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%)
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  • 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 Financially unqualified with findingsFinancially 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.

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