Harold Cleophas

West Coast District Municipality Executive Mayor Harold Cleophas wants to “restore the social fabric of the people in our region.”

Harold was initially a member of the DP, joining the DA when the DP, NNP and FA merged to form the DA. He was drawn to politics by his desire to serve his immediate community.

Harold grew up in Darling and is married with one son, “the three of us are a mean team, even in politics, and we stick together as a family. We live life to the fullest. I am currently 29 years married.”

Growing up in difficult circumstances, Harold was forced to leave Schoonspruit Senior Secondary School to find work. His career in politics which spans over 30 years has given him the education he never got the chance to have.

Harold is an avid reader, in his spare time he likes to explore the beauty of the Western Cape. He lives by the motto: “If you must do something, do it now, and to the best of your ability.”

Mayoral Committee Members

Name Role Contact info

Harold Cleophas

Executive Mayor


022 433 8403

Roelof Strydom

Deputy Mayor

Rhandall Swarts


Francois Schippers

Finance & Governance

Basil Stanley

Infrastructure Services

Valery McQuire

Social Wellbeing

Jan Meyer

Strategic support, Economic development and Environmental Integrity