Theewaterskloof Local Municipality (WC031)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 24, Caledon, 7230
    Physical: 6 Plein Street, Caledon
    Tel: 028 214 3300
    Fax: 028 214 1289
    Web: www.twk.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 232km²
    Description: The Theewaterskloof Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in 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.
     Theewaterskloof Municipality is the gateway to the Overberg and is surrounded by unique natural assets such as the Theewaterskloof Dam, Kogelberg Biosphere, illustrious vineyards, crop and fruit fields, fynbos, wild flowers and blue cranes. With its Local Economic Development Strategy (LED strategy), the municipality is constantly driving local economic development in primary economic sectors such as agriculture, tourism, agricultural product processing, and industries.
     Despite a relatively poor community and a narrow capacity for tax and income generation, the municipality is constantly improving infrastructures for service and product delivery. The municipality’s Integrated Development Programme was developed in partnership with local business, communities and individuals. The municipality was the first to implement Service Level Agreements in all its towns to narrow the gap between community services needs and municipal service delivery abilities. The municipality created capacities for holistic and quality developments, i.e. sewerage removal, quality water, housing, communication, waste removal and infrastructural maintenance.
     In addition, the municipality participated in processes that led to a peaceful and safe environment where the welfare of everyone, and especially that of women and children, is highly valued and pursued. The municipality has a successful town management model that ensures that local government and democracy are extended to the people.

    Cities/Towns: Bot River, Caledon/Myddleton, Genadendal, Grabouw, Greyton, Riviersonderend, Theewaterskloof, Villiersdorp
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance, insurance, real estate and business services (30.1%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (21.3%), manufacturing (15.4%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (8.8%), general government (7.7%), construction (6%), transport, storage and communication (5.8%), community, social and personal services (3.4%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 14, ANC 10, EFF 1, ICOSA 1, UFEC 1
    Controlling Party: DA
    Mayor: Ms Christelle Vosloo
    Other Members of Council: Isaac Sileku (Deputy Mayor and Chairperson: Human Settlements), D du Toit (Speaker), P U Stanfliet (Chairperson: Operational Services), M Koegelenberg (Chairperson: Financial Services), J Arendse (Chairperson: Corporate Services), Karel Papier (Chairperson: Technical), Meki Plato-Mentoor (Chairperson: Development and LED)

    Administrative Management

    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Davy Louw (Director: Financial Services)
    Communications Officer: Mr Hugo Geldenhuys
    LED Officer: Miss Claire Watt
    Other Senior Management: Mr Jan Barnard (Director: Operations), Mr Anton Opperman (Chief Audit Executive)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 117 167108 864
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 27.6%25.5%
    Population 15 to 64 67.7%69.4%
    Population over 65 4.8%5.1%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 47.844.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 102.4104.0
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.67%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.4%4.7%
    Matric 24.7%19.3%
    Higher education 6.6%6.8%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 33 11828 910
    Average household size 3.53.5
    Female headed households 30.5%29.4%
    Formal dwellings 77.5%80.3%
    Housing owned 33.6%42.1%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 84.3%80.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 78.7%79.4%
    Piped water inside dwelling 75.0%73.3%
    Electricity for lighting 90.1%89.0%

    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 rates81 75276 02568 76956 245
    Service charges199 910176 654153 960142 532
    Investment revenue5 1407 3235 1342 904
    Transfers recognised - operational80 912128 047109 684106 981
    Other own revenue36 52663 31245 17781 661
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)404 240451 361382 724390 322
    Employee costs154 647154 659138 725124 568
    Remuneration of councillors9 8708 9398 5738 203
    Depreciation & asset impairment23 86024 59812 60932 816
    Finance charges4 65214 70513 23712 478
    Materials and bulk purchases59 61462 10554 67050 043
    Transfers and grants2 1391 2141 351824
    Other expenditure124 297173 209140 027151 703
    Total Expenditure379 079439 430369 191380 634
    Surplus/(Deficit)25 16111 93113 5339 688
    Transfers recognised - capital18 01033 35359 67148 930
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions43 17145 28373 20458 618
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year43 17145 28373 20458 618
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure60 14565 23173 12762 947
    Transfers recognised - capital36 46736 21059 83847 053
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing14 1897 2896 6877 789
    Internally generated funds9 48821 7326 6028 105
    Total sources of capital funds60 14565 23173 12762 947
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets98 994111 026111 64376 273
    Total non current assets773 533756 058908 952800 804
    Total current liabilities54 389109 41691 64466 587
    Total non current liabilities203 353178 143210 212178 789
    Community wealth/Equity614 785579 525718 739631 701
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating67 70261 375114 64166 799
    Net cash from (used) investing(58 979)(66 125)(77 467)(60 777)
    Net cash from (used) financing(6 865)(7 270)(6 740)4 651
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end69 02756 44268 46338 218
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a--21 904
    Irregular expendituren/a2 91542 984245
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-3-
    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) 154 659138 725124 568107 707109 179
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 9398 5738 2037 4107 168
     
    Total Employee Positions 614605611545526
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1227201916
    Total Vacancy Percentage 1.95%4.46%3.27%3.49%3.04%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00000
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 3534212119
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 12231
    Community And Social Service Positions 353629510
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 21130
    Finance And Administration Positions 131123106116111
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 45467
    Electricity Positions 2021201920
    Vacant Electricity Positions 10011
    Enviromental Protection Positions 3633000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 02000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 6459614527
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 26310
    Road Transport Positions 971049610291
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 07314
    Sport And Recreation Positions 114011
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 919110392133
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 02431
    Waste Water Management Positions 5755643854
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 02300
    Water Positions 4142364227
    Vacant Water Positions 20012
    Other Positions 00291237
    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/a64.18n/a71.50
    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 58118 58118 09917 76717 473
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 18 58118 58118 09917 76717 473
    Inside the yard 18 58118 58118 09917 76717 473
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 7 1543 6613 3742 9555 466

    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 20 62220 62219 70619 46319 463
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 7 1543 6613 2113 7913 173

    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 21 50721 50718 13917 40117 401
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 15 92615 92611 69411 69411 694
    Flush toilet - septic tank 4 8334 8335 7075 7075 707
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 7 1543 6613 2592 8255 327

    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 05018 05017 39416 88416 884
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 7 1543 6613 3752 9675 464

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Expansion of the Foshini Group (formally known as Prestige Clothing); strengthening of private sector support for the Biggest Deal Entrepreneurial Challenge; linking of youth to opportunities through accessing market-related training (Pinotage Academy); implementation of Villiersdorp Turnaround Strategy – addresses capacity building among informal traders; provision of manufacturing and retail space for SMMEs; strengthening of local value chains through improved database management; empowerment of youth by availing access to free learner licence training and testing; formalisation of ECD sector in Villiersdorp, leading to compliance and improved support.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Botriver Overberg Gateway Project; accommodation of light industrial manufacturing and distribution centres; expansion of clothing and textile sector – the Foshini Group Development in Caledon; wind farm developments (current and pending); Green Field high value agricultural project in Greyton; lifestyle and agri tourism; Park of Unity project in Grabouw – linking opportunity within tourism, hospitality and forestry to community initiatives; aligning Botriver SDF to LED opportunities and setting up of spatial nodes for agri tourism and lifestyle developments; Extension 12 (mixed-use housing developement) and Chavoness Industrial Park in Caledon.
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