Budget speech - LIVE STREAM

Tuesday, 28 May 2024


28 May 2024The Executive Mayor of Drakenstein Municipality, Councillor Stephen Korabie, will deliver his annual budget speech this week.
Date: Thursday, 30 May 2024 at 15:30Venue: Council Chambers, Civic Centre, Paarl
The speech will be livestreamed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@DrakensteinMunicipality1).

The links to the …

Cape Winelands District Municipality opportunities

Friday, 24 May 2024


Ca​pe Winelands District Municipality opportunities CONSECUTIVE SIX (6) MONTHS INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME IN CHINA - (x10 OPPORTUNITIES)
​The Cape Winelands District Municipality, Breedevalley, Drakenstein, Stellenbosch and-Witzenberg Municipalities hereby invites applications from registered and trading Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME’s) in the Cape Winelands region who wishes to participate …

Cape Winelands Safety Summit: ‘Working towards a safer, more prosperous region for all’

Friday, 24 May 2024


15 May 2024
“The Cape Winelands region is renowned for its beauty, rich heritage, and world-class wine production. However, we know that safety concerns can impact our residents, visitors, and businesses. That is why this summit is so crucial," said Councillor Stephen Korabie, Executive Mayor of Drakenstein Municipality, as …

‘Nothing addresses poverty like a job’, says Executive Mayor

Friday, 24 May 2024


15 May 2024 Councillor Stephen Korabie, Executive Mayor of Drakenstein Municipality, once again emphasised the powerful role that job creation plays in alleviating poverty when he spoke at the recent opening of a renewable energy solutions provider's new cookware manufacturing plant in Paarl. The cookware is designed to address …

Arboretum update - Removal of dead trees and branches

Tuesday, 14 May 2024

​13 May 2024
We're making good progress in cleaning up the Arboretum in Paarl.

Thanks to the hard work of our teams and assistance from private wood cutters, we are on track to have all large fallen trees cleared by the middle of June 2024.

Branches …

Drakenstein Municipality renews commitment to combat Gender-Based Violence

Friday, 24 May 2024

​13 May 2024 Drakenstein Municipality proudly announces its continued participation in the 100 Days Challenge Against Gender-Based Violence, reaffirming our dedication to eradicating this pervasive issue from our communities. This initiative is a cornerstone of the municipality's comprehensive 365 Days Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.
​As the only Municipality within the …

How to pay your traffic fine

Tuesday, 14 May 2024

5 Easy ways to pay your traffic fines 🚦​
Paying your traffic fines does not have be a headache. There are various options available – see our quick guide below.
Pay at your bank or online – it's quick and simple. You can pay via an electronic funds transfer (EFT) …

Drakenstein Municipality launches ‘SA’s first’ sustainable tourism route

Friday, 24 May 2024


9 May 2024Drakenstein Municipality has launched what is said to be South Africa's very first sustainable tourism route. Crisscrossing the Paarl-Wellington destination, roughly one hour's drive from Cape Town, the new Winelands Sustainable Tourism Route features a blend of brand-new and established sustainable attractions that can be explored with …

Drakenstein Municipality ensures election poster compliance

Wednesday, 08 May 2024


06 May 2024
Drakenstein Municipality ensures election poster compliance
Drakenstein Municipality's Law Enforcement officials have started to remove illegal or untidy election posters in its municipal area - in line with the municipal bylaw.
The Municipal Electoral Officer has communicated the bylaw stipulations for the display of election posters …

Winter is on its way: Is your home ready?

Wednesday, 08 May 2024


08 May 2024As the winter approaches, it is important to make sure your home is safe and secure, and remains dry.
Here is what you can do:

Inspect and fix your roof. Look for leaks or damages both on the inside and outside. On the inside, check for …

The Green Ranger Project - Safeguarding Paarl Mountain and the Arboretum

Monday, 06 May 2024


30 April 2024In response to rising concerns over safety and security in Paarl Mountain and the Paarl Arboretum, Drakenstein Municipality’s Department for Public Safety has taken action, in collaboration with its Parks team who takes responsibility for these areas.
Supported by the Municipality’s Law Enforcement unit, we have introduced …

Drakenstein Municipality on a winning streak

Monday, 06 May 2024


22 April 2024
Drakenstein Municipality further solidified its reputation as a frontrunner in municipal excellence in South Africa when it was confirmed as Best Secondary City in the Western Cape and runner-up in the Best Municipality overall category at the Western Cape Government’s prestigious Service Excellence Awards on Friday …

Get a sneak peek into Drakenstein Municipality’s next big moves and give your input

Monday, 06 May 2024


8 April 2024
Widely regarded as a municipality's five-year business plan, the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) is the single strategic plan that each municipality is required, by the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 (MSA), to adopt for the development of the municipal area. The plan sets …

Drakenstein Municipality responds to gale force winds

Monday, 06 May 2024


7 April 2024
Drakenstein Municipality has been implementing comprehensive disaster management actions in response to gale force winds that have been hitting the municipal area since yesterday afternoon.
“Last night, we activated our emergency response teams from various departments to address urgent concerns, damage to infrastructure, homes and …

How you will be affected by Eskom’s bulk tariff increase

Monday, 06 May 2024


5 April 2024
Drakenstein Municipality is aware that the recent announcement of Eskom’s bulk electricity tariff increase of 12.72% might be causing some confusion among residents. What Eskom’s announcement means, is that local authorities receiving their bulk electricity from Eskom, will be paying 12.72% more for bulk purchases from …

