Bitou Local Municipality (WC047)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X1002, Plettenberg Bay, 6600
    Physical: 1 Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay
    Tel: 044 501 3000
    Fax: 044 533 3485
    Web: www.bitou.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 992km²
    Description: The Bitou Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located in the far west of the Eden District in the Western Cape Province. It is bordered in the north by George Local Municipality, in the south by the Indian Ocean, in the east by the Eastern Cape Province, and in the west by Knysna Local Municipality.
     It is the smallest municipality of the seven that make up the district, accounting for only 4% of its geographical area.

    Cities/Towns: Keurboomstrand, Krantshoek, Kurland, Kwanokuthula, Nature's Valley, Plettenberg Bay, Wittedrift
    Main Economic Sectors: Wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (29.4%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (22.7%), manufacturing (15.1%), construction (11.9%), transport, storage and communication (5.8%), general government (5.1%), community, social and personal services (4.7%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (4.3%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 6, DA 6, AUF 1
    Controlling Party: DA/AUF Coalition
    Mayor: Mr Peter Lobese
    Other Members of Council: Euan Wildeman (Deputy Mayor), Mpakamisi Mbali (Speaker), Monica Seyisi (Mayco Member), Sandiso Gcabayi (Mayco Member)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: R K Smit (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: M Memani (Acting)
    Communications Officer: H Swartz (Acting Manager: Communications)
    LED Officer: Mr Lesley Jacobs
    Other Senior Management: Alan Croutz (Manager: Legal Services), Mbuleo Memani (Senior Manager: Budget and Financial Reporting), Thembinkosi Henge (Manager: IDP)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 59 15749 162
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 25.4%25.2%
    Population 15 to 64 68.5%68.4%
    Population over 65 6.1%6.4%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 46.046.1
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 100.199.1
    Population Growth
    Per annum 4.21%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a30.1%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a37.9%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 2.0%2.4%
    Matric 32.5%28.2%
    Higher education 9.2%12.1%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 21 91416 645
    Average household size 2.72.8
    Female headed households 35.4%33.5%
    Formal dwellings 76.6%72.2%
    Housing owned 66.2%45.9%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 89.0%75.6%
    Weekly refuse removal 88.6%87.7%
    Piped water inside dwelling 59.3%58.5%
    Electricity for lighting 98.7%94.0%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates114 092108 387102 20398 651
    Service charges241 268220 593201 181197 762
    Investment revenue9 3228 9236 1473 431
    Transfers recognised - operational99 452103 330106 85091 080
    Other own revenue29 20056 58439 07220 350
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)493 334497 816455 453411 274
    Employee costs187 348167 736134 541126 037
    Remuneration of councillors5 1075 2504 7674 701
    Depreciation & asset impairment23 96221 45622 05521 095
    Finance charges15 04616 33621 17713 609
    Materials and bulk purchases98 18588 63884 45971 543
    Transfers and grants4 0004 2003 0432 443
    Other expenditure150 760156 954165 808141 051
    Total Expenditure484 408460 570435 850380 479
    Surplus/(Deficit)8 92637 24619 60330 795
    Transfers recognised - capital87 08748 95734 10450 185
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions96 01386 20353 70780 981
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year96 01386 20353 70780 981
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure113 06696 76255 49767 773
    Transfers recognised - capital70 56544 50630 72242 653
    Public contributions & donations8535296732 165
    Borrowing19 55424 5869 98718 335
    Internally generated funds22 09427 14014 1154 619
    Total sources of capital funds113 06696 76255 49767 773
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets295 498178 093158 88690 652
    Total non current assets976 647906 088825 510767 537
    Total current liabilities63 019102 79492 40428 726
    Total non current liabilities268 537213 908202 758212 521
    Community wealth/Equity940 589767 478689 235616 943
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating142 542107 738107 61649 158
    Net cash from (used) investing(143 699)(60 771)(55 723)(60 697)
    Net cash from (used) financing8 0455 611(2 442)8 266
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end127 852120 96398 62828 509
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a--14 757
    Irregular expendituren/a1 57370-
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-291-
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Unaudited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 167 736134 541126 037108 939100 822
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 5 2504 7674 7014 0433 735
     
    Total Employee Positions 746654629667627
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 20219519719966
    Total Vacancy Percentage 27.08%29.82%31.32%29.84%10.53%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66665
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 30000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 3331272726
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 45770
    Community And Social Service Positions 43313171128
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 16381012
    Finance And Administration Positions 302143150149158
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 773739395
    Electricity Positions 410383928
    Vacant Electricity Positions 11011114
    Enviromental Protection Positions 011000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 04000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 9093819161
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 132631318
    Road Transport Positions 3445424239
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 111514148
    Sport And Recreation Positions 16119464430
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 24611114
    Waste Management Positions 76797810785
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 182619299
    Waste Water Management Positions 4144714544
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 131012168
    Water Positions 6452594623
    Vacant Water Positions 342345318
    Other Positions 00000
    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/a90.43n/a97.74
    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 16 06715 49114 80014 51314 118
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 15 63415 05814 40014 11313 718
    Inside the yard 14 78414 12913 23013 07812 683
    Less than 200m from yard 8509291 1701 0351 035
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 1803 8436 1063 0205 441

    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? YesNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 15 03415 03414 23013 71112 801
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 8073 8436 5703 0206 011

    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 15 80014 95914 61414 32814 105
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 15 05914 12913 23013 54813 327
    Flush toilet - septic tank 390479978380372
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00606
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 5383 8433 9393 0201 888

    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 18 01117 42716 65515 18615 186
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 5383 8433 9393 0201 888

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Commercial centre in Kwanokuthula (Coming Together Project); Bitou Airport; Covie Resort.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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