Matzikama Local Municipality (WC011)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 98, Vredendal, 8160
    Physical: 37 Kerk Street, Vredendal
    Tel: 027 201 3300
    Fax: 027 213 3238
    Web: www.matzikamamunicipality.co.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 12 981km²
    Description: The Matzikama Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the West Coast District in the Western Cape Province. It is bordered by the Northern Cape in the north and east, and by the Atlantic Ocean in the west. It is the biggest of five municipalities in the district, making up almost half of its geographical area.
     The municipal area comprises 18 towns and/or villages. Matzikama is characterised by an arid environment, but is served by a life-giving arterial, namely the Olifants River. The river, with its associated canal systems, supports a flourishing agricultural sector that is mainly built on viniculture.
     Apart from those living in the newly incorporated area to the north, as well as in the towns of Doring Bay, Strandfontein and Vanrhynsdorp, the rest of the population is concentrated along the river and canal system. Vredendal is by far the largest town in the area and it is also centrally located, rendering it the logical economic and administrative centre of the municipal area.

    Cities/Towns: Bitterfontein, Doring Bay, Ebenhaezer, Klawer, Lutzville, Nuwerus, Rietpoort, Strandfontein, Vanrhynsdorp, Vredendal
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (19.9%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (18.9%), transport, storage and communication (16.2%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (15.2%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (10.5%), general government (7.7%), community, social and personal services (5.7%), construction (3.8%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 8, ANC 5, EFF 1, UD 1
    Controlling Party: DA
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Patric Bok
    Other Members of Council: Andreas Sindyamba (Deputy Mayor), Kallie Louw (Speaker and LED), Robbie Nutt (Chief Whip), Amelia Job, Willem Loff, Mariana Carosini, Mario Cloete, Annatjie Links, Monica Ngobo, Patric Bok, Hennie Nell, Janay de Jongh, David Jenner, Xolani Tshetu

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr J I Swartz (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr J I Swartz
    Communications Officer: Elizna Mouton
    Other Senior Management: Mr Lionel Philips (Director: Development and Town Planning Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 71 04567 147
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 27.5%26.8%
    Population 15 to 64 66.7%66.9%
    Population over 65 5.9%6.3%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 50.049.4
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 101.5100.3
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.28%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a14.0%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a19.3%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.3%6.2%
    Matric 28.9%20.2%
    Higher education 5.5%6.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 20 82118 835
    Average household size 3.43.4
    Female headed households 33.1%30.2%
    Formal dwellings 88.1%88.4%
    Housing owned 51.5%45.6%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 91.5%62.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 88.7%67.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 80.3%72.1%
    Electricity for lighting 97.0%88.7%

    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 outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates36 59832 57429 35126 714
    Service charges135 864128 031108 91496 121
    Investment revenue1 483939231218
    Transfers recognised - operational51 40049 64045 00043 935
    Other own revenue16 29433 16516 35922 346
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)241 640244 350199 854189 334
    Employee costs87 91281 36474 31169 654
    Remuneration of councillors5 9275 6425 3014 641
    Depreciation & asset impairment-11 56711 52112 671
    Finance charges3 3897 8987 6638 019
    Materials and bulk purchases82 76673 81966 82959 706
    Transfers and grants953928880836
    Other expenditure34 40844 27035 74044 908
    Total Expenditure215 355225 489202 245200 435
    Surplus/(Deficit)26 28418 861(2 391)(11 101)
    Transfers recognised - capital26 11526 25127 59347 287
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions52 39945 11225 20336 186
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year52 39945 11225 20336 186
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure27 59439 36026 96845 174
    Transfers recognised - capital22 90231 17825 78545 174
    Public contributions & donations-3 908--
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds4 6914 2741 183-
    Total sources of capital funds27 59439 36026 96845 174
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets39 29528 58032 19930 518
    Total non current assets543 503542 432471 781451 082
    Total current liabilities29 63341 67544 22048 126
    Total non current liabilities102 341102 36894 91697 046
    Community wealth/Equity450 825426 969364 844336 429
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating30 48640 44130 48949 774
    Net cash from (used) investing(26 698)(27 249)(23 908)(44 241)
    Net cash from (used) financing(4 462)(5 158)(6 200)(7 749)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end10 05910 7332 6992 319
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a--12 926
    Irregular expendituren/a---
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a---
    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) 81 36474 31169 65465 432
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 5 6425 3014 6414 433
     
    Total Employee Positions 420425411455
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 38301260
    Total Vacancy Percentage 9.05%7.06%2.92%13.19%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1104
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 9151515
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 1642
    Community And Social Service Positions 68648296
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 53118
    Finance And Administration Positions 82827688
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 82015
    Electricity Positions 27272628
    Vacant Electricity Positions 3004
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 14141616
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0022
    Road Transport Positions 65645863
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 5405
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 981038889
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 101036
    Waste Water Management Positions 88711
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 1004
    Water Positions 43433844
    Vacant Water Positions 4420
    Other Positions 0000
    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/a48.64n/a70.29
    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 10 2689 5469 5328 835
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 9 6499 0889 0068 318
    Inside the yard 9 6499 0889 0068 318
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 2812 3742 1842 507

    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 13 05511 90011 83011 767
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 2812 3742 1842 507

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a0
    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 6869 3118 9448 909
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 8 0977 8837 6307 595
    Flush toilet - septic tank 970970970970
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 0932 3742 1842 507

    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 9 6939 6019 5329 825
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 2812 3742 1842 507

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Hydroponic tunnels for vegetable production; small business support and advice centre (West Coast Business Development Centre).

    Key Investment Opportunities

    A centrally located packing and cooling facility; ostrich farming; 2 000 ton cob farm, Doring Bay; aquaculture operation; hydroponic tunnels for vegetable production; PPC Mine: the extraction of gypsum from a mining site outside Vanrhynsdorp; TORMIN minerals: extraction of sand that contains heavy minerals from the ocean; essential oils: cultivating rose geranium on common-age land for the extraction of essential oils from the crop; Greenhouse Development: establishment of a 12ha greenhouse to produce peppers.
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