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%)

MANAGEMENT

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 4, DA 4, INDEPENDENT 1
Mayor: Mr Richard Mitchell
Other Members of Council: Richard Mitchell (Mayor 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), Warnick October (Ward 1 Councillor), Derick Burger (Ward 5 Councillor), Dr Attie Coetzee

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Dean O'Neill
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Hannes van Biljon
Communications Officer: Mrs Rugaya Morkel (Acting)
Other Senior Management: Norwood Kotze (Director: Technical Services), Sam Ngwevu (Director: Corporate Services), Pieter Everson (Assistant Director: Electrotechnical Services), Khaya Mrali (Director: Community Services), Hannes van Biljon (Director: Financial 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'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates39 32534 76332 427
Service charges105 04797 13687 023
Investment revenue1 8892 0502 224
Transfers recognised - operational51 75262 88857 996
Other own revenue12 34410 90410 320
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)210 357207 742189 990
Employee costs69 32168 37861 988
Remuneration of councillors3 2883 0772 919
Depreciation & asset impairment6 4567 0646 013
Finance charges100663351
Materials and bulk purchases53 99849 04444 664
Transfers and grants---
Other expenditure68 34890 99375 441
Total Expenditure201 511219 219191 376
Surplus/(Deficit)8 846(11 477)(1 387)
Transfers recognised - capital12 49123 7128 592
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions21 33712 2357 205
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year21 33712 2357 205
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure27 87243 65331 124
Transfers recognised - capital8 12323 7128 332
Public contributions & donations-9 9998 037
Borrowing54944-
Internally generated funds19 2009 89814 754
Total sources of capital funds27 87243 65331 124
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets41 05840 81546 627
Total non current assets321 207300 381267 622
Total current liabilities23 12018 01320 153
Total non current liabilities51 17552 26337 218
Community wealth/Equity287 971270 920256 879
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating20 41431 83615 516
Net cash from (used) investing(29 829)(33 772)(22 683)
Net cash from (used) financing80(87)368
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end12 59724 56226 585
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a25 95510 367
Irregular expendituren/a-2 037
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2012/132011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 69 32168 378
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 3 2883 077
 
Total Employee Positions 339338
Total Vacant Employee Positions 284
Total Vacancy Percentage 8.26%1.18%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 66
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 02
Managerial Positions - by organogram 2118
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 10
Community And Social Service Positions 9939
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 60
Finance And Administration Positions 7171
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 81
Electricity Positions 1816
Vacant Electricity Positions 00
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 018
Vacant Public Safety Positions 00
Road Transport Positions 3645
Vacant Road Transport Positions 50
Sport And Recreation Positions 041
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 01
Waste Management Positions 030
Vacant Waste Management Positions 00
Waste Water Management Positions 4128
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 50
Water Positions 4726
Vacant Water Positions 30
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 9 4209 294
Number of domestic households/delivery points 8 7888 674
Inside the yard 8 1758 168
Less than 200m from yard 613506
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 9 2427 884

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 9 2428 962
Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 4623 064

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 9 9759 545
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 5 7105 406
Flush toilet - septic tank 3 0122 993
Ventilated pit latrine 00
Bucket system 00
Other 613506
Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 4623 064

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 9 8199 819
Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 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, Vierfontein Boerdery and Bredasdorp Kleinboere Vereniging.

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

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 028 425 5500 info@capeagulhas.gov.za
Electricity 028 425 5500 info@capeagulhas.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 028 425 5500 info@capeagulhas.gov.za
Roads 028 425 5500 info@capeagulhas.gov.za
Service Delivery 028 425 5500 info@capeagulhas.com
Water 028 425 5500 info@capeagulhas.gov.za

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