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Electricity 079 873 4451
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Police 028 214 3900
ESKOM 0800 701 701
06 June 2017

Budget Speech Executive Mayor

BUDGET: 2017/2018 – 2019/2020

Speaker, it is a privilege to submit the final budget for the 2017/2018 to 2019/2020 financial years to Council for consideration and approval.

Today’s comment is supplementary to and should be read together with the budget speech I delivered during Council’s consideration of the draft budget.

Today I focus on the final steps taken to finalise the budget for 2017/2018 and the two outer years.

I previously emphasised matters that had an influence on the compilation of this budget and the IDP.

On that occasion I expanded on the threats, challenges and opportunities currently impacting the municipality, the Council and the budget.

I will not repeat myself, but I reiterate that the environment in which the municipality and Council currently operate is significantly different from the environment in 2006 and 2011.

The objective of consolidation and turnaround has been achieved and our primary task now is to ensure that the authority can continue with its holistic mandate, good governance and service delivery over the medium and long term.

The funds required to realise these goals have been addressed by this budget to the best of the municipality’s financial capabilities.

This budget is not bad or damning news, but the beginning of a new era.

Since the draft budget was published for public comment and inputs and displayed at municipal venues for inspection, extensive public participation and consultation processes took place at various levels.

This budget was finalised by taking the outcomes and inputs of those processes into account.

In April 2017, a team under the leadership of the chairperson of the Finance Portfolio Committee presented and explained the outcome of the budget and IDP in detail to residents of the respective wards.

Similar discussions were held with various interest groups, including agriculture and the broader economic sectors. The consultations were highly constructive and the interest groups showed appreciation for the circumstances that dictated the budget and its outcome.

The engagements included a discussion of:

  • The procedures followed to compile the IDP and budget.
  • The set of variables that influenced and in essence dictated the budget and the IDP.
  • An overview of the final IDP and budget.
  • The impact of the IDP and budget on every town and ward.

Eleven proposals and objections were received and considered; most of these had to do with the increase in rates, particularly in rural areas.

The 13.49% increase in rates was thoroughly consulted and confirmed with taxpayers.

The increase may seem harsh, but the effect of the budget on residents represents an average increase of between 6% and 7%.

Since the announcement of the draft budget, the authority has budgeted a further R2.776 million for the acquisition of vehicles.

An additional R4.5 million has been provided for the electrification of houses in Destiny in Villiersdorp, with the result that R7.5 million is now available for this project. The national Department of Energy has undertaken to reimburse this amount to the municipality in the next financial year.

The municipality is impressed with the way in which the national Department of Energy has come to the aid of the authority and the local community to improve services to the people.

This type of intergovernmental cooperation does not only predict a bright future for Theewaterskloof, but indeed for South Africa.  

The drought is also claiming its pound of flesh and R9.298 million and R1.754 million are budgeted for the development of additional water resources in Caledon and Villiersdorp respectively.

This budget finances systems, structures, processes and plans that will:

  • Mitigate the fate of the poor and stabilise and build communities.
  • Accelerate economic growth and development.
  • Enhance social order in communities.

Without the necessary insight into the actual intentions of the budget, residents may draw the conclusion that in terms of financial sustainability the authority is heading towards a dead end.

However, the opposite is true. The budget actually facilitates developments which, if thoroughly implemented, will be instrumental in strengthening the municipality's holistic sustainability and its ability to continue its mandate of good local governance.

The budget undoubtedly takes heed of the challenges currently faced by the municipality, and supports organisational development and structures that will address the following challenges, amongst others:

  • Inadequate and overutilised revenue sources that leave the authority with little room for the allocation of available funds.
  • A poor debtor recovery rate of 89% through the establishment of partnerships with the broader community to increase the payment rate to 92% in 2017/2018.
  • Dissatisfied municipal clients and communities who fail in their obligation to pay their bills, with the resultant manifestation of vandalism and other social ills that cost the authority millions of rands every year.
  • Insufficient funds to properly maintain and upgrade infrastructure and service delivery.
  • The government’s obsolete financing model for municipalities and the stagnation of the national economy.
  • The improvement in the ratio of 47% of residents paying rates and service fees and the 53% residents who are unable to pay.
  • The subsidisation of rates-related expenditure with services and tariff revenue.
  • The absence of a reserve fund to finance infrastructure-related and unforeseen expenditure.

