West Coast District Municipality (DC1)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 242, Moorreesburg, 7310
    Physical: 58 Long Street, Moorreesburg
    Tel: 022 4338400
    Fax: 086 692 6113
    Web: www.westcoastdm.co.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 31 124km²
    Description: The West Coast District Municipality is a Category C municipality located in the Western Cape Province. The municipalities adjacent to the West Coast District are the Namakwa District to the north and north-east, City of Cape Town to the south and Cape Winelands District to the south-east. It is also bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
     It is comprised of five local municipalities: Swartland, with Malmesbury as the administrative centre; Bergrivier, with Piketberg as the administrative centre; Matzikama, with Vredendal as the administrative centre; Cederberg, with Clanwilliam as the administrative centre; and Saldanha Bay, with Vredenburg as the administrative centre. Moorreesburg is the seat of the district.

    Cities/Towns: Abbotsdale, Aurora, Bitterfontein, Chatsworth, Citrusdal, Clanwilliam, Darling, Doring Bay, Ebenhaezer, Eendekuil, Elands Bay, Graafwater, Grotto Bay, Hopefield, Jacobs Bay, Kalbaskraal, Klawer, Koringberg, Lamberts Bay, Langebaan, Leipoldtville, Lutzville, Malmesbury, Moorreesburg, Nuwerus, Paternoster, Piketberg, Porterville, Redelinghuys, Riebeeck Kasteel, Riebeeck West, Rietpoort, Riverlands, Saldanha, St Helena Bay, Strandfontein, Vanrhynsdorp, Velddrif, Vredenburg, Vredendal, Wupperthal, Yzerfontein
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance, insurance, real estate and business services (24%), manufacturing (18%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (15%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (13%), general government (11%), transport, storage and communication (9%), construction (5%), community, social and personal services (4%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 16, ANC 9
    Controlling Party: DA
    Mayor: Mr John Harold Cleophas
    Other Members of Council: Roelof Strydom (Deputy Mayor), Randall Swarts (Speaker), Francois Schippers (Finance), Valery McQuire (Administration and Community Services), Basil Stanley (Infrastructure Services), Jan Meyer (Strategic Support and Economic Development)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Henry Prins
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Johann Koekemoer
    Communications Officer: Ms Helena van Rooyen (Communications Manager)
    LED Officer: Mr Earl Williams
    Other Senior Management: Wilhelm Markus (Director: Administration and Community Services), Henk Matthee (Infrastructure Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 436 403391 766
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 25.9%25.5%
    Population 15 to 64 68.3%68.5%
    Population over 65 5.8%6.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 46.545.9
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 99.098.6
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.45%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a14.6%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a19.9%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.8%5.4%
    Matric 29.1%23.7%
    Higher education 7.6%8.1%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 129 862106 781
    Average household size 3.43.4
    Female headed households 32.8%30.2%
    Formal dwellings 85.8%87.9%
    Housing owned 63.3%52.4%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 85.2%77.7%
    Weekly refuse removal 83.4%76.5%
    Piped water inside dwelling 79.9%78.7%
    Electricity for lighting 93.8%94.4%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates-----
    Service charges112 798113 875107 43992 63088 808
    Investment revenue20 50717 17613 52610 0258 899
    Transfers recognised - operational85 32488 62481 34777 56775 641
    Other own revenue127 164154 719122 948118 65581 492
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)345 794374 394325 259298 878254 840
    Employee costs148 473146 033128 955117 76367 151
    Remuneration of councillors6 0646 1535 2604 9083 951
    Depreciation & asset impairment(0)13 59812 69512 52112 485
    Finance charges6 4508 94310 45411 72610 793
    Materials and bulk purchases72 53892 82366 70952 65621 352
    Transfers and grants160----
    Other expenditure52 37992 90065 97167 933136 561
    Total Expenditure286 064360 449290 044267 507252 295
    Surplus/(Deficit)59 73013 94435 21531 3712 545
    Transfers recognised - capital1 592-3 07210 3056 421
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions61 32213 94438 28741 6768 966
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year61 32213 94438 28741 6768 966
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure10 9756 44016 15518 13436 268
    Transfers recognised - capital--3 072-6 421
    Public contributions & donations-----
    Borrowing----24 452
    Internally generated funds10 9756 44013 08318 1345 395
    Total sources of capital funds10 9756 44016 15518 13436 268
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets263 406243 555217 718190 689178 664
    Total non current assets343 668342 223374 353356 137341 672
    Total current liabilities36 92141 81252 76943 34348 171
    Total non current liabilities110 045128 125137 483148 798169 798
    Community wealth/Equity460 107415 841401 818354 686302 368
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating26 68048 24358 65239 79751 231
    Net cash from (used) investing(10 852)(6 168)(15 779)(18 134)(36 022)
    Net cash from (used) financing(7 844)(14 128)(12 945)(11 861)9 788
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end234 899226 915198 967169 038159 237
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a-161--
    Irregular expendituren/a21 04212 432-13
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-9-7
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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) 146 033128 955117 76367 15166 184
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 6 1535 2604 9083 9513 652
     
    Total Employee Positions 664638628612601
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 72858080101
    Total Vacancy Percentage 10.84%13.32%12.74%13.07%16.81%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 44444
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 3030302516
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 11121
    Community And Social Service Positions 55556
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00000
    Finance And Administration Positions 6172737456
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 25650
    Electricity Positions 88667
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00001
    Enviromental Protection Positions 4516293347
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00014
    Health Positions 302924300
    Vacant Health Positions 22170
    Public Safety Positions 107108786962
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 71215154
    Road Transport Positions 241244247235274
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 3534281664
    Sport And Recreation Positions 1414172016
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 10004
    Waste Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00000
    Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 119108115111113
    Vacant Water Positions 2431293423
    Other Positions 00000
    Vacant Other Positions 00000

    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? 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 1 006983983973964
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 1 006983983973964
    Inside the yard 1 006983983973964
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 121498397312

    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 9691918984
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1214121112

    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 9691918984
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 9691918984
    Flush toilet - septic tank 00000
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1214121112

    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 9691918984
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1214121112

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Shared services for the region; intermunicipal cooperation (waste disposal site for Matzikama and Cederberg).

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Oil and gas; aquaculture; alternative energy (wind and wave energy).
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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