Swellendam Local Municipality (WC034)

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

Municipal Information

Area: 3 835km²
Cities/Towns: Barrydale, Buffeljagsrivier, Infanta, Malagas, Suurbraak, Swellendam
Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture and agro-processing, tourism, retail and manufacturing, mining and quarrying

Demographic Information

Population: 35 916
Households: 10 139
Population Growth: 2.39% p.a.
Unemployment Rate: 11.40%

Political Management

Composition of Council: ANC 4, DA 4, ACDP 1
Mayor: Mr N G Myburgh
Other Members of Council: M J Koch (Speaker), R E Carelse (Deputy Executive 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)

Financial Information

All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsAudit not finalised at legislated date
Property rates26 47221 02329 154
Service charges81 70369 37358 982
Investment revenue665527585
Transfers recognised - operational44 73126 12927 619
Other own revenue10 8709 7065 693
Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)164 442126 758122 033
Employee costs51 85949 09046 191
Remuneration of councillors3 2982 7672 788
Depreciation & asset impairment6 0026 979254
Finance charges3 9245 1816 121
Materials and bulk purchases37 38633 9921 602
Transfers and grants1 3421 2471 250
Other expenditure55 00839 56860 221
Total Expenditure158 819138 824118 427
Surplus/(Deficit)5 623(12 066)3 606
Transfers recognised - capital22 95743 392570
Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions28 58031 3264 176
Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
Surplus/(Deficit) for the year28 58031 3264 176
Capital expenditure19 92845 38020 052
Transfers recognised - capital19 40543 3929 172
Public contributions & donations-1 452-
Borrowing-53610 880
Internally generated funds524--
Total sources of capital funds19 92845 38020 052
Total current assets10 83533 29835 252
Total non current assets253 169255 392228 909
Total current liabilities17 56535 77738 079
Total non current liabilities36 68660 72361 539
Community wealth/Equity209 753192 190164 544
Net cash from (used) operating(742)45 82910 952
Net cash from (used) investing(5 987)(45 324)(19 877)
Net cash from (used) financing229(1 156)(1 393)
Cash/cash equivalents at the year end(1 480)5 0205 670
Unauthorised expendituren/a10 352-
Irregular expendituren/a2 262-
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a314-
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited
  1. S71 Unaudited figures are sourced from the MFMA S71 4th Quarter Schedule C reports, made available by the National Treasury. The schedules are available at http://mfma.treasury.gov.za/Media_Releases/s71/Pages/default.aspx.
  2. S71 Audited figures are prior year audited figures sourced from the MFMA S71 Schedule C reports.
  3. If the relevant S71 Schedule C figures are unavailable, prior year audited figures may be taken from the relevant Audited Financial Statements. The source is then indicated as AFS. Links are provided under the Resources section on this site.
  4. S71 Schedule C reports are in the format for monthly and quarterly municipal financial statements as prescribed by the Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations. S71 Schedule C figures are standardised to the prescribed format and may differ from figures shown in the Audited Financial Statements. Where we have captured figures directly from the Audited Financial Statements, we have endeavoured to follow the S71 Schedule C format.
  5. Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful Expenditure is sourced from the Consolidated general report on the audit outcomes of local government, published annually by the Auditor-General South Africa. If the figures are unavailable in this report, they may be sourced from the Annual Financial Statements of the relevant municipality.
  6. All figures are rounded to the nearest R'000. R0 values are reflected as ‘-’. Values that are unavailable are reflected as ‘n/a’.

Tender/Procurement Information

Tenders are published in the local, provincial and national media, and on the municipal website.


Municipal Tenders
Municipal Vacancies
Audited Financial Statements
AFS 2012/13
AFS 2011/12
AFS 2010/11
Integrated Development Plans
IDP 2012/13
IDP 2011/12
MFMA Section 71 – Schedule C
Schedule C 2013/14
Schedule C 2012/13
Schedule C 2011/12

The information in this directory is supplied and/or externally sourced and is also subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, please contact us at info@municipalities.co.za so that we can correct it.

Blue Drop Scores

The Blue Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Blue Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Blue Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal drinking water quality management performance of the relevant municipality. The score relates to not only the quality of the drinking water, but also contains a risk management measure relating to the ability of the responsible authority to sustain the quality of drinking water and also to deal with any incidents that may pose a health risk to the public. The maximum score is 100 and the target of excellence is 95%.

Green Drop Scores

The Green Drop Scores are sourced from the annual Green Drop Reports published by The Department: Water Affairs. The Municipal Green Drop Score is a performance indicator of the overall municipal wastewater business practice and compliance of the relevant municipality. The maximum score is 100.


Financial Audit Outcomes

The objective of an audit of financial statements is to express an opinion on whether the financial statements fairly represent the financial position of the auditee at financial year-end and the results of its operations for the financial year.

The Auditor-General can express one of the following audit opinions:

Clean audit outcome: The financial statements are free from material misstatements (in other words, a financially unqualified audit opinion) and there are no material findings on reporting on performance objectives or non-compliance with legislation.

Financially unqualified with findings: The financial statements contain no material misstatements. Unless the Auditor General expresses a clean audit outcome, findings have been raised on either reporting on predetermined objectives or non-compliance with legislation, or both these aspects.

Qualified audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements in specific amounts, or there is insufficient evidence for the Auditor General to conclude that specific amounts included in the financial statements are not materially misstated.

Adverse audit opinion: The financial statements contain material misstatements that are not confined to specific amounts, or the misstatements represent a substantial portion of the financial statements.

Disclaimer of audit opinion: The auditee provided insufficient evidence in the form of documentation on which to base an audit opinion. The lack of sufficient evidence is not confined to specific amounts, or represents a substantial portion of the information contained in the financial statements.


Resident Queries

Telephone Number Email Address
Accounts 028 514 8500 info@swellenmun.co.za
Electricity 028 514 8500 info@swellenmun.co.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 028 514 8500 info@swellenmun.co.za
Roads 028 514 8500 info@swellenmun.co.za
Service Delivery 028 514 8500 info@swellenmun.co.za
Water 028 514 8500 info@swellenmun.co.za