Where we govern


Witzenberg Local Municipality is one of the top ten best-run municipalities in SA according to the Government Performance Index. This DA-led municipality cares for its community – 60% of the budget will go towards bringing better services to poor communities. DA-led Witzenberg is working to successfully carry out land reform projects/policies – a new Agri-park will bring many more work opportunities and there is the potential for many more emerging farmers. Building quality homes and developing Witzenberg’s infrastructure is a high priority

Witzenberg's Success Stories

60% of our budget will go towards bringing better services to poor communities. We work to get all qualifying indigent residents registered and receiving basic water, electricity and sanitation.

We are working with other role players to successfully carry out land reform projects/ policies that will bring work opportunities via a new agri-park, and many more emerging farmers.

We are handing over 200 houses to new owners and building: a school; recreational facilities; hall and library facilities; sports facilities; computer training centres and clinics.

By building two reservoirs we will create 700 more housing opportunities. Special hubs are being brought to every town to grow our tourism industry and job-creating small businesses.

“The Municipality is always available when we need them. Clean streets. Better service delivery. Job creation.” – Elmaré Simpson, Wolseley

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running Witzenberg Municipality

Barnito Charles Klaasen

Executive Mayor Barnito Charles Klaasen entered the political arena as ward councillor for Ward 3 Ceres, serving in various positions and structures within the party as well as in council. As part of the Ceres Municipality’s team, Barnito saw the Municipality go from a struggling “Project Consolidate Municipality” to a successful municipality with seven unqualified…

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News from Witzenberg

First Home for Elderly Residents

      The Mayor of Witzenberg Barnito Klassen has handed over 20 homes, the first batch of a project to build 309 houses, to beneficiaries in the area. The project, Bel-Vista 309, will see all the homes completed and handed over to beneficiaries by 2018. According to Municipal authorities the first 200 homes will…

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