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 Qualified audit opinionQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates5 7476 2933 1642 807
    Service charges8 9389 8407 9696 985
    Investment revenue1411417488
    Transfers recognised - operational19 65516 74517 83823 023
    Other own revenue5 3244 3034 0763 802
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)39 80637 32233 12236 705
    Employee costs17 41316 05514 79513 405
    Remuneration of councillors2 2932 2921 8092 031
    Depreciation & asset impairment8 7689 6488 6278 463
    Finance charges4 105-700772
    Materials and bulk purchases9 2295 67711 2689 288
    Transfers and grants1 8071 6237 6098 914
    Other expenditure10 18116 8558 8699 322
    Total Expenditure53 79652 15153 67852 196
    Surplus/(Deficit)(13 990)(14 829)(20 556)(15 491)
    Transfers recognised - capital9 1698 63553812 527
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(4 821)(6 194)(20 018)(2 964)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(4 821)(6 194)(20 018)(2 964)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure9 5059 0921 10118 367
    Transfers recognised - capital7 2598 2571 10118 367
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing488274--
    Internally generated funds1 758562--
    Total sources of capital funds9 5059 0921 10118 367
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets11 6807 7699 6269 309
    Total non current assets112 376128 585104 432113 081
    Total current liabilities49 55446 42539 72326 008
    Total non current liabilities21 48118 31310 68411 560
    Community wealth/Equity53 02071 61763 65084 822
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating8 0259 6775 36617 959
    Net cash from (used) investing(8 418)(9 040)(1 083)(18 367)
    Net cash from (used) financing9933(161)33
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end571865762(3 326)
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure10 99918 05618 97925 037
    Irregular expenditure1 5201 2362 28314 663
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure2 444891469172
    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) 17 41316 05514 79513 40511 587
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 2 2932 2921 8092 0311 651
     
    Total Employee Positions 1121029694103
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 79548
    Total Vacancy Percentage 6.25%8.82%5.21%4.26%7.77%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 75555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 24444
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 54444
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 20100
    Community And Social Service Positions 55656
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00001
    Finance And Administration Positions 4938384231
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 21001
    Electricity Positions 42112
    Vacant Electricity Positions 11001
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00110
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 00000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00000
    Road Transport Positions 70001
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00120
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 88261823
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00001
    Waste Water Management Positions 800024
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 161114164
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 329003
    Vacant Other Positions 03000

    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/a40.54n/a35.63
    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 3 8813 8813 8813 8813 881
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 3 8813 8813 8813 8813 881
    Inside the yard 3 8813 8813 8813 8813 881
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 2761 3711 3451 3451 558

    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 3 8813 8813 8813 8813 881
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 2011 3711 3451 3451 558

    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 3 8813 8813 8813 8813 881
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 1 1051 1051 1051 1051 105
    Flush toilet - septic tank 442272272272272
    Ventilated pit latrine 2 3342 4032 4032 4032 403
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 0101101101101
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2053612542451 558

    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 3 8813 8813 8813 8813 881
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 2261 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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