Where we govern


Swartland Local Municipality is one of the top five best-run municipalities in the country according to Good Governance Africa’s 2016 Government Performance Index. The Municipality strives to be a frontline organisation which promotes sustainable development and delivers services effectively and efficiently to all its people by building partnerships with all stakeholders.

Swartland's Success Stories

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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