Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit

Statement by Geraldine Mettler
Municipal Manager
Stellenbosch Municipality

15 November 2019

New Speaker and Deputy Mayor elected for Stellenbosch

A special council meeting was called for Thursday, 14 November 2019 to fill two vacancies in the Stellenbosch Council. On the election of Councillor Nyaniso Jindela as acting Speaker on Monday (11 November 2019), the position of Speaker and Deputy Executive Mayor became vacant.

Following the election procedures as provided for in the Municipal Structures Act, Councillor Nyaniso Jindela was elected as the new Speaker of the Stellenbosch Municipal Council and Councillor Wilhelmina Petersen was elected as the new Deputy Executive Mayor. Both positions were elected uncontested and through consensus by the entire council.

During his acceptance speech Speaker Jindela expressed his gratitude to his predecessor for the work she has done and said he is looking forward to the new challenge.

Deputy Executive Mayor Petersen said it was a privilege to be elected and will continue to work hard as part of a committed team that is improving the broader Stellenbosch.

The portfolio of Human Settlements will continue as the responsibility of the Deputy Executive Mayor.



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Statement by Executive Mayor Gesie van Deventer

23 October 2019

The Municipality today hosted its first ever Entrepreneurs Expo for young people of the Greater Stellenbosch region. The Get Started Stellenbosch Entrepreneurs Expo aims to provide a platform where young people can get a look at the resources, services and support structures that are available to help them chase their economic dreams.

09 October 2019 
Statement by Executive Mayor Gesie van Deventer

“As a municipality, we are very excited about our most recent award and the recognition that we have received from the Institute from Landscape Architecture in South Africa (ILASA) for our dedication to heritage”, said executive Mayor of Stellenbosch, Gesie van Deventer, when ILASA’s Presidential Award was awarded to Stellenbosch Municipality’s Heritage Inventory Project.

Joint media release, Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch Municipality

18 September 2019

How to handle water and waste in your household when you live in an informal settlement such as Enkanini, are some of the life skills that learners will acquire after completing a unique course, developed as part of a collaboration between Stellenbosch Municipality and the Stellenbosch University Water Institute (SUWI).  The Iqhawe Lemvelo (Nature Hero) educational project is unique as it addresses issues that children living in informal settlements have to deal with on a daily basis. It forms the educational arm of the Amanzi Yimpilo (Water is Health) project, a collaborative effort between Stellenbosch University (SU) and Stellenbosch Municipality to improve municipal water, waste and sanitation services in Enkanini.


16 September 2019


Stellenbosch Municipality’s Traffic Department, in cooperation with The Department of Transport and Public Works, Department of Home Affairs (Immigration), crime intelligence and Stellenbosch SAPS scored a major victory against fraudsters who attempted to use falsified documents to apply for documentation at the municipality’s Traffic and Testing centre.