Saldanha Bay Municipality (WC014)

Contact details

Postal: Private Bag X12, Vredenburg, 7380
Physical: 12 Main Road, Vredenburg, 7380
Tel: 022 701 7000
Fax: 022 715 1518

Municipal Information

Area: 2 015km²
Cities/Towns: Hopefield, Jacobs Bay, Langebaan, Paternoster, Saldanha, St Helena Bay, Vredenburg
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, mining, manufacturing, utilities (electricity, gas, water and construction), transportation, communication and storage, finance and business service, trade, tourism, community, personal, government

Demographic Information

Population: 99 193
Households: 28 835
Population Growth: 3.45% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 23.40%

Political Management

Composition of Council: DA 15, ANC 9, COPE
Mayor: Mr Francois Schippers
Other Members of Council: S J Steyn (Executive Deputy Mayor), O D Daniels (Speaker), R J Don (Mayoral Committee: Community Services), N S Louw (Mayoral Committee: Finance), F Pronk (Mayoral Committee: Strategic Services), S J Steyn (Mayoral Committee: Corporate and Protection Services), S L van Tura (Mayoral Committee: Engineering and Planning Services)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr L A Scheepers
Chief Financial Officer: Mr S Vorster
Communications Officer: Ms E Julius
LED Officer: Mr C Barends
Other Senior Management: J Marais (Director: Community Services), G Smith (Director: Engineering and Planning Services), P Mbaliswana (Director: Corporate Services), S Vorster (Director: Finance/CFO)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
Property rates148 225134 574144 743
Service charges391 736376 097356 851
Investment revenue24 13826 98926 896
Transfers recognised - operational57 22175 60732 171
Other own revenue33 02236 47325 653
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)654 341649 739586 314
Employee costs207 406198 346175 340
Remuneration of councillors8 2917 8677 581
Depreciation & asset impairment72 38490 62392 494
Finance charges12 15311 2399 303
Materials and bulk purchases223 684202 083183 053
Transfers and grants2 1321 89719 025
Other expenditure142 701153 633108 396
Total Expenditure668 750665 689595 191
Surplus/(Deficit)(14 409)(15 949)(8 877)
Transfers recognised - capital55847 23042 134
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-(90)-
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(13 851)31 19133 257
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(13 851)31 19133 257
Capital expenditure142 537138 972104 921
Transfers recognised - capital43 46447 23033 560
Public contributions & donations5 220909 100
Borrowing4816 3491 729
Internally generated funds93 37285 30360 532
Total sources of capital funds142 537138 972104 921
Total current assets529 987572 598634 889
Total non current assets2 068 5031 997 8431 952 761
Total current liabilities143 177128 785147 679
Total non current liabilities191 282175 623176 973
Community wealth/Equity2 264 0322 266 0332 262 998
Net cash from (used) operating96 98569 556158 000
Net cash from (used) investing(102 576)(131 413)(101 402)
Net cash from (used) financing(9 906)(11 545)(9 997)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end410 136425 633499 035
Unauthorised expendituren/a--
Irregular expendituren/a36 159211
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a582 598
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 and notice boards and in the local (Die Weslander) and national (Argus and Die Burger) newspapers.

LED Activities

Key Projects: IDZ (Oil and Gas) Licence application to DTI; SMME development: Kumba Iron Ore is in the process of establishing an SMME hub in Vredenburg for funding and mentorship purposes; tourism development strategy is completed.
Key Investment Opportunities: Wesgro is involved in the IDZ process and Lico Company has been established. Both are responsible for investment facilitation.


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 022 701 7040
Electricity 022 701 7040
Refuse & Waste Removal 022 701 6988
Roads 022 701 7049
Service Delivery 022 701 7000
Water 022 701 7047