Knysna Local Municipality (WC048)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 21, Knysna, 6570
    Physical: 5 Clyde Street, Knysna
    Tel: 044 302 6300
    Fax: 044 302 6333
    Web: www.knysna.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 109km²
    Description: The Knysna Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Eden District in the Western Cape Province. Adjacent municipalities include George Local Municipality to the north-west and Bitou Local Municipality to the east. The municipality is also bordered by the Indian Ocean in the south.
     It is one of the smallest municipalities of the seven that make up the district, accounting for only 5% of its geographical area.

    Cities/Towns: Brenton, Brenton-on-Sea, Buffels Bay, Knoetzie, Knysna, Rheenendal, Sedgefield
    Main Economic Sectors: Wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation; finance, insurance, real estate and business services; manufacturing
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 10, ANC 7, ACDP 1, COPE 1, INDEPENDENT 1, K.U.C 1
    Controlling Party: DA/IND Coalition
    Mayor: Ms Eleanore Bouw-Spies
    Other Members of Council: Peter Myers (Deputy Mayor; and Finance, Governance and Economic Development Committee), Georlene Wolmarans (Speaker), Velile Waxa (Planning and Integrated Human Settlements Committee), Levael Davis (Technical Services Committee), Cathy Weideman (Community Services Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Carl Mattheus (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Mr Christopher Bezuidenhout
    LED Officer: Ms Ilse van Schalkwyk
    Other Senior Management: Michael Rhode (Director: Technical Services), Bevan Ellman (Director: Corporate Services), Dawid Adonis (Director: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 73 83568 659
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 24.8%24.8%
    Population 15 to 64 67.1%66.9%
    Population over 65 8.2%8.3%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 49.149.5
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 97.997.9
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.65%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a24.8%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a32.3%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.7%2.6%
    Matric 32.4%29.7%
    Higher education 10.8%12.6%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 25 87721 893
    Average household size 2.92.9
    Female headed households 37.2%34.3%
    Formal dwellings 80.4%73.8%
    Housing owned 70.0%58.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 82.0%66.8%
    Weekly refuse removal 93.1%93.0%
    Piped water inside dwelling 75.5%67.3%
    Electricity for lighting 93.7%88.8%

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates191 327173 148158 860147 030142 458
    Service charges289 454304 950268 691252 538241 302
    Investment revenue24 7249 5997 7575 9446 589
    Transfers recognised - operational85 136134 03691 02488 55883 819
    Other own revenue43 896113 890125 76464 84536 196
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)634 538735 622652 096558 915510 364
    Employee costs200 483184 488171 734156 407139 324
    Remuneration of councillors7 6457 0606 4746 2405 908
    Depreciation & asset impairment26 94529 74526 54322 23421 370
    Finance charges6 92121 36121 07014 48814 876
    Materials and bulk purchases167 896169 832149 157144 021140 332
    Transfers and grants5 9555 6275 3735 0015 610
    Other expenditure189 696284 057223 236215 638166 272
    Total Expenditure605 542702 170603 588564 028493 692
    Surplus/(Deficit)28 99633 45248 508(5 113)16 672
    Transfers recognised - capital74 96154 00530 96439 27241 023
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-5 147787(4 589)-
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions103 95792 60480 25929 57157 695
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year103 95792 60480 25929 57157 695
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure106 08897 32261 78877 26375 134
    Transfers recognised - capital67 06352 30731 63140 06237 668
    Public contributions & donations-5 1477873 908-
    Borrowing11 66511 26911 94314 31822 553
    Internally generated funds27 36028 59917 42718 97614 913
    Total sources of capital funds106 08897 32261 78877 26375 134
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets274 724205 366170 803107 905131 510
    Total non current assets1 142 2101 059 967991 361956 742913 110
    Total current liabilities116 653127 682110 045112 181106 263
    Total non current liabilities256 660229 344234 953210 901223 267
    Community wealth/Equity1 043 621908 306817 165741 566715 091
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating125 334112 06781 33173 04879 436
    Net cash from (used) investing(105 975)(88 763)(45 952)(74 711)(71 687)
    Net cash from (used) financing25 614(8 635)8 215(27 194)(17 091)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end120 53875 56660 89817 30346 161
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a10 57822 05781 27815 125
    Irregular expendituren/a3 299-5856
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a7413476408
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 184 488171 734156 407139 324129 375
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 7 0606 4746 2405 9085 619
     
    Total Employee Positions 756735816811730
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 7425306392
    Total Vacancy Percentage 9.79%3.40%3.68%7.77%12.60%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 11122
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 2223242626
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 41133
    Community And Social Service Positions 4353467844
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 44194
    Finance And Administration Positions 133137190189169
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 12282350
    Electricity Positions 4340443735
    Vacant Electricity Positions 84566
    Enviromental Protection Positions 222262
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00004
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 8069786748
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 40020
    Road Transport Positions 9294799398
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 124155
    Sport And Recreation Positions 595753571
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 44130
    Waste Management Positions 10810011395100
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 60323
    Waste Water Management Positions 6857793656
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 63923
    Water Positions 3839376237
    Vacant Water Positions 42054
    Other Positions 6258656348
    Vacant Other Positions 90018

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/a61.62n/a92.00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 22 54321 92322 74620 93120 931
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 21 49920 87919 79018 39318 393
    Inside the yard 16 82615 93215 85013 82813 828
    Less than 200m from yard 3 7443 7683 7684 5654 565
    More than 200m from yard 9291 17917200
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 16 82616 9767 2609 1609 160

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 19 55219 25320 23120 01318 448
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9 4289 3057 8597 1007 100

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 25 31924 72922 82918 88818 888
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 18 45415 93215 44712 34712 347
    Flush toilet - septic tank 5282 6342 5703 0353 035
    Ventilated pit latrine 2 10800750750
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 3 2055 1394 09200
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9 42816 9767 2605 4965 496

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 16 82614 72414 46014 46013 686
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9 42810 4367 2607 6337 633

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Karatara and Rheenendal Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (rural infrastructure development, i.e. basis infrastructure); Waste By Rail Project (revitalisation of the railway line); Karatara Hydroponics; Knysna Broadband Master Plan for fibre to homes and businesses; Hands Design Collective for the establishment and support of handcrafted SMMEs; NDPG Corridor Development in the northern areas and Hornlee; Film Industry Development.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Establishment of an international university; fibre-optic network development, regional links; commercial node development in township areas; agricultural training facility; trade school in Knysna; industrial redevelopment (green industry zone); CBD upgrade (green urban node).
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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