Swartland Local Municipality (WC015)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: Private Bag X52, Malmesbury, 7299
    Physical: 1 Church Street, Malmesbury
    Tel: 022 487 9400
    Fax: 022 487 9440
    Web: www.swartland.org.za
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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 3 713km²
    Description: Swartland Local Municipality has its head office and main infrastructure based in Malmesbury, which is situated 70km north of Cape Town on the N7. In 1743, Malmesbury began as a settlement in the wide Diep River Valley around a mineral source and fountains in the area. The town was officially proclaimed on 21 May 1827 and was named after the Governor of the Cape, Sir Lowry Cole’s father-in-law, the first Earl of Malmesbury in England. The town obtained municipal status in 1860. Malmesbury fulfils an important urban niche in the region and the province. Its high development potential can be attributed to factors such as its relative accessibility along the N7 road/rail corridor; closeness to Cape Town; diversified economic base, which not only accommodates agriculture but also well-developed industrial and commercial sectors; and supportive infrastructure. The high property values in the Cape Town Metropole and the attraction of a local tranquil atmosphere are moving people to settle here and commute to Cape Town on a daily basis. Malmesbury is home to a number of large companies, as well as regional offices of provincial and national government departments.
    Cities/Towns: Abbotsdale, Chatsworth, Darling, Grotto Bay, Kalbaskraal, Koringberg, Malmesbury, Moorreesburg, Riebeeck Kasteel, Riebeeck West, Riverlands, Yzerfontein
    Main Economic Sectors: Finance, insurance, real estate and business services (33.7%), manufacturing (21.2%), agriculture, forestry and fishing (14.3%), wholesale and retail trade, catering and accommodation (11%), general government (5.5%), transport, storage and communication (4.9%), construction (4.8%)
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  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 15, ANC 6, COPE 1, TPICO 1
    Mayor: Mr Tijmen van Essen
    Other Members of Council: Maude Goliath (Deputy Executive Mayor), Marlene van Zyl (Administration and Protection Services), Michael Rangasamy (Finance), Reggie van der Westhuizen (Civil and Electrical Services), Willem Wilskut (Development Services)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Joggie Scholtz
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Kenny Cooper
    Communications Officer: Mrs Madelaine Terblanche
    LED Officer: Mr Leon Fourie
    Other Senior Management: At Botha (Civil Engineering Services), Roelof du Toit (Electrical Engineering Services), Philip Humphreys (Protection Services), Madelaine Terblanche (Corporate Services), Johan Steenkamp (Development Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
    Population 113 762
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 25.00%
    Population 15 to 64 69.10%
    Population over 65 5.90%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 44.70
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 98.60
    Population Growth
    Per annum 4.56%
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) 12.70%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 17.90%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 6.00%
    Higher education 9.50%
    Matric 24.20%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 29 324
    Average household size 3.50
    Female headed households 28.50%
    Formal dwellings 90.90%
    Housing owned 52.30%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 77.30%
    Weekly refuse removal 76.10%
    Piped water inside dwelling 80.60%
    Electricity for lighting 97.80%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002013/142012/132011/12
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates70 53767 35361 737
    Service charges251 201237 564209 547
    Investment revenue12 9349 91710 609
    Transfers recognised - operational32 50641 11739 749
    Other own revenue31 94829 18428 313
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)399 125385 135349 955
    Employee costs118 325126 197111 404
    Remuneration of councillors7 2695 9565 642
    Depreciation & asset impairment73 51674 99367 006
    Finance charges15 1078 4865 255
    Materials and bulk purchases133 330137 413122 558
    Transfers and grants1 9691 2931 231
    Other expenditure79 84056 96772 132
    Total Expenditure429 358411 305385 228
    Surplus/(Deficit)(30 232)(26 170)(35 273)
    Transfers recognised - capital-24 47116 819
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets---
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(30 232)(1 699)(18 453)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate---
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(30 232)(1 699)(18 453)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure68 35286 828-
    Transfers recognised - capital33 77224 484-
    Public contributions & donations699715-
    Borrowing(3)16 002-
    Internally generated funds33 88345 627-
    Total sources of capital funds68 35286 828-
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets(3 056)265 188-
    Total non current assets3 6091 782 134-
    Total current liabilities11 79164 389-
    Total non current liabilities(1 422)186 300-
    Community wealth/Equity(9 817)1 796 633-
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating87 95179 207113 859
    Net cash from (used) investing(71 319)(82 112)(90 613)
    Net cash from (used) financing(3 770)(6 176)100 562
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end222 976210 129219 211
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a7 7258 264
    Irregular expendituren/a--
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a-12
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 118 325126 197
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 7 2695 956
     
    Total Employee Positions 573572
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 3532
    Total Vacancy Percentage 6.11%5.59%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 77
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 10
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 00
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00
    Community And Social Service Positions 797
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 110
    Finance And Administration Positions 163122
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 43
    Electricity Positions 4040
    Vacant Electricity Positions 20
    Enviromental Protection Positions 20
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
    Health Positions 00
    Vacant Health Positions 00
    Public Safety Positions 7652
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 136
    Road Transport Positions 7698
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 35
    Sport And Recreation Positions 6115
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 51
    Waste Management Positions 6868
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 22
    Waste Water Management Positions 2828
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 23
    Water Positions 4545
    Vacant Water Positions 22
    Other Positions 00
    Vacant Other Positions 00

    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 19 74019 586
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 18 49218 448
    Inside the yard 18 49218 448
    Less than 200m from yard 00
    More than 200m from yard 00
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 1034 888

    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? NoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 15 82814 368
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 2124 626

    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 18 34418 196
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 16 02015 985
    Flush toilet - septic tank 811753
    Ventilated pit latrine 00
    Bucket system 00
    Other 00
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 9004 709

    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 18 34618 035
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 5 0844 897

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

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