The budget commences a process of local growth and development that will reduce the authority’s dependence on external funds. Through growth and development and job creation, the municipality will increase rates and services revenue.

The new corporate organisational structure, supported by the budget, provides the required capacity to create an environment for growth and development.

The budget for 2017/2018 and the two outer years is now ready to be adopted and implemented.

Speaker, I hereby submit the budget for 2017/2018 and the two outer years to Council for consideration and approval. I do this in terms of the prescriptions in item SC06/2017, pages 173 – 533; Item R05/207, pages 58 – 172; comments and proposals received on the draft budget, and the following annexures:

  • Annexure “A” – pages 444 – 507: Final list of tariffs for 2017/2018.
  • Annexure “B” – pages 508 – 530: Additions to Policies.
  • Annexure “C” – pages 532 – 533: Final Schedule for Service Delivery Standards.
  • The fourth generation IDP 2017 – 2022.
  • Council’s resolution on pages 174 – 175 of the agenda.

I thank our Heavenly Father for the strength, capability and wisdom that He equipped us with to complete the task.

Thank you very much to the councillors and officials for their hard and dedicated work in compiling the budget and IDP.

The most challenging task now awaits us: the implementation of the budget and the IDP. Best wishes to all those involved.  

Baie dankie/Thank you/Enkosi


Begrotingsrede: Uitvoerende Burgemeester
BEGROTING: 2017/2018– 2019/2020

Speaker, dit is ‘n voorreg om die finale begroting vir die 2017/2018 tot 2019/2020 boekjare vir oorweging en goedkeuring aan die Raad voor te lê.

Vandag se opmerkings is aanvullend tot en moet saamgelees word met die begrotingsrede wat ek tydens die Raad se oorweging van die konsepbegroting gelewer het.

Vandag fokus ek op die finale aksies waarmee die begroting vir 2017/2018 en die twee opeenvolgende jare gefinaliseer is.

Tevore het ek gelet op sake wat die samestelling van dié begroting en GOP beïnvloed het.

By daardie geleentheid het ek verduidelik watter bedreigings, uitdagings en geleenthede die munisipaliteit, raad en begroting tans beïnvloed.

Ek gaan nie myself herhaal nie, maar ek benadruk nogmaals dat die omgewing waarin die munisipaliteit en raad tans funksioneer aansienlik anders is as in 2006 en 2011.

Die strewe na konsolidasie en omkeer is verwesenlik en tans het ons ‘n primêre taak om te verseker dat die owerheid sy holistiese mandaat, goeie regering en dienslewering oor die medium- en langtermyn kan voortsit. 

Dít wat nodig is om daarby uit te kom, word na die beste van die munisipaliteit se finansiële vermoëns deur dié begroting befonds.

Dié begroting is nie slegte of verdoemende nuus nie, maar die begin van ‘n nuwe era.

Sedert die konsepbegroting vir publieke kommentaar en insette gepubliseer en by munisipale openbare lokale vir publieke insae geplaas is, het omvattende publieke deelname- en konsultasieprosesse op verskeie vlakke plaasgevind.

Dié begroting is met in agneming van die uitkomste en insette van daardie prosesse finaliseer.

‘n Span, onder leiding van die Voorsitter van die Finansies Portefeuljekomitee, het in April 2017 die uitkoms van die Begroting en GOP in besonderhede aan inwoners van die onderskeie wyke voorgehou en verduidelik.

Soortgelyke gesprekke is met onderskeie belangegroepe, waaronder landbou en die breër ekonomiese sektore, gevoer. Die konsultasies was uiters konstruktief en die belangegroepe het begrip getoon vir die omstandighede wat die begroting dikteer het en die uitkoms daarvan.

Die gesprekke het ingesluit ‘n bespreking van:

  • Die prosedures wat gevolg is om die GOP en Begroting saam te stel.
  • Die stel van veranderlikes wat die Begroting en GOP beïnvloed en inderdaad dikteer het.
  • ‘n Oorsig van die finale GOP en begroting.
  • Die GOP en Begroting se impak op elke dorp en Wyk.

