Where we govern


Drakenstein Local Municipality is renowned for its successful long-term strategy to cut water losses by two-thirds and its consecutive clean audits. The Municipality has zero tolerance for corruption. To keep making progress into the next term, Drakenstein Local Municipality will focus on creating the conditions conducive to facilitating opportunities for appropriate development for, and with, the community.

Drakenstein's Success Stories

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running Drakenstein Municipality

Conrad Poole

Executive Mayor Conrad Poole was born and raised in Drakenstein Municipality. “It is, here, in Drakenstein and its community where my heart lies and for whom I am striving for excellence,” Conrad says. Before becoming mayor, Conrad had been elected as the constituency chair for the DA in 2010 and as deputy mayor of Drakenstein…

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News from Drakenstein

24 new Mayoral Bursaries

A Mayoral Bursary Ceremony was held recently at the Paarl Town Hall and was attended by the twenty- four (24) new students, who received financial contributions towards their studies. Their parents, members of the Mayoral committee and the Executive Management team also attended the ceremony, led by the Executive Mayor. After applying, the students were…

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Elderly Paarl residents become proud home owners

  Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela with 107-year-old, Mr Seleku James Xontana who received his title deed. Residents broke out in celebration on Friday, 10 March 2017, when Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela, along with Drakenstein Executive Mayor, Conrad Poole delivered title deeds to 64 Paarl beneficiaries. The Title Deeds were delivered to residents of…

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Title Deeds for Paarl residents

More than sixty Paarl residents received their Title deeds for homes in the Drommedaris Housing Project in the Drakenstein Municipality. The Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela, along with the Executive Mayor Conrad Poole of Drakenstein Municipality, handed over the title deeds to recipients. The award winning Drommedaris Housing Project is a mixed development…

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Drakenstein Municipality Major Projects

Welvanpas new 10Mℓ/day water purification plant: The Civil works phase will be completed within one month, thereafter the mechanical and electrical phase will commence. The total project cost will be R62 million. The end result will be a water source that will sell water at a lower price than is currently available from Cape Town. The…

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