Matzikama Local Municipality (WC011)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

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

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 12 981km²
    Description: Matzikama Local Municipality is a Category B municipality proclaimed in terms of Provincial Notice 481 of September 2000. As of the last local government elections in May 2011, the previous district management area to the north of Matzikama has been incorporated as per notice in the Provincial Gazette Extraordinary 6825.
     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, UD 1, EFF 1 (2016 LGE Provisional)
    Controlling Party: DA
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Patric Bok
    Other Members of Council: Delina Goedeman (Deputy Mayor), Hennie Nell (Speaker and LED), Frans Bam (Chief Whip), Maria Witbooi, Christoffel van der Westruis, Elias Mquinqi, Rhenda Stephan, Brenden Owies, Johan Smith, Isaac Julies, Andreas Sindyamba, Andrew Julies

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Bolton (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Bolton
    Communications Officer: Elizna Mouton
    Other Senior Management: Mr Lionel Philips (Director: Development and Town Planning Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 67 147
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 26.80%
    Population 15 to 64 66.90%
    Population over 65 6.30%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 49.40
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 100.30
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.14%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 14.00%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 19.30%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 6.20%
    Higher education 6.90%
    Matric 20.20%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 18 835
    Average household size 3.40
    Female headed households 30.20%
    Formal dwellings 88.40%
    Housing owned 45.60%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 62.10%
    Weekly refuse removal 67.90%
    Piped water inside dwelling 72.10%
    Electricity for lighting 88.70%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates32 57429 35126 71424 546
    Service charges128 031108 91496 12192 060
    Investment revenue939231218384
    Transfers recognised - operational49 64045 00043 93540 448
    Other own revenue33 16516 35922 34642 618
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)244 350199 854189 334200 056
    Employee costs81 36474 31169 65465 432
    Remuneration of councillors5 6425 3014 6414 433
    Depreciation & asset impairment11 56711 52112 67115 018
    Finance charges7 8987 6638 0196 389
    Materials and bulk purchases73 81966 82959 70652 191
    Transfers and grants928880836295
    Other expenditure44 27035 74044 90851 461
    Total Expenditure225 489202 245200 435195 218
    Surplus/(Deficit)18 861(2 391)(11 101)4 838
    Transfers recognised - capital31 17827 59347 28733 350
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions45 11225 20336 18638 187
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year45 11225 20336 18638 187
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure47 65126 96845 17448 545
    Transfers recognised - capital25 42625 78545 17433 350
    Public contributions & donations3 908---
    Borrowing---15 195
    Internally generated funds12 5651 183--
    Total sources of capital funds47 65126 96845 17448 545
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets28 58032 19930 51831 726
    Total non current assets542 432471 781451 082411 066
    Total current liabilities41 67544 22048 12645 494
    Total non current liabilities102 36894 91697 046102 432
    Community wealth/Equity426 969364 844336 429294 866
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating40 44130 48949 77427 522
    Net cash from (used) investing(27 249)(23 908)(44 241)(47 609)
    Net cash from (used) financing(5 158)(6 200)(7 749)22 927
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end10 7332 6992 3194 535
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure--12 92634 721
    Irregular expenditure---5 863
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure----
    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) 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.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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