Where we govern


Going into another term of DA governance, Hessequa Local Municipality strives to be a caring municipality where everyone reaps the fruit of cost effective and innovative service delivery, stimulated economic growth and the sustainable use of natural resources. In redressing the wrongs of the past, Hessequa is investing millions of rands in building quality homes for residents who live in informal settlements. It is one of the top three best-run municipalities in the country according to Good Governance Africa’s 2016 Government Performance Index.

Hessequa's Success Stories

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

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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