Stellenbosch Municipality

The Stellenbosch Municipality will be soon be launching a brand-new Housing Application for smartphones to assist residents in updating their information, checking on progress and applying for housing opportunities.

Details of the launch will be communicated soon. Watch this space!

Verklaring deur Gesie van Deventer – Uitvoerende Burgemeester
04 Junie 2019

Die skep van behuisingsgeleenthede is een van die hoof fokuspunte vir die Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit. Die behoefte aan behuisingsgeleenthede en die erns waarmee ons hierdie saak aanpak om die geleenthede te bespoedig, word ook uitgelê in die begroting vir die nuwe finansiële jaar wat op 1 Julie 2019 intree.

Verklaring deur Gesie van Deventer – Uitvoerende Burgemeester
04 Junie 2019

As plaaslike regering is ons deeglik bewus van die swaar ekonomiese omstandighede waaronder baie van ons inwoners gebuk gaan en die impak wat ‘n verhoging in tariewe op mense het. Ongelukkig het die munisipaliteit nie baie sê in die verhoging van elektrisiteitstariewe nie, aangesien die voorgestelde verhogings deur NERSA en ESKOM bepaal en goedgekeur word.

29 May 2019


The Stellenbosch Municipality is aware of challenges being experienced by applicants in the issuing of planning and land use applications. The process that plans have to follow from application to approval is generally a lengthy and time-consuming one, but many applicants have been waiting for far too long and we find this unacceptable.

That is why we are implementing a remedial action plan to address the backlog and accelerate the process.

Since last year, the Provincial Government has been assisting our Planning Department with appeals assessments. In addition to this, two Senior Planners will now be seconded from Province for 6 months to fast-track the processes in our Planning Offices.

We are also pleased to announce that a new Municipal Planning Tribunal (MPT) Board will commence with their duties on 1 July 2019. The vacancies for two permanent Senior Town Planners have also already been advertised and the positions will be filled before the end of June 2019.

As a Municipality that strives to provide efficient and effective services to the people that we serve, we apologise for any frustration experienced by applicants and commit ourselves to addressing these challenges head-on. We are confident that the steps taken will reduce the waiting period for building plans and ensure a more efficient experience.


Media queries:
Stuart Grobbelaar T: 021 808 8172 | C: 084 036 1395
Mart-Marié Haasbroek T: 021 808 8024 | C: 072 910 3724



The Stellenbosch Municipality was honoured to host firefighters from across our province for the 2019 International Fire Fighter’s Day. The event took place on 4 May 2019 at Die Braak.