Where we govern


Hessequa Local Municipality is one of the top three best-run municipalities in the country according to the 2016 Government Performance Index. DA-led Hessequa works hard to be a caring municipality where all residents benefit from cost effective and innovative service delivery, a growing economy where there are job opportunities, and one that uses natural resources sustainably. Hessequa is investing millions of rands in building quality homes for residents who live in informal settlements, focusing on quality electricity and sewerage systems.

Hessequa's Success Stories

We want to bring housing, electricity and sewerage systems to poor communities. We have already upgraded the Riversdale and Heidelberg sewerage stations and brought services to homes in Melkhoutfontein and Heidelberg.

In December, 113 residents received new homes. About 100 more homes will be built in Melkhoutfontein.

We repaired the flood damage to roads and infrastructure in Albertinia, Riversdale, Heidelberg and Melkhoutfontein. We have a new fire engine in case of fires.

To help all residents to access resources on the internet, e-centres were launched in Riversdale, Heidelberg and Slangrivier.

“Since the DA took over, change is coming quickly with housing, electricity and title deeds.” – Sophia Adams, Melkhoutfontein

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running Hessequa Municipality

Grant Riddles

Executive Mayor Grant Riddles was born on 24 October 1981, in Riversdale. He grew up in Melkhoutfontein, a suburban town 7km’s from Still Bay and he and his wife now live in Still Bay with their two children. Grant matriculated from Gerrit Du Plessis High School in Riversdale, did a computer technician course at Boland…

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News from Hessequa

More Trees planted in the #100 000 Trees Project

Councillor Ben Smith (Ward 1) with the support of the Executive Mayor, Grant Riddles planted trees in Melkhoutfontein and Stilbaai. Trees were planted in front of the Melkhoutfontein Provincial Clinic as well as the entrance of the town. Benches has also been provided to be placed in strategic places, like in front of the clinic so…

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Notes from the Mayor’s Diary

Eden Sport Awards Hessequa Municipality was the host for the Eden Sport Awards on 27 July in Riversdale. The Executive Mayor, the Deputy  Executive Mayor, Cllr Johannes Hartnick, Speaker, Cllr Andrew Stroebel, Cllr Annamarie Joubert, Cllr Ben Smith and Cllr Margaret Jakobs attended the event as guests of honour. The Mayor handed a cheque to…

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Child Protection week

As part of ongoing Child Protection Week commemorations, Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, announced plans to enter into a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Hessequa Municipality.   The MOU will set out a vision of services going forward, and offer better coordination between officials from the department and the municipality….

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Communication is crucial

Hessequa Municipality has launched a communications survey aimed at assessing the community’s level of satisfaction with the municipal communications system and to identify ways to improve or develop communications between the residents and the municipality. The council launched the survey as part of an initiative to ensure that the service delivery programs are being implemented…

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Tourism boost

Tourism is widely seen as one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world. In South Africa and more specifically the Western Cape, tourism is recognised as a key contributor to the local economy. But what is your understanding of tourism? What better way to create understanding of Hessequa tourism than involving primary school…

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Hessequa Munisipaliteit het ‘n skoon ouditverslag vanaf die Ouditeur-generaal ontvang vir die 2015/2016 finansiële periode. Dit is die derde agtereenvolgende jaar dat Hessequa hierdie erkenning ontvang.  ‘n Skoon ouditverslag beteken ondermeer dat die finansiële state ‘n redelike weerspieëling is van die finansiële stand en prestasie van die munisipaliteit en dat die prestasieverslag in orde was….

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