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: The Swellendam Local Municipality is located in the Overberg district in the Western Cape Province. It is the biggest of the four municipalities that make up the district, accounting for a third of its geographical area.
     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. The most significant conservation areas are: Bontebok National Park, Marloth Nature Reserve in the Langeberg, and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.

    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%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 6, ANC 5
    Controlling Party: DA
    Mayor: Mr N G Myburgh
    Other Members of Council: B O Sonqwenqwe (Speaker), A M Pokwas (Deputy Mayor), H F Du Rand (Member: Exco), E J Lamprecht (Member: Exco), M J Koch (Representative: District Council)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Anton Groenewald
    Chief Financial Officer: H Schlebusch
    Other Senior Management: D du Plessis (Director: Corporate Services), F Erasmus (Director: Engineering Services), H Schlebusch (Director: Financial Services), K D Stuurman (Director: Community Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 40 21135 916
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 27.8%26.1%
    Population 15 to 64 65.8%66.6%
    Population over 65 6.4%7.3%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 52.050.2
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 100.399.3
    Population Growth
    Per annum 2.57%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a11.4%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a15.0%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.7%5.4%
    Matric 32.0%20.7%
    Higher education 7.1%10.0%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 11 67810 139
    Average household size 3.43.4
    Female headed households 28.3%29.2%
    Formal dwellings 96.0%88.3%
    Housing owned 65.9%56.9%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 93.9%77.2%
    Weekly refuse removal 86.5%74.2%
    Piped water inside dwelling 86.3%78.9%
    Electricity for lighting 96.9%94.0%

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

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates32 21529 28626 40925 223
    Service charges100 33390 48881 72877 259
    Investment revenue2 3822 7741 540662
    Transfers recognised - operational34 29145 00561 56047 832
    Other own revenue15 69640 82131 18541 170
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)184 916208 374202 422192 147
    Employee costs69 41466 03961 58855 776
    Remuneration of councillors4 3793 6553 3993 298
    Depreciation & asset impairment6 71510 53011 03124 471
    Finance charges3 93510 5338 3776 006
    Materials and bulk purchases46 78146 13440 39136 751
    Transfers and grants1 0141 4431 3901 495
    Other expenditure41 13268 88682 05567 756
    Total Expenditure173 371207 219208 231195 553
    Surplus/(Deficit)11 5461 155(5 809)(3 407)
    Transfers recognised - capital7 21515 63821 75618 789
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions18 76116 79315 94715 382
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year18 76116 79315 94715 382
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure14 92917 74221 99221 257
    Transfers recognised - capital13 79513 72219 08418 789
    Public contributions & donations-58-2 263
    Borrowing-2 2302 547205
    Internally generated funds1 1331 733362-
    Total sources of capital funds14 92917 74221 99221 257
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets68 86769 11566 12733 802
    Total non current assets287 582284 513266 533252 635
    Total current liabilities44 73942 99844 28430 731
    Total non current liabilities36 86484 52172 72762 533
    Community wealth/Equity274 846226 109215 649193 174
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating28 20513 65350 89719 823
    Net cash from (used) investing(14 929)(13 443)(21 051)(21 176)
    Net cash from (used) financing303(441)4 893(1 740)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end50 23936 43436 6661 927
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a--15 353
    Irregular expendituren/a2701532
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a2--
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

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

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 66 03961 58855 77649 09046 191
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 3 6553 3993 2982 7672 788
     
    Total Employee Positions 284294278277278
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2339362817
    Total Vacancy Percentage 8.10%13.27%12.95%10.11%6.12%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 55555
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 10121
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 1512151415
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 10523
    Community And Social Service Positions 2721484848
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 01522
    Finance And Administration Positions 8577767677
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 25593
    Electricity Positions 1318161616
    Vacant Electricity Positions 06431
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 78111111
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 01411
    Road Transport Positions 10000
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 10000
    Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 00000
    Waste Management Positions 1717171717
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 00210
    Waste Water Management Positions 2326303030
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 41322
    Water Positions 1317151515
    Vacant Water Positions 46442
    Other Positions 7893454544
    Vacant Other Positions 1019322

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

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/a57.25n/a85.16
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 6 3896 3366 7005 8945 871
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 6 3896 3366 2065 8945 871
    Inside the yard 6 1836 1306 0005 6885 674
    Less than 200m from yard 206206206206197
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 1836 3396 7005 8942 071

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 6 4316 0495 7017 7797 755
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 6 2076 0445 5526 3022 071

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 7 1747 1106 6686 6316 737
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 5 7475 7475 3055 2806 050
    Flush toilet - septic tank 312265265265410
    Ventilated pit latrine 294277277277277
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 8802 0181 7541 6112 071

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 6 1235 7585 5645 9156 390
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 8802 0181 7541 6112 071

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

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    STEEP Project; Swellendam economic empowerment initiative partnership project.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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