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

Mayor Conrad Poole welcomed


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

DA-led Drakenstein received


for excellent management of public funds in 2016

DA-led Drakenstein


FROM 34.8% TO 12.1% 

in just over a decade by using interventions like hydraulic modelling

In 2016, DA-led Drakenstein had



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


  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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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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