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%)

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

2011/122012/13
Employment
Employment Costs (R’000) 118 325126 197
Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 7 2695 956
 
Total Employee Positions 572573
Total Vacant Employee Positions 3235
Total Vacancy Percentage 5.59%6.11%
 
Managerial Positions - S57 77
Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 01
Managerial Positions - by organogram 00
Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00
Community And Social Service Positions 977
Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 101
Finance And Administration Positions 122163
Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 34
Electricity Positions 4040
Vacant Electricity Positions 02
Enviromental Protection Positions 02
Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00
Health Positions 00
Vacant Health Positions 00
Public Safety Positions 5276
Vacant Public Safety Positions 613
Road Transport Positions 9876
Vacant Road Transport Positions 53
Sport And Recreation Positions 1561
Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 15
Waste Management Positions 6868
Vacant Waste Management Positions 22
Waste Water Management Positions 2828
Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 32
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

2011/122012/13
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 58619 740
Number of domestic households/delivery points 18 44818 492
Inside the yard 18 44818 492
Less than 200m from yard 00
More than 200m from yard 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 8885 103

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 14 36815 828
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 6266 212

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 19618 344
Number of households using
Flush toilet - public sewerage 15 98516 020
Flush toilet - septic tank 753811
Ventilated pit latrine 00
Bucket system 00
Other 00
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 7094 900

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 03518 346
Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 8975 084

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 022 487 9400 swartland.mun@swartland.org.za
Electricity 022 487 9400 swartland.mun@swartland.org.za
Refuse & Waste Removal 022 487 9400 swartland.mun@swartland.org.za
Roads 022 487 9400 swartland.mun@swartland.org.za
Service Delivery 022 487 9400 swartland.mun@swartland.org.za
Water 022 487 9400 swartland.mun@swartland.org.za

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