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

    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
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