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 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'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates42 57439 32534 76332 427
    Service charges117 04798 82697 13687 023
    Investment revenue1 8491 8892 0502 224
    Transfers recognised - operational51 48051 54962 88857 996
    Other own revenue13 06313 63310 90410 320
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)226 012205 223207 742189 990
    Employee costs74 96273 67968 37861 988
    Remuneration of councillors3 4233 2883 0772 919
    Depreciation & asset impairment8 22310 7297 0646 013
    Finance charges4 7101 142663351
    Materials and bulk purchases58 31154 26149 04444 664
    Transfers and grants----
    Other expenditure86 15770 66990 99375 441
    Total Expenditure235 786213 768219 219191 376
    Surplus/(Deficit)(9 774)(8 545)(11 477)(1 387)
    Transfers recognised - capital11 50615 43723 7128 592
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions1 7326 89312 2357 205
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year1 7326 89312 2357 205
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure54 07333 15443 65331 124
    Transfers recognised - capital9 57115 41623 7128 332
    Public contributions & donations--9 9998 037
    Borrowing--44-
    Internally generated funds44 50217 7389 89814 754
    Total sources of capital funds54 07333 15443 65331 124
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets37 04040 25340 81546 627
    Total non current assets381 740335 851300 381267 622
    Total current liabilities22 23725 87818 01320 153
    Total non current liabilities103 13758 39152 26337 218
    Community wealth/Equity293 406291 835270 920256 879
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating12 35727 60631 83615 516
    Net cash from (used) investing(17 543)(30 720)(33 772)(22 683)
    Net cash from (used) financing41(42)(87)368
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end16 26321 40724 56226 585
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/an/a25 95510 367
    Irregular expendituren/an/a-2 037
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/an/a--
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 68 378361 9883
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 3 0772 919
     
    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 00
    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.
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