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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