Koukamma Local Municipality (EC109)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X011, Kareedouw, 6400
    Physical: 5 Keet Street, Kareedouw
    Tel: 042 288 7200
    Fax: 042 288 0797
    Web: www.koukammamunicipality.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 642km²
    Description: The Koukamma Local Municipality is situated in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality alongside the Indian Ocean coastline in the south-western area of the Eastern Cape Province. The Western Cape Province is not far to the west.
     Koukamma neighbours the Dr Beyers Naudé Local Municipality in the north and the Kouga Local Municipality to the east. It is one of seven municipalities in the district. The administrative centre for the Koukamma Municipality is Kareedouw, and Tweeriviere is considered the commercial centre.
     Koukamma is a relatively poor area that reports high unemployment and low levels of literacy. Settlements are scattered and far from each other, which poses challenges to the development of infrastructure and basic services such as water, sewage, electricity and sanitation.
     Storms River is the primary tourism centre within the municipality. The coastal belt includes the well-known Tsitsikamma area. The Langkloof area is surrounded by the Tsitsikamma Mountains. The coastal area is characterised by a diverse and fast-growing economy, a fast-growing population linked to economic opportunities, a good water supply, and a wealth of holiday destinations and indigenous forests.

    Cities/Towns: Clarkson, Joubertina, Kareedouw, Krakeel River, Louterwater, Misgund, Nompumelelo, Sanddrif, Storms River, Woodlands
    Main Economic Sectors: Tourism, agriculture
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 6, DA 5
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr Mpumelelo Samuel Vuso
    Other Members of Council: Mpumelelo Samuel Vuso (Mayor and Speaker), Jessie Plaatjies (Chief Whip and Portfolio Chairperson: Corporate Services), Fundiswa Estelle Herman (Portfolio Chairperson: Strategic Planning and Local Economic Development), Fuzile Jan Yake (Portfolio Chairperson: Budget and Treasury), Graham Godfrey Mervin Golliath (Portfolio Chairperson: Social and Community Services), Hester Paulina Pullen (Portfolio Chairperson: Technical and Infrastructure Services), Francois Strydom, James Richard Krige, Yolande Celestine Le Roux, Kerneels Smit, Pretorious Bernads

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Sabelo Nkuhlu
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Nydine Venter
    Communications Officer: Ms Siphokazi Nonyukela
    LED Officer: Mr Mandisi Mpumlwana (Director: Strategic and Local Economic Development)
    Other Senior Management: Thozamile Sompani (Director: Social and Community Services), Ms Olwethu Kwababana (Director: Technical and Infrastructure Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 43 68840 663
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 33.0%29.7%
    Population 15 to 64 63.0%65.7%
    Population over 65 4.0%4.5%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 58.852.1
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 101.0100.7
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.63%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a15.0%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a17.5%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 2.2%5.3%
    Matric 22.4%17.6%
    Higher education 6.0%3.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 11 58311 032
    Average household size 3.83.6
    Female headed households 33.9%31.2%
    Formal dwellings 93.4%90.6%
    Housing owned 52.7%46.8%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 81.6%68.0%
    Weekly refuse removal 79.0%64.2%
    Piped water inside dwelling 77.9%68.2%
    Electricity for lighting 94.5%87.1%

    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 findingsQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates16 03715 48813 28513 443
    Service charges25 77023 16921 97817 684
    Investment revenue206297710597
    Transfers recognised - operational44 19256 42868 23174 523
    Other own revenue14 8589 2583 3513 714
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)101 062104 640107 556109 961
    Employee costs39 82139 11633 45130 799
    Remuneration of councillors3 0002 9012 7682 539
    Depreciation & asset impairment21 85816 88318 90719 854
    Finance charges995650346466
    Materials and bulk purchases3 1992 6743 8972 579
    Transfers and grants15 84625 09445 06139 009
    Other expenditure42 68041 53629 95043 131
    Total Expenditure127 400128 853134 379138 376
    Surplus/(Deficit)(26 337)(24 213)(26 824)(28 415)
    Transfers recognised - capital22 20124 85628 271-
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(4 136)6431 448(28 415)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(4 136)6431 448(28 415)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure17 54126 03225 11711 669
    Transfers recognised - capital17 31225 57324 84310 678
    Public contributions & donations-347--
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds230113273990
    Total sources of capital funds17 54126 03225 11711 669
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets27 76321 22325 81222 235
    Total non current assets324 032327 159322 607316 431
    Total current liabilities42 78036 64531 59823 688
    Total non current liabilities3 8974 0263 2612 865
    Community wealth/Equity305 118307 711313 561312 113
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating16 37115 99527 50910 995
    Net cash from (used) investing(17 435)(24 117)(24 791)(10 690)
    Net cash from (used) financing1 900---
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end1 0021668 2885 571
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a8 88316 21534 157
    Irregular expendituren/a7 64629 80138 836
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a561602306
    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) 39 11633 45130 79926 994
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 2 9012 7682 5392 289
     
    Total Employee Positions 208209173176
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 293168
    Total Vacancy Percentage 13.94%1.44%9.25%4.55%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 7765
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0100
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 101087
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0250
    Community And Social Service Positions 5422231
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 77556357
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 9096
    Electricity Positions 2022
    Vacant Electricity Positions 1000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 2200
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 11111315
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 1022
    Road Transport Positions 10306
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 2000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 12070
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 2717127
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 8000
    Waste Water Management Positions 166734
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 6000
    Water Positions 24121412
    Vacant Water Positions 2000
    Other Positions 544190
    Vacant Other Positions 0000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a25.77n/a5.60
    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 10 89310 4729 6198 306
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 10 76510 2589 4698 156
    Inside the yard 10 1249 6178 9427 756
    Less than 200m from yard 505505527400
    More than 200m from yard 13613600
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 0642 0512 3072 422

    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 12 30012 30012 3007 906
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 3452 3102 3072 422

    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 9 3029 2927 6755 971
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 7 5057 5055 4875 487
    Flush toilet - septic tank 9148131 2470
    Ventilated pit latrine 416416557400
    Bucket system 3393393000
    Other 09100
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 0642 1342 3072 422

    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 6 7646 6386 6386 638
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 2362 3102 3072 422

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

  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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 info@municipalities.co.za so that we can correct them.