Namakwa District Municipality (DC6)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X20, Springbok, 8240
    Physical: Hendrik J Visser Building, Van Riebeeck Street, Springbok
    Tel: 027 712 8000
    Fax: 027 712 8040
    Web: www.namakwa-dm.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 126 836km²
    Description: The Namakwa District Municipality is a Category C municipality located in the Northern Cape Province. It is bordered by the republic of Namibia in the north, ZF Mgcawu Local Municipality in the north-east, Cape Winelands District Municipality in the south, West Coast District Municipality in the south-west, Pixley Ka Seme District Municipality in the east, Central Karoo District Municipality in the south-east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the west.
     It is the largest district in the province, making up over a third of its geographical area. It is comprised of six local municipalities: Nama Khoi, Hantam, Khai-Ma, Kamiesberg, Karoo Hoogland and Richtersveld. The seat of the Namakwa District Municipality is Springbok.

    Cities/Towns: Aggeneys, Alexander Bay, Brandvlei, Bulletrap, Calvinia, Carolusberg, Concordia, Eksteensfontein, Frasersburg, Garies, Hondeklip Bay, Kamieskroon, Kleinzee, Koingnaas, Komaggas, Kuboes, Leliefontein/Kamiesberg, Loeriesfontein, Middelpos, Nababeep, Nieuwoudtville, O'Kiep, Onderste Doorns, Pella, Pofadder, Port Nolloth, Richtersveld, Sanddrift, Springbok, Steinkopf, Sutherland, Williston
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture, tourism
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 3, DA 3 (40% PR Seats)
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr B Vass
    Other Members of Council: M Groenewald (Speaker), A S Rooi (Municipal Health Services), W J P Links (Corporate Services), S C Nero (Municipal Public Accounts Committee), G Y Pieters (Economic Development, Planning and Infrastructure), B G Vass (Budget and Treasury)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr C J Fortuin
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr R Datadin
    Communications Officer: Mr P Alley (Acting)
    LED Officer: Mr J T Loubser
    Other Senior Management: C A Brown (Budget and Treasury), I Smith (Infrastructure Projects), E G Bezuidenhoudt (Administration and Household Services), G E Cloete (Corporate and Municipal Health Services), C J H Theron (Municipal Health Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 115 488115 842
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 22.5%25.8%
    Population 15 to 64 68.0%66.1%
    Population over 65 9.5%8.1%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 47.151.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 101.5101.2
    Population Growth
    Per annum -0.07%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a20.1%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a25.4%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.4%6.6%
    Matric 24.2%18.8%
    Higher education 8.0%7.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 37 66933 856
    Average household size 3.13.2
    Female headed households 37.6%36.6%
    Formal dwellings 95.2%93.8%
    Housing owned 72.6%60.1%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 67.9%57.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 81.7%80.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 70.5%63.3%
    Electricity for lighting 88.4%86.5%

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


  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates----
    Service charges----
    Investment revenue1 8542 2872 8053 066
    Transfers recognised - operational41 46044 17639 07937 269
    Other own revenue2 1732 2042 3763 671
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)45 48748 66844 26044 005
    Employee costs26 97927 32525 01618 467
    Remuneration of councillors2 8702 5832 4222 281
    Depreciation & asset impairment2 0742 0511 8791 867
    Finance charges1 6671 6111 4941 202
    Materials and bulk purchases----
    Transfers and grants7077 4803 4254 370
    Other expenditure19 43117 92117 24323 788
    Total Expenditure53 72858 97051 48051 974
    Surplus/(Deficit)(8 241)(10 302)(7 221)(7 968)
    Transfers recognised - capital3241 084--
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(7 917)(9 218)(7 221)(7 968)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(7 917)(9 218)(7 221)(7 968)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure2931 6683 547877
    Transfers recognised - capital15398039044
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds1406883 157834
    Total sources of capital funds2931 6683 547877
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets29 29432 54450 95961 004
    Total non current assets9 77311 56511 4579 485
    Total current liabilities7 9016 49915 19617 994
    Total non current liabilities18 33118 59618 16818 104
    Community wealth/Equity12 83519 01429 05234 391
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating(8 536)(19 713)(6 180)(1 125)
    Net cash from (used) investing(238)(2 187)(3 551)(1 693)
    Net cash from (used) financing(84)231(22)76
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end18 97627 83349 50259 254
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a29-3 728
    Irregular expendituren/a416-119
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a---
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 27 32525 01618 46717 203
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 2 5832 4222 2812 265
     
    Total Employee Positions 10728910593
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1021818
    Total Vacancy Percentage 9.35%0.69%17.14%19.35%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 4522
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0110
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 3776
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0100
    Community And Social Service Positions 9131311
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0011
    Finance And Administration Positions 82704746
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 8057
    Electricity Positions 0000
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 81000
    Vacant Health Positions 2000
    Public Safety Positions 12189
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0010
    Road Transport Positions 0000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 0000
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 01821819
    Vacant Other Positions 001010

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 0000
    Inside the yard 0000
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 0000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0000
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Construction of Namaqualand FET College Trade Test Centre; Port Nolloth Harbour Cleaning Project; Port Nolloth Fish Processing Facility; Working for Water.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Deep-sea port at Boegoe Bay; upgrade of jetty at Port Nolloth; wind energy and solar energy along the west coast.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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