Blue Crane Route Local Municipality (EC102)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 21, Somerset East, 5850
    Physical: 67 Nojoli Street, Somerset East
    Tel: 042 243 6400
    Fax: 042 243 0633
    Web: www.bcrm.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 11 069km²
    Description: The Blue Crane Route Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Sarah Baartman District in the Eastern Cape Province. It is bordered by the Chris Hani District in the north, Sundays River Valley in the south, Amathole District and Makana in the east, and Dr Beyers Naudé in the west.
     It is the second-largest municipality of seven in the district, accounting for 19% of the geographical area, and is an an administrative area. The municipality is named after the South African national bird, the blue crane.

    Cities/Towns: Cookhouse, Pearston, Petersburg, Somerset East
    Main Economic Sectors: Transport and communication (22.8%), government (18.8%), finance and business services (12.2%), manufacturing (12%), agriculture (11.3%), wholesale and retail trade (10.2%), community services (9%), construction (2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 7, DA 4
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Bonisile Manxoweni
    Other Members of Council: Bonisile Manxoweni (Mayor, Speaker and Finance Committee), Neliswa Nkonyeni (Chief Whip), Anthony Hufkie (Community Services Committee), Mpumelelo Kwatsha (Corporate Services Committee), Thabo Grootboom (Technical Services Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Thabiso Klaas
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr G Goliath
    Communications Officer: Ms S Gungqwa
    Other Senior Management: Mr S Mvunelwa (Director: Community Services), Ms Z Ntile (Director: Technical Services), Mr F Cotani (Director: Corporate Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 36 06336 002
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 32.8%29.2%
    Population 15 to 64 60.7%63.8%
    Population over 65 6.5%7.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 64.756.8
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 97.996.5
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.04%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a30.7%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a40.0%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 6.2%10.5%
    Matric 20.5%18.9%
    Higher education 2.6%6.3%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 9 8769 761
    Average household size 3.73.5
    Female headed households 41.3%39.3%
    Formal dwellings 96.9%95.9%
    Housing owned 59.4%52.2%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 86.5%80.5%
    Weekly refuse removal 86.1%80.3%
    Piped water inside dwelling 37.3%51.4%
    Electricity for lighting 88.7%86.9%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates11 15310 0989 0558 4968 117
    Service charges119 91397 43290 56092 13277 431
    Investment revenue9871 4468201 7041 629
    Transfers recognised - operational51 78652 41951 88050 51355 127
    Other own revenue8 58534 11012 32910 5129 834
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)192 425195 505164 644163 358152 138
    Employee costs71 78069 75761 45754 44451 454
    Remuneration of councillors3 3153 5723 1492 9972 739
    Depreciation & asset impairment34 44934 69933 23135 42416 198
    Finance charges1 7005 4542 4792 8212 205
    Materials and bulk purchases74 50867 99757 56353 65252 267
    Transfers and grants-----
    Other expenditure44 66236 49239 40550 80136 035
    Total Expenditure230 413217 970197 284200 139160 899
    Surplus/(Deficit)(37 988)(22 465)(32 639)(36 781)(8 761)
    Transfers recognised - capital19 35718 17020 66540 53923 209
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(18 631)(4 295)(11 974)3 75814 448
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(18 631)(4 295)(11 974)3 75814 448
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure15 85412 33138 50839 66326 876
    Transfers recognised - capital14 5825 61219 66135 60420 681
    Public contributions & donations-----
    Borrowing-3 30013 544876-
    Internally generated funds1 2723 4195 3043 1836 195
    Total sources of capital funds15 85412 33138 50839 66326 876
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets34 49440 38437 49052 85543 107
    Total non current assets667 134687 565665 322708 622384 785
    Total current liabilities55 35647 43332 77057 39847 644
    Total non current liabilities31 78248 61638 92217 61115 103
    Community wealth/Equity614 490631 900631 120686 468365 145
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating9 02616 17213 83327 51631 208
    Net cash from (used) investing(13 755)(12 325)(33 245)(34 520)(23 384)
    Net cash from (used) financing(2 462)(853)12 024(1 012)(1 469)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end6 92014 11311 11918 62326 639
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a15 8001 92812 828357
    Irregular expendituren/a12 21639 59533 06924 112
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a8151251
    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) 69 75761 45754 44451 45449 161
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 3 5723 1492 9972 7392 462
     
    Total Employee Positions 326314376319300
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1907290
    Total Vacancy Percentage 5.83%0.00%19.15%2.82%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 55555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00030
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 00001
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00000
    Community And Social Service Positions 4543454331
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 20430
    Finance And Administration Positions 6460669372
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 20320
    Electricity Positions 3332282730
    Vacant Electricity Positions 20500
    Enviromental Protection Positions 22333
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00110
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 1111631011
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 005200
    Road Transport Positions 00000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 5455616166
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 10200
    Waste Water Management Positions 1817171718
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 30200
    Water Positions 2222222324
    Vacant Water Positions 10000
    Other Positions 7267663739
    Vacant Other Positions 80300

    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/a35.10n/a59.05
    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 7 6617 2647 3017 2047 166
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 6 8646 8566 8566 8316 790
    Inside the yard 6 8646 8566 8566 8316 790
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 3833 9774 2424 0453 677

    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 7 6317 6317 6317 5507 445
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 3833 9774 2424 0453 677

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/an/a0
    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 9 5699 2879 2879 1098 502
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 6 5866 5866 5868 6257 868
    Flush toilet - septic tank 2 3232 0412 03900
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 35935936100
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 3833 9774 2424 0453 677

    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 8 5588 5588 5588 6257 361
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 3833 9774 2424 0453 677

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

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