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: The Cape Agulhas Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Overberg District in the Western Cape Province. It is one of four municipalities in the district, making up a third of its geographical area. 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 high 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 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: DA 6, ANC 3, DLRP 1, KAPCO 1
    Controlling Party: DA
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Paul Swart
    Other Members of Council: Zukiswa Tonisi (Deputy Mayor and Mayco Member), Johan Nieuwoudt (Speaker and Ward 4 Councillor), Evelyn Sauls (Ward 1 Councillor), Marjorie October (Ward 2 Councillor and Mayco Member), Derick Burger (PR Councillor), Danny Europa (Ward 6 Councillor), Raymond Baker (Ward 3 Councillor), Eve Marthinus (PR Councillor), Dirk Jantjies (PR Councillor), Z Jacobs (PR Councillor)

    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), Khaya Mrali (Director: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 36 00033 038
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 24.6%23.4%
    Population 15 to 64 67.6%67.6%
    Population over 65 7.8%8.9%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 48.047.9
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 98.196.6
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.95%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a13.8%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a19.5%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 1.5%3.5%
    Matric 27.6%22.4%
    Higher education 6.9%12.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 11 32110 162
    Average household size 3.23.2
    Female headed households 34.0%32.1%
    Formal dwellings 88.1%85.2%
    Housing owned 76.5%63.2%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 87.4%72.0%
    Weekly refuse removal 90.2%80.0%
    Piped water inside dwelling 84.5%81.8%
    Electricity for lighting 96.5%96.7%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates49 95042 89539 32534 763
    Service charges124 757110 24898 82697 136
    Investment revenue1 9071 8491 8892 050
    Transfers recognised - operational35 23050 23451 54962 888
    Other own revenue17 18915 67713 63310 904
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)229 033220 904205 223207 742
    Employee costs96 39079 64873 67968 378
    Remuneration of councillors3 6253 4523 2883 077
    Depreciation & asset impairment8 16910 08810 7297 064
    Finance charges3 7974 7311 142663
    Materials and bulk purchases67 09268 68954 26149 044
    Transfers and grants1 470---
    Other expenditure54 32065 98970 66990 993
    Total Expenditure234 863232 596213 768219 219
    Surplus/(Deficit)(5 830)(11 693)(8 545)(11 477)
    Transfers recognised - capital9 98717 85615 43723 712
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions4 1576 1636 89312 235
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year4 1576 1636 89312 235
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure20 84622 58633 15443 653
    Transfers recognised - capital13 38717 29315 41623 712
    Public contributions & donations---9 999
    Borrowing2 328--44
    Internally generated funds5 1315 29317 7389 898
    Total sources of capital funds20 84622 58633 15443 653
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets42 09941 45940 25340 815
    Total non current assets417 660396 839335 851300 381
    Total current liabilities23 97527 02125 87818 013
    Total non current liabilities105 158101 79058 39152 263
    Community wealth/Equity330 626309 488291 835270 920
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating9 74919 97527 60631 836
    Net cash from (used) investing(19 485)(22 425)(30 720)(33 772)
    Net cash from (used) financing3 240(123)(42)(87)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end9 76718 83421 40724 562
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a7 44515 95525 955
    Irregular expendituren/a7171 707-
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a19--
    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) 79 64873 67968 37861 988
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 3 4523 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/a69.48n/a86.64
    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.
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