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
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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%)

MANAGEMENT

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 8, DA 5, NGP 1, TPICO 1
Mayor: Mr Patric Bok
Other Members of Council: Delina Goedeman (Deputy Mayor), Hennie Nell (Speaker), Frans Bam (Chief Whip), Maria Witbooi, Christoffel van der Westruis, Elias Mquinqi, Rhenda Stephan, Brenden Owies, Johan Smith, Isaac Julies, Patric Bok, Andreas Sindyamba, Andrew Julies

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Bolton (Acting)
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Bolton
Communications Officer: Elizna Mouton
LED Officer: Lionel Philips
Other Senior Management: Mr Lionel Philips (Acting 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'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates29 35126 71424 546
Service charges108 80796 12192 060
Investment revenue218218384
Transfers recognised - operational36 54143 93540 448
Other own revenue14 22322 34642 618
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)189 139189 334200 056
Employee costs71 05369 65465 432
Remuneration of councillors4 7854 6414 433
Depreciation & asset impairment-12 67115 018
Finance charges4 1208 0196 389
Materials and bulk purchases66 76259 70652 191
Transfers and grants880836295
Other expenditure29 80444 90851 461
Total Expenditure177 405200 435195 218
Surplus/(Deficit)11 734(11 101)4 838
Transfers recognised - capital-47 28733 350
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions11 73436 18638 187
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year11 73436 18638 187
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure26 84645 17448 545
Transfers recognised - capital24 58745 17433 350
Public contributions & donations---
Borrowing18-15 195
Internally generated funds2 241--
Total sources of capital funds26 84645 17448 545
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets32 54330 51831 726
Total non current assets453 247451 082411 066
Total current liabilities66 00648 12645 494
Total non current liabilities97 03997 046102 432
Community wealth/Equity322 745336 429294 866
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating26 06449 77427 522
Net cash from (used) investing(24 689)(44 241)(47 609)
Net cash from (used) financing-(7 749)22 927
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end5 1362 3194 535
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a12 92634 721
Irregular expendituren/a-5 863
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) 71 05369 654
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 4 7854 641
 
Total Employee Positions 411455
Total Vacant Employee Positions 1260
Total Vacancy Percentage 2.92%13.19%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 55
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 04
Managerial Positions - by organogram 1515
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 42
Community And Social Service Positions 8296
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 118
Finance And Administration Positions 7688
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 015
Electricity Positions 2628
Vacant Electricity Positions 04
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 1616
Vacant Public Safety Positions 22
Road Transport Positions 5863
Vacant Road Transport Positions 05
Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Waste Management Positions 8889
Vacant Waste Management Positions 36
Waste Water Management Positions 711
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 04
Water Positions 3844
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 10 0588 835
Number of domestic households/delivery points 9 5328 318
Inside the yard 9 5328 318
Less than 200m from yard 00
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 1842 507

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 11 83011 767
Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 1842 507

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green 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 9448 909
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 7 6307 595
Flush toilet - septic tank 970970
Ventilated pit latrine 00
Bucket system 00
Other 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 1842 507

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 9 8259 825
Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 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

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 272 013 381 arinac@matzikamamun.co.za
Electricity 272 013 402 dengelbrecht@matzikamamun.co.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 272 013 408 lionelh@matzikamamun.co.za
Roads 272 013 435 jevonp@matzikamamun.co.za
Service Delivery 272 013 354 pro@matzikamamun.co.za
Water 272 013 435 jevonp@matzikamamun.co.za

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