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: The Swellendam Local Municipality is located in the Overberg district in the Western Cape Province. It is the biggest of the four municipalities that make up the district, accounting for a third of its geographical area.
     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. The most significant conservation areas are: Bontebok National Park, Marloth Nature Reserve in the Langeberg, and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.

    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
    Controlling Party: DA
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr N G Myburgh
    Other Members of Council: B O Sonqwenqwe (Speaker), A M Pokwas (Deputy Mayor), H F Du Rand (Member EXCO), E J Lamprecht (Member EXCO), M J Koch (Representative: District Council)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: C M Africa
    Chief Financial Officer: H Schlebusch
    Other Senior Management: D du Plessis (Director: Corporate Services), F Erasmus (Director: Engineering Services), H Schlebusch (Director: Financial Services), K D Stuurman (Director: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 40 21135 916
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 27.8%26.1%
    Population 15 to 64 65.8%66.6%
    Population over 65 6.4%7.3%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 52.050.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 100.399.3
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.57%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a11.4%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a15.0%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.7%5.4%
    Matric 32.0%20.7%
    Higher education 7.1%10.0%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 11 67810 139
    Average household size 3.43.4
    Female headed households 28.3%29.2%
    Formal dwellings 96.0%88.3%
    Housing owned 65.9%56.9%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 93.9%77.2%
    Weekly refuse removal 86.5%74.2%
    Piped water inside dwelling 86.3%78.9%
    Electricity for lighting 96.9%94.0%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates29 23626 40925 22321 023
    Service charges89 92281 72877 25969 373
    Investment revenue2 6851 540662527
    Transfers recognised - operational42 88761 56047 83226 129
    Other own revenue18 71631 18541 1709 706
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)183 446202 422192 147126 758
    Employee costs61 88761 58855 77649 090
    Remuneration of councillors3 6553 3993 2982 767
    Depreciation & asset impairment8 95311 03124 4716 979
    Finance charges4 1848 3776 0065 181
    Materials and bulk purchases42 62640 39136 75133 992
    Transfers and grants1 2681 3901 4951 247
    Other expenditure51 14482 05567 75639 568
    Total Expenditure173 716208 231195 553138 824
    Surplus/(Deficit)9 730(5 809)(3 407)(12 066)
    Transfers recognised - capital14 71821 75618 78943 392
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions24 44815 94715 38231 326
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year24 44815 94715 38231 326
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure15 23421 99221 25745 380
    Transfers recognised - capital15 34319 08418 78943 392
    Public contributions & donations--2 2631 452
    Borrowing-2 547205536
    Internally generated funds(109)362--
    Total sources of capital funds15 23421 99221 25745 380
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets50 17466 12733 80233 298
    Total non current assets271 474266 533252 635255 392
    Total current liabilities36 65444 28430 73135 777
    Total non current liabilities39 41972 72762 53360 723
    Community wealth/Equity245 574215 649193 174192 190
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating15 70050 89719 82345 829
    Net cash from (used) investing(14 760)(21 051)(21 176)(45 324)
    Net cash from (used) financing(226)4 893(1 740)(1 156)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end37 38036 6661 9275 020
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a-15 35310 352
    Irregular expendituren/a15322 262
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a--314
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 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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