Elf voorstelle en besware, waarvan die meeste oor die verhoging in die belastingskoers en spesifiek in landelike gebiede handel, is ontvang en oorweeg.

Die 13.49% verhoging in belasting is deeglik met belastingsbetalers konsulteer en bevestig.  

Die verhoging klink taai, maar die gemiddelde verhoging wat die begroting vir inwoners inhou is tussen 6% en 7%.

Sedert die konsepbegroting bekend gemaak is, het die owerheid ‘n verdere R2.776 Miljoen vir die aankoop van voertuie begroot.

‘n Addisionele R4.5 Miljoen is vir die elektrifisering van huise in Destiny, Villierdorp voorsien, met die gevolg dat R7.5 Miljoen nou vir hierdie projek beskikbaar is. Die Nasionale Departement van Energie het onderneem om dié bedrag in die volgende finansiële jaar aan die munisipaliteit terug te betaal.

Die munisipaliteit is beïndruk met die wyse waarop die Nasionale Departement van Energie die owerheid en plaaslike gemeenskap se hande gevat het om dienste aan die mense te verbeter.

Dié tipe interreggeringsamwerking is nie net rooskleurig vir die toekoms van Theewaterskloof nie, maar inderdaad vir Suid-Afrika.  

Die droogte eis ook sy pond vleis en R9.298 Miljoen en R1.754 Miljoen is onderskeidelik vir die ontwikkeling van addisionele waterbronne in Caledon en Villiersdorp begroot. 

Dié begroting finansier stelsels, strukture, prosesse en planne om:

  • Die lot van armes sal verlig en gemeenskappe sal stabiliseer en bou.
  • Ekonomiese groei en ontwikkeling sal versnel.
  • Die sosiale orde in gemeenskappe sal bevorder.

Sonder die nodige insig oor die werklike bedoelinge van die begroting kan inwoners tot die gevolgtrekking kom dat die owerheid, wat finansiële volhoubaarheid betref, besig is om in ‘n doodloopstraat te beland.  

Die teenoorgestelde is egter waar en die begroting fasiliteer juis ontwikkelinge, wat, as dit deeglik deurgevoer word, ‘n instrument in die versterking van die munisipaliteit se holistiese volhoubaarheid en vermoë tot voortgesette goeie plaaslike regering sal wees.

Die begroting neem inderdaad die munisipaliteit se huidige uitdagings in ag en ondersteun ‘n organisatoriese ontwikkeling en struktuur wat, onder andere, die volgende uitdagings die hoof sal bied:

  • Gebrekkige en oorbenutte inkomstebronne wat die owerheid weinig ruimte laat in die toedeling van beskikbare fondse.
  • ‘n Powere debiteure-verhalingskoers van 89% deur die vestiging van vennootskappe met die breër gemeenskap om die betaalsyfer in 2017/2018 na 92% te verhoog.
  • Onrustige munisipale kliënte en gemeenskappe wat nie hul kant bring met die betalings van rekeninge nie en die gevolglike manifestering van vandalisme en ander sosiale euwels wat die owerheid jaarliks miljoene rande kos.
  • Onvoldoende fondse om infrastruktuur en dienslewering na behore in stand te hou en op te gradeer.
  • Die regering se uitgediende finansieringsmodel vir munisipaliteite en die stagnering van die van die nasionale ekonomie.
  • Die verbetering in die ratio van 47% inwoners wat belasting- en dienstegelde betaal en die 53% inwoners wat nie kan betaal nie.
  • Die subsidiering van belastingsverwante uitgawes met dienste- en tarriefinkomste.
  • Die afwesigheid van ‘n reserwefonds om infrastruktuurverwante en onvoorsiene uitgawes te finansier.

Die begroting begin ‘n proses van plaaslike groei en ontwikkeling wat die owerheid se afhanklikheid van eksterne fondse sal verminder. Deur groei en ontwikkeling; asook werkskepping sal die munisipaliteit belasting- en dienste-inkomste verhoog.

