Swellendam Local Municipality (WC034)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 20, Swellendam, 6740
    Physical: 49 Voortrek Street, Swellendam
    Tel: 028 514 8500
    Fax: 028 514 2694
    Web: www.swellenmun.co.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 835km²
    Description: Swellendam Local Municipality is located in the Western Cape province. The most significant conservation areas are: Bontebok National Park, Marloth Nature Reserve in the Langeberg, and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.
     The municipality is involved in agriculture and agro-processing of products, which include deciduous fruits, wheat, barley, youngberry, livestock, and grapes for exporting and making wine.
     There is a big emphasis on ecotourism and cultural heritage tourist activities. A potential sector for higher economic growth in the area is wholesale and packaging.

    Cities/Towns: Barrydale, Buffeljagsrivier, Infanta, Malagas, Suurbraak, Swellendam
    Main Economic Sectors: Wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (25.4%), manufacturing (17.1%), transport, storage and communication (14.4%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (11.3%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (11%), general government (8.1%), construction (5.3%), community, social and personal services (4.6%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 6, ANC 5 (2016 LGE Provisional)
    Controlling Party: DA
    We are updating management information as it becomes available after the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr N G Myburgh
    Other Members of Council: M J Koch (Speaker), R E Carelse (Deputy Mayor), H C Hartnick (Member EXCO), J du Toit Loubser (Representative: District Council)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: C M Africa
    Other Senior Management: D du Plessis (Director: Corporate Services), B G Badenhorst (Director: Engineering Services), H Schlebusch (Director: Financial Services), K D Stuurman (Director: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 35 916
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 26.10%
    Population 15 to 64 66.60%
    Population over 65 7.30%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 50.20
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 99.30
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.39%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 11.40%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 15.00%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 5.40%
    Higher education 10.00%
    Matric 20.70%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 10 139
    Average household size 3.40
    Female headed households 29.20%
    Formal dwellings 88.30%
    Housing owned 56.90%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 77.20%
    Weekly refuse removal 74.20%
    Piped water inside dwelling 78.90%
    Electricity for lighting 94.00%

    Source: Census 2011 Municipal Fact Sheet, published by Statistics South Africa.

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002014/152013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsDisclaimer of audit opinion
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates26 40925 22321 02329 154
    Service charges81 72877 25969 37358 982
    Investment revenue1 540662527585
    Transfers recognised - operational61 56047 83226 12927 619
    Other own revenue31 18541 1709 7065 693
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)202 422192 147126 758122 033
    Employee costs61 58855 77649 09046 191
    Remuneration of councillors3 3993 2982 7672 788
    Depreciation & asset impairment10 31724 4716 979254
    Finance charges8 3776 0065 1816 121
    Materials and bulk purchases40 39136 75133 9921 602
    Transfers and grants1 3901 4951 2471 250
    Other expenditure82 77067 75639 56860 221
    Total Expenditure208 231195 553138 824118 427
    Surplus/(Deficit)(5 809)(3 407)(12 066)3 606
    Transfers recognised - capital19 08418 78943 392570
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions15 94715 38231 3264 176
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year15 94715 38231 3264 176
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure21 63121 25745 38020 052
    Transfers recognised - capital16 98618 78943 3929 172
    Public contributions & donations-2 2631 452-
    Borrowing2 54720553610 880
    Internally generated funds----
    Total sources of capital funds21 63121 25745 38020 052
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets66 12733 80233 29835 252
    Total non current assets266 533252 635255 392228 909
    Total current liabilities44 28430 73135 77738 079
    Total non current liabilities72 72762 53360 72361 539
    Community wealth/Equity215 649193 174192 190164 544
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating50 89719 82345 82910 952
    Net cash from (used) investing(21 051)(21 176)(45 324)(19 877)
    Net cash from (used) financing4 893(1 740)(1 156)(1 393)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end36 6661 9275 0205 670
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure-15 35310 35210 608
    Irregular expenditure15322 26211 973
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure--314466
    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) 61 58855 77649 09046 191
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 3 3993 2982 7672 788
     
    Total Employee Positions 294278277278
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 39362817
    Total Vacancy Percentage 13.27%12.95%10.11%6.12%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 5555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0121
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 12151415
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0523
    Community And Social Service Positions 21484848
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 1522
    Finance And Administration Positions 77767677
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 5593
    Electricity Positions 18161616
    Vacant Electricity Positions 6431
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 8111111
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 1411
    Road Transport Positions 0000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 0000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 0000
    Waste Management Positions 17171717
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0210
    Waste Water Management Positions 26303030
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 1322
    Water Positions 17151515
    Vacant Water Positions 6442
    Other Positions 93454544
    Vacant Other Positions 19322

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a57.25n/a85.16
    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 6 3366 7005 8945 871
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 6 3366 2065 8945 871
    Inside the yard 6 1306 0005 6885 674
    Less than 200m from yard 206206206197
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 3396 7005 8942 071

    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 6 0495 7017 7797 755
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 0445 5526 3022 071

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    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 7 1106 6686 6316 737
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 5 7475 3055 2806 050
    Flush toilet - septic tank 265265265410
    Ventilated pit latrine 277277277277
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 0181 7541 6112 071

    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 5 7585 5645 9156 390
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 0181 7541 6112 071

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    STEEP Project; Swellendam economic empowerment initiative partnership project.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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