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 7, DA 6, NGP 1, TPICO 1
Mayor: Mr Jakes Botha
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 Bolten (Acting)
Chief Financial Officer: Ursula Baartman
Communications Officer: Elizna Mouton
LED Officer: Lionel Philips
Other Senior Management: Mr Willie Conradie (Acting Head: Communications), Dean O'Neill (Information Officer (PAIA))

Financial Information

Audit Outcome Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
Total Net Assetsn/a294 866(380 321)
Surplus/Deficit for the Yearn/a38 1877 995
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activitiesn/a29 84741 456
Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a40 58458 165

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 Report 2011/12

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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 272 013 382
Electricity 272 013 404
Refuse & Waste Removal 272 013 436
Roads 272 013 401
Service Delivery 272 013 301
Water 272 013 404