Die nuwe korporatiewe organisasiestruktuur, wat deur die begroting ondersteun word, voorsien die nodige kapasiteit om ‘n omgewing vir groei en ontwikkeling te skep.

Die begroting vir 2017/2018 en die twee opeenvolgende jare is nou gereed om aanvaar en geȉmplementeer te word.  

Speaker, ek lê nou die begroting en GOP vir 2017/2018 en die twee opeenvolgende jare aan die Raad voor vir oorweging en goedkeuring. Ek doen dit in terme van die voorskrifte in item SC06/2017, bladsye 173 – 533; item R05/207, bladsye 58 - 172; kommentare en voorstelle wat na aanleiding van konsepbegroting ontvang is en die volgende bylaes:

  • Bylaag "A"- bladsye 444 - 507:  Finale lys van tariewe vir 2017/2018.
  • Bylaag "B"- bladsye 508 - 530 Toevoegings tot Beleide.
  • Bylaag "C" - bladsye 532 – 533 Finale Skedule vir Diensleweringstan-daarde.
  • Die vierde generasie GOP 2017 – 2022.
  • Die Raad se besluit op bladsye 174 – 175 van die agenda.

Ek bedank ons Hemelse Vader vir die krag, vermoëns en wysheid waarmee Hy ons toegerus het om die taak te voltooi.  

Baie dankie aan die raadslede en amptenare vir hulle harde en toegewyde werk met die samestelling van die begroting en GOP.  

Die mees uitdagende taak wag nou op ons: die implementering van die begroting en GOP. Ek wens almal wat hierby betrokke gaan wees sterkte toe.   

Baie dankie/Thank you/Enkosi


Izizathu Zohlahlo Lwabiwo- Mali: Usodolophi Wesigqeba
UHLAHLO LWABIWO- MALI: 2017/2018 – 2019/2020

Somlomo kulilungelo lokuba ndingenise uhlahlo lwabiwo- mali lokugqibela lika2017/2018 uyokuma ku- 2019/2020 unyaka mali ukuze iqwalaselwe kwaye ivunywe liBhunga

Ukuphawula kwanamhlanje kokongezelelweyo kwaye kufundeka kunye nenthetho yam ebendiyenze ngexesha loyilo lohlahlo lwabiwo-mali ukuze liqwalaselwe.

Namhlanje ndijolisa kwintshukumo yokugqibela yohlahlo- lwabiwo 2017/2018 kunye neminyaka emibini elandalayo ethe yagqitywa

Ngaphambili ndiphawule ukuba umba wokuqulunqwa kohlahlo lwabiwo- mali uchaphazela   i-IDP.

Kwelothuba ndaye ndacacisa ukuba izisongelo imingeni kunye namathuba azichaphazela umasipala iBhunga kunye ngalo mzuzu nohlahlo lwabiwo- mali.

Andizukuyiphinda- phinda, kodwa ndiyaphinda ndigxininisa ukuba kwindawo apho umasipala kunye neBhunga ngoku basebenza ngendlela eyahlukileyo ku2006 kunye no-2011

Ukusukela ekuqinisweni kokuguqula ukuqonda kwaye ngoku sinoxanduva lokuqala lokuqinisekisa ukuba urhulumente unegunya eligqibeleleyo, urhulumente olungileyo kunye nokubekwa kohanjiso lwenkonzo kwixesha elifutshane nakwelide.

Into efunekayo ukuze umasipala aphume, enze ngcono kwizimali ngenhxaso yohlahlo lwabiwo- mali

Le bhajethi ayizondaba zimbi kodwa sisiqalo sexesha elistha.

Ukupapashwa kohlahlo lwabiwo- mali oluyilwayo ukuze uluntu lunike izimvo kunye namagalelo kwaye zabekwa kwindawo zikamasipala ukuze zihlolwe luluntu kunye nenkqubo zothatha inxaxheba zoluntu kumanqanaba ahlukeneyo zenziwa.

Uhlahlo lwabiwo- mali lugqityiwe ngokumalunga neziphumo kunye namagalelo ezonkqubo.

