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MDB code: CPT

Description: The City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality is a Category A municipality and is situated in the southern peninsula of the Western Cape Province. It has a coastline of 294km. It stretches from Gordon’s Bay to Atlantis and includes the suburbs of Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain.
The municipalities adjacent to it are Swartland and West Coast to the north; Drakenstein, Cape Winelands and Stellenbosch to the north-east; and Theewaterskloof, Overberg and Overstrand to the south-east. It is also bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west.
The City is South Africa’s second-largest economic centre and second most populous city after Johannesburg. It is the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape, as well as the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are located.
The City is famous for its harbour, as well as its natural setting in the Cape Floral Kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. It is hailed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world as officially recognised by Forbes. It is also Africa’s most popular tourist destination. Being the oldest city in South Africa, it is affectionately known as ‘The Mother City’.

Area: 2 446km²

Cities/Towns: Athlone, Atlantis, Belhar, Bellville, Blackheath, Blouberg, Blue Downs, Brackenfell, Cape Point, Cape Town, Delft, Durbanville, Elsies Rivier, Fish Hoek, Goodwood, Gordon’s Bay, Grassy Park, Guguletu, Hout Bay, Khayelitsha, Kommetjie, Kraaifontein, Kuils River, Langa, Macassar, Matroosfontein, Melkbosstrand, Milnerton, Mitchells Plain, Muizenberg, Noordhoek, Nyanga, Parow, Philadelphia, Philippi, Robben Island, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Somerset West, Southern Suburbs, Strand, Table View

Main Economic Sectors: Finance and business services (36.1%), manufacturing (16.1%), community services (15.6%), trade and hospitality (15.6%), transport, storage and communication (11.2%), agriculture (9.7%), construction (4.1%)

City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality (CoCT)

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X9181, Cape Town, 8000
Physical Civic Centre, 12 Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town
Tel 021 400 1111/0860 103 089
Fax 021 400 1313/0860 103 090
Web www.capetown.gov.za

Resident Queries

Accounts 086 010 3089
accounts@capetown.gov.za
Electricity 086 010 3089
Contact.Us@capetown.gov.za
Refuse & Waste 086 010 3089
Contact.Us@capetown.gov.za
Roads 086 010 3089
TMCInfo@capetown.gov.za
Service Delivery 086 010 3089
Contact.Us@capetown.gov.za
Water 086 010 3089
water@capetown.gov.za

Political Management

Composition of Council: DA 154, ANC 56, EFF 7, ACDP 3, ALJAMA 2, AIC 1, CMC 1, COPE 1, DI 1, PAC 1, PA 1, UDM 1, VF PLUS 1
Controlling Party: DA
Mayor: Mrs Patricia de Lille
Other Members of Council: Ian Neilson (Deputy Mayor), Dirk Smit (Speaker), Shaun August (Chief Whip), Brett Herron (MMC: Transport and Urban Development), Johan Van der Merwe (MMC: Finance), Xanthea Limberg (MMC: Informal Settlements; Water and Waste Services; and Energy), Stuart Diamond (MMC: Assets and Facilities Management), J P Smith (MMC: Safety and Security; and Social Services), Raelene Arendse (MMC: Corporate Services), Suzette Little (MMC: Area North), Anda Ntsodo (MMC: Area East), Eddie Andrews (MMC: Area South), Siya Mamkeli (MMC: Area Central)

Administrative Management

Municipal Manager: Mr Achmat Ebrahim
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Kevin Jacoby
Communications Officer: Ms Priya Reddy (Director: Communication)
LED Officer: Mr Jacob Hugo (Executive Director: Economic, Environmental and Spatial Planning)
Other Senior Management: Mr Richard Bosman (Executive Director: Safety and Security), Mr Ernest Sass (Executive Director: Social Development and Early Childhood Development), Gisela Kaiser (Executive Director: Informal Settlements; Water and Waste Services; and Energy), Ms Melissa Whitehead (Commissioner: Transport and Urban Development Authority), Mr Lungelo Mbandazayo (Executive Director: Corporate Services), Mr Kevin Jacoby (Executive Director: Finance), Louis Scheepers (Executive Director: Area-based Management), Craig Kesson (Executive Director: Directorate of the Mayor), Kelcy Le-Keur (Executive Director: Assets and Facilities Management)

