Kamiesberg Local Municipality (NC064)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X200, Garies, 8220
    Physical: 22 Main Street, Garies
    Tel: 027 652 8000
    Fax: 027 652 8001
    Web: www.kamiesbergmun.co.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 14 210km²
    Description: The Kamiesberg Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Namakwa District in the Northern Cape Province. It is one of the smaller municipalities of the six that make up the district. It was established in 2001 in accordance with the demarcation process. The municipality spans three topographic zones: from the sandy coastal lowlands (Sandveld) to the mountainous central Kamiesberg escarpment (Hardveld), and to the eastern plateau of Bushmanland.
     There are no perennial rivers in the area. Water is obtained from subterranean sources. Some of the water is pumped up by windmills, but most of the water to the communal areas comes from natural springs. Many of these springs are semi-perennial and the salt content of the water can vary from year to year, causing problems.
     Four main types of vegetation are found in the area: Mountain Renosterveld, Succulent Karoo, False Succulent Karoo and Namaqualand Broken Veld. However, overall plant life is in a deteriorating state and non-edible, undesirable and poisonous vegetation is taking over.

    Cities/Towns: Garies, Hondeklip Bay, Kamieskroon, Koingnaas, Leliefontein/Kamiesberg
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 4, DA 2, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr Mervin Cloete
    Other Members of Council: S C Nero (LED), M C Rooi, L E Peterson, P J Willems, C C Kordom, R O Adams

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Joseph Cloete
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Rufus Beukes
    Communications Officer: Ms Daphne Beukes
    Other Senior Management: Daphne Beukes (Head: Corporate Services), Ferdi Links (Head: Technical Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 9 60510 187
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 23.1%26.5%
    Population 15 to 64 65.1%63.3%
    Population over 65 11.8%10.2%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 53.757.9
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 100.4101.7
    Population Growth
    Per annum -1.34%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a30.8%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a40.4%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.1%5.2%
    Matric 27.7%16.4%
    Higher education 9.5%4.3%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 3 3193 143
    Average household size 2.93.0
    Female headed households 41.8%40.9%
    Formal dwellings 96.4%95.6%
    Housing owned 76.4%63.9%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 51.1%38.8%
    Weekly refuse removal 81.5%79.4%
    Piped water inside dwelling 40.1%41.7%
    Electricity for lighting 89.8%87.4%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates66 2933 1642 807
    Service charges17 4139 8407 9696 985
    Investment revenue101417488
    Transfers recognised - operational15 36416 74517 83823 023
    Other own revenue4 6014 3034 0763 802
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)37 39437 32233 12236 705
    Employee costs16 40016 05514 79513 405
    Remuneration of councillors2 1262 2921 8092 031
    Depreciation & asset impairment-9 6488 6278 463
    Finance charges1 802-700772
    Materials and bulk purchases13 2595 67711 2689 288
    Transfers and grants3 4291 6237 6098 914
    Other expenditure7 99116 8558 8699 322
    Total Expenditure45 00752 15153 67852 196
    Surplus/(Deficit)(7 612)(14 829)(20 556)(15 491)
    Transfers recognised - capital7 6058 63553812 527
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(8)(6 194)(20 018)(2 964)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(8)(6 194)(20 018)(2 964)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure5 7129 0921 10118 367
    Transfers recognised - capital5 7128 2571 10118 367
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing-274--
    Internally generated funds-562--
    Total sources of capital funds5 7129 0921 10118 367
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets(3 231)7 7699 6269 309
    Total non current assets1 306128 585104 432113 081
    Total current liabilities(9 310)46 42539 72326 008
    Total non current liabilities6518 31310 68411 560
    Community wealth/Equity7 32071 61763 65084 822
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(3 994)9 6775 36617 959
    Net cash from (used) investing226(9 040)(1 083)(18 367)
    Net cash from (used) financing-33(161)33
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(3 631)865762(3 326)
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a18 05618 97925 037
    Irregular expendituren/a1 2362 28314 663
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a891469172
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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) 16 05514 79513 40511 587
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 2 2921 8092 0311 651
     
    Total Employee Positions 1029694103
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 9548
    Total Vacancy Percentage 8.82%5.21%4.26%7.77%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 4444
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 4444
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0100
    Community And Social Service Positions 5656
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0001
    Finance And Administration Positions 38384231
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 1001
    Electricity Positions 2112
    Vacant Electricity Positions 1001
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0110
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 0000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 0001
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0120
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 8261823
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0001
    Waste Water Management Positions 00024
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 1114164
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 29003
    Vacant Other Positions 3000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a40.54n/a35.63
    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 3 8813 8813 8813 881
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 3 8813 8813 8813 881
    Inside the yard 3 8813 8813 8813 881
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 3711 3451 3451 558

    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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 3 8813 8813 8813 881
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 3711 3451 3451 558

    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 3 8813 8813 8813 881
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 1 1051 1051 1051 105
    Flush toilet - septic tank 272272272272
    Ventilated pit latrine 2 4032 4032 4032 403
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 101101101101
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3612542451 558

    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 3 8813 8813 8813 881
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 3711 3451 3451 558

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Current: fishing (Hondeklip Bay); proposed: cultural centre, arts and crafts hub, granite manufacturing, bottling of water project.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Harbour development.
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