Kouga Local Municipality (EC108)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 21, Jeffreys Bay, 6330
    Physical: 33 Da Gama Road, Jeffreys Bay
    Tel: 042 200 2200
    Fax: 042 200 8606
    Web: www.kouga.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 670km²
    Description: The Kouga Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the Eastern Cape Province within the Sarah Baartman District Municipality. It comprises the coastal region and the fertile Gamtoos Valley, which also happens to be the gateway to the famous Baviaanskloof wilderness area. It is one of seven municipalities in the district.
     The Gamtoos Valley is recognised as one of the prime exporting areas for citrus and avocado pears. It also competes with the best that South Africa has to offer with its potato crops. Port St Francis, situated in St Francis Bay, is home to the squid industry. The squid, normally referred to as ‘chokka', is mainly export quality but is available locally as one of the area's prized products.
     The Kouga region is of strategic importance in the energy industry. Two large wind farms are already in operation in the area, with more to follow. The area is also home to Thyspunt, one of the sites under consideration for Eskom’s proposed new nuclear power station.
     Kouga has great development opportunities and astute businessmen and women can take advantage of the diverse economic heritage that the Kouga area offers to entrepreneurs.
     The seat of Kouga, Jeffreys Bay, is situated roughly 80km from Port Elizabeth. The town is world-renowned for its ‘Supertubes' surfing spot while 'Bruce’s Beauties' at Cape St Francis also attract surfers from all over the globe. The clean, safe beaches are exploited by many a tourist, with a large number making an annual pilgrimage to the sandy shores to enjoy a relaxed yet vibrant holiday.

    Cities/Towns: Cape St Francis, Hankey, Humansdorp, Jeffreys Bay, Loerie, Oyster Bay, Patensie, St Francis Bay, Thornhill
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, fishing, tourism and hospitality
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 17, ANC 12
    Controlling Party: DA
    Mayor: Ms Elza van Lingen
    Other Members of Council: Horatio Hendricks (Speaker), Brenton Williams (Portfolio: Finance), Bryan Dhludhlu (Portfolio: LED), Danny Benson (Portfolio: Social Services), Desmond Petersen (Portfolio: Infrastructure, Planning and Development), Florence Baxter (Portfolio: Tourism and Creative Industries), Nico Botha (Portfolio: Admin, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Special Projects)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Sidney Fadi
    Chief Financial Officer: Selwyn Thys
    Communications Officer: Laura-Leigh Randall
    LED Officer: Vivian Blauw
    Other Senior Management: Carlene Arends (Director: LED, Tourism and Creative Industries), Thobeka Tom (Director: Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation), Victor Felton (Director: Infrastructure, Planning and Development), Japie Jansen (Director: Social Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 112 94198 558
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 30.1%26.8%
    Population 15 to 64 62.6%65.3%
    Population over 65 7.3%7.9%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 59.753.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 97.697.2
    Population Growth
    Per annum 3.10%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a21.5%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a26.7%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.8%4.9%
    Matric 29.5%24.5%
    Higher education 5.5%9.5%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 35 23629 447
    Average household size 3.23.2
    Female headed households 37.8%35.4%
    Formal dwellings 75.0%76.1%
    Housing owned 50.9%51.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 74.0%64.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 82.5%83.5%
    Piped water inside dwelling 57.9%60.4%
    Electricity for lighting 86.3%86.9%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates135 339128 580128 563113 543
    Service charges326 546301 052291 219283 723
    Investment revenue5 0312 4301 7091 236
    Transfers recognised - operational168 177164 53585 91694 664
    Other own revenue30 74233 40730 96027 857
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)665 836630 004538 366521 023
    Employee costs228 679212 826208 085193 299
    Remuneration of councillors10 5149 7579 0258 594
    Depreciation & asset impairment87 29281 94480 21580 724
    Finance charges9 1287 13111 10818 859
    Materials and bulk purchases204 008170 528168 847162 290
    Transfers and grants---21 300
    Other expenditure102 33696 669112 15976 967
    Total Expenditure641 956578 855589 439562 033
    Surplus/(Deficit)23 88051 148(51 072)(41 010)
    Transfers recognised - capital-40 077--
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions23 88091 225(51 072)(41 010)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year23 88091 225(51 072)(41 010)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure85 660116 73518 09729 233
    Transfers recognised - capital36 105110 05516 65428 765
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds49 5556 6801 443468
    Total sources of capital funds85 660116 73518 09729 233
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets166 562123 25698 661274 582
    Total non current assets2 617 9232 452 4932 420 6112 601 321
    Total current liabilities196 003143 818184 116183 573
    Total non current liabilities177 825160 792159 231146 287
    Community wealth/Equity2 410 6562 271 1392 175 9242 546 042
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating147 996144 27943 22237 069
    Net cash from (used) investing(85 583)(116 484)(16 835)(29 913)
    Net cash from (used) financing(23 522)(16 864)(16 028)(5 369)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end78 57339 68228 75118 065
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a-24 03632 866
    Irregular expendituren/a-1 14439 934
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a2 2862 3069 211
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 212 826208 085193 299182 091
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 7579 0258 5947 949
     
    Total Employee Positions 9478861 2181 218
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2914306265
    Total Vacancy Percentage 3.06%1.58%25.12%21.76%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 20201818
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 4200
    Community And Social Service Positions 212306454454
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 40140130
    Finance And Administration Positions 174167187263
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 501133
    Electricity Positions 35305353
    Vacant Electricity Positions 302323
    Enviromental Protection Positions 24000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 1043030
    Vacant Health Positions 002323
    Public Safety Positions 11881152152
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 1105656
    Road Transport Positions 64292929
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 2000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 38000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 2000
    Waste Management Positions 51660
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 1000
    Waste Water Management Positions 110000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 4000
    Water Positions 41230283213
    Vacant Water Positions 20530
    Other Positions 44700
    Vacant Other Positions 0200

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a51.83n/a60.69
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 23 07723 07721 88521 950
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 21 88521 88521 88521 950
    Inside the yard 21 88521 88518 76418 360
    Less than 200m from yard 0003 590
    More than 200m from yard 003 1210
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 7 4627 0436 4016 049

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 28 56128 56128 56128 561
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 7 4627 0436 4015 872

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 27 32227 32226 61925 740
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 12 46412 46412 46412 148
    Flush toilet - septic tank 11 62511 6259 6459 556
    Ventilated pit latrine 54054003 883
    Bucket system 1 3511 3513 3310
    Other 150150690130
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 7 4627 0436 4016 049

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 29 44725 73725 73725 737
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 7 4627 0436 4014 518

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Renewable/green energy; eco and heritage tourism; agriculture and agro-processing; fisheries and aquaculture; light manufacturing.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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