Cape Agulhas Local Municipality (WC033)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 51, Bredasdorp, 7280
    Physical: 1 Dirkie Uys Street, Bredasdorp
    Tel: 028 425 5500
    Fax: 028 425 1019
    Web: www.capeagulhas.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 467km²
    Description: The Cape Agulhas Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Overberg District in the Western Cape Province. It is one of four municipalities in the district, making up a third of its geographical area. A large percentage of the population falls within the economically active population (aged 15-65), but the unemployment rate in Cape Agulhas is still relatively high.
     Though regarded as one of the best-performing local governments when it comes to housing delivery, the housing backlogs remain a challenge. The municipality strives to improve basic services with limited resources, however, the upgrading and maintenance of basic services remain a challenge. Strategic partnerships have become increasingly important, as illustrated by council’s high expenditure on MIG projects and active participation in EPWP projects.
     Environmental issues have become an important factor for the municipality to consider, especially with the effects of global warming and climate change. The municipality is endeavouring to integrate the effects and consequences of global warming and climate change into the general planning of service delivery, as can be seen in the municipality’s awarding of a waste to energy bioproject to Ark Industries.
     The municipality has created adequate capacity to deliver in critical departments such as economic development, human settlements and human development. Good governance has always been a priority for the council and the establishment of a Risk Management Unit, an Internal Audit Unit, a Municipal Public Accounts Committee, as well as more than 13 years of unqualified audit reports, is a testimony to this.

    Cities/Towns: Agulhas, Arniston, Bredasdorp, Elim, Klipdale, Napier, Protem, Struis Bay, Suiderstrand
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance, insurance, real estate and business services (26%), general government (19.1%), manufacturing (17%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (9.8%), construction (9.6%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (7%), community, social and personal services (5.6%), transport, storage and communication (4.1%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 6, ANC 3, DLRP 1, KAPCO 1
    Controlling Party: DA
    Mayor: Mr Paul Swart
    Other Members of Council: Zukiswa Tonisi (Deputy Mayor and Mayco Member), Johan Nieuwoudt (Speaker and Ward 4 Councillor), Evelyn Sauls (Ward 1 Councillor), Marjorie October (Ward 2 Councillor and Mayco Member), Derick Burger (PR Councillor), Danny Europa (Ward 6 Councillor), Raymond Baker (Ward 3 Councillor), Eve Marthinus (PR Councillor), Dirk Jantjies (PR Councillor), Z Jacobs (PR Councillor)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Dean O'Neill
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Hannes van Biljon
    Communications Officer: Ms Tracey Stone
    LED Officer: Ms Tracey Stone
    Other Senior Management: Norwood Kotze (Director: Technical Services), Sam Ngwevu (Director: Corporate Services), Khaya Mrali (Director: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 36 00033 038
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 24.6%23.4%
    Population 15 to 64 67.6%67.6%
    Population over 65 7.8%8.9%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 48.047.9
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 98.196.6
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.95%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a13.8%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a19.5%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 1.5%3.5%
    Matric 27.6%22.4%
    Higher education 6.9%12.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 11 32110 162
    Average household size 3.23.2
    Female headed households 34.0%32.1%
    Formal dwellings 88.1%85.2%
    Housing owned 76.5%63.2%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 87.4%72.0%
    Weekly refuse removal 90.2%80.0%
    Piped water inside dwelling 84.5%81.8%
    Electricity for lighting 96.5%96.7%

    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 rates54 80249 93142 89539 325
    Service charges138 744125 268110 24898 826
    Investment revenue2 1311 9071 8491 889
    Transfers recognised - operational33 20236 45650 23451 549
    Other own revenue19 05724 80915 67713 633
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)247 935238 371220 904205 223
    Employee costs99 97098 05279 64873 679
    Remuneration of councillors4 7433 6253 4523 288
    Depreciation & asset impairment9 39910 74210 08810 729
    Finance charges9 6527 6364 7311 142
    Materials and bulk purchases72 53166 55168 68954 261
    Transfers and grants1 5521 491--
    Other expenditure56 90859 83465 98970 669
    Total Expenditure254 755247 930232 596213 768
    Surplus/(Deficit)(6 821)(9 559)(11 693)(8 545)
    Transfers recognised - capital9 31213 19717 85615 437
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-(799)--
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions2 4912 8396 1636 893
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year2 4912 8396 1636 893
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure23 55321 21522 58633 154
    Transfers recognised - capital10 63413 12617 29315 416
    Public contributions & donations-807--
    Borrowing2 5821 829--
    Internally generated funds10 3375 4545 29317 738
    Total sources of capital funds23 55321 21522 58633 154
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets77 88745 02741 45940 253
    Total non current assets420 592402 724396 839335 851
    Total current liabilities28 60126 36527 02125 878
    Total non current liabilities117 734110 490101 79058 391
    Community wealth/Equity352 143310 895309 488291 835
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating65 7719 92219 97527 606
    Net cash from (used) investing(32 329)(16 402)(22 425)(30 720)
    Net cash from (used) financing(291)2 030(123)(42)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end38 95714 38418 83421 407
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a-7 44515 955
    Irregular expendituren/a2387171 707
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a20819-
    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) 98 05279 64873 67968 37861 988
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 3 6253 4523 2883 0772 919
     
    Total Employee Positions 373446388339338
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 117672284
    Total Vacancy Percentage 2.95%17.04%18.56%8.26%1.18%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 56666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 01102
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 2019202118
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 01310
    Community And Social Service Positions 3467259939
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 024460
    Finance And Administration Positions 8487977171
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 3182581
    Electricity Positions 2018191816
    Vacant Electricity Positions 22300
    Enviromental Protection Positions 22200
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 02200
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 253337018
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 051200
    Road Transport Positions 4442413645
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 16950
    Sport And Recreation Positions 585454041
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 23801
    Waste Management Positions 273030030
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 22200
    Waste Water Management Positions 3049424128
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 06250
    Water Positions 1817114726
    Vacant Water Positions 03030
    Other Positions 622400
    Vacant Other Positions 13100

    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/a69.48n/a86.64
    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 9 9359 8289 5819 4209 294
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 9 3579 1208 9448 7888 674
    Inside the yard 8 6158 5218 3098 1758 168
    Less than 200m from yard 742599635613506
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 2208 5218 3099 2427 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 9 5369 5369 0918 9628 962
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 2203 4293 4003 4623 064

    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 10 66810 24210 1809 9759 545
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 5 9635 8945 8945 7105 406
    Flush toilet - septic tank 2 9652 9343 0113 0122 993
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 742708635613506
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 2203 4293 4003 4623 064

    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 9 6359 4759 3239 1799 819
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 2203 4293 4003 4623 064

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Health Gro Emerging Farming Project; Sizabanthu Vegetable Cooperative; agriculture empowerment projects: Agri Mega, Agri Venote, Agri Dwala, Bredasdorp Kleinboere Vereniging, Umhlaba Wobizo and Cape Agulhas Farming Association.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Ecovillage; GAP housing; community mall; renewable energy sources (wind farming and solar power); private hospital and wellness centre; tourism train route; aquaculture (abalone farming); Ark Industries (generating energy through biomass); development of the southernmost point of Africa; development of harbour precincts; expansion of municipal headquarters; recycling projects; commercial co-use of military air force base; renewable energy; land reform projects; training centres.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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