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Stellenbosch Local Municipality strives to be the innovation capital of South Africa. Its zero tolerance approach to corruption is evidenced by its clean audit in the 2015/16 financial year.

Stellenbosch's Success Stories

Stellenbosch Swop Shop goes mobile

The initiative, which allows residents to exchange recyclables for basics like soap and shoes, is enjoying overwhelming success, especially in the Klapmuts area.

DA-led Stellenbosch received its


for the excellent spending of public funds

DA-led Stellenbosch has



to improve traffic dept. service delivery

Mayor Van Deventer welcomed



to efficiently keep the towns clean

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running Stellenbosch Municipality

Gesie van Deventer

Stellenbosch Executive Mayor Gesie van Deventer first joined the DA because she believes in, and lives, the values of the DA – freedom, fairness and opportunity for all. For her, the DA was the only party to cater to these values. Growing up in Vanrhynsdorp in the Northern Cape, Gesie first got into politics to…

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News from Stellenbosch

Use alternative transport during Transport Month

Statement by Executive Mayor Gesie van Deventer October is Transport Month. It is part of a campaign by the National Department of Transport and Public Works to raise awareness about the importance of transport in our economy and to encourage awareness about safe, affordable, accessible and reliable transport system for everyone. Our roads and transport…

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New Park a great Success

The Executive Mayor of Stellenbosch, Councillor Gesie van Deventer, says they are very proud of the success of the recently opened Mooiwater Park in the area of Franschhoek. The Park was the result of a project launched after it became clear that the area lacked a decent play park and usable outdoor recreational environment.  …

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National “Tree Town” of the Year

Stellenbosch has been recognised as the National Tree Town of the Year in a competition held annually and presented by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in conjunction with the Institute for Environmental and Recreational management. The main aim of the competition is to recognise cities and towns for excellence in management green areas…

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Cleaning up with the new Swop Shop Mobile

The Stellenbosch Municipality Swop Shop programme continues to grow and enjoy overwhelming success, especially in the Klapmuts area.  This project has been so successful that the Municipality acquired a custom made trailer to use as mobile shop for this project. Executive Mayor, Gesie van Deventer said: ‘’the success of the Swop Shop program is due…

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Stellenbosch ranks third in Africa for biotech FDI

Wesgro CEO Tim Harris, Mayor of Stellenbosch Gesie van Deventer and Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde hosted an engagement with stakeholders from across the Cape Winelands region to discuss opportunities for investment in Stellenbosch. This engagement follows a panel discussion held in Cape Town in June 2017 on the province’s plan to maintain investor…

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Zero tolerance for crime and lawlessness

Continuous cooperation between various stakeholders in the safety and security sector is yielding positive results and creating a safer environment for all residents and visitors to the greater Stellenbosch. Since the beginning of August various operations have taken place with the assistance of the Stellenbosch Safety Initiative (SSI) and its partners, including the Municipality and…

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