Stellenbosch Municipality

Stellenbosch’s long awaited new hand-held parking meter system will be launched on 17 October 2013 and be in operation from 21 October 2013.

The Stellenbosch Municipality apologises for the delay in the implementation of the new parking system. Legal appeals in the appointment of the successful service provider meant that motorists enjoyed free parking subject to the applicable road sign rules.

The new system, which follows a public participation process and the promulgation of the Parking By-law, will be implemented at identified areas i.e. Church Street, Plein Street and a portion of Andringa Street on Monday. Preparations are underway to prepare sites with signage, markings and the numbering of parking bays, tariffs and synchronising the hand held devices and training of staff.

The Kerbside Parking System will be implemented on 4 November 2013.

Parallel to the above activities the Municipality is preparing the Off Street Parking facilities by installing booms at Toll, Stellmark and Checkers.

Initially for the test period we will manage these sites with booms and hand held devices.

The system will be evaluated after the 2013 festive season period.

How will the new system work?

Boom parking will be payable at dedicated pay-points situated close to the parking area. Signage at the entrance of the parking area will indicate the tariffs and pay-points.

Boom Parking Areas (ticket system) (24/7)

Checkers Parking area, Stelmark Parking area, Transvalia Parking area, Tol Parking area, Midmar Parking area:



0 - 30 min


1 - 2 hours


2 - 3 hours


3 - 4 hours


4 - 5 hours


5 - 6 hours


6 - 7 hours


7 - 8 hours


More than 8 hours


Lost Ticket



On Street Parking (Handheld meter / parking meter)

Operating hours: 08:00 - 17:00 (Mon - Fri) and 08:00 - 13:00 (Sat.)




Town Hall Parking Area

15 min Max 1 Hour

R 6.00

Church Street

15 min Max 2 Hours

R 6.50

Plein Street

15 min Max 2 Hours

R 6.50

Bloem Street

15 min Max 1 Hour

R 6.00

Bird Street (Braak)

15 min Max 1 Hour

R 6.00

Ryneveldt Street

15 min Max 2 Hours

R 6.50


15 min Max 2 Hours

R 6.50


15 min Max 1 Hour

R 6.00


15 min Max 1 Hour

R 6.00


15 min Max 1 Hour

R 6.00


15 min Max 1 Hour

R 6.00

Alexander Dienspad

15 min Max 1 Hour

R 6.00

Alexander Street

15 min Max 1 Hour

R 6.00


15 min Max 1 Hour

R 6.00

Dorp Street

15 min Max 1 Hour

R 6.00

Crozier Street

15 min Max 1 Hour

R 6.00

Piet Retief

15 min Max 1 Hour

R 6.00


15 min Max 1 Hour

R 6.00


15 min Max 1 Hour

R 6.00

Parking bays will have a sensor on the road surface monitoring the movement of vehicles. Parking attendants with hand-held meters will assist motorists with the payment of parking.

Bloemhof Parking Area (Coupon system)

Operating hours: 08:00 - 17:00 (Mon. - Fri.) and 08:00 - 13:00 (Sat.)

Day permit: R 25.00

Month permit: R 380.00

Wheel clamping

Application fee: R 110.00

Release fee: R 150.00

What areas will be affected by the new parking system?

Pick & Pay Parking (Between Andringa and Bird Streets):

-  Free parking (not part of precinct locations for parking tender) will be proposed to form part of the contract and boom parking implemented. The Church and Mosque will be accommodated for days of operation.

- Parking bays for the animal hospital will remain as is, but parking bays opposite will be controlled by means of handheld system. 

Checkers Parking (Mill Street):

- To be implemented as 24/7 pay-on-foot parking system (boom parking)

Midmar Parking (Bird Street):

- To be proposed as pay-on-foot system (boom to operate as follows):

  • 08:00 – 17:00 (Mon – Fri)
  • 08:00 – 13:00 (Sat)

Stelkor (Piet Retief Street):

- To be proposed implementation of the handheld meters to operate similar to kerbside parking and time-frames

Challenges identified –

  • Apartment blocks
  • Garages to municipal apartments
  • Chemist and free parking area situated next to the chemist

Tol parking (Behind Stellenbosch Municipal Offices):

- To be implemented as 24/7 pay-on-foot parking system (boom parking)

- Officials to receive access (smart cards)

Stellenbosch Town Hall Parking:

- Control mechanism to be determined by Planning and Engineering Department.


  • Any additional needs, eg. additional streets may be added to contract including revising the tariffs to accommodate changes.
  • Previous parking marshals to be accommodated pending outcome of screening.
  • Smart Cards will be available for interested members of public
  • Tags will be supplied subject to certain conditions.

The Nelson Mandela Statue at the Stellenbosch Town Hall was commissioned in 2012 and was unveiled on 2 October 2013/

The artwork that was approved by the Nelson Mandela Foundation was created by world-renowned landscape artist Strijdom van der Merwe.

