Makana Local Municipality (EC104)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 176, Grahamstown, 6140
    Physical: City Hall, High Street, Grahamstown
    Tel: 046 603 6131
    Fax: 046 622 9700
    Web: www.makana.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 4 376km²
    Description: The Makana Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located in the Eastern Cape Province on the south-eastern seaboard and in the western part of the Eastern Cape Province. It is one of the seven municipalities in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality.
     With the cities of Port Elizabeth 120km to the west and East London 180km to the east, Makana Municipality is strategically situated between two of the province’s largest industrial centres. Both coastal cities are served by well-equipped container ports and have major airports linking them to Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.
     The Makana area has nearly a million hectares devoted to game. A range of public and private nature reserves span the area, from the world-famous Shamwari in the west to the magnificent Double Drift and Kwandwe Reserves in the east.
     Grahamstown is the hub of the Makana Municipality and has more than 70 declared National Heritage Sites. One of these is the highest church spire in the country. Grahamstown was founded in 1812 and is entrenched in historical events, from the 1820 Settlers to a 100-year-old university. It also hosts some of the oldest schools. It is the seat of Rhodes University, as well as other prominent and internationally acclaimed primary and high schools. Rhodes University is a 104-year-old internationally recognised institution with a well-established reputation for academic excellence.
     Each year, Grahamstown comes alive with activity when the National Arts Festival comes to town. Visitors get the chance to see performances from national artists, experience the local markets, and get a taste of culture and indigenous cuisines.

    Cities/Towns: Alicedale, Grahamstown, Riebeek East, Sidbury
    Main Economic Sectors: Government (51.5%), trade (15.6%), finance and business services (15.3%), manufacturing (7.1%), agriculture (4.4%), transport and communication (2.9%), construction (2.1%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    The municipality is currently under S139 provincial administration.
    Composition of Council: ANC 17, DA 6, EFF 2
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Ms Nomhle Gaga
    Other Members of Council: Y Vara (Speaker), N Masoma (Chairperson: Finance, Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation), M Matyumza (Chairperson: Engineering and Infrastructure), E Louw (Chairperson: LED and Planning), P Matyumza (Chairperson: Public Safety and Community Service), M Khubalo (Chairperson: Tourism and Cultural Industries)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Riana Meiring (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Nontobeko Faith Siwahla
    Communications Officer: Mrs Yoliswa Ramakolo
    LED Officer: Riana Meiring
    Other Senior Management: Daluxolo Mlenzana (Acting Director: Engineering and Infrastructure), Ettienne Mager (Acting Director: Corporate and Shared Services), Mandisi Planga (Public Safety and Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 82 06080 390
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 26.8%24.4%
    Population 15 to 64 67.6%69.4%
    Population over 65 5.6%6.2%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 47.944.1
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 91.590.4
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.47%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a32.5%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a42.3%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.6%6.3%
    Matric 27.0%22.7%
    Higher education 13.0%11.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 22 70021 388
    Average household size 3.63.4
    Female headed households 45.3%44.5%
    Formal dwellings 90.7%85.4%
    Housing owned 56.1%48.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 83.8%71.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 90.1%88.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 45.1%49.8%
    Electricity for lighting 96.6%89.5%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates45 40753 45053 82746 13538 084
    Service charges138 019202 543196 610161 564166 253
    Investment revenue3 9731 00012 49410 8361 325
    Transfers recognised - operational32 58486 09481 63261 79473 804
    Other own revenue33 31028 8427 2457 36716 899
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)253 293371 928351 809287 696296 366
    Employee costs69 890144 120129 930124 836113 558
    Remuneration of councillors3 1549 4229 4588 3377 782
    Depreciation & asset impairment6 73921 75333 59936 72923 057
    Finance charges(158)19 00016 4566 337215
    Materials and bulk purchases46 20895 36182 03767 0968 141
    Transfers and grants1 5592 37030 80822 09316 272
    Other expenditure89 700179 49986 96380 604179 031
    Total Expenditure217 091471 524389 251346 033348 057
    Surplus/(Deficit)36 202(99 596)(37 442)(58 337)(51 691)
    Transfers recognised - capital-30 17928 97932 63659 948
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions36 202(69 416)(8 463)(25 701)8 257
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year36 202(69 416)(8 463)(25 701)8 257
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure16 01728 62440 733-94 186
    Transfers recognised - capital13 79227 24921 851-34 199
    Public contributions & donations-932---
    Borrowing2 225-6 835-16 849
    Internally generated funds-44212 047-43 139
    Total sources of capital funds16 01728 62440 733-94 186
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets485 91656 641257 605167 155185
    Total non current assets1 688 3001 108 1171 072 6321 041 4691 499
    Total current liabilities285 849181 793236 979168 228154
    Total non current liabilities67 550149 374116 50289 83070
    Community wealth/Equity1 820 816833 592976 755950 5671 460
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating83 79612 06755 925(9 677)28
    Net cash from (used) investing(24 114)(28 166)(38 853)(54 116)(94)
    Net cash from (used) financing--1 06330 36523
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end64 8615 5604 698(23 596)10
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a28 58031 7816 374-
    Irregular expendituren/a46 586521115 260188 599
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a9 9295 766889-
    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) 144 120129 930124 836113 558103 423
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 4229 4588 3377 7827 704
     
    Total Employee Positions 674599539693593
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 81341822
    Total Vacancy Percentage 1.19%2.17%0.74%26.26%0.34%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 77666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 25300
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 3939242420
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 68142
    Community And Social Service Positions 29749310691
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 000270
    Finance And Administration Positions 10287889898
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 000240
    Electricity Positions 4547484947
    Vacant Electricity Positions 000140
    Enviromental Protection Positions 004480
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 66666110763
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 000320
    Road Transport Positions 6106410032
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 000210
    Sport And Recreation Positions 8866000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 800508674
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00020
    Waste Water Management Positions 630476082
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 000310
    Water Positions 6719554530
    Vacant Water Positions 000270
    Other Positions 2718000
    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/a70.83n/a71.90
    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 25 17424 96524 09523 99823 381
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 25 17424 96524 09523 45423 381
    Inside the yard 24 30424 09524 09523 45423 381
    Less than 200m from yard 870870000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 3816 2126 1896 9716 921

    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? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 26 99925 84524 85324 85324 564
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 5996 2126 1896 5187 878

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a0n/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 21 43421 43421 43421 43421 353
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 19 20719 20719 20718 63118 550
    Flush toilet - septic tank 459459459459459
    Ventilated pit latrine 1 5241 5241 5242 1002 100
    Bucket system 244244244244244
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 3816 2126 1896 9716 921

    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 23 96523 96522 71722 71722 717
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 3816 2126 1896 9716 921

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Egazini Interpretation Centre development; Egazini Memorial Site development; Creative City Project; development of hawker stalls; Kaolin Mining Project.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Kaolin mining; hospitality sector (five-star hotel and a conference centre); tourism sector (Thomas Baines Nature Reserve – development of chalets and recreation facilities); transport sector (airport development).
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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