Matjiesrivier.
     The Greater Oudtshoorn area is nestled at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains in the heart of the Little Karoo region in the Western Cape. It is defined as a semi-desert area with a unique and sensitive natural environment. It was once the indigenous home of the Khoisan people, and so there are many rock paintings to be found.
     The municipality's development potential recognises the impact of being home to the world’s largest ostrich population, which is a key component of their agricultural industry. The discovery of the Cango Caves and continual allure of unique natural heritage has drawn people to this region.
     Oudtshoorn serves as a regional centre for the surrounding agricultural area. The natural environment of the area creates a natural hospitality towards the tourism industry, and a related boom in accommodation.
     Oudtshoorn is a centre of regional cultural, sport and art activities, and has, since 1994, been host to the nationally famous Klein Karoo Nasionale Kuntefees (KKNK), an arts festival held in March/April every year. A total of 411 temporary job opportunities were created directly by the ABSA KKNK, of which 76% were filled by black employees. The total economic impact of the ABSA KKNK is estimated at about R110 million, which makes the festival a major contributor to the economy in Oudtshoorn. A joint strategy was developed through the Greater Oudtshoorn Vision 2030 process to ensure both the broader benefaction of local communities and the sustainability of the festival.
     Oudtshoorn's relatively higher ‘development potential' is directly linked to its geographic location on main transport routes, natural resource base, human resources, institutional centre function, and commercial services. Recent studies of Oudtshoorn growth potential identified it as one of 14 important ‘leader towns' in the Western Cape province.

    Cities/Towns: De Rust, Dysselsdorp, Oudtshoorn
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (17.3%), manufacturing (12.4%), insurance (11.7%), finance (11.7%), construction (3%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    The municipality is currently under S139 provincial administration.
    Composition of Council: DA 14, ANC 7, ICOSA 2, EFF 1, SARCO 1 (2016 LGE)
    Controlling Party: DA
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Gordon April
    Other Members of Council: Vlancio Donson (Deputy Mayor), John Stoffels (Speaker), Lea Stalmeester (Chairperson: Corporate Services), Nondumiso Gunguluza (Chairperson: Community Services), Charlie Wagenaar (Chairperson: Technical Services), Gertrude Phillips (Chairperson: Finance), Erik Ngalo (Chairperson: Strategic Services and LED)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Ronnie-Peter Loterring (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Francious Human (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Mr Ntobeko Mangqwengqwe
    LED Officer: Mr Greg Baartman
    Other Senior Management: Gavin Juthe (Acting Director: Corporate Services), Paul Muller (Acting Director: Technical Services), Lionel Prins (Acting Director: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 95 933
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 28.70%
    Population 15 to 64 64.20%
    Population over 65 7.20%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 55.80
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 91.80
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.25%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 25.30%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 35.90%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.50%
    Higher education 6.70%
    Matric 25.10%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 21 910
    Average household size 4.20
    Female headed households 36.20%
    Formal dwellings 88.50%
    Housing owned 61.70%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 77.20%
    Weekly refuse removal 78.00%
    Piped water inside dwelling 74.50%
    Electricity for lighting 85.30%

    Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aAdverse audit opinionFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates67 50957 59550 06546 824
    Service charges313 665249 699225 913216 793
    Investment revenue5756571 5281 401
    Transfers recognised - operational53 11785 53785 28072 183
    Other own revenue50 63071 93331 05627 570
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)485 496465 421393 842364 772
    Employee costs170 406175 513153 370140 548
    Remuneration of councillors4 4788 7838 3367 197
    Depreciation & asset impairment21 82519 52620 49418 470
    Finance charges8 75311 78311 44012 828
    Materials and bulk purchases125 396122 065114 059107 434
    Transfers and grants794--27 278
    Other expenditure153 257175 569144 019117 593
    Total Expenditure484 908513 240451 718431 348
    Surplus/(Deficit)588(47 820)(57 876)(66 576)
    Transfers recognised - capital037 82940 42137 659
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions588(9 991)(17 455)(28 917)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year588(9 991)(17 455)(28 917)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure31 75240 58642 01945 743
    Transfers recognised - capital30 65239 03736 38836 851
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing183865 4936 061
    Internally generated funds1 0821 1631382 831
    Total sources of capital funds31 75240 58642 01945 743
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets65 27285 76984 48599 491
    Total non current assets718 259736 813704 455646 958
    Total current liabilities34 601165 03697 96686 698
    Total non current liabilities252 350194 551230 743232 343
    Community wealth/Equity496 581462 995460 232427 409
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating51 786(9 365)40 55317 464
    Net cash from (used) investing(28 024)(40 586)(43 183)(45 899)
    Net cash from (used) financing(5 617)(10 390)(10 966)29 846
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end18 973(47 734)3 37816 975
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a95 24959 89042 058
    Irregular expendituren/a110 79083 1272 896
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a4 0706 2319 252
    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) 175 513153 370140 548128 081
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 7838 3367 1977 325
     
    Total Employee Positions 6699787521 095
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 44452887
    Total Vacancy Percentage 6.58%4.60%3.72%7.95%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 3300
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 27332825
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 3220
    Community And Social Service Positions 3820256297
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 24726
    Finance And Administration Positions 9116088223
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 7849
    Electricity Positions 47727367
    Vacant Electricity Positions 7626
    Enviromental Protection Positions 594100
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 6400
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 49976342
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 7206
    Road Transport Positions 69768793
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 2228
    Sport And Recreation Positions 2968120136
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 21016
    Waste Management Positions 67814375
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 2335
    Waste Water Management Positions 204810855
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 2264
    Water Positions 40788177
    Vacant Water Positions 1527
    Other Positions 1281700
    Vacant Other Positions 0300

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a51.29n/a64.58
    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 19 09315 47715 17414 897
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 17 46114 47414 38814 111
    Inside the yard 13 96613 82413 52913 549
    Less than 200m from yard 3 392400609281
    More than 200m from yard 103250250281
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 17 4615 7095 85414 576

    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 17 46117 40017 39415 463
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 3435 7095 5985 355

    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 15 96915 47714 86515 643
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 13 96613 82413 62614 576
    Flush toilet - septic tank 508650652281
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 492000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 2935 7095 8545 636

    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 17 46114 47414 05813 907
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 3955 7095 8545 636

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Development of airport as a cargo airport; small business support fund; establishment of business incubator centre; support and hosting of events and festivals; development of local contractors and support; crafter development programme; establishment of skills development centre.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Airport development; establish special economic zone through agro-processing; establish training colleges/initiatives; biofuel plant; establish waste into energy plant; establish sun energy plant.
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