Matzikama Local Municipality (WC011)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 98, Vredendal, 8160
    Physical: 37 Kerk Street, Vredendal
    Tel: 027 201 3300
    Fax: 027 213 3238
    Web: www.matzikamamunicipality.co.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 12 981km²
    Description: The Matzikama Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the West Coast District in the Western Cape Province. It is bordered by the Northern Cape in the north and east, and by the Atlantic Ocean in the west. It is the biggest of five municipalities in the district, making up almost half of its geographical area.
     The municipal area comprises 18 towns and/or villages. Matzikama is characterised by an arid environment, but is served by a life-giving arterial, namely the Olifants River. The river, with its associated canal systems, supports a flourishing agricultural sector that is mainly built on viniculture.
     Apart from those living in the newly incorporated area to the north, as well as in the towns of Doring Bay, Strandfontein and Vanrhynsdorp, the rest of the population is concentrated along the river and canal system. Vredendal is by far the largest town in the area and it is also centrally located, rendering it the logical economic and administrative centre of the municipal area.

    Cities/Towns: Bitterfontein, Doring Bay, Ebenhaezer, Klawer, Kliprand, Koekenaa, Lutzville, Molsvlei, Nuwerus, Putsekloof, Rietpoort, Stofkraal, Strandfontein, Vanrhynsdorp, Vredendal
    Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing (19.9%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (18.9%), transport, storage and communication (16.2%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (15.2%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (10.5%), general government (7.7%), community, social and personal services (5.7%), construction (3.8%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 8, ANC 5, EFF 1, UD 1
    Controlling Party: DA
    Mayor: Mrs Rhenda Stephan
    Other Members of Council: Andreas Sindyamba (Deputy Mayor), Kallie Louw (Speaker and LED), Robbie Nutt (Chief Whip), Amelia Job, Willem Loff, Mariana Carosini, Mario Cloete, Annatjie Links, Monica Ngobo, Patric Bok, Hennie Nell, Janay de Jongh, David Jenner, Xolani Tshetu

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Danie Lubbe
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Gerald Seas
    Communications Officer: Elizna Mouton
    LED Officer: Lionel Phillips (Director: Development and Town Planning Services)
    Other Senior Management: Willie Conradie (Director: Corporate Services), Riaan Basson (Director: Technical Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 71 04567 147
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 27.5%26.8%
    Population 15 to 64 66.7%66.9%
    Population over 65 5.9%6.3%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 50.049.4
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 101.5100.3
    Population Growth
    Per annum 1.28%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a14.0%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a19.3%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.3%6.2%
    Matric 28.9%20.2%
    Higher education 5.5%6.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 20 82118 835
    Average household size 3.43.4
    Female headed households 33.1%30.2%
    Formal dwellings 88.1%88.4%
    Housing owned 51.5%45.6%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 91.5%62.1%
    Weekly refuse removal 88.7%67.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 80.3%72.1%
    Electricity for lighting 97.0%88.7%

    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 outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates42 53036 59832 57429 351
    Service charges146 848135 222128 031108 914
    Investment revenue1 5591 654939231
    Transfers recognised - operational44 10052 13149 64045 000
    Other own revenue16 22618 50733 16516 359
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)251 265244 113244 350199 854
    Employee costs96 26093 53081 36474 311
    Remuneration of councillors6 1005 9085 6425 301
    Depreciation & asset impairment-12 88511 56711 521
    Finance charges1 6388 3137 8987 663
    Materials and bulk purchases90 36782 65673 81966 829
    Transfers and grants1 027957928880
    Other expenditure38 82850 45944 27035 740
    Total Expenditure234 221254 707225 489202 245
    Surplus/(Deficit)17 043(10 594)18 861(2 391)
    Transfers recognised - capital-25 49726 25127 593
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-27 281--
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions17 04342 18445 11225 203
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year17 04342 18445 11225 203
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure25 38757 05439 36026 968
    Transfers recognised - capital19 38022 33631 17825 785
    Public contributions & donations-27 2813 908-
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds6 0077 4364 2741 183
    Total sources of capital funds25 38757 05439 36026 968
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets36 57131 28328 58032 199
    Total non current assets587 797587 033542 432471 781
    Total current liabilities53 75237 91641 67544 220
    Total non current liabilities111 123112 567102 36894 916
    Community wealth/Equity459 493467 834426 969364 844
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating22 24930 23340 44130 489
    Net cash from (used) investing(24 740)(26 150)(27 249)(23 908)
    Net cash from (used) financing(4 115)(4 305)(5 158)(6 200)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end3 90510 51110 7332 699
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a---
    Irregular expendituren/a11 828--
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a---
    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) 93 53081 36474 31169 65465 432
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 5 9085 6425 3014 6414 433
     
    Total Employee Positions 427420425411455
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2338301260
    Total Vacancy Percentage 5.39%9.05%7.06%2.92%13.19%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 21104
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 109151515
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 21642
    Community And Social Service Positions 6168648296
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 353118
    Finance And Administration Positions 8582827688
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 382015
    Electricity Positions 2727272628
    Vacant Electricity Positions 23004
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 1414141616
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00022
    Road Transport Positions 6465645863
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 35405
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 97981038889
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 6101036
    Waste Water Management Positions 2188711
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 11004
    Water Positions 4243433844
    Vacant Water Positions 14420
    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/a48.64n/a70.29
    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 11 93810 2689 5469 5328 835
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 11 1809 6499 0889 0068 318
    Inside the yard 11 1809 6499 0889 0068 318
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 8272 2812 3742 1842 507

    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 13 46713 05511 90011 83011 767
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 8272 2812 3742 1842 507

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/an/a0
    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 3059 6869 3118 9448 909
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 8 1308 0977 8837 6307 595
    Flush toilet - septic tank 970970970970970
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 8272 0932 3742 1842 507

    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 7949 6939 6019 5329 825
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 8272 2812 3742 1842 507

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Hydroponic tunnels for vegetable production; small business support and advice centre (West Coast Business Development Centre).

    Key Investment Opportunities

    A centrally located packing and cooling facility; ostrich farming; 2 000 ton cob farm, Doring Bay; aquaculture operation; hydroponic tunnels for vegetable production; PPC Mine: the extraction of gypsum from a mining site outside Vanrhynsdorp; TORMIN minerals: extraction of sand that contains heavy minerals from the ocean; essential oils: cultivating rose geranium on common-age land for the extraction of essential oils from the crop; Greenhouse Development: establishment of a 12ha greenhouse to produce peppers.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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