Bergrivier Local Municipality (WC013)

OVERVIEW

Contact Details

Postal: PO Box 60, Piketberg, 7320
Physical: 13 Church Street, Piketberg
Tel: 022 913 6000
Fax: 022 913 1406
Web: www.bergmun.org.za
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Geography, History and Economy

Area: 4 407km²
Description: Bergrivier Local Municipality is located within the West Coast District Municipality in the Western Cape province. Piketberg is the seat of the municipal council. Adjacent municipalities are: Cederberg Local Municipality (north); Witzenberg Local Municipality and Cape Winelands District Municipality (east); Drakenstein Local Municipality and Cape Winelands District Municipality (south); Swartland Local Municipality (south); and Saldanha Bay Local Municipality (south-west). The municipality also borders the Atlantic Ocean on the west.
Cities/Towns: Aurora, Eendekuil, Piketberg, Porterville, Redelinghuys, Velddrif
Main Economic Sectors: Wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (22.5%), manufacturing (20.6%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (18.4%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (14.6%), general government (9.6%), transport, storage and communication (6.5%), construction (5.4%)

MANAGEMENT

Political Management

Composition of Council: DA 7, ANC 5, COPE 1
Mayor: Mr Evert Manuel
Other Members of Council: Mr Johan Raats (Speaker), Mrs Sandra Crafford (Deputy Executive Mayor and Executive Member: Financial Services), Mr Riaan de Vries (Executive Member: Technical Services), Mr Ray van Rooy (Executive Member: Corporate Services)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Adv Hanlie Linde
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Kobus van Niekerk
Communications Officer: Mrs Tracy Stone
LED Officer: Mr Stanton Booys
Other Senior Management: Mr Vivian Kotzee (Corporate Services), Mr Hendrik Krohn (Technical Services), Ms Helena Priem (Internal Auditor)

DEMOGRAPHIC

Population 61 897
Age Structure
Population under 15 24.90%
Population 15 to 64 68.10%
Population over 65 7.00%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 46.90
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 94.40
Population Growth
Per annum 2.85%
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) 6.80%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 9.60%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 6.40%
Higher education 7.70%
Matric 22.30%
Household Dynamics
Households 16 275
Average household size 3.50
Female headed households 31.50%
Formal dwellings 93.40%
Housing owned 46.40%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 72.30%
Weekly refuse removal 67.00%
Piped water inside dwelling 83.50%
Electricity for lighting 94.90%

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 findingsQualified audit opinion
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates45 14838 23834 674
Service charges117 70298 66991 197
Investment revenue1 273551873
Transfers recognised - operational31 54146 36841 535
Other own revenue12 93711 7309 627
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)208 602195 556177 906
Employee costs77 50772 16164 784
Remuneration of councillors4 6914 2594 094
Depreciation & asset impairment16 40614 48115 936
Finance charges9 2349 2637 192
Materials and bulk purchases51 96154 42149 038
Transfers and grants2 5612 39325 027
Other expenditure39 99630 95133 645
Total Expenditure202 356187 929199 716
Surplus/(Deficit)6 2467 627(21 811)
Transfers recognised - capital15 650-14 487
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions21 8967 627(7 323)
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year21 8967 627(7 323)
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure25 90018 94226 902
Transfers recognised - capital21 24910 72512 805
Public contributions & donations---
Borrowing1 7403 6002 762
Internally generated funds2 9104 61711 334
Total sources of capital funds25 90018 94226 902
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets(1 452)67 59061 986
Total non current assets3 879275 075272 015
Total current liabilities(2 379)32 87636 946
Total non current liabilities7 687100 99197 267
Community wealth/Equity(2 880)208 798199 788
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating32 12418 52417 752
Net cash from (used) investing(25 902)(18 080)(24 121)
Net cash from (used) financing(271)1 2161 400
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end17 25411 3549 642
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a1 35627 603
Irregular expendituren/a6161 195
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) 77 50772 161
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 6914 259
 
Total Employee Positions 401422
Total Vacant Employee Positions 3239
Total Vacancy Percentage 7.98%9.24%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 55
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 10
Managerial Positions - by organogram 1414
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 30
Community And Social Service Positions 2049
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 17
Finance And Administration Positions 9399
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 210
Electricity Positions 1920
Vacant Electricity Positions 12
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 1911
Vacant Public Safety Positions 50
Road Transport Positions 9183
Vacant Road Transport Positions 612
Sport And Recreation Positions 5654
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 50
Waste Management Positions 4851
Vacant Waste Management Positions 68
Waste Water Management Positions 1520
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00
Water Positions 2116
Vacant Water Positions 20
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 8 4078 272
Number of domestic households/delivery points 8 4078 272
Inside the yard 8 3368 272
Less than 200m from yard 710
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 8 4078 272

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? YesYes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 8 6538 485
Domestic households with access to free basic service 8 4198 272

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 8 7228 336
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 6 5956 209
Flush toilet - septic tank 2 1272 127
Ventilated pit latrine 00
Bucket system 00
Other 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 2391 745

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 8 7488 272
Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 2391 971

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


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 083 800 3457 crousm@bergmun.org.za
Electricity 083 272 3715 rossouwn@bergmun.org.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 083 272 3805 breunissenj@bergmun.org.za
Roads 083 272 3805 breunissenj@bergmun.org.za
Service Delivery 083 272 3805 breunissenj@bergmun.org.za
Water 083 272 3805 breunissenj@bergmun.org.za

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