Stellenbosch, through this artwork, pays homage to an international statesman, symbol of peace and unity and South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela.

The statue will enhance the architectural detail of the precinct and provide a simplistic focus of this important landmark.

Seen against the backdrop of the new council chambers, the statue will perpetually remind residents and visitors alike of the long walk to freedom whilst being reminded to follow the example set by this humble icon and humanist.

The Stellenbosch Town Hall and Council Chambers have become a communal meeting place for the people of Stellenbosch and this statue will add immensely in connecting the character of the path leading to the precinct to that of the building.

The dignified yet elegant unveiling ceremony was attended by many prominent Stellenboschers, children from local schools, the Minister for Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, the Executive Mayor, Conrad Sidego and other important dignitaries.




Ward(s) and Chairperson


Monday, 14 Oct 2013

14 – Cllr P Sitshoti

Kayamandi Community Hall


15 – Cllr L Ronoti


1 - Clr A Frazenburg

Groendal Community Hall

2 – Cllr N Ntsunguzi

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013

21 – Cllr EL Maree

Webergedenk Primary School

4 – Cllr MC Johnson

Kylemore Community Hall

Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013

19 – Cllr JK Hendriks

Bottelary Tennis Court

13 – Cllr N Gcaza

Kayamandi Community Hall

Thursday, 17 Oct 2013

17 – Cllr P Biscombe

VGK Church- Cloetesville

12 – Cllr N Mananga-Gugushe

Kayamandi High School (New)

Monday, 21 Oct 2013

11 –Cllr JPSerdyn

Huis Horizon

3 – Cllr NM August

Wemmershoek Hall

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013

16 – Cllr V Fernandez


Eike Hall (Cloetesville)





5 – Cllr DD Joubert

Brückner De Villiers Primary School




Invitation for Service-Providers to Erect Show-houses


Stellenbosch Municipality, like so many other local authorities in SA is faced with huge challenges such as poverty, informal settlements, unemployment, and access to basic services.  Whilst we remain committed to meet the housing-and service needs in a sustainable and integrated way, limited resources demands from us to seek for innovative ways to provide services and housing opportunities.  As a result we seek to partner with service-providers in testing and show-casing innovative solutions in amongst other the following fields:

  • Alternative construction methods
  • Alternative solutions for solid waste-management
  • Alternative energy sources and electricity-usage
  • Water-conservation
  • Sanitation-solutions


For this purpose Stellenbosch Municipality will make available a piece of land where prospective developers/service providers can erect a show-unit to demonstrate their products.  This piece of land is situated in Cloetesville and is more fully described as a Portion of Erf 6847. The proposed units must be SABS and NHBRC approved. The units must be in the subsidy quantum (BNG and GAP)received from the Department of Human Settlements. The standard of the units erected must be at least 40-42m².The erection and demolition of the show-unit will be at the costs of the service-provider and such unit must be made available for showcasing purposes to the municipality for a period of no less than 3 months.  In addition the safe-keeping and maintenance of the units for the duration of the expo will be for the account of the service provider. Service providers must also note that no engineering services or connections will be provided since the units will only be used for demonstration purposes. Permission to erect show-houses will be granted on a first come first served-basis and no construction can occur without the prior, written consent of the municipality. The units must be erected before end of January 2014.When constructed, in the process of demolition and during the demonstration period the service-provider will indemnify the municipality against any and all claims which may result from the utilization, viewing, construction or demolition of any units or part of a unit or any utility-service constructed or provided.


Requests for further particulars and any enquiries must be directed to Mr David Carolissen at 021 8088 769 or 0722 099 635 (alternatively by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Mr Lester van Stavel at 021 808 8462 or 082 442 7709 (alternatively by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Sommige grootmaatverbruikers in die Stellenbosse munisipale gebied het uitermate hoë elektrisiteitsrekeninge vir die vorige maand se elektrisiteitsverbruik ontvang weens ‘n tegniese fout wat ingesluip het met die outomatiese meterlesingstelsel wat onlangs geïnstalleer is.

Die Munisipaliteit Stellenbosch is tans druk besig om die probleem met alle rolspelers aan te spreek om ‘n herhaling in die volgende rekeninglopie te voorkom.

Die foutiewe lesings wat ontstaan het weens die tegniese probleem sal ook tydens die volgende rekeninglopie reggestel wees met die gepaardgaande terugskrywing van moontlike renteheffings.

Alle grootmaatrekeninge sal noukeurig nagegaan word alvorens dit aan die grootmaatverbruikers uitgestuur word. 

Grootmaatverbruikers volgens die tyd-van-verbruik-tarie moet ook in ag neem dat die tariewe baie hoër is gedurende die drie wintermaande (Junie, Julie en Augustus) en derhalwe ‘n hoër elektrisiteitsrekening tot gevolg sal  hê.

Die Direktoraat Ingenieursdienste vra om  verskoning vir die situasie wat foutiewelik ontstaan het.