Oudtshoorn Local Municipality (WC045)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 255, Oudtshoorn, 6620
    Physical: Cnr CJ Langenhoven Street & Voortrekker Road, Oudtshoorn
    Tel: 044 203 3000
    Fax: 044 203 3104
    Web: www.oudtmun.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 537km²
    Description: The Oudtshoorn Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located within the Eden District in the Western Cape Province. It is one of the seven municipalities in the district.
     The Greater Oudtshoorn area is nestled at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains in the heart of the Little Karoo region in the Western Cape. It is defined as a semi-desert area with a unique and sensitive natural environment. It was once the indigenous home of the Khoisan people, and so there are many rock paintings to be found.
     The municipality's development potential recognises the impact of being home to the world’s largest ostrich population, which is a key component of their agricultural industry. The discovery of the Cango Caves and continual allure of unique natural heritage has drawn people to this region.
     Oudtshoorn serves as a regional centre for the surrounding agricultural area. The natural environment of the area creates a natural hospitality towards the tourism industry, and a related boom in accommodation.
     Oudtshoorn is a centre of regional cultural, sport and art activities, and has, since 1994, been host to the nationally famous Klein Karoo Nasionale Kuntefees (KKNK), an arts festival held in March/April every year. A total of 411 temporary job opportunities were created directly by the ABSA KKNK, of which 76% were filled by black employees. The total economic impact of the ABSA KKNK is estimated at about R110 million, which makes the festival a major contributor to the economy in Oudtshoorn. A joint strategy was developed through the Greater Oudtshoorn Vision 2030 process to ensure both the broader benefaction of local communities and the sustainability of the festival.
     Oudtshoorn's relatively higher ‘development potential' is directly linked to its geographic location on main transport routes, natural resource base, human resources, institutional centre function, and commercial services. Recent studies of Oudtshoorn growth potential identified it as one of 14 important ‘leader towns' in the Western Cape province.

    Cities/Towns: De Rust, Dysselsdorp, Oudtshoorn
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (17.3%), manufacturing (12.4%), insurance (11.7%), finance (11.7%), construction (3%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    The municipality is currently under S139 provincial administration.
    Composition of Council: DA 14, ANC 7, ICOSA 2, EFF 1, SARCO 1
    Controlling Party: DA
    Mayor: Mr Colan Sylvester
    Other Members of Council: Noluthando Mwati (Deputy Mayor), Julia le Roux Krowitz (Speaker), Ewa Fortuin (Chairperson: Corporate Services), Hendrik Ruiters (Chairperson: Community Services), Johan Fourie (Chairperson: Technical Services), George Kersop (Chairperson: Finance), Pieter Luiters (Chairperson: Strategic Services and LED)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Allen A Paulse (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Felix Lotter (Acting)
    Communications Officer: Mr Ntobeko Mangqwengqwe
    LED Officer: Mr Greg Baartman
    Other Senior Management: Chris Koch (Acting Director: Technical Services), Thomas Mattee (Acting Director: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 97 50995 933
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 27.7%28.7%
    Population 15 to 64 65.1%64.2%
    Population over 65 7.2%7.2%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 53.755.8
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 92.391.8
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.37%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a25.3%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a35.9%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 2.3%4.5%
    Matric 34.2%25.1%
    Higher education 6.5%6.7%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 23 36221 910
    Average household size 4.24.2
    Female headed households 38.8%36.2%
    Formal dwellings 91.2%88.5%
    Housing owned 66.4%61.7%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 88.1%77.2%
    Weekly refuse removal 87.4%78.0%
    Piped water inside dwelling 83.8%74.5%
    Electricity for lighting 90.2%85.3%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionAdverse audit opinionFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates76 07462 58957 59550 065
    Service charges336 939269 076249 699225 913
    Investment revenue2 4271 0186571 528
    Transfers recognised - operational75 90269 05785 53785 280
    Other own revenue59 46747 83971 93331 056
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)550 810449 579465 421393 842
    Employee costs184 738188 757175 513153 370
    Remuneration of councillors9 0556 7428 7838 336
    Depreciation & asset impairment22 34319 24619 52620 494
    Finance charges7 58617 92111 78311 440
    Materials and bulk purchases143 981141 933122 065114 059
    Transfers and grants587---
    Other expenditure155 946142 527175 569144 019
    Total Expenditure524 237517 127513 240451 718
    Surplus/(Deficit)26 573(67 548)(47 820)(57 876)
    Transfers recognised - capital33 32325 21337 82940 421
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions59 896(42 335)(9 991)(17 455)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year59 896(42 335)(9 991)(17 455)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure34 97422 97440 58642 019
    Transfers recognised - capital31 55821 57539 03736 388
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing--3865 493
    Internally generated funds3 4161 4001 163138
    Total sources of capital funds34 97422 97440 58642 019
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets116 45164 36385 76984 485
    Total non current assets803 377735 679736 813704 455
    Total current liabilities71 794182 271165 03697 966
    Total non current liabilities198 993206 631194 551230 743
    Community wealth/Equity649 040411 140462 995460 232
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating73 99390 235(9 365)40 553
    Net cash from (used) investing(34 950)(21 901)(40 586)(43 183)
    Net cash from (used) financing(12 757)(1 117)(10 390)(10 966)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end26 28719 679(47 734)3 378
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a42 31895 24959 890
    Irregular expendituren/a55 100110 79083 127
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a11 2624 0706 231
    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) 188 757175 513153 370140 548128 081
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 6 7428 7838 3367 1977 325
     
    Total Employee Positions 9186699787521 095
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 9944452887
    Total Vacancy Percentage 10.78%6.58%4.60%3.72%7.95%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 65555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 53300
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 2727332825
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 03220
    Community And Social Service Positions 2683820256297
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 3824726
    Finance And Administration Positions 1189116088223
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 197849
    Electricity Positions 3547727367
    Vacant Electricity Positions 07626
    Enviromental Protection Positions 57594100
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 06400
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 3849976342
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 07206
    Road Transport Positions 12769768793
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 372228
    Sport And Recreation Positions 722968120136
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 021016
    Waste Management Positions 6367814375
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 02335
    Waste Water Management Positions 78204810855
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 02264
    Water Positions 040788177
    Vacant Water Positions 01527
    Other Positions 291281700
    Vacant Other Positions 00300

    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/a51.29n/a64.58
    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 19 37119 09315 47715 17414 897
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 17 98017 46114 47414 38814 111
    Inside the yard 14 58813 96613 82413 52913 549
    Less than 200m from yard 3 3923 392400609281
    More than 200m from yard 0103250250281
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 14 08817 4615 7095 85414 576

    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 17 95417 46117 40017 39415 463
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 3515 3435 7095 5985 355

    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 17 17215 96915 47714 86515 643
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 14 58813 96613 82413 62614 576
    Flush toilet - septic tank 601508650652281
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 592492000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 3515 2935 7095 8545 636

    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 17 60117 46114 47414 05813 907
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 3515 3955 7095 8545 636

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Development of airport as a cargo airport; small business support fund; establishment of business incubator centre; support and hosting of events and festivals; development of local contractors and support; crafter development programme; establishment of skills development centre.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Airport development; establish special economic zone through agro-processing; establish training colleges/initiatives; biofuel plant; establish waste into energy plant; establish sun energy plant.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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