Drakenstein Local Municipality (WC023)

Contact details

Postal: PO Box 1, Paarl, 7622
Physical: Bergrivier Boulevard, Paarl
Tel: 021 807 4500/4799
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

Audit Outcome Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
Total Net Assets3 549 5743 548 7823 613 328
Surplus/Deficit for the Year8 274(66 003)(39 643)
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities125 61542 668127 074
Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure3 62948 6912 249

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; development of an investment incentives policy; implementation of skills development programmes; development of the Paarl Waterfront; 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 Report 2012/13
Annual Report 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 andrea@Drakenstein.gov.za
Electricity 021 807 4660 Willie.Albertyn@Drakenstein.gov.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 021 807 4725 Ronald.Brown@Drakensteon.gov.za
Roads 021 807 6447 carel.lotz@Drakenstein.gov.za
Service Delivery 021 807 7747 May.Carolissen@Drakenstein.gov.za
Water 021 807 4750 andrek@Drakenstein.gov.za