Hessequa Local Municipality (WC042)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 29, Riversdale, 6670
    Physical: Van den Berg Street, Riversdale
    Tel: 028 713 8000
    Fax: 086 401 5202
    Web: www.hessequa.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 5 733km²
    Description: The Hessequa Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Eden District in the Western Cape Province. It lies at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, with its boundaries stretching along the southern Cape coast from the Breede River in the west to Gouritsmond in the east. It is the largest of seven municipalities in the district, making up a quarter of its geographical area. The N2 National Road forms the main transportation conduit across the municipality.
     Hessequa has a moderate climate. Rainfall occurs predominantly in winter and reaches totals of 300mm inland to 1 000mm on the coast. The Little Karoo in the rain shadow of the Langeberg is the driest region. Agricultural activities are largely determined by the local rainfall pattern. Most of the basal geology in Hessequa has been influenced by the Cape Fold Belt, which has caused the east-west heading mountains generally comprising hard quartzite sandstone and thin shale bands of the Table Mountain Group.
     Hessequa’s vegetation falls within the Cape Floral Kingdom, which is characterised by its exceptional richness in plant species. More than 8 700 species are known to occur, of which two thirds are endemic. About 75% of all plants in the South African Red Data Book are found in the Cape Floral Kingdom. Of these species, about 1 700 are threatened with extinction. The major biomes occurring within Hessequa may be divided into nine major vegetation groups.

    Cities/Towns: Albertinia, Gouritz, Heidelberg, Jongensfontein, Riversdale, Slangrivier, Still Bay, Witsand
    Main Economic Sectors: Trade (20.3%), community services (18.5%), construction (15.6%), finance (15%), agriculture (14.3%), transport (12.2%), manufacturing (3%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 8, DA 8, VF PLUS 1
    Controlling Party: DA/VF PLUS Coalition
    Mayor: Mr Grant Riddles
    Other Members of Council: Mr Johannes Hartnick (Deputy Mayor and Development and Planning Service Portfolio), Mr Andrew Stroebel (Speaker), Ms Annemarie Joubert (Technical Services Portfolio), Mr Ben Smit (Corporate Management Portfolio and Financial Services Portfolio), Ms Margaret Jakobs (Community Services Portfolio)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Johan Jacobs
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Lien Viljoen
    Communications Officer: Ms Marina Griesel
    LED Officer: Ms Elana Lotriet
    Other Senior Management: Mr Hendrik Visser (Director: Development and Planning), Ms Marina Griesel (Director: Corporate Management), Mr Chris Onrust (Director: Community Services), Ms Lien Viljoen (Director: Financial Services), Mr Lindile Zincume (Director: Technical Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 54 23752 642
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 23.9%24.4%
    Population 15 to 64 64.8%64.6%
    Population over 65 11.2%11.1%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 54.354.9
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 94.894.1
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.68%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a14.1%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a18.9%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.4%4.6%
    Matric 30.2%23.5%
    Higher education 8.3%10.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 17 37115 873
    Average household size 3.13.2
    Female headed households 36.4%34.1%
    Formal dwellings 95.8%93.8%
    Housing owned 73.1%60.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 91.0%80.7%
    Weekly refuse removal 74.4%78.7%
    Piped water inside dwelling 84.9%81.0%
    Electricity for lighting 98.3%94.9%

    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 rates70 98865 93760 79355 325
    Service charges184 822173 413161 217148 435
    Investment revenue14 20212 6376 0523 336
    Transfers recognised - operational58 94652 39258 76945 385
    Other own revenue38 59465 22860 66661 269
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)367 552369 608347 496313 750
    Employee costs125 231116 414107 866103 459
    Remuneration of councillors6 4846 0475 7915 143
    Depreciation & asset impairment23 82025 48119 92338 698
    Finance charges12 30113 6959 8518 900
    Materials and bulk purchases101 40499 69173 94666 968
    Transfers and grants865585--
    Other expenditure54 91085 12594 68988 006
    Total Expenditure325 016347 037312 066311 174
    Surplus/(Deficit)42 53622 57135 4302 576
    Transfers recognised - capital74 30527 45614 30916 221
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions116 84150 02749 74018 797
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year116 84150 02749 74018 797
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure105 34778 75029 24923 763
    Transfers recognised - capital75 22124 37013 15810 986
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing25 93447 53911 26410 275
    Internally generated funds4 1916 8414 8272 501
    Total sources of capital funds105 34778 75029 24923 763
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets253 191249 265174 28886 323
    Total non current assets776 286694 930643 889575 987
    Total current liabilities102 055139 61397 77552 102
    Total non current liabilities229 703224 270192 237131 937
    Community wealth/Equity697 719580 313528 164478 271
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating101 056115 92897 10240 996
    Net cash from (used) investing(104 512)(77 975)(26 483)(23 632)
    Net cash from (used) financing4 45332 13213 498(9 837)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end207 782206 785136 70052 583
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a10 6008 54642 670
    Irregular expendituren/a-13 6411 487
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a279755638
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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) 116 414107 866103 45999 53784 315
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 6 0475 7915 1434 6364 406
     
    Total Employee Positions 600591595583665
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 6040264946
    Total Vacancy Percentage 10.00%6.77%4.37%8.40%6.92%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66688
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 10021
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 24222200
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 10000
    Community And Social Service Positions 52100698474
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 88866
    Finance And Administration Positions 1059211396116
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 12561610
    Electricity Positions 4337434245
    Vacant Electricity Positions 81334
    Enviromental Protection Positions 6901513
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00032
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 3415212132
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 30012
    Road Transport Positions 8110390109109
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 35086
    Sport And Recreation Positions 10866938259
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 1513640
    Waste Management Positions 6860674667
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 66319
    Waste Water Management Positions 3847495855
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 01053
    Water Positions 2934222287
    Vacant Water Positions 01003
    Other Positions 60000
    Vacant Other Positions 30000

    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/a55.18n/a35.59
    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 14713 74815 98415 58013 355
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 13 74313 34411 42115 17612 951
    Inside the yard 13 31612 94510 93614 71412 951
    Less than 200m from yard 4273994554320
    More than 200m from yard 0030300
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 9614 7824 6494 7375 970

    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 14 55714 55714 11914 81014 460
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 2004 3974 6294 8964 705

    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 20715 16513 32715 87313 444
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 12 98712 94510 93612 80712 807
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1 7131 7131 7131 186220
    Ventilated pit latrine 48748765849513
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 0009810
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 0394 8794 6494 7374 846

    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 15 87315 87314 60115 87312 713
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 0954 4724 3504 8504 705

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Red Tape Reduction Plan; Hessequa Innovation Helix and Sustainable Energy Solution; Destination Marketing Plan.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Incentive framework to attract investors.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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