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%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: DA 16, ANC 6, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: DA
    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: Louis Zikman (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'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcome
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates89 85579 97373 31970 537
    Service charges325 096305 358271 680250 981
    Investment revenue27 07920 21516 37112 934
    Transfers recognised - operational59 27591 62664 62867 091
    Other own revenue40 87757 42568 27354 303
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)542 182554 598494 271455 845
    Employee costs154 738156 127135 231128 760
    Remuneration of councillors8 9178 6448 1747 703
    Depreciation & asset impairment81 17873 76173 82469 923
    Finance charges13 85414 48414 76815 107
    Materials and bulk purchases184 830187 834162 972145 166
    Transfers and grants1 8032 0331 9991 975
    Other expenditure85 661112 407119 230110 222
    Total Expenditure530 981555 289516 197478 857
    Surplus/(Deficit)11 202(692)(21 926)(23 012)
    Transfers recognised - capital-58 26739 56541 256
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets--(1 512)(2 000)
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions11 20257 57516 12716 244
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year11 20257 57516 12716 244
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure71 53686 94296 13485 453
    Transfers recognised - capital30 14357 25039 56541 256
    Public contributions & donations-2 4591 5002 939
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds41 39227 23455 06941 259
    Total sources of capital funds71 53686 94296 13485 453
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets465 936385 451330 236288 900
    Total non current assets1 801 0931 805 1361 794 1371 791 831
    Total current liabilities142 048102 99997 37675 340
    Total non current liabilities187 868193 517190 387188 674
    Community wealth/Equity1 937 1131 894 0701 836 6101 816 717
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating112 386142 323122 18198 931
    Net cash from (used) investing(64 756)(84 022)(95 206)(81 806)
    Net cash from (used) financing(4 168)(4 712)(4 424)(4 259)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end342 596299 134245 545222 995
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a-20 96722 913
    Irregular expendituren/a623239-
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a93-
    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) 156 127135 231128 760126 197111 404
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 8 6448 1747 7035 9565 642
     
    Total Employee Positions 555553564573572
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 2324373532
    Total Vacancy Percentage 4.14%4.34%6.56%6.11%5.59%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 67777
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 00010
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 00000
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 00000
    Community And Social Service Positions 109109109797
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 643110
    Finance And Administration Positions 110107108163122
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 56743
    Electricity Positions 4040404040
    Vacant Electricity Positions 10220
    Enviromental Protection Positions 00020
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 00000
    Health Positions 00000
    Vacant Health Positions 00000
    Public Safety Positions 3941427652
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 104136
    Road Transport Positions 9797997698
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 78435
    Sport And Recreation Positions 1514146115
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 03251
    Waste Management Positions 6768726868
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 21622
    Waste Water Management Positions 3025282828
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 10623
    Water Positions 4245454545
    Vacant Water Positions 02322
    Other Positions 00000
    Vacant Other Positions 00000

    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/a74.26n/a95.24
    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 20 81520 35119 80119 74019 586
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 19 52719 08618 55718 49218 448
    Inside the yard 19 52719 08618 55718 49218 448
    Less than 200m from yard 00000
    More than 200m from yard 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8 4958 1735 3175 1034 888

    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? NoNoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 17 15916 93015 85915 82814 368
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 7 4127 3364 9896 2124 626

    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 19 75519 46618 39218 34418 196
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 17 37117 15316 04916 02015 985
    Flush toilet - septic tank 824817818811753
    Ventilated pit latrine 00000
    Bucket system 00000
    Other 00000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8 0857 8665 1324 9004 709

    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 19 08818 71318 34618 34618 035
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 8 3488 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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