Richtersveld Local Municipality (NC061)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X113, Port Nolloth, 8280
    Physical: Main Road, Port Nolloth
    Tel: 027 851 1111
    Fax: 027 851 1101
    Web: www.richtersveld.gov.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 9 608km²
    Description: The Richtersveld Local Municipality is a Category B municipality in the Namakwa District of the Northern Cape Province. It is the smallest municipality of six in the district, making up only 6% of its geographical area. The municipality is named after Reverend W Richter, a Dutch missionary of the 20th century who opened a mission station in Koeboes.
     The Richtersveld is a unique landscape surrounded by a variety of contrasts. It is a conservation area. Rainfall is minimal and water is a scarce commodity, yet the vast plains, which are considered a special place by some, are still a very beautiful region with unique characteristics that attract thousands of tourists.
     In Port Nolloth there is the ocean, at Alexander Bay there is the Orange River, and at Lekkersing and Eksteensfontein there is underground water that is a little brackish.

    Cities/Towns: Alexander Bay, Eksteensfontein, Kuboes, Port Nolloth, Richtersveld, Sanddrift
    Main Economic Sectors: Mining, agriculture, fishing, tourism
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 4, DA 3
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr Arthur Jansen
    Other Members of Council: W J Links (Ward Councillor), G Beukes (Ward Councillor), M Isaacs (Proportional), R Jonker (Proportional), A Bock (Ward Councillor), C Stuurman (Ward Councillor)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: D Maposa (Acting)
    Chief Financial Officer: Michelle Basson
    Communications Officer: Ms Ethel Cloete
    LED Officer: Mr Sydney Adams (Strategic and Planning Manager)
    Other Senior Management: Ethel Cloete (Manager: Corporate Services), John Komanisi (Manager: Infrastructure)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 12 48711 982
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 20.4%23.8%
    Population 15 to 64 72.4%70.2%
    Population over 65 7.2%6.0%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 38.142.5
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 113.2110.9
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.94%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a18.6%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a22.4%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 0.5%2.5%
    Matric 23.7%18.8%
    Higher education 7.2%7.3%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 4 2113 543
    Average household size 3.03.1
    Female headed households 37.4%37.3%
    Formal dwellings 98.7%88.5%
    Housing owned 60.7%50.0%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 80.2%69.8%
    Weekly refuse removal 87.2%82.8%
    Piped water inside dwelling 69.7%68.6%
    Electricity for lighting 97.3%96.0%

    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 opinionQualified audit opinionFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates10 3339 1898 6907 801
    Service charges21 27320 41518 01116 765
    Investment revenue390325360653
    Transfers recognised - operational18 23921 64915 82721 220
    Other own revenue5 2596 0365 2046 027
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)55 49457 61648 09152 466
    Employee costs21 02918 00917 12315 635
    Remuneration of councillors2 2201 9801 9701 981
    Depreciation & asset impairment5 8774 4394 5294 421
    Finance charges1 1691 1209471 041
    Materials and bulk purchases12 02111 3659 4219 605
    Transfers and grants--17 20413 435
    Other expenditure20 98519 85814 60413 762
    Total Expenditure63 29956 77265 79759 880
    Surplus/(Deficit)(7 805)844(17 706)(7 414)
    Transfers recognised - capital5 3628 65517 10916 354
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(2 444)9 499(597)8 940
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(2 444)9 499(597)8 940
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure12 18010 8425 30415 725
    Transfers recognised - capital9 01710 8425 25615 216
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing3 065--75
    Internally generated funds98-48434
    Total sources of capital funds12 18010 8425 30415 725
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets6 1627 8619 69315 610
    Total non current assets181 692175 571163 459158 878
    Total current liabilities12 3208 49712 90613 699
    Total non current liabilities20 34014 33610 60511 682
    Community wealth/Equity155 194160 598149 641149 106
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating5 3038 5255 00711 032
    Net cash from (used) investing(5 975)(10 315)(7 333)(15 731)
    Net cash from (used) financing(674)(1 146)(1 495)(1 352)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end2 2953 6426 57710 398
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure8 6847 00810 7226 677
    Irregular expenditure4 07516 161-9 754
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure19104614
    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) 18 00917 12315 63512 798
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 1 9801 9701 9811 849
     
    Total Employee Positions 140142141138
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 121086
    Total Vacancy Percentage 8.57%7.04%5.67%4.35%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 2222
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1112
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 3443
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 1000
    Community And Social Service Positions 12161415
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 0000
    Finance And Administration Positions 49424138
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 8421
    Electricity Positions 7677
    Vacant Electricity Positions 2222
    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 7242425
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0221
    Sport And Recreation Positions 14181818
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 11886
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0010
    Waste Water Management Positions 17788
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 6666
    Vacant Water Positions 0100
    Other Positions 129910
    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/a42.25n/a36.77
    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 3 8683 7183 1303 126
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 3 7523 6023 0133 012
    Inside the yard 3 7523 6023 0133 012
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 0491 0601 1011 066

    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 3 4063 2562 8802 880
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 0491 0241 0261 011

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/a000
    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 3 8683 7183 1303 126
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 1 8121 7121 6441 644
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1 5611 5119811 079
    Ventilated pit latrine 1502802890
    Bucket system 3099990
    Other 19900289
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 0491 0601 1011 066

    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 3 3663 1303 1303 126
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 0491 0601 1011 066

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Upgrading of internal roads in Ward 1; ACIP refurbishment of wastewater treatment works; desalination plant at Port Nolloth; upgrading of Port Nolloth Harbour.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Port Nolloth Community Cooperative Fish Factory Processing Plant; four abalone ranching rights with local partners; possible mariculture partners in fishing, abalone ranching, kelp and kelp processing; infrastructure for oil and gas industry services; establishment of an oyster and abalone hatchery to cater for the growing demand and abalone spat; building of new deepwater harbour at Boegoe Baai.
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