Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality (NC066)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X03, Williston, 8920
    Physical: 7 Mulder Street, Williston
    Tel: 053 391 3003
    Fax: 053 391 3294
    Web: www.karoohoogland.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 32 274km²
    Description: The Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated in the Namakwa District of the Northern Cape Province. It is the second-largest of the six municipalities in the district, making up a quarter of its geographical area.
     Although the municipality's towns are separated by more than 100km by road, they share many administrative tasks. Jan Julies was elected the first COPE mayor of the municipality in 2011, as a COPE-DA coalition took control of the council after the election of 18 May 2011.
     Hoogland is an Afrikaans word meaning ‘highland' and Karoo is a Khoi word meaning ‘hard' or ‘dry'. The name reflects the area, which has dry, arid and desert-like conditions.

    Cities/Towns: Frasersburg, Sutherland, Williston
    Main Economic Sectors: Community, social and personal services (42.5%), transport, storage and communication (15%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (13.7%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (13%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (8.8%), manufacturing (5.9%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 4, DA 2, COPE 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Ms V C Wentzel
    Other Members of Council: V C Wentzel (Mayor, Proportional Councillor, and Finance and Admin Committee), J E Davids (District Representative, Ward 4, Finance and Administration, and Infrastructure), J Jooste (Ward 2, Infrastructure and MPAC), G Klazen (Ward 1, LLF and Infrastructure), J J van der Colff (Finance and Admin, and Ward 3), J J Jacobs (Proportional Councillor and MPAC), A M Januarie (Proportional Councillor and LLF)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: G W Von Mollendorf
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr S J Myburgh
    Communications Officer: Ms C Viljoen (Manager: Administration)
    LED Officer: Mr A Gibbons
    Other Senior Management: F J Lotter (Director: Infrastructure)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 13 00912 501
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 25.0%27.8%
    Population 15 to 64 64.0%62.2%
    Population over 65 11.0%10.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 56.260.8
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 100.798.6
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.91%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/an/a
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/an/a
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 13.1%17.2%
    Matric 25.8%16.0%
    Higher education 11.5%7.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 4 6203 799
    Average household size 2.83.0
    Female headed households 32.4%31.0%
    Formal dwellings 99.4%96.9%
    Housing owned 68.1%47.4%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 39.7%39.7%
    Weekly refuse removal 58.3%63.4%
    Piped water inside dwelling 75.2%59.7%
    Electricity for lighting 67.5%65.5%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME Qualified audit opinionQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates5 3284 7804 7624 435
    Service charges15 17513 47312 11211 680
    Investment revenue25219714626
    Transfers recognised - operational21 19418 49617 87231 671
    Other own revenue4 0182 6342 0372 117
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)45 96639 58036 92949 930
    Employee costs18 01317 13217 20218 599
    Remuneration of councillors2 1391 9061 6911 640
    Depreciation & asset impairment7 11811 26915 46415 033
    Finance charges1 4472 040507677
    Materials and bulk purchases7 8786 4887 4986 689
    Transfers and grants-3 0766 2277 477
    Other expenditure12 52714 2314 8284 198
    Total Expenditure49 12256 14253 41654 311
    Surplus/(Deficit)(3 156)(16 562)(16 488)(4 381)
    Transfers recognised - capital6 06311 97312 0601
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions2 907(4 589)(4 427)(4 380)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year2 907(4 589)(4 427)(4 380)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure7 42210 53110 27911 034
    Transfers recognised - capital6 67710 53110 26711 034
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds744-12-
    Total sources of capital funds7 42210 53110 27911 034
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets10 8469 6075 2388 076
    Total non current assets221 084310 813182 893179 860
    Total current liabilities41 50732 59210 03813 686
    Total non current liabilities14 43714 6315 9936 324
    Community wealth/Equity175 985273 197172 101167 926
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating11 54210 88711 908-
    Net cash from (used) investing(7 878)(10 853)(9 337)-
    Net cash from (used) financing(73)(264)(98)-
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end6 5032 9183 131-
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure9 45810 600n/an/a
    Irregular expenditure14 92711 935n/an/a
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure675129n/an/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) 17 13217 20218 59915 980
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 1 9061 6911 6401 710
     
    Total Employee Positions 85103104195
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2210
    Total Vacancy Percentage 2.35%1.94%0.96%0.00%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 4433
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 2010
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 6665
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0200
    Community And Social Service Positions 88811
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 24252542
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 0000
    Electricity Positions 3114
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0000
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 0000
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0000
    Road Transport Positions 012120
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0007
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 0171719
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0000
    Waste Water Management Positions 0151598
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 4015156
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 0020
    Vacant Other Positions 0000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a49.28n/a39.96
    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 2 9232 8182 8182 808
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 2 3092 2042 2042 194
    Inside the yard 2 3092 2042 2042 194
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9091 0352 2042 194

    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? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 2 2042 2042 2042 194
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9091 0351 984991

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a0n/a
    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 2 3212 2162 2042 194
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 950950950437
    Flush toilet - septic tank 865865865865
    Ventilated pit latrine 494389389892
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9091 0352 204991

    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 2 2042 2042 2042 194
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 9091 0352 204991

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

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