Drakenstein Local Municipality (WC023)

Contact details

Postal: PO Box 1, Paarl, 7622
Physical: Bergrivier Boulevard, Paarl
Tel: 021 807 4500
Fax: 021 870 1547
Web: www.drakenstein.gov.za

Municipal Information

Area: 1 538km²
Cities/Towns: Gouda, Paarl, Saron, Wellington
Main Economic Sectors: Manufacturing, agriculture, agro-processing, tourism, finance, trade

Demographic Information

Population: 251 262
Households: 59 774
Population Growth: 2.56% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 17.60%

Political Management

Composition of Council: DA 35, ANC 19, COPE 2, NPP 2, ACDP 1, PDM 1, SAPCO 1
Mayor: Adv G van Deventer
Other Members of Council: Koos le Roux (Speaker), Anré Koegelenberg (Chief Whip)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr J F Mettler
Chief Financial Officer: Mr J Carstens
Communications Officer: Ms M M Haasbroek
LED Officer: Ms C Phillips
Other Senior Management: Ashraf Adam (Executive Manager: Planning and Economic Development), Annalene De Beer (Executive Manager: Corporate Services), Deon Louw (Executive Manager: Infrastructure Services), Gary Boshoff (Executive Manager: Social Services)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
Property rates193 137179 769211 127
Service charges962 131890 480706 033
Investment revenue9 2856 1065 338
Transfers recognised - operational200 963199 515178 494
Other own revenue79 38775 82064 120
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)1 444 9031 351 6901 165 111
Employee costs339 942341 296321 409
Remuneration of councillors18 74517 64116 656
Depreciation & asset impairment153 150153 285156 353
Finance charges57 48249 27636 854
Materials and bulk purchases440 097466 494429 652
Transfers and grants448428665
Other expenditure318 128314 995269 527
Total Expenditure1 327 9931 343 4151 231 115
Surplus/(Deficit)116 9108 274(66 003)
Transfers recognised - capital2 697--
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions119 6068 274(66 003)
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year119 6068 274(66 003)
Capital expenditure207 924235 214-
Transfers recognised - capital83 71556 631-
Public contributions & donations---
Borrowing114 245166 871-
Internally generated funds9 96411 712-
Total sources of capital funds207 924235 214-
Total current assets427 745413 956315 871
Total non current assets4 247 8064 229 3994 122 191
Total current liabilities274 317351 234278 631
Total non current liabilities737 999720 179610 649
Community wealth/Equity3 663 2343 571 9413 548 782
Net cash from (used) operating266 2372 211 624-
Net cash from (used) investing(203 859)(42)-
Net cash from (used) financing24 701133 530-
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end157 685135 846-
Unauthorised expendituren/a-48 638
Irregular expendituren/a3 57654
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a52-
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited
  1. S71 Unaudited figures are sourced from the MFMA S71 4th Quarter Schedule C reports, made available by the National Treasury. The schedules are available at http://mfma.treasury.gov.za/Media_Releases/s71/Pages/default.aspx.
  2. S71 Audited figures are prior year audited figures sourced from the MFMA S71 Schedule C reports.
  3. If the relevant S71 Schedule C figures are unavailable, prior year audited figures may be taken from the relevant Audited Financial Statements. The source is then indicated as AFS. Links are provided under the Resources section on this site.
  4. S71 Schedule C reports are in the format for monthly and quarterly municipal financial statements as prescribed by the Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations. S71 Schedule C figures are standardised to the prescribed format and may differ from figures shown in the Audited Financial Statements. Where we have captured figures directly from the Audited Financial Statements, we have endeavoured to follow the S71 Schedule C format.
  5. Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure is sourced from the Consolidated general report on the audit outcomes of local government, published annually by the Auditor-General South Africa. If the figures are unavailable in this report, they may be sourced from the Annual Financial Statements of the relevant municipality.
  6. All figures are rounded to the nearest R'000. R0 values are reflected as ‘-’. Values that are unavailable are reflected as ‘n/a’.

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are advertised in the newspapers, and on the municipal website and municipal notice boards.

LED Activities

Key Projects: Support to cooperatives; establishment of local tourism organisation; support to informal traders; implementation of skills development programmes; establishment of a special economic zone (SEZ); reduction in red tape programme; job creation through the implementation of capital projects (EPWP); tourism marketing projects.
Key Investment Opportunities: Paarl CBD Redevelopment; call centres (business process outsourcing); tourism (wine, leisure and sports tourism); agriculture and agro-processing (viticulture, olives, fruit production and buchu farming).


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Annual Reports
Annual Report 2012/13
Annual Report 2011/12
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
Integrated Development Plans
IDP 2012/13
IDP 2011/12
MFMA Section 71 – Schedule C
Schedule C 2013/14
Schedule C 2012/13
Schedule C 2011/12

The information in this directory is supplied and/or externally sourced and is also subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us at info@municipalities.co.za so that we can correct it.

Blue Drop Scores

The Blue Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Blue Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Blue Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal drinking water quality management performance of the relevant municipality. The score relates to not only the quality of the drinking water, but also contains a risk management measure relating to the ability of the responsible authority to sustain the quality of drinking water and also to deal with any incidents that may pose a health risk to the public. The maximum score is 100 and the target of excellence is 95%.

Green Drop Scores

The Green Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Green Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Green Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal wastewater business practice and compliance of the relevant municipality. The maximum score is 100.


Financial Audit Outcomes

The objective of an audit of financial statements is to express an opinion on whether the financial statements fairly represent the financial position of the auditee at financial year-end and the results of its operations for the financial year.

The Auditor-General can express one of the following audit opinions:

Clean audit outcome: The financial statements are free from material misstatements (in other words, a financially unqualified audit opinion) and there are no material findings on reporting on performance objectives or non-compliance with legislation.

Financially unqualified with findings: The financial statements contain no material misstatements. Unless the Auditor General expresses a clean audit outcome, findings have been raised on either reporting on predetermined objectives or non-compliance with legislation, or both these aspects.

Qualified audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements in specific amounts, or there is insufficient evidence for the Auditor General to conclude that specific amounts included in the financial statements are not materially misstated.

Adverse audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements that are not confined to specific amounts, or the misstatements represent a substantial portion of the financial statements.

Disclaimer of audit opinion: The auditee provided insufficient evidence in the form of documentation on which to base an audit opinion. The lack of sufficient evidence is not confined to specific amounts, or represents a substantial portion of the information contained in the financial statements.


Resident Queries

Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 021 807 4515 Customercare@drakenstein.gov.za
Electricity 021 807 4519 Customercare@drakenstein.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 021 807 4751 Customercare@drakenstein.gov.za
Roads 021 807 6447 Customercare@drakenstein.gov.za
Service Delivery 021 807 7747 Customercare@drakenstein.gov.za
Water 021 807 4705 Customercare@drakenstein.gov.za