Demographic Information

2016 2011
Population 4 005 016 3 740 026
Age Structure
Population under 15 26.0% 24.8%
Population 15 to 64 67.7% 69.6%
Population over 65 6.2% 5.5%
Dependency Ratio
Per 100 (15-64) 47.6 43.6
Sex Ratio
Males per 100 females 96.9 95.9
Population Growth
Per annum 1.56% n/a
Labour Market
Unemployment rate (official) n/a 23.9%
Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a 31.9%
Education (aged 20 +)
No schooling 2.0% 1.8%
Matric 34.0% 29.8%
Higher education 14.4% 16.6%
Household Dynamics
Households 1 264 949 1 068 573
Average household size 3.2 3.3
Female headed households 40.0% 38.2%
Formal dwellings 81.6% 78.4%
Housing owned 68.7% 54.2%
Household Services
Flush toilet connected to sewerage 91.0% 88.2%
Weekly refuse removal 87.8% 94.3%
Piped water inside dwelling 76.7% 75.0%
Electricity for lighting 97.2% 94.0%

Financial Results

All values: R’000 2016/17 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13
AUDIT OUTCOME n/a Clean audit Clean audit Clean audit Clean audit
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Property rates 8 105 126 6 739 787 6 013 891 5 542 203 5 161 502
Service charges 18 619 106 17 552 070 15 374 112 14 063 471 13 099 805
Investment revenue 768 224 680 150 575 783 473 323 368 324
Transfers recognised – operational 3 666 705 3 619 257 3 264 270 2 399 033 1 985 809
Other own revenue 4 981 373 4 436 091 4 256 753 3 763 249 3 330 842
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions) 36 140 534 33 027 355 29 484 808 26 241 278 23 946 282
Employee costs 9 658 154 9 415 889 8 177 925 8 691 018 7 335 846
Remuneration of councillors 138 374 135 095 128 767 120 154 111 673
Depreciation & asset impairment 2 313 471 2 148 102 1 941 951 1 807 382 1 627 385
Finance charges 731 823 748 479 776 228 808 782 720 766
Materials and bulk purchases 8 914 152 8 399 423 7 455 971 6 913 674 6 675 379
Transfers and grants 111 829 148 246 136 504 115 033 103 144
Other expenditure 10 988 761 9 854 551 8 888 418 8 223 580 7 235 181
Total Expenditure 32 856 563 30 849 786 27 505 764 26 679 624 23 809 375
Surplus/(Deficit) 3 283 971 2 177 569 1 979 044 (438 346) 136 907
Transfers recognised – capital 2 005 297 2 193 126 2 467 397 2 095 780 3 414 645
Contributions recognised – capital & contributed assets (16 516) 100 4 953 33 437 (2 527)
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions 5 272 752 4 370 796 4 451 395 1 690 871 3 549 026
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate (0) 0
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year 5 272 752 4 370 796 4 451 395 1 690 871 3 549 026
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
Capital expenditure 5 904 621 5 874 991 5 338 941 4 544 892 5 868 810
Transfers recognised – capital 2 055 507 2 187 425 2 473 313 2 053 319 3 414 645
Public contributions & donations 71 882 61 488 44 219 44 022 35 076
Borrowing 2 739 196 2 441 423 2 152 377 1 856 889 1 753 425
Internally generated funds 1 038 037 1 184 656 669 032 590 663 665 664
Total sources of capital funds 5 904 621 5 874 991 5 338 941 4 544 892 5 868 810
FINANCIAL POSITION
Total current assets 12 587 638 12 216 493 11 275 314 10 298 051 12 900 815
Total non current assets 46 956 442 42 342 066 38 493 874 34 840 462 29 033 827
Total current liabilities 8 848 578 9 005 968 8 729 038 8 218 661 7 988 696
Total non current liabilities 11 909 150 12 165 085 12 053 513 12 466 786 11 488 750
Community wealth/Equity 38 786 352 33 387 507 28 986 637 24 453 066 22 457 196
CASH FLOWS
Net cash from (used) operating 6 601 206 6 458 242 6 138 455 4 566 057 5 506 919
Net cash from (used) investing (6 102 676) (6 272 662) (4 630 401) (6 588 723) (5 820 775)
Net cash from (used) financing (380 806) (174 391) (368 093) (232 000) 2 252 382
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end 3 450 193 3 803 924 3 792 735 2 652 774 8 099 732
UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expenditure n/a
Irregular expenditure n/a 2 997 45 1 664
Fruitless & wasteful expenditure n/a 294
SOURCE S71 Audited Audited Outcome Audited Outcome Audited Outcome Audited Outcome

