Richtersveld Local Municipality (NC061)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X113, Port Nolloth, 8280
    Physical: Main Road, Port Nolloth
    Tel: 027 851 1111
    Fax: 027 851 1101
    Web: www.richtersveld.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 9 608km²
    Description: The Richtersveld Local Municipality is a Category B municipality in the Namakwa District of the Northern Cape Province. It is the smallest municipality of six in the district, making up only 6% of its geographical area. The municipality is named after Reverend W Richter, a Dutch missionary of the 20th century who opened a mission station in Koeboes.
     The Richtersveld is a unique landscape surrounded by a variety of contrasts. It is a conservation area. Rainfall is minimal and water is a scarce commodity, yet the vast plains, which are considered a special place by some, are still a very beautiful region with unique characteristics that attract thousands of tourists.
     In Port Nolloth there is the ocean, at Alexander Bay there is the Orange River, and at Lekkersing and Eksteensfontein there is underground water that is a little brackish.

    Cities/Towns: Alexander Bay, Eksteensfontein, Kuboes, Port Nolloth, Richtersveld, Sanddrift
    Main Economic Sectors: Mining, agriculture, fishing, tourism
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 4, DA 3
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr Arthur Jansen
    Other Members of Council: W J Links (Ward Councillor), G Beukes (Ward Councillor), M Isaacs (Proportional), R Jonker (Proportional), A Bock (Ward Councillor), C Stuurman (Ward Councillor)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: D Maposa (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Michelle Basson
    Communications Officer: Ms Ethel Cloete
    LED Officer: Mr Sydney Adams (Strategic and Planning Manager)
    Other Senior Management: Ethel Cloete (Manager: Corporate Services), John Komanisi (Manager: Infrastructure)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 12 48711 982
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 20.4%23.8%
    Population 15 to 64 72.4%70.2%
    Population over 65 7.2%6.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 38.142.5
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 113.2110.9
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.94%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a18.6%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a22.4%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 0.5%2.5%
    Matric 23.7%18.8%
    Higher education 7.2%7.3%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 4 2113 543
    Average household size 3.03.1
    Female headed households 37.4%37.3%
    Formal dwellings 98.7%88.5%
    Housing owned 60.7%50.0%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 80.2%69.8%
    Weekly refuse removal 87.2%82.8%
    Piped water inside dwelling 69.7%68.6%
    Electricity for lighting 97.3%96.0%

    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 opinionQualified audit opinionFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates11 40410 3339 1898 6907 801
    Service charges21 38221 27320 41518 01116 765
    Investment revenue116390325360653
    Transfers recognised - operational13 52318 23921 64915 82721 220
    Other own revenue6 3765 2596 0365 2046 027
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)52 80155 49457 61648 09152 466
    Employee costs18 94421 02918 00917 12315 635
    Remuneration of councillors1 8012 2201 9801 9701 981
    Depreciation & asset impairment-5 8774 4394 5294 421
    Finance charges61 1691 1209471 041
    Materials and bulk purchases11 77012 02111 3659 4219 605
    Transfers and grants3 001--17 20413 435
    Other expenditure10 12220 98519 85814 60413 762
    Total Expenditure45 64463 30056 77265 79759 880
    Surplus/(Deficit)7 157(7 806)844(17 706)(7 414)
    Transfers recognised - capital-5 3628 65517 10916 354
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions7 157(2 444)9 499(597)8 940
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year7 157(2 444)9 499(597)8 940
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure7 64912 18010 8425 30415 725
    Transfers recognised - capital6 7599 01710 8425 25615 216
    Public contributions & donations55----
    Borrowing-3 065--75
    Internally generated funds83598-48434
    Total sources of capital funds7 64912 18010 8425 30415 725
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets1 0156 1627 8619 69315 610
    Total non current assets(123)181 692175 571163 459158 878
    Total current liabilities(524)12 3208 49712 90613 699
    Total non current liabilities14620 34014 33610 60511 682
    Community wealth/Equity1 269155 194160 598149 641149 106
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating9 0535 3038 5255 00711 032
    Net cash from (used) investing(7 346)(5 975)(10 315)(7 333)(15 731)
    Net cash from (used) financing(1 830)(674)(1 146)(1 495)(1 352)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end2362 2953 6426 57710 398
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a8 6847 00810 7226 677
    Irregular expendituren/a4 07516 161-9 754
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a19104614
    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) 21 02918 00917 12315 63512 798
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 2 2201 9801 9701 9811 849
     
    Total Employee Positions 135143142141138
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 15151086
    Total Vacancy Percentage 11.11%10.49%7.04%5.67%4.35%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 55222
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 04112
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 33443
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 11000
    Community And Social Service Positions 1512161415
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 20000
    Finance And Administration Positions 5149424138
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 68421
    Electricity Positions 77677
    Vacant Electricity Positions 32222
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 00000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00000
    Road Transport Positions 107242425
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 10221
    Sport And Recreation Positions 414181818
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 511886
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00010
    Waste Water Management Positions 1717788
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00000
    Water Positions 56666
    Vacant Water Positions 00100
    Other Positions 13129910
    Vacant Other Positions 20000

    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/a42.25n/a36.77
    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 8783 8683 7183 1303 126
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 3 7623 7523 6023 0133 012
    Inside the yard 3 7523 7523 6023 0133 012
    Less than 200m from yard 100000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 0681 0491 0601 1011 066

    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 4063 4063 2562 8802 880
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 0331 0491 0241 0261 011

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a000
    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 9693 8683 7183 1303 126
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 2 0021 8121 7121 6441 644
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1 3711 5611 5119811 079
    Ventilated pit latrine 1351502802890
    Bucket system 303099990
    Other 31519900289
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 0681 0491 0601 1011 066

    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 3663 3663 1303 1303 126
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 0681 0491 0601 1011 066

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Upgrading of internal roads in Ward 1; ACIP refurbishment of wastewater treatment works; desalination plant at Port Nolloth; upgrading of Port Nolloth Harbour.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Port Nolloth Community Cooperative Fish Factory Processing Plant; four abalone ranching rights with local partners; possible mariculture partners in fishing, abalone ranching, kelp and kelp processing; infrastructure for oil and gas industry services; establishment of an oyster and abalone hatchery to cater for the growing demand and abalone spat; building of new deepwater harbour at Boegoe Baai.
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