Drakenstein Local Municipality (WC023)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 1, Paarl, 7622
    Physical: Bergrivier Boulevard, Paarl
    Tel: 021 807 4500
    Fax: 021 872 8054
    Web: www.drakenstein.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 538km²
    Description: The Drakenstein Local Municipality is a Category B municipality forming part of the Cape Winelands District in the Western Cape Province. It is bordered on the west by the City of Cape Town Metro and West Coast District. The municipality is one of five in the district.
     It stretches from just south of the N1 freeway, including Simondium in the south, up to and including Saron in the north. The Klein Drakenstein, Limiet and Saron Mountain Ranges form its eastern edge, and the agricultural areas immediately to the west of the R45 form its western border.
     Paarl and Wellington are the main urban centres in the municipality, located in close proximity to the N1 in the south, with smaller rural settlements at Saron and Gouda in the north and Hermon in the mid-west.

    Cities/Towns: Gouda, Paarl, Saron, Wellington
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance and business services (25.6%), manufacturing (25.6%), retail and trade (22%), agriculture (14.9%)
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 43, ANC 15, EFF 2, ACDP 1, F.D 1, ICOSA 1, PDM 1, VF PLUS 1
    Controlling Party: DA
    Mayor: Mr Conrad Poole
    Other Members of Council: Gert Combrink (Deputy Mayor and Financial Services), Aidan Stoman (Speaker), Anré Koegelenberg (Chief Whip), Mr Koos le Roux (Engineering Services), Patricia Mokoena (Corporate Services), Mr Johan Miller (Planning, Economic Development and Tourism), Ms Francis Jacobs (Social Services), Ms Laurichia van Niekerk (Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture), Ms Lorraine Willemse (Human Settlements and Property Management), Mr Rean Smuts (Public Safety), Ms Rita Andreas (Rural Development), Reinhardt van Nieuwenhuizen (Communication and Intergovernmental Relations), Christephine Kearns (Environment, Parks and Open Spaces)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr J Carstens (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms C Lategan (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Ms M M Haasbroek
    LED Officer: Ms C Phillips (Manager: LED and Tourism)
    Other Senior Management: Lauren Waring (Executive Manager: Planning and Economic Development), Annalene De Beer (Executive Manager: Corporate Services), Deon Louw (Executive Manager: Infrastructure Services), Gary Boshoff (Executive Manager: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 280 195251 262
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 26.4%25.6%
    Population 15 to 64 69.0%69.2%
    Population over 65 4.6%5.2%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 45.044.5
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 97.696.7
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.48%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a17.6%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a24.6%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 2.1%3.3%
    Matric 33.7%27.4%
    Higher education 11.1%11.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 71 68659 774
    Average household size 3.93.8
    Female headed households 34.1%33.6%
    Formal dwellings 90.3%85.1%
    Housing owned 54.8%46.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 96.9%90.2%
    Weekly refuse removal 90.6%86.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 84.5%80.0%
    Electricity for lighting 95.5%95.0%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates237 074211 021195 502174 987179 769
    Service charges1 392 4131 251 5781 053 366946 405890 480
    Investment revenue20 42119 26113 7689 8566 106
    Transfers recognised - operational144 531146 255144 063223 348199 515
    Other own revenue120 142158 658128 174135 34875 820
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)1 914 5811 786 7731 534 8721 489 9431 351 690
    Employee costs447 571425 943412 476365 800341 296
    Remuneration of councillors26 33121 05419 97618 74517 641
    Depreciation & asset impairment138 094257 532168 108190 531153 285
    Finance charges91 93876 58061 02558 97649 276
    Materials and bulk purchases633 420592 627543 065496 541466 494
    Transfers and grants4724932 068337428
    Other expenditure535 054442 769411 981392 657314 995
    Total Expenditure1 872 8801 816 9981 618 6981 523 5881 343 415
    Surplus/(Deficit)41 701(30 225)(83 826)(33 645)8 274
    Transfers recognised - capital121 35673 72251 2092 697-
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions163 05743 496(32 617)(30 948)8 274
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year163 05743 496(32 617)(30 948)8 274
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure538 009317 052215 404207 951235 214
    Transfers recognised - capital63 87474 04764 88685 93056 631
    Public contributions & donations-----
    Borrowing451 798226 108123 185112 180166 871
    Internally generated funds22 33716 89827 3329 84111 712
    Total sources of capital funds538 009317 052215 404207 951235 214
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets574 400632 329542 234438 022413 956
    Total non current assets5 227 9734 691 1034 616 5894 563 0944 229 399
    Total current liabilities504 320496 216491 303401 285351 234
    Total non current liabilities1 311 5611 050 503839 571729 252720 179
    Community wealth/Equity3 986 4923 776 7143 827 9503 870 5793 571 941
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating397 380(173 444)(86 669)2 621 9212 211 624
    Net cash from (used) investing(538 009)74 24371 296(25 605)(42)
    Net cash from (used) financing287 651164 38092 06624 202133 530
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end288 011324 705259 526182 669135 846
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a--34 19116 579
    Irregular expendituren/a8925 970-3 576
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a65--52
    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) 425 943412 476365 800341 296321 409
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 21 05419 97618 74517 64116 656
     
    Total Employee Positions 2 2111 8982 1092 5262 202
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 422100307279247
    Total Vacancy Percentage 19.09%5.27%14.56%11.05%11.22%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 68666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 12031
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 4540404545
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 40555
    Community And Social Service Positions 166304302697539
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 232326289
    Finance And Administration Positions 334325348514375
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 943574137
    Electricity Positions 149146143181179
    Vacant Electricity Positions 8781222
    Enviromental Protection Positions 992000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 372000
    Health Positions 1096000
    Vacant Health Positions 211000
    Public Safety Positions 239177212213178
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 645552218
    Road Transport Positions 217174181353182
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 47815949
    Sport And Recreation Positions 15414912700
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 2523100
    Waste Management Positions 227170171195136
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 611630823
    Waste Water Management Positions 11410713717178
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 5037149
    Water Positions 1968910410987
    Vacant Water Positions 12420138
    Other Positions 15620133842397
    Vacant Other Positions 202747526

    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/a72.14n/a96.29
    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 44 33443 71142 15841 42741 427
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 40 98440 36138 79838 09838 098
    Inside the yard 36 55236 44835 04834 03437 204
    Less than 200m from yard 4 1353 7503 7503 601894
    More than 200m from yard 29716304630
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 39 44235 37434 42529 24129 241

    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 57 82756 80956 00048 16448 164
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 15 45215 18614 84612 47018 023

    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 51 54051 22750 98241 04941 049
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 34 77434 77434 77426 67426 674
    Flush toilet - septic tank 8 0307 9837 7576 8016 801
    Ventilated pit latrine 142142485485485
    Bucket system 3783783782424
    Other 4 8564 5904 2284 2284 228
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 17 97115 09513 30011 1656 531

    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 41 51541 51540 41343 57838 734
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 17 97115 09513 30011 1656 531

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Support to cooperatives; establishment of local tourism organisation; support to informal traders; implementation of skills development programmes; establishment of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ); reduction in red tape programme; job creation through the implementation of capital projects (EPWP); tourism marketing projects.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Paarl CBD Redevelopment; call centres (business process outsourcing); tourism (wine, leisure and sports tourism); agriculture and agro-processing (viticulture, olives, fruit production and buchu farming).
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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