Due to maintenance, no prepaid electricity purchases will be possible between 23:00 Tuesday, 22/7/14 & 06:00 Wednesday, 23/07/14.

Notice to all users of the Landfill Site


Stellenbosch Municipality has instituted a new coupon system and process, effective 1 July 2014. Notices had been placed at the Cashiers Office and at our Landfill site from May 2014, indicating that all old coupons, and that issued in the 2013/14 financial year will be valid only until 30 June 2014. This was also advertised on consecutive weeks in Die Eikestad Nuus on 29 May and 05 June 2014. This notification was also placed on the Stellenbosch Municipality website from May 2014.

The municipal financial year commences on 1 July each year, and this is the period when tariff increases are effected. The new tariff for half ton disposal is R206.82, and for one ton R413.64. The new system also reconciles coupons issued with use, and provides the customer with a tax invoice and similarly proof of safe disposal.

Although all coupons purchased prior to 1 July 2014 are no longer valid, the window period for the use of the blue coupons, ie the R195.10 (half ton) and R390.20 (one ton) tariff coupons is extended until 31 July 2014, as a grace period. No extension is granted for coupons preceding these coupons and no further extensions will be granted after 31 July 2014.

Stellenbosch shocked about death of Botman

Stellenbosch Municipality is shocked about the news of the death of Prof. Russel Botman. Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Beryl, four children, the University of Stellenbosch and the Stellenbosch community.

Botman was an educator, theologian and transformer for the new South Africa. He had a dream to see a transformed, world class university and also launched the Project Hope which aimed to create an inclusive and transformed community free of apartheid and the social and economic challenges the apartheid system presented. Conrad Sidego, mayor of Stellenbosch Municipality, remembers a fruitful relationship with Botman. “Our last official engagement on 8 May 2014 saw us sign a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure a safer University community and town. My last conversation with Russel on 20 June 2014 was about our shared vision for a university and town that is transformed into a safe and inclusive place for all its citizens”, said Sidego.”

Botman had so much more to offer in terms of leadership, a vision for promoting justice, transformation and reconciliation. The world has been left poorer because of his death. We will continue to promote his ideals of freedom, transformation and fight for justice for the underdog.

The University, Stellenbosch, South Africa and the world lost a leader who fought for justice, transformation and reconciliation since his days as a student at the University of the Western Cape.

Stellenbosch 8th out of 10 Best Municipalities in SA

The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR)ranked Stellenbosch Municipality as the 8th best local government in its 80/20 report on local governments.

The SAIRR used 80 indicators to monitor and track municipalities’ performance after 20 years of democracy.

Top 10:

  1. Saldanha Municipality
  2. Siyancuma Municipality
  3. Overstrand Municipality
  4. Umdoni Municipality
  5. Drakenstein Municipality
  6. Mossel Bay Municipality
  7. Swartland Municipality
  8. Stellenbosch Municipality
  9. Gamagara Municipality
  10. The City of Cape Town

Main indicators were: the rate of poverty, proportion of people aged 20 and older who passed Grade 12 and the proportion of households with basic services such as electricity for lighting, access to piped water and access to toilets.


Please click here for the new parking tariffs effective 1 July 2014.



Eskom het vandag weer ‘n “Stage 1 System Emergency” aangekondig vanaf 17:00 tot 20:00. Alle klante word versoek om ‘n besparing van 10% op elektrisiteitsverbruik te handhaaf. Afhangende van die die grootte van die elektrisiteitstekort, sal daar moontlik vanaand weer lasafwerping van toepassing wees – ons kan egter nie sê of dit definitief gaan plaasvind al dan nie.

Kliek hier vir die skedule.

Eskom announced a “Stage 1 System Emergency” today from 17:00 until 20:00. All clients are requested to maintain a 10% saving on their electricity consumption. Load shedding will implemented depending on the electricity shortage but we cannot confirm whether this will definitely take place.

Click here for the load shedding schedule.


VIER VENNOTE SPAN SAAM OM VEILIGE DORPE TE HANDHAAF. Die dorpe sluit in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Klapmuts en Pniel.

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiediens, Universiteit Stellenbosch, privaat sekuriteitsmaatskappye en die Stellenbosch Munisipaliteitspan saam om te verseker dat almal veiliger kan wees.


Die 60 effektiewe CCTV kameras word voor 30 Junie 2014 met R1,4 m se insette versterk.  Kern en warmpunte (hot spots) word voortdurend gemonitor.


Persoonlike bystand deur wetstoepassingsbeampte is altyd beskikbaar.  Kontak ons by 021-808 8890/8891.

Ons beplan om gereelde terugvoer te verskaf oor spesiale operasies en statistieke.

Kom ons neem hande om mekaar te help om die streek veiliger te maak.


The Stellenbosch Municipality extended its crime fighting partnerships on 16 May 2014 to include, private security companies and the South African Police Services. The signing of this special memorandum of cooperation to promote Stellenbosch as the safest town follows the signing of a similar agreement with the University of Stellenbosch on 9 May 2014. Wanting to be the safest valley is one of the Municipality’s key strategic goals together with preferred investment destination, dignified living, greenest municipality and good governance.

The cooperative agreement is entered into on the grounds of safety and security for the integrated despatch and use of operational staff, equipment and systems.

The Municipality and its partners are already committed to cooperation in different focus areas which includes cooperation between the various law enforcement and security agencies. Some have Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV), vehicles, manpower and other safety equipment in the fight against crime in the Greater Stellenbosch area. The Municipality has and continues to invest in expanding its CCTV footprint throughout the town. 

The parties are in principle in agreement to co-operate should joint extension projects be initiated and jointly addressed.

The parties are committed to an integrated crime combat strategy.

Suggestions and mutual co-operation initiatives are presented and discussed at the two monthly Safety Forum meetings; where-after it will be executed by both parties in relation to at SM and NSA for approval and combined execution. Flowing from the Safety Forum a task team will also be established who will meet more frequently to deal with safety operations and monitoring. Feedback reports on crime combatting initiatives feed into the parties own organisations and also to the specially created Safety Forum.

Supply Chain Management: Information Session

Stellenbosch Municipality hereby invite all registered Suppliers on the Supply Chain Management Supplier Database for an information session with the Head Supply Chain Management on:

Date:  Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Time:  18h00

Venue:  Stellenbosch Town Hall

Your attendance would be valued and appreciated.


Head Supply Chain Management

Municipality disappointed that whistle blower’s reputation’s being tarnished


The Stellenbosch Municipality welcomes the recent court ruling made against Lizaan Morta, were the former Municipal Fire Chief was found guilty and sentenced of corruption. We however regret the fact that the whistle blower in the corruption case against the former Fire Chief is now being let down by irresponsible journalism and accused of being an accomplice to a crime. This is not a true reflection of the facts which can be obtained from the National Prosecuting Authority who dealt with this matter. The owner of Country Building Supplies approached a Stellenbosch Municipal official and requested her to inform her seniors about the situation and, furthermore stated that he was more than willing to assist with any investigation against Lizaan Morta. It is unacceptable that whistle blowers, who put their business at risk in order to prevent the abuse of municipal funds and to ensure that ratepayers money be used effectively, be portrayed as criminals.

The Stellenbosch Municipality promotes the principles of good governance. To disclose or report fraud contact Stellenbosch Municipality’s Anti-Fraud Hotline at 0800 111 027 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Stellenbosch Municipality

Postal Address: PO Box 17, Stellenbosch, 7600

Town House Complex, Plein
Street,Stellenbosch, 7600

T 021 808 8111 (08h00 – 16h30)

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