Swellendam Local Municipality is the best-run coalition government in South Africa, according to the 2016 Government Performance Index, for great service delivery, financial management, and leadership.

This DA-led municipality works to be a visionary municipality where all residents prosper, there are high-quality services, and where – working together – we keep making progress. The local government works hard to attract job-creating tourism and prioritises residents in poor communities.

Swellendam Success Stories

“Best Municipality in SA” according to the 2016 Government Performance Index.

85% of the latest budget goes towards helping residents in poor communities.

DA-led Swellendam is working hard to attract job-creating tourism by being a world-class, eco-friendly travel destination.


of the 2015 Govan Mbeki National Housing Award for the Best Upgrade of an informal Settlement Programme (UISP) in SA.

“Councillor Lamprecht is always available to help and listen to us.” – Maria Dyers, Railton

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee

Francois Du Rand

Executive Mayor

Francois was born in Makhado in 1977 (formerly known as Louis Trichardt) and grew up humbly in Carolina, a small town in Mpumalanga. Francois is a family man who married his childhood sweetheart, Lize, and they have two children together. Francois and Lize spent eight years abroad and returned to the South African platteland to

Agnes Bokwana

Dawid Julius

Elna Lamprecht

Community Services & Human Settlements