Matzikama Local Municipality (WC011)

Contact details

Postal: PO Box 98, Vredendal, 8160
Physical: 37 Church Street, Vredendal
Tel: 027 201 3300
Fax: 027 213 3238

Municipal Information

Area: 12 981km²
Cities/Towns: Bitterfontein, Doring Bay, Ebenhaezer, Klawer, Lutzville, Nuwerus, Rietpoort, Strandfontein, Vanrhynsdorp, Vredendal
Main Economic Sectors: Business services, agriculture and mining

Demographic Information

Population: 67 147
Households: 18 835
Population Growth: 2.14% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 14.00%

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)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
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 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
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
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 expendituren/a12 92634 721
Irregular expendituren/a-5 863
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited
  1. S71 Unaudited figures are sourced from the MFMA S71 4th Quarter Schedule C reports, made available by the National Treasury. The schedules are available at
  2. S71 Audited figures are prior year audited figures sourced from the MFMA S71 Schedule C reports.
  3. If the relevant S71 Schedule C figures are unavailable, prior year audited figures may be taken from the relevant Audited Financial Statements. The source is then indicated as AFS. Links are provided under the Resources section on this site.
  4. S71 Schedule C reports are in the format for monthly and quarterly municipal financial statements as prescribed by the Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations. S71 Schedule C figures are standardised to the prescribed format and may differ from figures shown in the Audited Financial Statements. Where we have captured figures directly from the Audited Financial Statements, we have endeavoured to follow the S71 Schedule C format.
  5. Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure is sourced from the Consolidated general report on the audit outcomes of local government, published annually by the Auditor-General South Africa. If the figures are unavailable in this report, they may be sourced from the Annual Financial Statements of the relevant municipality.
  6. All figures are rounded to the nearest R'000. R0 values are reflected as ‘-’. Values that are unavailable are reflected as ‘n/a’.

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are published on the municipal website.

LED Activities

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.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Reports
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
Integrated Development Plans
IDP 2012/13
MFMA Section 71 – Schedule C
Schedule C 2013/14
Schedule C 2012/13
Schedule C 2011/12

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 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.


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.


Resident Queries

Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 272 013 381
Electricity 272 013 402
Refuse & Waste Removal 272 013 408
Roads 272 013 435
Service Delivery 272 013 354
Water 272 013 435