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 13, ANC 9, COPE 1, NICO 1, NPP 1
    Mayor: Mr Chris Punt
    Other Members of Council: M Tshaka (Chairperson: Technical Services and Deputy Mayor), C J Vosloo (Speaker), P U Stanfliet (Chairperson: Operational Services), N H de Wet (Chairperson: Financial Services), G M Carelse (Chairperson: Corporate Services), Kallie Papier (Chairperson: Development Services)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Stan Wallace
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Davy Louw
    Communications Officer: Mr Stiffie Cronje
    LED Officer: Ms Joanna Dibden
    Other Senior Management: Jan Barnard (Director: Operations), Honey Gxoyiya (Director: Development), Joseph Isaacs (Director: Corporate), Conrad van Heerden (Director: Technical), Davy Louw (Director: Finance)
  • 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'0002013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates56 01945 43745 219
    Service charges145 639131 994116 739
    Investment revenue2 9042 4071 738
    Transfers recognised - operational98 61474 01055 411
    Other own revenue36 15550 31328 565
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)339 332304 162247 673
    Employee costs116 767107 707109 179
    Remuneration of councillors8 2177 4107 168
    Depreciation & asset impairment7 62298 31149 755
    Finance charges11 46212 78013 857
    Materials and bulk purchases45 02045 33441 475
    Transfers and grants736783638
    Other expenditure113 78392 731101 739
    Total Expenditure303 608365 057323 811
    Surplus/(Deficit)35 724(60 895)(76 138)
    Transfers recognised - capital46 96173 11655 428
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions82 68512 221(20 711)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year82 68512 221(20 711)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure59 67488 30064 898
    Transfers recognised - capital45 50668 53242 592
    Public contributions & donations---
    Borrowing6 5995 45514 415
    Internally generated funds7 56914 3137 891
    Total sources of capital funds59 67488 30064 898
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets74 19061 53143 831
    Total non current assets739 829687 776661 117
    Total current liabilities40 67569 81658 644
    Total non current liabilities176 852165 534168 910
    Community wealth/Equity596 492513 958477 394
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating87 30193 06846 384
    Net cash from (used) investing(72 511)(80 500)(61 554)
    Net cash from (used) financing(4 157)(6 437)13 960
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end38 17727 54521 414
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a97 11171 159
    Irregular expendituren/a185 331
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a536-
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 116 767107 707
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 2177 410
     
    Total Employee Positions 545526
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1916
    Total Vacancy Percentage 3.49%3.04%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 2119
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 31
    Community And Social Service Positions 510
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 30
    Finance And Administration Positions 116111
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 67
    Electricity Positions 1920
    Vacant Electricity Positions 11
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Health Positions 00
    Vacant Health Positions 00
    Public Safety Positions 4527
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 10
    Road Transport Positions 10291
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 14
    Sport And Recreation Positions 11
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
    Waste Management Positions 92133
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 31
    Waste Water Management Positions 3854
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00
    Water Positions 4227
    Vacant Water Positions 12
    Other Positions 1237
    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 17 76717 473
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 17 76717 473
    Inside the yard 17 76717 473
    Less than 200m from yard 00
    More than 200m from yard 00
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 9555 466

    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 19 46319 463
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 7913 173

    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 17 40117 401
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 11 69411 694
    Flush toilet - septic tank 5 7075 707
    Ventilated pit latrine 00
    Bucket system 00
    Other 00
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 8255 327

    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 16 88416 884
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 9675 464

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Implementation of the 2030 Strategy through five themes, supported through a variety of programmes, including: the Young Entrepreneur Project, which encourages school-going youth to try their hand at running their own business; 110% Green Forum, which provides a platform for green initiatives in the area.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Short- to medium-term: Greenfield Residential and Light Industrial Developments.
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