Makana Local Municipality (EC104)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 176, Grahamstown, 6140
    Physical: City Hall, High Street, Grahamstown
    Tel: 046 603 6131
    Fax: 046 622 9700
    Web: www.makana.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 4 376km²
    Description: The Makana Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located in the Eastern Cape Province on the south-eastern seaboard and in the western part of the Eastern Cape Province. It is one of the seven municipalities in the Sarah Baartman District Municipality.
     With the cities of Port Elizabeth 120km to the west and East London 180km to the east, Makana Municipality is strategically situated between two of the province’s largest industrial centres. Both coastal cities are served by well-equipped container ports and have major airports linking them to Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.
     The Makana area has nearly a million hectares devoted to game. A range of public and private nature reserves span the area, from the world-famous Shamwari in the west to the magnificent Double Drift and Kwandwe Reserves in the east.
     Grahamstown is the hub of the Makana Municipality and has more than 70 declared National Heritage Sites. One of these is the highest church spire in the country. Grahamstown was founded in 1812 and is entrenched in historical events, from the 1820 Settlers to a 100-year-old university. It also hosts some of the oldest schools. It is the seat of Rhodes University, as well as other prominent and internationally acclaimed primary and high schools. Rhodes University is a 104-year-old internationally recognised institution with a well-established reputation for academic excellence.
     Each year, Grahamstown comes alive with activity when the National Arts Festival comes to town. Visitors get the chance to see performances from national artists, experience the local markets, and get a taste of culture and indigenous cuisines.

    Cities/Towns: Alicedale, Grahamstown, Riebeek East, Sidbury
    Main Economic Sectors: Government (51.5%), trade (15.6%), finance and business services (15.3%), manufacturing (7.1%), agriculture (4.4%), transport and communication (2.9%), construction (2.1%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    The municipality is currently under S139 provincial administration.
    Composition of Council: ANC 17, DA 6, EFF 2
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Ms Nomhle Gaga
    Other Members of Council: Y Vara (Speaker), N Masoma (Chairperson: Finance, Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation), M Matyumza (Chairperson: Engineering and Infrastructure), E Louw (Chairperson: LED and Planning), P Matyumza (Chairperson: Public Safety and Community Service), M Khubalo (Chairperson: Tourism and Cultural Industries)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Riana Meiring (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Nontobeko Faith Siwahla
    Communications Officer: Mrs Yoliswa Ramakolo
    LED Officer: Riana Meiring
    Other Senior Management: Daluxolo Mlenzana (Acting Director: Engineering and Infrastructure), Ettienne Mager (Acting Director: Corporate and Shared Services), Mandisi Planga (Public Safety and Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 82 06080 390
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 26.8%24.4%
    Population 15 to 64 67.6%69.4%
    Population over 65 5.6%6.2%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 47.944.1
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 91.590.4
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.47%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a32.5%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a42.3%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.6%6.3%
    Matric 27.0%22.7%
    Higher education 13.0%11.9%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 22 70021 388
    Average household size 3.63.4
    Female headed households 45.3%44.5%
    Formal dwellings 90.7%85.4%
    Housing owned 56.1%48.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 83.8%71.9%
    Weekly refuse removal 90.1%88.9%
    Piped water inside dwelling 45.1%49.8%
    Electricity for lighting 96.6%89.5%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aQualified audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinionDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates48 28453 82746 13538 084
    Service charges240 926196 610161 564166 253
    Investment revenue14 54712 49410 8361 325
    Transfers recognised - operational83 20181 63261 79473 804
    Other own revenue6 4087 2457 36716 899
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)393 365351 809287 696296 366
    Employee costs141 292129 930124 836113 558
    Remuneration of councillors9 1389 4588 3377 782
    Depreciation & asset impairment21 22733 59936 72923 057
    Finance charges8 34416 4566 337215
    Materials and bulk purchases82 71782 03767 0968 141
    Transfers and grants4 09730 80822 09316 272
    Other expenditure83 60286 96380 604179 031
    Total Expenditure350 418389 251346 033348 057
    Surplus/(Deficit)42 947(37 442)(58 337)(51 691)
    Transfers recognised - capital1 54128 97932 63659 948
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions44 488(8 463)(25 701)8 257
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year44 488(8 463)(25 701)8 257
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure32 16140 733-94 186
    Transfers recognised - capital21 18621 851-34 199
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing10 7336 835-16 849
    Internally generated funds24212 047-43 139
    Total sources of capital funds32 16140 733-94 186
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets40 656257 605167 155185
    Total non current assets1 106 5751 072 6321 041 4691 499
    Total current liabilities188 320236 979168 228154
    Total non current liabilities107 827116 50289 83070
    Community wealth/Equity851 084976 755950 5671 460
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating79 25355 925(9 677)28
    Net cash from (used) investing84 689(38 853)(54 116)(94)
    Net cash from (used) financing891 06330 36523
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end169 8174 698(23 596)10
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a31 7816 374-
    Irregular expendituren/a521115 260188 599
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a5 766889-
    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) 129 930124 836113 558103 423
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 9 4588 3377 7827 704
     
    Total Employee Positions 598539693593
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 1241822
    Total Vacancy Percentage 2.01%0.74%26.26%0.34%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6666
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 4300
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 39242420
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 8142
    Community And Social Service Positions 749310691
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 00270
    Finance And Administration Positions 87889898
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 00240
    Electricity Positions 47484947
    Vacant Electricity Positions 00140
    Enviromental Protection Positions 04480
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 666110763
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 00320
    Road Transport Positions 06410032
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 00210
    Sport And Recreation Positions 66000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 0508674
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0020
    Waste Water Management Positions 0476082
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 00310
    Water Positions 19554530
    Vacant Water Positions 00270
    Other Positions 18000
    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/a70.83n/a71.90
    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 24 96524 09523 99823 381
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 24 96524 09523 45423 381
    Inside the yard 24 09524 09523 45423 381
    Less than 200m from yard 870000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 2126 1896 9716 921

    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 25 84524 85324 85324 564
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 2126 1896 5187 878

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/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 21 43421 43421 43421 353
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 19 20719 20718 63118 550
    Flush toilet - septic tank 459459459459
    Ventilated pit latrine 1 5241 5242 1002 100
    Bucket system 244244244244
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 2126 1896 9716 921

    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 23 96522 71722 71722 717
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 2126 1896 9716 921

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Egazini Interpretation Centre development; Egazini Memorial Site development; Creative City Project; development of hawker stalls; Kaolin Mining Project.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Kaolin mining; hospitality sector (five-star hotel and a conference centre); tourism sector (Thomas Baines Nature Reserve – development of chalets and recreation facilities); transport sector (airport development).
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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