Cederberg Local Municipality (WC012)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X2, Clanwilliam, 8135
    Physical: 2A Voortrekker Road, Clanwilliam
    Tel: 027 482 8000
    Fax: 027 482 1933
    Web: www.cederbergmunicipality.co.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 8 007km²
    Description: Cederberg Local Municipality is located along the upper west coast of the Western Cape province, approximately 200km from Cape Town. The municipal area is bordered by the spectacular Cederberg Mountains in the east and the Atlantic Ocean in the west. The main access road, the N7, is a vital economic corridor linking the economies of the Western Cape, Northern Cape and Namibia.
     Due to its scenic natural beauty, ecotourism is considered a major future economic growth sector. Politically, it is the only municipality in the west coast region that is controlled by the African National Congress.
     It is also strategically located on the Cape-Namibia Corridor, and the N7 National Road links it with the Northern Cape province. If this corridor was identified for future infrastructure upgrades and investments, it would be of paramount importance to ensure that the very basic infrastructure is in place to facilitate future development, whilst simultaneously planning for future growth.
     The municipality has its focus on the development of the rural poor and, in particular, investing in the youth and final year school-goers to secure their future.

    Cities/Towns: Citrusdal, Clanwilliam, Elands Bay, Graafwater, Lamberts Bay, Leipoldtville, Wupperthal
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (25.7%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (17.3%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (15.3%), manufacturing (12.8%), general government (9.8%), transport, storage and communication (6.9%), community, social and personal services (6.2%), construction (5.1%)
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 6, DA 3, COPE 1
    Mayor: Mr Johan Muller
    Other Members of Council: C September (Deputy Mayor), D Smith (Speaker), W Abels (Member: Executive Mayoral Committee), J Fransman (Member: Executive Mayoral Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Gerrit Matthyse
    Chief Financial Officer: Elrico Alfred
    Communications Officer: Mrs Petronella Horne
    LED Officer: Mr Nigel Mercuur
    Other Senior Management: J France (Director: Corporate and Strategic Services), A Titus (Acting Director: Community and Development Services), P Majeni (Director: Engineering and Planning Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 49 768
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 25.60%
    Population 15 to 64 68.00%
    Population over 65 6.40%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 47.00
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 100.90
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.30%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 10.50%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 13.80%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 7.70%
    Higher education 5.10%
    Matric 19.40%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 13 513
    Average household size 3.50
    Female headed households 32.00%
    Formal dwellings 87.10%
    Housing owned 48.90%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 74.90%
    Weekly refuse removal 57.80%
    Piped water inside dwelling 75.10%
    Electricity for lighting 88.80%

    Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates30 03530 19027 13024 031
    Service charges89 92078 86970 93469 722
    Investment revenue2662426761 474
    Transfers recognised - operational60 86348 43134 06928 590
    Other own revenue35 70912 63120 60014 121
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)216 793170 364153 408137 939
    Employee costs70 97867 02758 23054 654
    Remuneration of councillors4 3074 0763 4573 569
    Depreciation & asset impairment13 36913 59213 91818 205
    Finance charges6 3334 8103 649-
    Materials and bulk purchases58 64656 02050 43651 208
    Transfers and grants--7 98513 956
    Other expenditure64 98058 61840 80039 647
    Total Expenditure218 614204 143178 476181 240
    Surplus/(Deficit)(1 821)(33 779)(25 068)(43 302)
    Transfers recognised - capital30 47535 05746 16040 307
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions32 9651 27721 092(2 995)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year32 9651 27721 092(2 995)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure32 78336 243624 553501 779
    Transfers recognised - capital26 10033 433-72 233
    Public contributions & donations--624 553421 046
    Borrowing1 3761 084-3 500
    Internally generated funds9321 726-5 000
    Total sources of capital funds32 78336 243624 553501 779
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets47 95534 42747 89040 307
    Total non current assets528 438485 910470 885544 448
    Total current liabilities67 87364 52857 80535 615
    Total non current liabilities83 67757 66149 36342 722
    Community wealth/Equity424 843398 148411 607506 419
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating30 97534 96340 9349 428
    Net cash from (used) investing(32 300)(34 857)(49 665)(35 761)
    Net cash from (used) financing4 565(3 276)9 527853
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end3 2393 3226 6765 550
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure1 2209 1354 60825 564
    Irregular expenditure4841 357156-
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure-8286-
    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) 70 97867 02758 23054 654
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 3074 0763 4573 569
     
    Total Employee Positions 545371369371
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 155403840
    Total Vacancy Percentage 28.44%10.78%10.30%10.78%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 19141214
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 4202
    Community And Social Service Positions 204578257
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 72030
    Finance And Administration Positions 104919191
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 27181818
    Electricity Positions 16151515
    Vacant Electricity Positions 4444
    Enviromental Protection Positions 30000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 7000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 24202020
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 10444
    Road Transport Positions 39383838
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 11222
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 53535353
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 13000
    Waste Water Management Positions 13222222
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 1222
    Water Positions 38242424
    Vacant Water Positions 5333
    Other Positions 032732
    Vacant Other Positions 0525

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/a
    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 8 6458 4078 4078 407
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 7 7107 4728 4078 407
    Inside the yard 7 7107 4728 3368 336
    Less than 200m from yard 007171
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 1042 0041 7841 784

    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 9 2278 8208 4858 485
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 1042 0041 7841 784

    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 8 8998 5048 3368 336
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 6 8625 4426 2096 209
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1 1022 1272 1272 127
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 1042 0041 7841 784

    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 8 6428 4078 4078 407
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 1042 0041 7841 784

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Revitalisation of fishing villages project (Elands Bay); aquaculture project (Elands Bay); Cape Nature Conservation Algeria Project; Phase 3 of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism Donkey Cart Route; expansion of the Saldanha–Shishen Railroad; Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP).

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Raising of Clanwilliam Dam wall; rooibos tea; property development (Cedeberg Mall in Clanwilliam); hydroelectricity; development of aquaculture; Cederberg Economic Development Agency (CEDA); waste management programme; development of birding (and wetlands) experience; crayfish factory conversions; Cape Nature: camping chalets; World Heritage Sites.
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