Drakenstein Municipality has a new Executive Mayor

Monday, 06 May 2024


5 April 2024​
Councillor Stephen Korabie has been elected and sworn in as the new Executive Mayor of Drakenstein Municipality at a Special Council meeting held earlier today (5 April 2024) in the Wellington Town Hall.
A Proportional Representative (PR) Councillor for the Democratic Alliance (DA), Councillor Korabie received …

Wishing you a blessed Easter and a wonderful Family Day

Monday, 06 May 2024


On behalf of Drakenstein Municipality, I want to wish all our residents a peaceful and blessed Easter, and a Family Day filled with love, goodwill and happiness.
For Christians, Easter is a time of reflection, forgiveness and remembering the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made.
If you are travelling to …

Drakenstein Municipality rated top secondary city in SA in latest Governance Performance Index

Monday, 06 May 2024


18 March 2024
Drakenstein Municipality has been rated the number one (1) secondary city for good governance in South Africa by the research and advocacy non-profit organisation Good Governance Africa in the Governance Performance Index (GPI) report of 2024​. Stellenbosch Municipality ranked second in this category and George Municipality …

Ramadan Kareem Message By Acting Executive Mayor

Monday, 06 May 2024

​​𝗥𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗻 𝗞𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗺On behalf of Drakenstein Municipality, I would like to wish all our Muslim residents a Ramadan Kareem.
May this holy month bring you and your family peace, prosperity, and spiritual fulfilment.𝗔𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗚𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗸
𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗘𝘅𝗲𝗰𝘂𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝘆𝗼𝗿: 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆​

Statement by Alderman Koos le Roux, Speaker of Drakenstein Municipality

Monday, 06 May 2024


4 March 2024
“In my capacity as Speaker of Drakenstein Municipality, it has come to my attention that rumours are doing the rounds, both inside and outside the Council, regarding Alderman Conrad Poole, the former Executive Mayor of Drakenstein Municipality.
“The most pernicious of these rumours is that Alderman …

Deputy Executive Mayor, Alderman Gert Combrink, stands in as Mayor of Drakenstein

Monday, 06 May 2024


28 February 2024

Alderman Conrad Poole was voted out as Executive Mayor of Drakenstein Municipality at a Municipal Council meeting held earlier today (Wednesday, 28 February 2024). This followed a motion of no confidence in the Executive Mayor.
Out of 62 councillors present, in a secret ballot vote, …

Drakenstein Municipality stands by 2020 property valuations

Monday, 06 May 2024


28 February 2024

Drakenstein Municipality stands by the property valuations that its independent Municipal Valuer conducted in 2020.
This is the gist of a report tabled at a Municipal Council meeting held earlier today (28 February 2024) in Paarl, following the investigation of an independent adjudicator into …

Western Cape Premier singles out Drakenstein Municipality’s innovative traffic light UPS system in SOPA

Monday, 06 May 2024


23 February 2024

In his State of the Province Address (SOPA) earlier this week in Paarl, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde congratulated Drakenstein Municipality on its innovative primary traffic light Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) system, which helps ensure smooth traffic flow and road user safety during Eskom loadshedding. …

Welcoming message from the Executive Mayor's Office - Official Opening of the WCSOPA

Monday, 06 May 2024

19 February 2024
“It is truly an honour for Drakenstein to be the host destination for today’s official opening of the Western Cape Parliament and State of the Province Address by Western Cape Premier Alan Winde. #WCSOPA2024
“Welcome to Speaker Daylin Mitchell, Premier Alan Winde, and the esteemed Members of …

Drakenstein Municipality extends warm Winelands welcome to Bavarian delegation

Monday, 06 May 2024


8 February 2024

on 8 February 2024, Drakenstein Municipality in the Western Cape hosted a group of senior executives from the Bavarian Government, Germany. The delegation explored various aspects of governance, sustainability, engineering, and environmental conservation. This visit formed part of the group’s management development programme, headed up …

Spoil your love this February - Top Valentine’s destinations

Monday, 06 May 2024


9 February 2024
We've compiled a go-to guide for heartwarming date destinations in Drakenstein this Month of Love. From outdoor movies or a grand afternoon tea, to even a picnic concert, discover our valley's unique date spots. Surprise your special someone with a Valentine's experience like never before. PICNIC/CONCERT …

Keep track of water and electricity consumption with new My Municipal Meter app

Monday, 06 May 2024

​1 February 2024 Residents from Drakenstein (covering Paarl, Wellington, Mbekweni, Gouda, Hermon, Saron and Simondium) in the Western Cape can now keep track of their water and electricity consumption by registering their meter readings directly on Drakenstein Municipality’s brand-new My Municipal Meter app.
By submitting photographs of their readings conveniently …

Urgent Road Closure

Monday, 06 May 2024

​Enquiries: ESTIENNE SCHREUDERContact number: 021 807 4636Reference: NOTICE OF ROADWORKSDate: …

Paper Wasp Infestation

Monday, 06 May 2024

​Pap​er wasp infestation: Important tips and advice​A surge of paper wasps has been observed in the Drakenstein municipal area.We urge all our residents to exercise caution, as paper wasps are territorial and will sting anyone who approaches their nest. Furthermore, they may invade your property and establish multiple nests. This …

Happy New Year from the Executive Mayor’s Office

Monday, 06 May 2024

​“As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the promise of the New Year, I want to wish all our residents a blessed 2024. May the coming year bring you renewed vigour and new opportunities.
“Let's embrace the possibilities that lie ahead and unite in our efforts to make …