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: Theewaterskloof Local Municipality is situated in the jurisdiction of the Overberg District Municipality in the Western Cape. Category B municipalities include Theewaterskloof, Overstrand, Cape Agulhas and Swellendam.
     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 (2016 LGE)
    Controlling Party: DA
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Chris Punt
    Other Members of Council: M Tshaka (Deputy Mayor and Chairperson: Technical Services), D du Toit (Speaker), P U Stanfliet (Chairperson: Operational Services), M Koegelenberg (Chairperson: Financial Services), G M Carelse (Chairperson: Corporate Services), Kallie Papier (Chairperson: Development Services 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)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 108 790
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 25.50%
    Population 15 to 64 69.40%
    Population over 65 5.10%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 44.20
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 104.00
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.54%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 14.90%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 19.80%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 5.00%
    Higher education 7.30%
    Matric 20.20%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 28 884
    Average household size 3.50
    Female headed households 29.40%
    Formal dwellings 80.30%
    Housing owned 42.10%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 80.20%
    Weekly refuse removal 79.50%
    Piped water inside dwelling 73.30%
    Electricity for lighting 89.00%

    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 outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates68 76956 24545 43745 219
    Service charges153 960142 532131 994116 739
    Investment revenue5 1342 9042 4071 738
    Transfers recognised - operational109 684106 98174 01055 411
    Other own revenue45 17781 66150 31328 565
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)382 724390 322304 162247 673
    Employee costs138 725124 568107 707109 179
    Remuneration of councillors8 5738 2037 4107 168
    Depreciation & asset impairment12 60932 81698 31149 755
    Finance charges13 23712 47812 78013 857
    Materials and bulk purchases54 67050 04345 33441 475
    Transfers and grants1 351824783638
    Other expenditure140 027151 70392 731101 739
    Total Expenditure369 191380 634365 057323 811
    Surplus/(Deficit)13 5339 688(60 895)(76 138)
    Transfers recognised - capital59 83848 93073 11655 428
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions73 20458 61812 221(20 711)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year73 20458 61812 221(20 711)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure73 12762 94788 30064 898
    Transfers recognised - capital53 97947 05368 53242 592
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing6 6877 7895 45514 415
    Internally generated funds6 6028 10514 3137 891
    Total sources of capital funds73 12762 94788 30064 898
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets111 64376 27361 53143 831
    Total non current assets908 952800 804687 776661 117
    Total current liabilities91 64466 58769 81658 644
    Total non current liabilities210 212178 789165 534168 910
    Community wealth/Equity718 739631 701513 958477 394
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating114 64166 79993 06846 384
    Net cash from (used) investing(77 467)(60 777)(80 500)(61 554)
    Net cash from (used) financing(6 740)4 651(6 437)13 960
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end68 46338 21827 54521 414
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure-21 90497 11171 159
    Irregular expenditure42 984245185 331
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure3-536-
    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) 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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