Rudolph Smith

Tributes continue to pour in for Overstrand Executive Mayor Rudolph Smith who passed away earlier this month following a short illness. Rudolph has been hailed a real people person and a Mayor who really listened to the community and acted upon its advice.

Rudolph joined the DA in 2008 and quickly moved up the ranks, showing total commitment to the values and principles of the DA and the various communities that looked to him for leadership.

He soon built up a wealth of experience working in Botrivier, Swellendam, Overberg and Overstrand. From positions including chairperson of the Hermanus High School Governing Body and Executive Mayor Overstrand Municipality he worked tirelessly to bring change, better services and opportunities to the communities he served.

Rudolph Smith was elected as Mayor of the Overstrand Municipality following the 2016 local government elections and served with distinction until his passing on January 5 2018.

Family, friends and colleagues have described Rudolph Smith as an honest and down to earth person, always ready with a smile and sound advice.


Executive Mayor Rudolph Smith with DA Leader Mmusi Maimane at a DA mayoral breakaway.

Mayoral Committee Members

Name Role Contact info

Dudley Coetzee

Acting Executive Mayor & Finance Portfolio

Riana de Coning

Management Services Portfolio

Archi Klaas

Protection Services Portfolio

David Botha

Community Services Portfolio

Elnora Gillion

Infrastructure and Planning, LED and Tourism Portfolio