Rhenda Stephan

Executive Mayor Rhenda Stephan is the newly appointed Mayor of Matzikama Municipality.

Rhenda joined the DA in 2005 when Johan Smith approached her. She went on to be a councillor from 2006.

She and her husband, Wilfred Stephan, have two daughters. One has just finished studying chemical engineering and the other daughter will study towards a physiotherapy degree from 2017.

Rhenda grew up in Vanrhynsdorp. After matriculating, she went on to get her BCom and Human and Organizational Development degrees from Stellenbosch University.

Her first job was as a teacher.

Rhenda enjoys doing needlework in her spare time. Her personal motto is: “Moet nooit ophou droom nie… ‘No dream no direction!’”

Her vision for Matzikama Municipality is to work with every resident to deliver sustainable and visible services to everyone in the Municipality.


Mayoral Committee Members

Name Role Contact info

Rhenda Stephan

Executive Mayor/ Financial Services

027 201 3344

Andreas Sindyamba

Executive Deputy Mayor/ State Planning and Development

Nicholaas Louw


Robby Nutt

Chief Whip/ Corporate Services

Amelia Job

Community Services and Safety

Willem Loff

Technical Services