Where we govern

Cape Agulhas

This is the Cape Agulhas Local Municipality’s first term under DA governance. There are many plans in place to upgrade the community, such as the new Multi-Purpose Community Centre that will serve local organisations such as the Neighbourhood Watch and will provide a safe location to gather as a community. This DA-led municipality is working hard to improve service delivery with good governance, public ownership and partnerships. We want all Cape Agulhas residents to live in an environment that is safe and offers opportunities for all.

Cape Agulhas's Success Stories

We hosted a Lego training project for 135 teachers, equipping our teachers to help our children get ahead at school from a young age.

We are turning a donated building into a multi-purpose community centre so that organisations like the Neighbourhood Watch can gather and organise.

We are proud of our municipality so we put a lot of effort into keeping it clean and safe (with new street lights for example).

“For thirty years I have been waiting for a bathroom. I couldn’t believe it when the Ward 2 councillor told me a bathroom will be built soon.” – Jan Karelse, Volstruiskamp

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running Cape Agulhas Municipality

Paul Swart

Cape Agulhas Executive Mayor Paul John Swart joined the DA in 2014. “I realised that this was the only party that speaks to the real need of the people of SA” Paul says. Paul, a self-proclaimed community-builder, has always been interested in politics. He was involved in community projects and social upliftment programmes for many…

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News from Cape Agulhas

Community Project underway

The Executive Mayor of Cape Agulhas, Mayor Paul Swart, in conjunction with Radio Overberg, has launched a project aimed at assisting youth in the region as well as creating an area for landscaping development at the entrance to the town of Swellendam. The Mayor has involved children who sleep and live at a nearby underpass…

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Early Childhood Development

The Cape Agulhas municipality recently played host to the ORT Lego Block Project that brought 135 Early Childhood Development teachers to Bredasdorp for training. The specialized training included maths tutoring for kids with Lego Blocks. Over 1000 children will immediately benefit from this training session. Apart from the new skills the teachers had mastered, each…

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Multi-purpose Centre

Following public participation with the community of Struisbaai, Cape Agulhas, it was decided to create a Multi-Purpose Community Centre in an underutilized building that had been handed over to the Municipality by the owner. The Municipality then spearheaded a campaign to invite interested groups to consider operating community project from this center. Groups that have…

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