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: The Swartland Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the West Coast District in the Western Cape Province. It is one of the five municipalities in the district. It 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 16, ANC 6, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: DA
    Management information has been updated since the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
    Mayor: Mr Tijmen van Essen
    Other Members of Council: Maude Goliath (Deputy Mayor), Michael Rangasamy (Speaker), Marlene van Zyl (Community Safety, Cultural Affairs and Tourism; and Mayco Member), Reggie van der Westhuizen (Public Works, Transport and Sport; and Mayco Member), Patricia Solomons (Agriculture, Social Upliftment, Cultural Affairs and Education; and Mayco Member), Monde Stemele (Social Upliftment, Human Settlements, Cultural Affairs and Sport: Special and Specific Areas; and Mayco Member)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Joggie Scholtz
    Chief Financial Officer: Mr Mark Bolton
    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
      20162011
    Population 133 762113 762
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 25.3%25.0%
    Population 15 to 64 69.1%69.1%
    Population over 65 5.5%5.9%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 44.744.7
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 98.798.6
    Population Growth
    Per annum 3.68%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a12.7%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a17.9%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 4.9%6.0%
    Matric 32.2%24.2%
    Higher education 8.9%9.5%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 39 13929 324
    Average household size 3.43.5
    Female headed households 30.4%28.5%
    Formal dwellings 94.6%90.9%
    Housing owned 65.0%52.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 86.2%77.3%
    Weekly refuse removal 83.5%76.1%
    Piped water inside dwelling 84.0%80.6%
    Electricity for lighting 98.7%97.8%

    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 outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates79 96073 31970 53767 353
    Service charges302 758271 680250 981237 564
    Investment revenue20 21516 37112 9349 917
    Transfers recognised - operational51 77264 62867 09141 117
    Other own revenue42 82468 27354 30329 184
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)497 529494 271455 845385 135
    Employee costs154 684135 231128 760126 197
    Remuneration of councillors8 6448 1747 7035 956
    Depreciation & asset impairment76 50573 82469 92374 993
    Finance charges14 29414 76815 1078 486
    Materials and bulk purchases175 320162 972145 166137 413
    Transfers and grants2 0331 9991 9751 293
    Other expenditure97 097119 230110 22256 967
    Total Expenditure528 576516 197478 857411 305
    Surplus/(Deficit)(31 047)(21 926)(23 012)(26 170)
    Transfers recognised - capital-39 56541 25624 471
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets-(1 512)(2 000)-
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions(31 047)16 12716 244(1 699)
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year(31 047)16 12716 244(1 699)
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure79 82096 13485 45386 828
    Transfers recognised - capital52 95039 56541 25624 484
    Public contributions & donations1 6941 5002 939715
    Borrowing---16 002
    Internally generated funds25 17555 06941 25945 627
    Total sources of capital funds79 82096 13485 45386 828
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets382 543330 236288 900265 188
    Total non current assets1 798 2351 794 1371 791 8311 782 134
    Total current liabilities177 26897 37675 34064 389
    Total non current liabilities193 474190 387188 674186 300
    Community wealth/Equity1 810 0361 836 6101 816 7171 796 633
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating264 780122 18198 93179 207
    Net cash from (used) investing(72 889)(95 206)(81 806)(82 112)
    Net cash from (used) financing(4 134)(4 424)(4 259)(6 176)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end311 187245 545222 995210 129
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a20 96722 9137 725
    Irregular expendituren/a239--
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a3--
    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) 135 231128 760126 197111 404
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 1747 7035 9565 642
     
    Total Employee Positions 553564573572
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 24373532
    Total Vacancy Percentage 4.34%6.56%6.11%5.59%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 7777
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0010
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 0000
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0000
    Community And Social Service Positions 109109797
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 43110
    Finance And Administration Positions 107108163122
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 6743
    Electricity Positions 40404040
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0220
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0020
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 41427652
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 04136
    Road Transport Positions 97997698
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 8435
    Sport And Recreation Positions 14146115
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 3251
    Waste Management Positions 68726868
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 1622
    Waste Water Management Positions 25282828
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0623
    Water Positions 45454545
    Vacant Water Positions 2322
    Other Positions 0000
    Vacant Other Positions 0000

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a74.26n/a95.24
    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 20 35119 80119 74019 586
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 19 08618 55718 49218 448
    Inside the yard 19 08618 55718 49218 448
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8 1735 3175 1034 888

    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? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 16 93015 85915 82814 368
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 7 3364 9896 2124 626

    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 19 46618 39218 34418 196
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 17 15316 04916 02015 985
    Flush toilet - septic tank 817818811753
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 7 8665 1324 9004 709

    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 18 71318 34618 34618 035
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8 1115 3125 0844 897

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Doubling of N7 by SANRAL – will reduce the travel time to Cape Town; investors planning to build new regional shopping mall; Schoonspruit development – will make industrial property available again in Malmesbury.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Compilation of marketing strategy and implementation plan for benefit of Swartland economy; establishment of innovative systems and processes for effective public-private-dialogue, speeding up development and making Swartland one of the easiest places to invest in; development of marketing campaign to create awareness in the target markets.
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