Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit

Statement by Executive Mayor Gesie van Deventer
15 February 2019


Today is a wonderful day for the residents of Pniel (including residents of Meerlust, Hollandsche Molen and neighbouring farms). From today onwards, all their basic services will be provided by the Stellenbosch Municipality, following the electrical network switchover from Drakenstein to Stellenbosch. To make this project a reality for our residents, the municipality paid R16,2million and the additional R1,5 million for Metering and Connection changes to Drakenstein Municipality.

Verklaring deur Burgemeester Gesie van Deventer

08 Julie 2019


Die nuwe regulasies wat onlangs deur die Nasionale Tesourie en Departement van Plaaslike Regering aangekondig is, is nie vir ons ‘n verassing nie en word lankal reeds toegepas in Stellenbosch. Hierdie kostebesparingsregulasies, wat op munisipaliteite regoor die land van toepassing is, het amptelik op 1 Julie 2019 in werking getree.

Die maatreëls is egter niks nuuts vir Stellenbosch nie. Die politici en administrasie van hierdie Munisipaliteit is verbind tot effektiewe finansiële bestuur. Met die intree van die huidige raad, het die Burgemeester reeds hierdie kostebesparingsmaatreëls streng toegepas en seker gemaak dat onnodige uitgawes en vermorsing van fondse gestaak word.

Daar is weg gedoen met uitgawes en kostes wat nie tot die voordeel van ons gemeenskap strek nie. Daarom gee Stellenbosch die pas aan as dit kom by slim werk met die publiek se geld. ‘n Paar stappe wat ons as munisipaliteit reeds vir jare in plek het, sluit ondermeer in:

• Geen Raadslede of amptenare van die munisipaliteit het kredietkaarte tot hul beskikking waarvan die Raad die rekening betaal nie.
• Die munisipaliteit koop nie enige voertuie aan vir die gebruik van Raadslede nie.
• Die Burgemeester se ampsmotor was 10 jaar terug aangekoop en is ‘n 2009 model.
• Die ampsmotor wat vroeër jare deur die Onderburgemeester gebruik is, is in 2016 oorgeplaas na die Verkeersdepartement en word nou gebruik as ‘n noodreaksievoertuig by ongelukstonele.
• Bywoning van konferensies en werkswinkels word streng beperk tot onderwerpe wat werklik verband hou met die werk van ʼn amptenaar. Konferensies en werkswinkels wat deur ons as Munisipaliteit aangebied word of waarvoor ons as gasheer optree, word intern fasiliteer en munisipale geboue/sale word hiervoor gebruik om kostes te bespaar.
• Geen Raadslede of amptenare vlieg eersteklas of besigheidsklas nie, self nie vir vlugte van 5 ure en langer nie. Buitelandse reise word reeds tot ʼn absolute minimum beperk.
• Hotel akkommodasie vir Raadslede en amptenare word beperk tot 3 of 4 ster enkelkamers.
• Onthaaltoelaes is beperk en word streng gereguleer. Geen alkohol word enigsins deur die Raad betaal nie. Die Munisipaliteit betaal ook glad nie vir enige alkohol tydens funksies of wanneer belangrike gaste en besoekers onthaal word nie.
• Die munisipaliteit betaal nie vir jaareindfunksies van personeel nie.
• Konsultante word slegs aangestel in gevalle waar die munisipaliteit nie intern oor die nodige kundigheid of tegniese vaardighede beskik nie. Waar dit wel gedoen word, word daar streng by voorgeskrewe Verkrygingskanaal prosedures gehou.

Hierdie is slegs ‘n paar voorbeelde van maatreëls wat reeds vir jare by die Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit in werking is om goeie finansiële bestuur te verseker. Die Munisipaliteit bly daartoe verbind dat elke sent van ons belastingbetalers se geld aangewend moet word om gehalte munisipale dienste te lewer aan elke inwoner. Ons verwelkom die aankondiging dat hierdie maatreëls nou amptelike regulasie geword het.

 

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January 2019


Mayor van Deventer was part of the University procession through campus when she recently took part in the first ever Dream Walk.

The procession walked through campus as part of a new tradition of welcoming the more than 5000 new first year students and their parents.

As part of the ceremony, students and faculty members had the opportunity to write their dreams on a card and place it on trees in Victoria Street. This follows the Centenary Celebrations in 2018 and launched the next 100 years of excellence at the Stellenbosch University on a high note.

A warm welcome to our new student residents!

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Mayor van Deventer hands over 326 title deeds

On 3 December 2018, the Executive Mayor Gesie van Deventer, handed over 326 title deeds to beneficiaries of various projects, from across the Municipal area. The handing over ceremony took place at the Stellenbosch Town Hall. This follows two previous handovers earlier this year, bringing the total to more than 620 for the year. One of the oldest title deed recipients on Monday was Mr James Mzalwana who is 89 years old.


Giving residents ownership of their homes is a priority for the municipality because it helps to redress the injustices caused by Apartheid legislation. It allows them access to the economic benefits that come with the owning of property and allows residents to alter and upgrade these properties to their needs, as they were never able to do before. Property ownership allows for a larger middle class and increased economic stability.


The transfer of title deeds is the continuation of a commitment Mayor van Deventer made upon taking office in 2016. At the time, Stellenbosch Municipality had a backlog of almost 2700 title deeds that needed to be transferred to beneficiaries.  As it is a costly and time consuming process, the assistance of the Free Market Foundation (FMF) Khaya Lam project, which is funded by the Reinet Foundation, is critical in our success. The Khaya Lam project, with the funding received from the Reinet Foundation, is assisting the municipality by funding the employment of additional temporary administrative support to increase our capacity and speed up the process of transferring registered title deeds. The Rupert family is part of the Reinet Foundation.


Stellenbosch Municipality is committed to continue the handing over of title deeds. The next handover event has already been scheduled for February 2019 and we look forward to making even more residents property owners in the Greater Stellenbosch.

 

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LEVEL 2 WATER RESTRICTIONS: PUBLIC NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 84 OF THE STELLENBOSCH MUNICIPAL WATER SERVICES BY-LAW, 2017

Notice is hereby given that Stellenbosch Municipality moves to Level 2 Water Restrictions but is still aiming to save 30% of its previous intake from surface sources of water. Should this saving not be achieved the Municipality will institute more stringent restriction measures.

This notice is effective as from 1 December 2018.

Click HERE to view the Level 2 notice. 

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