Witzenberg Local Municipality (WC022)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 44, Ceres, 6835
    Physical: 50 Voortrekker Street, Ceres
    Tel: 023 316 1854
    Fax: 023 316 1877
    Web: www.witzenberg.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 10 753km²
    Description: The Witzenberg Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located within the Cape Winelands District in the Western Cape Province. The municipality is situated about 150km north-east of Cape Town.
     The region is surrounded by three mountain ranges: the Obiqua Mountains to the west, the Winterhoek Mountains to the north and the Witzenberg Range to the east. It is the largest municipality of five in the district, making up half of its geographical area.
     Rural areas within the municipal boundary are Warm Bokkeveld, Koue Bokkeveld, Agter-Witzenberg and the northern portion of Breede River Valley (Het Land van Waveren). The municipality is responsible for basic service provision to the demarcated municipal area that includes the towns of Ceres, Tulbagh, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Wolseley and Op-die-Berg.

    Cities/Towns: Ceres, Die Dorp Op Die Berg, Prince Alfred Hamlet, Tulbagh, Wolseley
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (29.1%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (22%), manufacturing (16.2%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (10%), general government (8.4%), transport, storage and communication (8%), community, social and personal services (3.5%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 11, ANC 8, COPE 1, EFF 1, ICOSA 1, WA 1
    Controlling Party: DA/ANC Coalition
    Mayor: Mr Barnito Klaasen
    Other Members of Council: Theodore Godden (Speaker), Kariem Adams (Deputy Mayor and Chairperson: Community Development), J J Visagie (Chairperson: Technical Services), T Abrahams (Chairperson: Rural Economic Development and Tourism), Hennie Smit (Chairperson: Corporate and Financial Services), E Sidego (Chairperson: Housing)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr David Nasson
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Cobus Kritzinger
    Communications Officer: Ms Anette Radjoo (Manager: Communication and Marketing)
    LED Officer: Mr Grant Lintnaar (Manager: Socio-Economic Development)
    Other Senior Management: M Mpeluza (Director: Corporate Services), Jo-Ann Krieger (Director: Community Services), Joseph Barnard (Director: Technical Services), Cobus Kritzinger (Director: Financial Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 130 548115 946
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 25.5%25.4%
    Population 15 to 64 70.9%70.4%
    Population over 65 3.5%4.2%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 41.042.0
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 108.4105.6
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.70%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a7.6%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a9.9%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.7%6.6%
    Matric 24.7%18.2%
    Higher education 5.9%5.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 35 97627 419
    Average household size 3.63.4
    Female headed households 29.3%28.9%
    Formal dwellings 83.3%86.2%
    Housing owned 42.8%34.5%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 92.4%86.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 87.1%69.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 82.2%78.8%
    Electricity for lighting 94.5%93.4%

    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 rates61 08557 04050 09948 58545 278
    Service charges281 201279 542241 849224 379207 843
    Investment revenue8 3096 7724 6583 2682 054
    Transfers recognised - operational87 49374 14184 00889 62472 347
    Other own revenue31 04641 47654 23330 86626 969
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)469 135458 972434 847396 722354 492
    Employee costs132 489120 804115 936105 57096 930
    Remuneration of councillors8 7808 6628 0657 7896 932
    Depreciation & asset impairment18 94626 97926 30516 24714 370
    Finance charges9 83117 90314 30012 37313 141
    Materials and bulk purchases158 377160 425138 170125 407118 181
    Transfers and grants941969922812767
    Other expenditure125 654113 668108 288113 63886 369
    Total Expenditure455 018449 409411 985381 836336 691
    Surplus/(Deficit)14 1179 56222 86214 88617 800
    Transfers recognised - capital33 95051 53951 63448 13673 085
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions48 06761 10174 49663 02290 886
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate-----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year48 06761 10174 49663 02290 886
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure62 21776 25870 87759 81387 318
    Transfers recognised - capital38 84350 55951 63446 30972 458
    Public contributions & donations1732 7956 951847701
    Borrowing2 297----
    Internally generated funds20 90422 90512 29312 65614 158
    Total sources of capital funds62 21776 25870 87759 81387 318
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets160 171165 596129 47891 64774 039
    Total non current assets828 111791 425737 515648 216610 223
    Total current liabilities67 77686 70374 22038 64946 740
    Total non current liabilities172 059168 521159 671122 895122 793
    Community wealth/Equity748 446701 796633 103578 319514 728
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating2 56061 12561 827110 93550 256
    Net cash from (used) investing(13 723)(19 100)(25 033)(101 349)(49 380)
    Net cash from (used) financing(8 150)(7 368)(7 473)(7 376)(6 422)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end77 71897 04062 38333 0638 931
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a-7 757-20 308
    Irregular expendituren/a---431
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a----
    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) 120 804115 936105 57096 93089 302
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 6628 0657 7896 9326 639
     
    Total Employee Positions 492650615612574
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1532172430
    Total Vacancy Percentage 3.05%4.92%2.76%3.92%5.23%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 55555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 2322222622
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 42325
    Community And Social Service Positions 29128138193211
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 55109
    Finance And Administration Positions 738411510173
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 65154
    Electricity Positions 3635454445
    Vacant Electricity Positions 04434
    Enviromental Protection Positions 590032
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00010
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 4936412718
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 02202
    Road Transport Positions 3258374443
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00031
    Sport And Recreation Positions 37584500
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 94142929995
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 08371
    Waste Water Management Positions 00581753
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00334
    Water Positions 55530360
    Vacant Water Positions 00000
    Other Positions 02917177
    Vacant Other Positions 06000

    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/a95.77n/a97.63
    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 15 17314 49213 96113 39211 608
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 14 83514 30113 96113 39211 608
    Inside the yard 12 89412 20212 20011 85511 608
    Less than 200m from yard 1 9412 0991 7611 5370
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 5744 7014 4504 1262 884

    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 15 24013 37212 97312 63512 619
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 5744 9094 4504 1262 884

    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 14 56714 41314 11612 52212 522
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 13 44911 73511 26312 52212 522
    Flush toilet - septic tank 72672672600
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 541 7612 09900
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 5744 7014 4504 1262 884

    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 13 92013 92013 26612 83611 647
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 5744 7014 4504 1262 884

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

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