Iqela elikhokelwa nguSihlalo weKomiti yemicimbi yezeMali, ngoApril 2017 iziphumo zohlahlo lwabiwo- mali kunye ne-IDP zathiwa thaca kubahlali beWadi ezahlukeneyo kwaye zacaciswa.

Inthetho ezifanayo namaqela achaphazelekayo ohlukeneyo kubandakhanya ezolimo kunye namacandelo ezoqoqosho zenziwa. Uthetha- thethwano belusakha kakhulu kunye nabachaphazelekayo babonisa ukuqonda

Iinthetho ziquke ezi ngxoxo:

  • Ezi nkqubo zalandelwa ekuqulunqeni IDP kunye noHlahlo lwabiwo- mali.
  • Ukuqulunqwa kotshintsho oluchaphazela IDP kunye noHlahlo lwabiwo- mali eneni zabizelwa.
  • Ukuqwalaselwa koHlahlo lwabiwo- mali lokugqibela kunye ne-IDP.
  • Igalelo loHlahlo lwabiwo-mali kunye ne-IDP kwiDolophi nganye kunye ne-Wadi.

Ezilishumi elinanye iziphakamiso kunye neziphikiso, inkholiso yokwanda kwezinga lerhafu kwaye ingakumbi kwindawo zorhwebo emaphandleni, zafunyanwa kwaye zaqwalaselwa.

Ukunyuka nge13.4% kwerhafu ngokupheleleyo kwathetha thethwana kunye nabahlawuli berhafu kwaqinisekiswa.

Ukunyuka kuvakala kunzima kodwa umlinganiselo wokunyuka kohlahlo lwabiwo – mali kubahlahli phakathi ko6% kunye no 7%.

Ekubeni uyilo lohlahlo lwabiwo- mali lazisiwe, igunya ngakumbi R2.766 million yokuthengwa kwezithuthi yabiwe.

Eyongezelelweyo i-R4.5 million sele ilungiselelwe ukubonelelwa kwizindlu zaseDestiny eVilliersdorp ngombane, kangangokuba i-R7.5 million ngoku kuleprojekthi iyafumaneka. Isebe likaZwelonke Lamandla lithembise ukuba lizakubuyisela umasipala esisixa kunyaka mali olaneldelayo.

Umasipala uchukunyiswa yindlela Isebe leSizwe lezaMmandla elithe lathabatha isandla sikarhulumente kunye noluntu lwengingqi ukuze kuphuculwe inkonzo ezisiwa ebantwini.

Uhlobo lwentsebenziswano phakathi koorulumente aluthembisi kuphela ikamva likaMasipala waseTheewaterskloof, kodwa eneneni eloMzantsi  Afrika.

Imbalela nayo ifuna umlinganiselo wenyama R9.298 million ngokulandelana ukuphuhlisa kwezibonelelo zamanzi eCaledon kunye naseRiviersonderend zibhajatelwe.

Iinkqubo zenxaso zohlahlo lwabiwo-mali , ukwakhiwa, iinkqubo kunye nezicwangciso ukuba:

  • Ubuninzi bamahlwemphu aphungulelwe ubunzima kwakhiwe ukuhlala okuzinzileyo.
  • Ukukhula kwezoqoqosho eluntwini kunye nophuhliso kuzakukhawuleza
  • Umyalelo wezentlalo eluntwini uyakuqhubela phambili

Ngaphandle kokuqonda okuyimfuneko malunga nenjongo yokwenene yohlahlo lwabiwo- mali abahlali banako ukufikelela kwisigqibo sokuba igunya apho uzinzo lwezimali lizama ukungena ekupheleni kwesitalato

Okwahlukileyo kuyinyaniso ukuququzelelwa kohlahlo lwabiwo-mali nophuhliso,ukuba ngaba lisebenza ngokufanelekileyo, isixhobo sokuqinisa uzinzo olupheleleyo kumasipala nokukwazi ukuqubeka njengo rhulumente olawula ngokulungileyo.

