Where we govern


Knysna Local Municipality goes into its second term with a track record of better and better governance: four consecutive clean audits and successful projects working to bring services, like electricity, to ALL residents. The Municipality’s vision is to provide affordable quality services, alleviate poverty, and facilitate social and economic development in the Greater Knysna municipal area through integrated development planning, skills development and the sustainable use of resources.

Knysna's Success Stories

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running Knysna Municipality

Eleanore Bouw-Spies

Executive Mayor Eleanore Bouw-Spies is the executive and political leader, as well as the social and ceremonial head, of the Knysna Municipality. She is the DA’s Ward 5 councillor too. Eleanore was born and raised in Knysna, attending the Rheenendal Primary School and later the Knysna Secondary School before obtaining her BA Degree and a…

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News from Knysna

Open Government, Open Doors

Knysna mayor Eleanore Bouw-Spies will be opening her doors every first Thursday of the month, between 17:00 and 19:30.To ensure access to all, Bouw-Spies will set up office on the ground floor of the Clyde Street Municipal Building on those days and encourages Greater Knysna residents to join her on these days at the set…

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