Employment Statistics

2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 9 415 889 8 177 925 8 691 018 7 335 846 6 916 012
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 135 095 128 767 120 154 111 673 97 772
Total Employee Positions 29 724 28 675 29 242 28 817 27 400
Total Vacant Employee Positions 2 506 2 757 2 636 2 535 2 200
Total Vacancy Percentage 8.43% 9.61% 9.01% 8.80% 8.03%
Managerial Positions – S57 12 11 13 13 13
Vacant Managerial Positions – S57 2 0 0 0 0
Managerial Positions – by organogram 314 261 317 294 290
Vacant Managerial Positions – by organogram 22 26 26 26 26
Community And Social Service Positions 2 540 2 489 2 469 2 535 2 451
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 156 172 149 215 182
Finance And Administration Positions 6 090 5 684 5 766 5 907 5 275
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 516 473 488 471 407
Electricity Positions 2 755 2 763 2 705 2 520 2 582
Vacant Electricity Positions 244 330 302 241 255
Enviromental Protection Positions 554 490 510 437 375
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 48 31 33 57 29
Health Positions 1 815 1 752 1 808 1 720 1 590
Vacant Health Positions 113 149 135 102 77
Public Safety Positions 4 183 4 018 4 273 4 215 3 858
Vacant Public Safety Positions 339 414 356 363 208
Road Transport Positions 2 059 2 053 2 032 2 093 2 035
Vacant Road Transport Positions 210 205 151 212 259
Sport And Recreation Positions 1 355 1 344 1 463 1 419 1 410
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 103 124 107 95 73
Waste Management Positions 3 463 3 258 3 327 3 226 3 190
Vacant Waste Management Positions 230 286 305 281 244
Waste Water Management Positions 385 383 273 362 362
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 68 80 72 49 61
Water Positions 3 919 3 874 4 029 3 806 3 717
Vacant Water Positions 423 425 481 384 317
Other Positions 280 295 257 270 252
Vacant Other Positions 32 42 31 39 62

Service Delivery Statistics

2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12
Water
Blue Drop Score n/a n/a 95.86 0.00 98.14
Is the municipality responsible to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality actually provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? No No No No No
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 831 641 823 206 784 413 779 398 773 710
Number of domestic households/delivery points 793 225 784 808 745 810 741 744 736 210
Inside the yard 636 470 629 793 601 987 597 921 592 210
Less than 200m from yard 156 755 155 015 143 823 143 823 144 000
More than 200m from yard 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic households with access to free basic service 793 225 784 808 745 810 741 744 736 210
Electricity
Is the municipality responsible to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality actually provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 856 082 855 081 823 520 822 397 821 075
Domestic households with access to free basic service 368 671 386 415 411 402 410 294 362 367
Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/a n/a n/a 0 0
Is the municipality responsible to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality actually provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? No No No No No
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 688 484 679 571 667 240 654 431 642 503
Number of households using:
Flush toilet – public sewerage 615 078 608 106 595 641 590 101 583 744
Flush toilet – septic tank 3 561 3 561 3 561 370 370
Ventilated pit latrine 287 13 0 312 312
Bucket system 217 223 377 958 1 108
Other 35 594 33 960 32 484 28 036 23 151
Domestic households with access to free basic service 654 737 645 863 632 063 619 777 581 261
Solid Waste Services
Is the municipality responsible to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Does the municipality actually provide? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 790 970 781 290 772 518 768 646 778 823
Domestic households with access to free basic service 445 822 438 197 503 880 432 385 490 269

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