Where we govern


Swellendam Local Municipality was ranked the best-run coalition government in South Africa by Good Governance Africa’s 2016 Government Performance Index. Its vision for the next term is to be a visionary municipality that strives towards prosperity for all through cooperative participation and a high quality of service delivery.

Swellendam's Success Stories

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running Swellendam Municipality

Nicholas Myburgh

Executive Mayor Nicholas Myburgh has farmed in the Swellendam district for twenty years. This is his second term as executive mayor of Swellendam, this time with the constituency’s first ever overall majority. Nicholas became involved with the DA in order to help promote the cause of Individual Freedom, Free Enterprise, and the Rule of Law….

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News from Swellendam

Swellendam is named as South Africa’s top eco-friendly destination

Swellendam has been recognised as South Africa’s top eco-friendly destination.   The Luxury Travel Guide publication selected Swellendam as the Eco-Friendly Destination of the Year-South Africa in the Africa and Middle East Awards 2017 category.   Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, congratulated the destination.   “This is an excellent achievement for Swellendam and for…

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