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
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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%)

MANAGEMENT

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)

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'0002013/142012/132011/12
AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsDisclaimer of audit opinion
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
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 EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
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
FINANCIAL POSITION
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
CASH FLOWS
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, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
Unauthorised expendituren/a10 35210 608
Irregular expendituren/a2 26211 973
Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a314466
SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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


EMPLOYMENT

2012/132011/12
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 51 85949 090
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 3 2982 767
 
Total Employee Positions 277278
Total Vacant Employee Positions 2817
Total Vacancy Percentage 10.11%6.12%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 55
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 21
Managerial Positions - by organogram 1415
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 23
Community And Social Service Positions 4848
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 22
Finance And Administration Positions 7677
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 93
Electricity Positions 1616
Vacant Electricity Positions 31
Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 1111
Vacant Public Safety Positions 11
Road Transport Positions 00
Vacant Road Transport Positions 00
Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00
Waste Management Positions 1717
Vacant Waste Management Positions 10
Waste Water Management Positions 3030
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 22
Water Positions 1515
Vacant Water Positions 42
Other Positions 4544
Vacant Other Positions 22

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


SERVICE DELIVERY

2012/132011/12
Water
Blue Drop Score n/an/a
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 5 8945 871
Number of domestic households/delivery points 5 8945 871
Inside the yard 5 6885 674
Less than 200m from yard 206197
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 8942 071

Electricity
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYes
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 7 7797 755
Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 3022 071

Sewerage and Sanitation
Green Drop Score n/a0
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 6 7376 737
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 6 0506 050
Flush toilet - septic tank 410410
Ventilated pit latrine 277277
Bucket system 00
Other 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 6112 071

Solid Waste Services
Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYes
Does the municipality actually provide? YesYes
Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNo
Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 6 3906 390
Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 6112 071

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


LINKS/RESOURCES

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.

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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.

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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

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