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​Executive Director: Community Services
Gerald Esau

Drakenstein’s Executive Director Community Services: Communicator, motivator and community guardian
Mr Gerald Esau, the Executive Director Community Services, brings a wealth of experience to his portfolio, spanning 25 years service in local government, of which 20 years have been in senior management and executive positions.

He has amassed an impressive array of qualifications, all of which he completed in pursuit of excellence in the various portfolios he has occupied over the years.

Mr Esau completed his Certificate in Grafting and Budding with the Department of Agriculture in 1995, followed by a National Diploma in Horticulture at the then Peninsula Technicon in 1996. These qualifications stood him in good stead in his position as Sectional Head: Parks and Recreation, and Chief Horticulturist, while working at the Manguang Local Municipality, from 1997 to 2007.


​Executive Director: Community Services
Gerald Esau


He subsequently completed a B-Tech in Business Administration at the Central University of Technology of Free State in 2003, followed by a B-Tech Project Management with honours. from the same institution in 2006, both of which prepared him well for his move to Stellenbosch Municipality where he held the position of Community Services Manager until November 2018.

Mr Esau joined Drakenstein Municipality in December 2018, where he assumed the demanding role of Executive Director Community Services, a multi-faceted portfolio which includes a diverse array of functional areas, including Parks and Recreation, Sport, Cemeteries, Solid Waste and Landfill Management, Community Development, Libraries, Public Safety and Fire Services.

He sees his core function as being the provision of strategic leadership and managerial oversight of all functional matters relating to the operations of the Community Services Directorate, ensuring alignment  of all activities of his department with the Municipality’s strategic objectives and priorities.

This will, in turn, ensure value-added, efficient service delivery of all sections in the Community Services Directorate to enable and support sustainable growth and development, in accordance with the Municipality’s Vision 2032.

Personal Assistant
Angeline Erenstzen
Phone: (021) 807 6348
Contact us: customercare@drakenstein.gov.za


This department consists of the following divisions:

Protections Services

  • Traffic Law Enforcement and Licensing
  • Fire and Rescue and Disaster Management
  • Municipal By-Law Enforcement and Security

    Parks, Sport and Cemetries
    Development and Libraries
    Community Development


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Emergency Numbers

Life threatening
021 872 2323

Service Emergency
021 807 4500


Drakenstein Municipality
Berg River Boulevard
South Africa

GPS coordinates

S33 44.248 E18 58.108

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