Cape Agulhas Local Municipality (WC033)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 51, Bredasdorp, 7280
    Physical: 1 Dirkie Uys Street, Bredasdorp
    Tel: 028 425 5500
    Fax: 028 425 1019
    Web: www.capeagulhas.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 467km²
    Description: Cape Agulhas Local Municipality consists of five wards. A large percentage of the population falls within the economically active population (aged 15-65), but the unemployment rate in Cape Agulhas is still relatively high.
     Though regarded as one of the best-performing local governments when it comes to housing delivery, the housing backlogs remain a challenge. The municipality strives to improve basic services with limited resources, however, the upgrading and maintenance of basic services remain a challenge. Strategic partnerships have become increasingly important, as illustrated by council’s 100% expenditure on MIG projects and active participation in EPWP projects.
     Environmental issues have become an important factor for the municipality to consider, especially with the effects of global warming and climate change. The Cape Agulhas Municipality is endeavouring to integrate the effects and consequences of global warming and climate change into the general planning of service delivery, as can be seen in the municipality’s awarding of a waste to energy bioproject to Ark Industries.
     The municipality has created adequate capacity to deliver in critical departments such as economic development, human settlements and human development. Good governance has always been a priority for the council and the establishment of a Risk Management Unit, an Internal Audit Unit, a Municipal Public Accounts Committee, as well as more than 13 years of unqualified audit reports, is a testimony to this.

    Cities/Towns: Agulhas, Arniston, Bredasdorp, Elim, Klipdale, Napier, Protem, Struis Bay, Suiderstrand
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance, insurance, real estate and business services (26%), general government (19.1%), manufacturing (17%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (9.8%), construction (9.6%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (7%), community, social and personal services (5.6%), transport, storage and communication (4.1%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 4, DA 4, INDEPENDENT 1
    Mayor: Mr Richard Mitchell
    Other Members of Council: Richard Mitchell (Mayor, LED and Ward 3 Councillor), Dirk Jantjies (Deputy Mayor and Ward 2 Councillor), Eve Marthinus (Speaker), Raymond Mokotwana (Mayco Member), Patricia Atyhosi (Representative at C-municipality), Johan Nieuwoudt (Ward 4 Councillor and Representative at C-municipality), Derick Burger (Ward 5 Councillor), Zukiswa Tonisi

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Dean O'Neill
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Hannes van Biljon
    Communications Officer: Ms Tracey Stone
    LED Officer: Ms Tracey Stone
    Other Senior Management: Norwood Kotze (Director: Technical Services), Sam Ngwevu (Director: Corporate Services), Pieter Everson (Assistant Director: Electrotechnical Services), Khaya Mrali (Director: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 33 038
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 23.40%
    Population 15 to 64 67.60%
    Population over 65 8.90%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 47.90
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 96.60
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.96%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 13.80%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 19.50%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.50%
    Higher education 12.90%
    Matric 22.40%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 10 162
    Average household size 3.20
    Female headed households 32.10%
    Formal dwellings 85.20%
    Housing owned 63.20%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 72.00%
    Weekly refuse removal 80.00%
    Piped water inside dwelling 81.80%
    Electricity for lighting 96.70%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates-39 32534 76332 427
    Service charges153 14498 82697 13687 023
    Investment revenue1 8491 8892 0502 224
    Transfers recognised - operational68 09051 54962 88857 996
    Other own revenue15 67713 63310 90410 320
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)238 760205 223207 742189 990
    Employee costs83 10073 67968 37861 988
    Remuneration of councillors-3 2883 0772 919
    Depreciation & asset impairment9 28010 7297 0646 013
    Finance charges4 7311 142663351
    Materials and bulk purchases68 68954 26149 04444 664
    Transfers and grants----
    Other expenditure66 79770 66990 99375 441
    Total Expenditure232 596213 768219 219191 376
    Surplus/(Deficit)6 163(8 545)(11 477)(1 387)
    Transfers recognised - capital17 29315 43723 7128 592
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions6 1636 89312 2357 205
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year6 1636 89312 2357 205
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure22 58633 15443 65331 124
    Transfers recognised - capital9 57115 41623 7128 332
    Public contributions & donations--9 9998 037
    Borrowing--44-
    Internally generated funds5 29317 7389 89814 754
    Total sources of capital funds22 58633 15443 65331 124
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets41 45940 25340 81546 627
    Total non current assets396 839335 851300 381267 622
    Total current liabilities27 02125 87818 01320 153
    Total non current liabilities101 79058 39152 26337 218
    Community wealth/Equity309 488291 835270 920256 879
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating19 45827 60631 83615 516
    Net cash from (used) investing(21 706)(30 720)(33 772)(22 683)
    Net cash from (used) financing(325)(42)(87)368
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end18 83421 40724 56226 585
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure7 44515 95525 95510 367
    Irregular expenditure7171 707-2 037
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure19---
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 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) 83 10073 67968 37861 988
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) -3 2883 0772 919
     
    Total Employee Positions 447388339338
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 7672284
    Total Vacancy Percentage 17.00%18.56%8.26%1.18%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1102
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 20202118
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 1310
    Community And Social Service Positions 67259939
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 24460
    Finance And Administration Positions 87977171
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 182581
    Electricity Positions 18191816
    Vacant Electricity Positions 2300
    Enviromental Protection Positions 2200
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 2200
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 3337018
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 51200
    Road Transport Positions 42413645
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 6950
    Sport And Recreation Positions 5454041
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 3801
    Waste Management Positions 3030030
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 2200
    Waste Water Management Positions 49424128
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 6250
    Water Positions 17114726
    Vacant Water Positions 3030
    Other Positions 22400
    Vacant Other Positions 3100

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/an/a
    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 9 8289 5819 4209 294
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 9 1208 9448 7888 674
    Inside the yard 8 5218 3098 1758 168
    Less than 200m from yard 599635613506
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8 5218 3099 2427 884

    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 9 5369 0918 9628 962
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 4293 4003 4623 064

    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 10 24210 1809 9759 545
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 5 8945 8945 7105 406
    Flush toilet - septic tank 2 9343 0113 0122 993
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 708635613506
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 4293 4003 4623 064

    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 9 4759 3239 1799 819
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 4293 4003 4623 064

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Health Gro Emerging Farming Project; Sizabanthu Vegetable Cooperative; agriculture empowerment projects: Agri Mega, Agri Venote, Agri Dwala, Bredasdorp Kleinboere Vereniging, Umhlaba Wobizo and Cape Agulhas Farming Association.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Ecovillage; GAP housing; community mall; renewable energy sources (wind farming and solar power); private hospital and wellness centre; tourism train route; aquaculture (abalone farming); Ark Industries (generating energy through biomass); development of the southernmost point of Africa; development of harbour precincts; expansion of municipal headquarters; recycling projects; commercial co-use of military air force base; renewable energy; land reform projects; training centres.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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