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 audits.

Barnito was born in Ceres on 8 January 1976. He grew up in Ceres and Oudtshoorn and completed both his primary and secondary schooling in Ceres, going on to attend the universities of the Western Cape and Cape Town and graduating with a B Proc and LLB Degree.

Thereafter, Barnito attended the School for Legal Practical Studies in order to further his career as an attorney, and he completed his articles of clerkship at the Legal Aid Board Stellenbosch and David Nasson Attorneys Ceres.

Barnito became involved in politics at secondary school when he served as SRC representative. This continued through his tertiary education and even once he was employed.

He is married to Anthea and is the father of two sons, Conre and Arlo.

As mayor, Barnito will always strive to serve the community to the best of his abilities and ensure that the residents of Witzenberg Municipality experience enhanced service delivery wherever they live.

Mayoral Committee Members

Name Role Contact info

Barnito Charles Klaasen

Executive Mayor

023 316 8142/ 0711 187 549

Karriem Adams

Deputy Mayor

Trevor Abrahams

Mayoral Committee Member

Hennie Smit

Mayoral Committee Member

Ronald Visagie

Mayoral Committee Member