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Drakenstein

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

Mayor Conrad Poole welcomed

DEBATE ON INCINERATION 

resolving that the Waste Recovery, Beneficiation and Energy Project is still an environmentally sound solution

DA-led Drakenstein received

THREE CLEAN AUDIT AWARDS 

for excellent management of public funds in 2016

DA-led Drakenstein

REDUCED WATER LOSSES

FROM 34.8% TO 12.1% 

in just over a decade by using interventions like hydraulic modelling

In 2016, DA-led Drakenstein had

TWO FINALISTS IN THE

CULTURAL AFFAIRS AWARDS 

for Groenheuwel and Wellington libraries

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

We celebrate Heritage Month 2017

We celebrate Heritage Month annually from 01 to 30 September by remembering the cultural heritage of the many cultures that make up the diverse population of South Africa. History, heritage and culture are all important for fostering social understanding and cohesion. In light of the above, Drakenstein Municipality, has packaged a historical buildings and monuments…

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Exceptional results in curbing water losses

The Drakenstein Municipality had since 2000 put asserted effort in to reduce water losses. The water losses were in the order of 34% (1999/2000) and through concerted efforts by the Municipality it has been brought down to 9.26%. On average over the past 16 years the water losses are at 12%  while the average water losses in South…

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SUCCESS ACHIEVED IN THE LAST THREE YEARS- Housing

  Drakenstein Human Settlements Division   2012/2013 FINANCIAL YEAR     Number of houses hand over to beneficiaries 672 Number of Sites serviced –           430 The department also received the award for Local Authority of the year 2013 in recognition for providing the local community with affordable, good quality and environmentally friendly housing and services…

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Simondium Informal Settlement upgrades

Drakenstein Municipality has an electrification program whereby it prioritizes and rolls out the provision of electricity to informal settlements within the municipal jurisdiction area. As such, the informal settlement at Simondium consisting of 71 informal structures were electrified in August and September 2016.  During the following financial year the municipality spent R4 Million on the…

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Sports Centre Development

The Drakenstein municipality recently approved a detailed four phase development plan for the area known as Die Kraal. The total cost of the project is estimated at R59 Million and will be implemented over a period of 4 financial years starting with 2017/18. Die Kraal is a historic community facility that was donated to the…

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Community Hall in Saron nearing completion

The construction of the Saron Community Hall, a project approved and started in 2015, is nearing completion. The hall will comfortably seat 400 people and has a stage with two dressing rooms on the stage.  The final handover of this modern Community Hall will take place in August 2017. Saron is one of the rural…

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