Harry Joseph Levendal

Mossel Bay Executive Mayor Harry Joseph Levendal was born in a rural area of the Greater Mossel Bay Municipality. He and his wife have lived at the same address in Mossel Bay for the last 32 years.

After matriculating from Esselen Park Senior Secondary School in Worcester, Harry obtained a PTD and started his teaching career at Brandwacht where he went on to become principal. He was very involved in Eagles Rugby (SWD), acting as junior deputy president for four years.

Harry is the co-founder of the N2 Rural Development Forum, an NGO which was the very first rural forum to look after the well-being of rural communities in 1993. It was as the front runner of the National Rural Development Forum that Harry first started to drive rural development in the Mossel Bay Municipality. And it is because of this experience that Harry, once executive deputy mayor, could initiate and co-establish the Mossel Bay Rural Development Process which is driven by the Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape.

Harry is also a co-founder, and driver of, the establishment and registration of the very first B-BBEE company, Siyanda, in Mossel Bay. This company still empowers the community, especially the youth and persons with disabilities.

He is a firm believer in Christ, but as a community developer, he respects each and every human-being irrespective creed or culture.

Harry wants to bring change that brings better services, more job opportunities and redress that ensures safer and fairer communities in Mossel Bay. As a member of Youth with a Mission, involving young people in the process is the only way!

He believes in co-operative government, has zero-tolerance for corruption, and believes that each and every person must be treated with respect and dignity. Harry works for the people, is a problem-solver, and has never, and will never, accept a bribe. His thorough knowledge of the community makes him a leader that listens and helps communities overcome their challenges.


Mayoral Committee Members

Name Role Contact info

Harry Joseph Levendal

Executive Mayor

044 606 5138

Dirk Kotze

Deputy Executive Mayor

Petru Terblanche


Antonius Dellemijn

Technical Services

John C Bayman

Planning and Integrated Services Committee

Maria de Klerk

Financial Services

Dirk Kotze

Corporate Services and Governance

Niklaas Booisen

Community Safety

Venolea Fortuin

Social Services and Local Economic Development