Where we govern

Swartland

Swartland Local Municipality has been under DA governance for the last 16 years. It is one of the top five best-run municipalities in the country, according to the Government Performance Index. DA-led Swartland cares about the environment, with many awards for prizing water quality and being eco-conscious. It partners with the community to ensure sustainable development and good service delivery. Almost 70% of the new budget will be spent on improving the lives of residents in poor communities.

Swartland's Success Stories

Almost 70% of our new budget will be spent on improving the lives of residents in poor communities.

We have spent the last 16 years working to bring better services to residents, with new sewerage works, reservoirs, tarred roads, storm water drains, street lights, two libraries and over 6 000 new houses.

We care about our environment, with many awards for protecting our water quality and being eco-conscious.

Ours is one of the top five best municipalities in SA according to the 2016 Government Performance Index.

“I feel very proud when I call my DA councillor. They immediately pay attention to the problem, no matter how small or how big the problem is. The councillor is very humble.” – Joan Meyer, Wesbank

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running Swartland Municipality

Tijmen van Essen

Over the last decade, Executive Mayor Tijmen van Essen has worked with the DA in Swartland Municipality to make it one of the best-run municipalities in South Africa. The Municipality has won numerous awards including the 2007/2008 national Vuna Award for performance excellence. Tijmen began his career as a builder in the, then, Malmesbury council….

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