Uhlahlo lwabiwo- mali lithathele ingqalelo umgeni okhoyo kumasipala ngokuxhasa uphuhliso lwequmrhu nokwakhiwa phantsi kwezinye izinto eziphambili:

  • Imithombo yengeniso enganeliyo kwaye ngokugqithileyo ingeniso apho ishiya igumbi elincnci kurhulumente ukuwabiwo kwemali ekhoyo.
  • Ukusilela kwamatyala izinga lika 89% ngokusungula uthelelwano kunye noluntu ngokubanzi ukuba ukuhlawula kwerhafu ngo 2017/2018 kufunyanwe ukuze kunyuke ngo- 92%
  • Abaxhasi abakhathazekileyo bakaMasipala kunye nabahlali abangazisi cala labo ekuhlawuleni iakhawunti zabo ukubonakaliswa kokutshatyalaliswa kunye nezinye ezimbi ekuhlaleni ezithi zixabisa urhulumente izigidi ngonyaka.
  • imali enganelanga ukugcina ulondolozo kunye nenkonzo ezisiseko ukuze ziphuculwe.
  • uhlobo lwemali karhulumente ziphelelewe lixesha komasipala kwaye mihla le nangenxa yokudodobala koqoqosho lwesizwe
  • ekuphuculeni umlinganiselo we 47% abahlali abahlawula irhafu kunye neentlawulo zeenkonzo kunye ne-53% abahlali abangakwaziyo ukuhlawula
  • Ukuxhaswa ngokunxulumene nerhafu inkcitho kunye nenkonzo zamaxabiso engeniso
  • Ukungabikho kwemali eza kugcinwa ukuhlawulela iindleko zezibonelelo ezinxulumene nencitho engalindelekanga.
  • Inkqubo yokuqala yohlahlo lwabiwo- mali yokukhula
  • Ukungabikho kwenxaso zezibonelelo

Uhlahlo lwabiwo – mali luqala inkqubo yokukhula kophuhliso lwengingqi elizakuphuhlisa ukuzimela kwegunya inxhaso zangaphandle zizakuncipha.Ngokukhula kophuhliso nokudalwa kwemisebenzi ingeniso yerhafu kunye neyenkonzo izakunyuka.

Ubume obutsha bequmrhu kubuchule bombutho exhaswa luhlahlo lwabiwo-mali, ukunika amandla afunekayo ukudala ukukhula kunye nophuhliso kwingingqi.

Uhlahlo lwabiwo- mali lika 2017/2018 kunye neminyaka emibini elandelayo sezilungisiwe ukuba zamkelwe kwaye ziphunyezwe.

Somlomo, ndithi thaca  ngoku IDP kunye nohlahlo lwabiwo- mali olulungiselelwe 2017/2018 kunye kwiminyaka emibini elandelelanayo kwibhunga ukuze iqwalaselwe kwaye ivunywe.

Ndenza oku ngokwemiqathango yemimiselo inqaku SCO06 /2017 iphepha 173

- 533; inqaku R05 / 2017 amaphepha 58- 172 izimvo kunye neengcebiso ezifunyenweyo njengempendulo zokuqulunqa uhlahlo lwabiwo- mali ezizihlomelo zilandelayo:

  • Isihlomelo “A” Iphepha 444 -530: uluhlu lokugqibela lamaxabiso ka-2017/2018.
  •  Isihlomelo “B” Iphepha 508 – 530 ukongezelelwa kwimigaqo.
  • Isihlomelo “C” Iphepha 532- 533 Ishedyuli yokugqibela yomgangatho wokuhanjiswa kwenkonzo.
  • Isizukulwane sesine se- IDP 2017- 2022.
  • Isigqibo seBhunga kwipepha 174 – 175 kwiAgenda.

Ndibulela uBawo wethu osemazulwini ngamandla,ubuchule nobulumko athe wasixhobisa ngabo ukuze sikwazi ukugqiba lomsebenzi.

Ndibulela kooCeba kunye namaGosa ngomsebenzi ngentsebenziswano nzima bezinikele ngomsebenzi wokuqulunqa uhlahlo lwabiwo- mali kunye ne-IDP.

Lomsebenzi ungumgeni ulindele ukuba: kuphunyezwe uhlahlo lwabiwo- mali kunye ne-IDP. Ndinqwenela bonke abachaphazelekayo ukuba namandla.



Last published 06 June 2017