Eden District Municipality (DC4)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 12, George, 6530
    Physical: 54 York Street, George
    Tel: 044 803 1300
    Fax: 086 555 6303
    Web: www.edendm.co.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 23 331km²
    Description: The Eden District Municipality is a Category C municipality situated in the Western Cape Province. Eden District shares borders with four other district municipalities, namely: Sarah Baartman District Municipality in the Eastern Cape, and Overberg, Cape Winelands and Central Karoo District Municipalities in the Western Cape.
     The district municipality comprises seven local municipalities: George, Mossel Bay, Knysna, Bitou, Oudtshoorn, Hessequa and Kannaland.
     The region is defined as a medium-capacity functional municipality. Eden District has a diverse natural resource base. It is marketed with regards to tourism under the internationally acclaimed brands of the ‘Garden Route' and ‘Klein Karoo'.

    Cities/Towns: Albertinia, Boggoms Bay, Brandwacht, Brenton, Brenton-on-Sea, Buffels Bay, Calitzdorp, De Rust, Dysselsdorp, Friemersheim, George, Gouritz, Groot Brakrivier, Haarlem, Heidelberg, Herbertsdale, Herolds Bay, Jongensfontein, Keurboomstrand, Knoetzie, Knysna, Krantshoek, Kurland, Kwanokuthula, Ladismith, Mossel Bay, Nature's Valley, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, Rheenendal, Riversdale, Sedgefield, Slangrivier, Still Bay, Uniondale, Vanwyksdorp, Victoria Bay, Vlees Bay, Wilderness, Witsand, Wittedrift, Zoar
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance and business services (23.4%), manufacturing (17.3%), wholesale and accommodation (17%), general government (12.1%), construction (9.5%), transport and communication (7.8%), community services (5.5%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (5.5%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 8, ANC 5, ICOSA 1 (40% PR Seats)
    Controlling Party: DA
    Mayor: Memory Booysen
    Other Members of Council: Rosina Ruiters (Deputy Mayor), Mark Willemse (Speaker), Jerome Lambaatjeen (Portfolio Chairperson: Financial Services), Khayalethu Lose (Portfolio Chairperson: Community Services), Isaya Stemela (Portfolio Chairperson: Corporate Services), Rosina Ruiters (Portfolio Chairperson: Local Economic Development), Erica Meyer (Portfolio Chairperson: Strategic Services), Joslyn Johnson (Portfolio Chairperson: Rural Development), Tertuis Simmers (Portfolio Chairperson: Roads Services)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Godfrey Louw
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Louise Hoek (Executive Manager: Financial Services)
    Communications Officer: Mr Herman Pieters (Senior Communication Officer)
    LED Officer: Ms Natalie Raubenheimer
    Other Senior Management: Ms Trix Holtzhausen (Executive Manager: Corporate/Strategic Services), Mr Clive Africa (Executive Manager: Community Services), Mr Hans Ottervanger (Executive Manager: Roads Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 611 278574 265
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 25.4%25.9%
    Population 15 to 64 66.8%66.3%
    Population over 65 7.8%7.8%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 49.750.7
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 96.295.8
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.42%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a22.5%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a29.9%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 2.9%3.7%
    Matric 33.9%28.0%
    Higher education 9.0%10.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 189 345164 110
    Average household size 3.23.3
    Female headed households 36.1%33.9%
    Formal dwellings 85.7%83.8%
    Housing owned 69.5%55.0%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 88.7%78.3%
    Weekly refuse removal 88.8%86.4%
    Piped water inside dwelling 75.8%71.8%
    Electricity for lighting 95.6%91.1%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges----
    Investment revenue10 7937 3814 6843 433
    Transfers recognised - operational160 317167 753145 733138 093
    Other own revenue177 261151 226156 147141 699
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)348 371326 360306 563283 224
    Employee costs166 822156 046147 78791 463
    Remuneration of councillors7 7867 4077 0286 747
    Depreciation & asset impairment3 2783 2814 8315 041
    Finance charges200206704743
    Materials and bulk purchases---2 957
    Transfers and grants---11 274
    Other expenditure141 938379 462153 563149 886
    Total Expenditure320 024546 402313 913268 110
    Surplus/(Deficit)28 347(220 042)(7 350)15 114
    Transfers recognised - capital----
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions28 347(220 042)(7 350)15 114
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year28 347(220 042)(7 350)15 114
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure2 0178 842999876
    Transfers recognised - capital544---
    Public contributions & donations29---
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds1 4448 842999876
    Total sources of capital funds2 0178 842999876
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets167 448138 352105 07890 009
    Total non current assets286 378282 786515 890542 158
    Total current liabilities57 26456 93952 70168 993
    Total non current liabilities139 752128 895114 974107 060
    Community wealth/Equity256 810235 303453 293456 114
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating43 34142 0208 44514 821
    Net cash from (used) investing1 592(8 703)-(288)
    Net cash from (used) financing(682)(1 979)(1 693)(782)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end155 334111 08379 73756 523
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure76236 66644 80313 003
    Irregular expenditure10 8203 79911 6281 305
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure1 148629342-
    SOURCES71 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) 166 822156 046147 78791 46391 969
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 7 7867 4077 0286 7476 327
     
    Total Employee Positions 560566458627568
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 7465386736
    Total Vacancy Percentage 13.21%11.48%8.30%10.69%6.34%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 33366
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00014
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 3833384747
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 56155
    Community And Social Service Positions 38406125122
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 8131212
    Finance And Administration Positions 858814414882
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 141114288
    Electricity Positions 00000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 3849000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 32000
    Health Positions 005002
    Vacant Health Positions 00202
    Public Safety Positions 47383806
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 52806
    Road Transport Positions 297303177301296
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 352512122
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00007
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00007
    Waste Management Positions 11200
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00000
    Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 00000
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 1311000
    Vacant Other Positions 46000

    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/an/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 00000
    Inside the yard 00000
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 00000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 00000
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 00000

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Regional agri-parks – concept includes processing, value adding and packaging; Timber Cluster Development; South Cape Business Partnership – satellite forum of the Western Cape EDP; vehicle to drive intermunicipal development projects; Regional Film Industry Development; Broadband as an enabler for growth and development; education – specifically tertiary and vocational training; Honeybush Tea Development.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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