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%)

MANAGEMENT

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 10, DA 12, COPE 1, ICOSA 1, NPP 1
Mayor: Mr Gordon April
Other Members of Council: Vlancio Donson (Deputy Executive 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)

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'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates53 60646 82440 934
Service charges252 188216 793204 091
Investment revenue1 5281 4012 645
Transfers recognised - operational51 43272 18356 587
Other own revenue32 39127 57025 757
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)391 145364 772330 013
Employee costs142 930140 548128 081
Remuneration of councillors8 2317 1977 325
Depreciation & asset impairment-18 47019 892
Finance charges10 78412 8289 286
Materials and bulk purchases92 172107 434101 206
Transfers and grants36 15127 27818 489
Other expenditure126 401117 59382 513
Total Expenditure416 669431 348366 792
Surplus/(Deficit)(25 524)(66 576)(36 779)
Transfers recognised - capital837 65930 944
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(25 517)(28 917)(5 835)
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(25 517)(28 917)(5 835)
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure40 66045 74335 048
Transfers recognised - capital36 68936 85117 057
Public contributions & donations---
Borrowing6 3316 061-
Internally generated funds(2 359)2 83117 992
Total sources of capital funds40 66045 74335 048
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets57 22999 49179 705
Total non current assets483 839646 958627 758
Total current liabilities54 87386 69874 999
Total non current liabilities141 432232 343200 257
Community wealth/Equity344 763427 409432 207
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating36 78817 46410 784
Net cash from (used) investing(40 812)(45 899)(34 948)
Net cash from (used) financing(10 289)29 846(9 260)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end2 85916 97515 564
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a42 05878 764
Irregular expendituren/a2 89615 058
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a9 252318
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2012/132011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 142 930140 548
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 2317 197
 
Total Employee Positions 7521 095
Total Vacant Employee Positions 2887
Total Vacancy Percentage 3.72%7.95%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 55
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00
Managerial Positions - by organogram 2825
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 20
Community And Social Service Positions 56297
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 726
Finance And Administration Positions 88223
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 49
Electricity Positions 7367
Vacant Electricity Positions 26
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 6342
Vacant Public Safety Positions 06
Road Transport Positions 8793
Vacant Road Transport Positions 28
Sport And Recreation Positions 120136
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 016
Waste Management Positions 4375
Vacant Waste Management Positions 35
Waste Water Management Positions 10855
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 64
Water Positions 8177
Vacant Water Positions 27
Other Positions 00
Vacant Other Positions 00

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2012/132011/12
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 15 56714 897
Number of domestic households/delivery points 14 78114 111
Inside the yard 13 92213 549
Less than 200m from yard 609281
More than 200m from yard 250281
Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 85414 576

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 17 39415 463
Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 5985 355

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 15 83315 643
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 14 59414 576
Flush toilet - septic tank 652281
Ventilated pit latrine 00
Bucket system 00
Other 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 8545 636

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 15 24613 907
Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 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.

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 044 203 3062/3 bettie@oudtmun.gov.za
Electricity 044 203 3159 jolene@oudtmun.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 044 203 3900 lekay@oudtmun.gov.za
Roads 044 203 7018 komanisi@oudtmun.gov.za
Service Delivery 044 203 3171 muller@oudtmun.gov.za
Water 044 203 3062/3 bettie@oudtmun.gov.za

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