City of Cape Town

The DA-led metro ranked no.1 by the 2016 Government Performance Index, is making real progress. More people have hope for finding a job here, than anywhere else in the country;

The mayor’s R340-milliion Job Creation Fund equips students with the skills they need to find work. And R2.7 billion’s worth of the budget is going towards subsidising services, like water and electricity, for residents in poor communities.

Together, we are making progress in the Mother City.

Our vision for Cape Town

An Opportunity City

A city where entrepreneurs and investors can grow the economy and create jobs.

A Safe City

A city where people feel protected and where communities work with the police and other law enforcement agencies to keep our neighbourhoods and businesses free from violence and crime.

A Caring City

We want to keep making progress in a city where people know that their government cares for them, one that works to make basic services available to ALL residents.

An Inclusive City

Cape Town belongs to everyone who lives in it. Whilst we have made progress to realise this vision, there is still much work to be done to redress the wrongs of apartheid and break down barriers.

A Well-Run City

DA governments are known for being committed to transparent and clean management. The tender process is open to the public and those found guilty of corruption are shown the door.

Where we Govern

City of Cape Town Success Stories

Whilst only the national government controls the SAPS, our local Metro Police are doing what they can to keep us safe. They confiscate ten times more drugs and make six times more arrests that the last ANC- led government.

Three clean audits in a row

140 000

temporary EPWP work opportunities created by the DA-led City of Cape Town since 2011.

R2.7 billion

of the City’s new budget is going towards providing free and subsidised services to our poor residents.

DA-led city of Cape Town upgraded 75+ parks in its poorer areas. Building three new ones in Khayelitsha.

DA-led city of Cape Town stopped e-tolls from coming to the province with a legal bid preventing SANRAL from tolling the N1 and the N2.

The Mayor’s R340-million Job Creation Fund equips students with the skills they need to find work.

More people have hope of finding a job in this municipality than anywhere else in the country.


public Wi-Fi zones help tens of thousands of residents to access the internet on a weekly basis.

Building 15 664 housing opportunities

The Safe Space facility provides shelter for 230 street people

To protect our kids, staff at 100 Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres are getting disaster risk management training.

The Safe Space pilot project gives street people overnight shelter, water, ablutions and storage.

4 349 serviced sites and 3 712 BNG houses delivered since just January 2018!

About 13 000 housing opportunities are officially in the pipeline

New R114 Atlantis substation more than doubles the existing electricity capacity in Atlantis.

Goodwood development to yield over 1000 homes

Masiphumelele Phase 4 Housing Project for 227 progressing well

New Neighbourhood Safety Team making Bonteheuwel safer

R10 million to be spent on developing and formalising informal trading

Ghost Squad enforces 7 986 traffic offences a month

Young tour guides qualifying with City’s four-week programme

Deploying resources as best we can in support of nationally-run SAPS

At least 200 more enforcement posts to be created

Almost 2 500 public lights installed in Khayelitsha, work continues

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee

Geordin Hill-Lewis

Executive Mayor

Geordin Hill-Lewis is a member of Parliament in the Republic of South Africa. He is the DA’s shadow minister for Finance. Prior to that he served as shadow minister for Trade and Industry.

Eddie Andrews

Spatial Planning and Environment

Zahid Badroodien

Water, Sanitation and Waste

Carl Pophaim

Human Settlements, Energy and Climate Change

Roberto Miguel Quintas

Urban Mobility

JP Smith

Safety and Security