Where we govern


Stellenbosch Local Municipality strives to be the innovation capital of South Africa. Its zero tolerance approach to corruption is evidenced by its clean audit in the 2015/16 financial year.

Stellenbosch's Success Stories

Stellenbosch Swop Shop goes mobile

The initiative, which allows residents to exchange recyclables for basics like soap and shoes, is enjoying overwhelming success, especially in the Klapmuts area.

DA-led Stellenbosch received its


for the excellent spending of public funds

DA-led Stellenbosch has



to improve traffic dept. service delivery

Mayor Van Deventer welcomed



to efficiently keep the towns clean

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running Stellenbosch Municipality

Gesie van Deventer

Stellenbosch Executive Mayor Gesie van Deventer first joined the DA because she believes in, and lives, the values of the DA – freedom, fairness and opportunity for all. For her, the DA was the only party to cater to these values. Growing up in Vanrhynsdorp in the Northern Cape, Gesie first got into politics to…

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News from Stellenbosch

Changing lives with title deeds

During a ceremony at the Stellenbosch Town hall today, Mayor van Deventer, handed over title deeds to 117 residents. Many of these residents have been waiting for more than 20 years. These properties were part of municipal rental stock. The beneficiaries for this set of deeds come from Kylemore, Le Roux, Cloetesville, Khayamandi and Franschhoek….

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Defeat the water challenge

As the Mayor of Stellenbosch, I would like to share information regarding the greater Stellenbosch water situation with our residents. This will help to assist some frequently asked questions and give clarity about our water situation going forward. Stellenbosch Municipality is moving to Level 6 Water Restrictions, as of 1 February 2018. Residents will be…

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Pilot project creates 100 jobs and helps Enkanini clean up

Stellenbosch Municipality is piloting a new project to help clean up informal settlements as well as creating employment for 100 local residents. The Enkanini Clean-up Project officially launched at the beginning of December and is expected to conclude in June 2018. The purpose of this project is to clean the Enkanini informal settlement, targeting all…

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Mayor’s Newsletter

I usually start my newsletter with excitement, but this month it is terrible for me to begin with the crimes that once again shook our community. These activities are a spill-over effect that is part of a much larger problem tormenting our entire province, as well as the country. The reality of violent crime hits…

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Making Communities safer for children

Walking Bus An initiative from Executive Mayor Gesie van Deventer and the Provincial Community Safety Minister Dan Plato has taken to the streets of Cloeteville. This project, aimed at improving community safety and is known as the “Walking Bus”. The project encourages communities to take ownership of community safety and to take their streets back…

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Use alternative transport during Transport Month

Statement by Executive Mayor Gesie van Deventer October is Transport Month. It is part of a campaign by the National Department of Transport and Public Works to raise awareness about the importance of transport in our economy and to encourage awareness about safe, affordable, accessible and reliable transport system for everyone. Our roads and transport…

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