Blue Crane Route Local Municipality (EC102)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 21, Somerset East, 5850
    Physical: 67 Nojoli Street, Somerset East
    Tel: 042 243 6400
    Fax: 042 243 0633
    Web: www.bcrm.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 11 069km²
    Description: The Blue Crane Route Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Sarah Baartman District in the Eastern Cape Province. It is bordered by the Chris Hani District in the north, Sundays River Valley in the south, Amathole District and Makana in the east, and Dr Beyers Naudé in the west.
     It is the second-largest municipality of seven in the district, accounting for 19% of the geographical area, and is an an administrative area. The municipality is named after the South African national bird, the blue crane.

    Cities/Towns: Cookhouse, Pearston, Petersburg, Somerset East
    Main Economic Sectors: Transport and communication (22.8%), government (18.8%), finance and business services (12.2%), manufacturing (12%), agriculture (11.3%), wholesale and retail trade (10.2%), community services (9%), construction (2%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 7, DA 4
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Bonisile Manxoweni
    Other Members of Council: Bonisile Manxoweni (Mayor, Speaker and Finance Committee), Neliswa Nkonyeni (Chief Whip), Anthony Hufkie (Community Services Committee), Mpumelelo Kwatsha (Corporate Services Committee), Thabo Grootboom (Technical Services Committee)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Thabiso Klaas
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr G Goliath
    Communications Officer: Ms S Gungqwa
    Other Senior Management: Mr S Mvunelwa (Director: Community Services), Ms Z Ntile (Director: Technical Services), Mr F Cotani (Director: Corporate Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 36 06336 002
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 32.8%29.2%
    Population 15 to 64 60.7%63.8%
    Population over 65 6.5%7.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 64.756.8
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 97.996.5
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.04%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a30.7%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a40.0%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 6.2%10.5%
    Matric 20.5%18.9%
    Higher education 2.6%6.3%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 9 8769 761
    Average household size 3.73.5
    Female headed households 41.3%39.3%
    Formal dwellings 96.9%95.9%
    Housing owned 59.4%52.2%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 86.5%80.5%
    Weekly refuse removal 86.1%80.3%
    Piped water inside dwelling 37.3%51.4%
    Electricity for lighting 88.7%86.9%

    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 findingsQualified audit opinionQualified audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates10 0989 0558 4968 117
    Service charges108 97090 56092 13277 431
    Investment revenue1 2098201 7041 629
    Transfers recognised - operational52 41951 88050 51355 127
    Other own revenue7 43412 32910 5129 834
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)180 130164 644163 358152 138
    Employee costs65 78561 45754 44451 454
    Remuneration of councillors3 2503 1492 9972 739
    Depreciation & asset impairment35 19933 23135 42416 198
    Finance charges1 7982 4792 8212 205
    Materials and bulk purchases60 06357 56353 65252 267
    Transfers and grants----
    Other expenditure49 25939 40550 80136 035
    Total Expenditure215 353197 284200 139160 899
    Surplus/(Deficit)(35 223)(32 639)(36 781)(8 761)
    Transfers recognised - capital18 06820 66540 53923 209
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(17 155)(11 974)3 75814 448
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(17 155)(11 974)3 75814 448
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure18 13638 50839 66326 876
    Transfers recognised - capital12 01019 66135 60420 681
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing2 75413 544876-
    Internally generated funds3 3725 3043 1836 195
    Total sources of capital funds18 13638 50839 66326 876
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets23 03437 49052 85543 107
    Total non current assets644 159665 322708 622384 785
    Total current liabilities(29 448)32 77057 39847 644
    Total non current liabilities(34 476)38 92217 61115 103
    Community wealth/Equity731 116631 120686 468365 145
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating11 06513 83327 51631 208
    Net cash from (used) investing(13 945)(33 245)(34 520)(23 384)
    Net cash from (used) financing1 65912 024(1 012)(1 469)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end9 87411 11918 62326 639
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a1 92812 828357
    Irregular expendituren/a39 59533 06924 112
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a1251
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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) 61 45754 44451 45449 161
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 3 1492 9972 7392 462
     
    Total Employee Positions 314376319300
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 07290
    Total Vacancy Percentage 0.00%19.15%2.82%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0030
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 0001
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0000
    Community And Social Service Positions 43454331
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0430
    Finance And Administration Positions 60669372
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0320
    Electricity Positions 32282730
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0500
    Enviromental Protection Positions 2333
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0110
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 11631011
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 05200
    Road Transport Positions 0000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 55616166
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0200
    Waste Water Management Positions 17171718
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0200
    Water Positions 22222324
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 67663739
    Vacant Other Positions 0300

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a35.10n/a59.05
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 7 2647 3017 2047 166
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 6 8566 8566 8316 790
    Inside the yard 6 8566 8566 8316 790
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 9774 2424 0453 677

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 7 6317 6317 5507 445
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 9774 2424 0453 677

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a0
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 9 2879 2879 1098 502
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 6 5866 5868 6257 868
    Flush toilet - septic tank 2 0412 03900
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 35936100
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 9774 2424 0453 677

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 8 5588 5588 6257 361
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 3 9774 2424 0453 677

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

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