Drakenstein Local Municipality (WC023)

  • OVERVIEW

    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
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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 1 538km²
    Description: Drakenstein Local Municipality is a Category B municipality and forms part of the Cape Winelands District Municipality, which also includes the Category B municipalities of Stellenbosch, Breede Valley, Witzenberg and Langeberg. It stretches from just south of the N1 freeway, including Simondium in the south, up to and including Saron in the north. The Klein Drakenstein, Limiet and Saron Mountain Ranges form its eastern edge, and the agricultural areas immediately to the west of the R45 form its western border. Paarl and Wellington are the main urban centres in the municipality, located in close proximity to the N1 in the south, with smaller rural settlements at Saron and Gouda in the north and Hermon in the mid-west.
    Cities/Towns: Gouda, Paarl, Saron, Wellington
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance and business services (25.6%), manufacturing (25.6%), retail and trade (22%), agriculture (14.9%)
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  • MANAGEMENT

    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)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 251 262
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 25.60%
    Population 15 to 64 69.20%
    Population over 65 5.20%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 44.50
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 96.70
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.56%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 17.60%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 24.60%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.30%
    Higher education 11.80%
    Matric 27.40%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 59 774
    Average household size 3.80
    Female headed households 33.60%
    Formal dwellings 85.10%
    Housing owned 46.30%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 90.20%
    Weekly refuse removal 86.10%
    Piped water inside dwelling 80.00%
    Electricity for lighting 95.00%

    Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    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 EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure207 924235 214n/a
    Transfers recognised - capital83 71556 631n/a
    Public contributions & donations--n/a
    Borrowing114 245166 871n/a
    Internally generated funds9 96411 712n/a
    Total sources of capital funds207 924235 214n/a
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    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
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating266 2372 211 624n/a
    Net cash from (used) investing(203 859)(42)n/a
    Net cash from (used) financing24 701133 530n/a
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end157 685135 846n/a
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a16 57948 638
    Irregular expendituren/a3 57654
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a52-
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 339 942341 296
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 18 74517 641
     
    Total Employee Positions 2 5262 202
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 279247
    Total Vacancy Percentage 11.05%11.22%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 66
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 31
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 4545
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 55
    Community And Social Service Positions 697539
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 6289
    Finance And Administration Positions 514375
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 4137
    Electricity Positions 181179
    Vacant Electricity Positions 1222
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Health Positions 00
    Vacant Health Positions 00
    Public Safety Positions 213178
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 2218
    Road Transport Positions 353182
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 949
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
    Waste Management Positions 195136
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 823
    Waste Water Management Positions 17178
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 149
    Water Positions 10987
    Vacant Water Positions 138
    Other Positions 42397
    Vacant Other Positions 526

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
    2012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 60 33741 427
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 57 00838 098
    Inside the yard 52 94437 204
    Less than 200m from yard 3 601894
    More than 200m from yard 4630
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 29 24129 241

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 60 00048 164
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 12 47018 023

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 41 04941 049
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 26 67426 674
    Flush toilet - septic tank 6 8016 801
    Ventilated pit latrine 485485
    Bucket system 2424
    Other 4 2284 228
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 11 1656 531

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 43 57838 734
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 11 1656 531

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    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).
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