About our Municipality
South Africa is a constitutional democracy divided into 3 spheres of Government:
Each sphere of government's responsibility is outlined in the Constitution of 1996. While national and provincial governments’ legislation may supervise the functioning of local government, a municipality governs the local government affairs of its community.
A municipality is tasked to structure and manage its administration and budgeting and planning processes to give priority to the basic needs of the community and to promote the social and economic development of the community.
There are three kinds of Municipalities in South Africa: Metropolitan municipalities (Category A), Local municipalities (Category B) and District municipalities (Category C).
Langeberg Municipality is a Category B: local municipality, located within the Cape Winelands District Municipality in the Western Cape Province. The municipal area covers approximately 4 517.4 km2. According to the population growth estimates, of Stats SA, the population figures for the area indicates a number of 119 962 residents and 31 000 households in 2021.
Data source: Department of Social Development, 2019 (Stats SA’s 2018 Mid-Year Population Estimates for 2002 – 2030)
Our Strategic Objectives
Ensure efficient administration for good governance
Provide infrastructure for sustainable and affordable basic services
Promote a safe and secure environment
Promote and facilitate investment and local economic development
Provide sustainable financial management