Saldanha Bay Municipality (WC014)

Contact details

Postal: Private Bag X12, Vredenburg, 7380
Physical: 12 Main Road, Vredenburg
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 8, COPE, Independent 1
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: Ethne Julius
LED Officer: Mr C Barends
Other Senior Management: Jacques Marais (Director: Community Services), Abe du Plessis (Acting Director: Corporate and Protection Services), Gerrit Smith (Director: Engineering and Planning Services)

Financial Information

Audit Outcome Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
Total Net Assets2 266 0332 262 8032 235 446
Surplus/Deficit for the Year31 37133 25722 277
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities76 876159 240137 542
Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure36 2172 809400

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 Report 2012/13
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 022 701 7011
Electricity 022 701 7061
Refuse & Waste Removal 022 701 7061
Roads 022 701 7061
Service Delivery 022 701 7061
Water 022 701 7061