Theewaterskloof Local Municipality (WC031)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 24, Caledon, 7230
    Physical: 6 Plein Street, Caledon
    Tel: 028 214 3300
    Fax: 028 214 1289
    Web: www.twk.org.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 232km²
    Description: The Theewaterskloof Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in 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.
     Theewaterskloof Municipality is the gateway to the Overberg and is surrounded by unique natural assets such as the Theewaterskloof Dam, Kogelberg Biosphere, illustrious vineyards, crop and fruit fields, fynbos, wild flowers and blue cranes. With its Local Economic Development Strategy (LED strategy), the municipality is constantly driving local economic development in primary economic sectors such as agriculture, tourism, agricultural product processing, and industries.
     Despite a relatively poor community and a narrow capacity for tax and income generation, the municipality is constantly improving infrastructures for service and product delivery. The municipality’s Integrated Development Programme was developed in partnership with local business, communities and individuals. The municipality was the first to implement Service Level Agreements in all its towns to narrow the gap between community services needs and municipal service delivery abilities. The municipality created capacities for holistic and quality developments, i.e. sewerage removal, quality water, housing, communication, waste removal and infrastructural maintenance.
     In addition, the municipality participated in processes that led to a peaceful and safe environment where the welfare of everyone, and especially that of women and children, is highly valued and pursued. The municipality has a successful town management model that ensures that local government and democracy are extended to the people.

    Cities/Towns: Bot River, Caledon/Myddleton, Genadendal, Grabouw, Greyton, Riviersonderend, Theewaterskloof, Villiersdorp
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance, insurance, real estate and business services (30.1%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (21.3%), manufacturing (15.4%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (8.8%), general government (7.7%), construction (6%), transport, storage and communication (5.8%), community, social and personal services (3.4%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 14, ANC 10, EFF 1, ICOSA 1, UFEC 1
    Controlling Party: DA
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Ms Christelle Vosloo
    Other Members of Council: Isaac Sileku (Deputy Mayor and Chairperson: Human Settlements), D du Toit (Speaker), P U Stanfliet (Chairperson: Operational Services), M Koegelenberg (Chairperson: Financial Services), J Arendse (Chairperson: Corporate Services), Karel Papier (Chairperson: Technical), Meki Plato-Mentoor (Chairperson: Development and LED)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Stan Wallace
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Davy Louw
    Communications Officer: Mr Stiffie Cronje
    LED Officer: Miss Claire Watt
    Other Senior Management: Jan Barnard (Director: Operations), Honey Gxoyiya (Director: Development), Joseph Isaacs (Director: Corporate), Conrad van Heerden (Director: Technical), Anton Opperman (Chief Audit Executive)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 117 167108 864
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 27.6%25.5%
    Population 15 to 64 67.7%69.4%
    Population over 65 4.8%5.1%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 47.844.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 102.4104.0
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.67%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.4%4.7%
    Matric 24.7%19.3%
    Higher education 6.6%6.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 33 11828 910
    Average household size 3.53.5
    Female headed households 30.5%29.4%
    Formal dwellings 77.5%80.3%
    Housing owned 33.6%42.1%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 84.3%80.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 78.7%79.4%
    Piped water inside dwelling 75.0%73.3%
    Electricity for lighting 90.1%89.0%

    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 outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates73 95568 76956 24545 437
    Service charges170 554153 960142 532131 994
    Investment revenue6 4105 1342 9042 407
    Transfers recognised - operational122 774109 684106 98174 010
    Other own revenue30 39245 17781 66150 313
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)404 084382 724390 322304 162
    Employee costs143 142138 725124 568107 707
    Remuneration of councillors8 9448 5738 2037 410
    Depreciation & asset impairment32 76312 60932 81698 311
    Finance charges11 22313 23712 47812 780
    Materials and bulk purchases56 26454 67050 04345 334
    Transfers and grants1 2141 351824783
    Other expenditure157 795140 027151 70392 731
    Total Expenditure411 345369 191380 634365 057
    Surplus/(Deficit)(7 261)13 5339 688(60 895)
    Transfers recognised - capital31 42659 67148 93073 116
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions24 16573 20458 61812 221
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year24 16573 20458 61812 221
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure53 81973 12762 94788 300
    Transfers recognised - capital32 97359 83847 05368 532
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing3 9066 6877 7895 455
    Internally generated funds16 9396 6028 10514 313
    Total sources of capital funds53 81973 12762 94788 300
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets90 615111 64376 27361 531
    Total non current assets920 182908 952800 804687 776
    Total current liabilities55 01691 64466 58769 816
    Total non current liabilities210 348210 212178 789165 534
    Community wealth/Equity745 432718 739631 701513 958
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating48 599114 64166 79993 068
    Net cash from (used) investing(53 439)(77 467)(60 777)(80 500)
    Net cash from (used) financing(7 181)(6 740)4 651(6 437)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end66 27468 46338 21827 545
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a-21 90497 111
    Irregular expendituren/a42 98424518
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a3-536
    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) 138 725124 568107 707109 179
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 5738 2037 4107 168
     
    Total Employee Positions 605611545526
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 27201916
    Total Vacancy Percentage 4.46%3.27%3.49%3.04%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 34212119
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 2231
    Community And Social Service Positions 3629510
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 1130
    Finance And Administration Positions 123106116111
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 5467
    Electricity Positions 21201920
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0011
    Enviromental Protection Positions 33000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 2000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 59614527
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 6310
    Road Transport Positions 1049610291
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 7314
    Sport And Recreation Positions 14011
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 9110392133
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 2431
    Waste Water Management Positions 55643854
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 2300
    Water Positions 42364227
    Vacant Water Positions 0012
    Other Positions 0291237
    Vacant Other Positions 0000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a64.18n/a71.50
    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 18 58118 09917 76717 473
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 18 58118 09917 76717 473
    Inside the yard 18 58118 09917 76717 473
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 6613 3742 9555 466

    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 20 62219 70619 46319 463
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 6613 2113 7913 173

    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 21 50718 13917 40117 401
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 15 92611 69411 69411 694
    Flush toilet - septic tank 4 8335 7075 7075 707
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 6613 2592 8255 327

    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 18 05017 39416 88416 884
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 6613 3752 9675 464

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Expansion of the Foshini Group (formally known as Prestige Clothing); strengthening of private sector support for the Biggest Deal Entrepreneurial Challenge; linking of youth to opportunities through accessing market-related training (Pinotage Academy); implementation of Villiersdorp Turnaround Strategy – addresses capacity building among informal traders; provision of manufacturing and retail space for SMMEs; strengthening of local value chains through improved database management; empowerment of youth by availing access to free learner licence training and testing; formalisation of ECD sector in Villiersdorp, leading to compliance and improved support.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Botriver Overberg Gateway Project; accommodation of light industrial manufacturing and distribution centres; expansion of clothing and textile sector – the Foshini Group Development in Caledon; wind farm developments (current and pending); Green Field high value agricultural project in Greyton; lifestyle and agri tourism; Park of Unity project in Grabouw – linking opportunity within tourism, hospitality and forestry to community initiatives; aligning Botriver SDF to LED opportunities and setting up of spatial nodes for agri tourism and lifestyle developments; Extension 12 (mixed-use housing developement) and Chavoness Industrial Park in Caledon.
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