Department: Local Government

Contact details

Physical: 8th Floor, Waldorf Building, 80 St George's Mall, Cape Town, 8001
Postal: Private Bag X9076, Cape Town, 8000
Tel: 021 483 4049/4997
Fax: 021 483 4493


The mission of the Western Cape Department of Local Government is to capacitate municipalities to deliver quality services to communities; promote participative, integrated and sustainable communities; ensure that municipal plans reflect national, provincial and local priorities and resources through sound intergovernmental relations; be the first port of call to municipalities for advice and support; and facilitate delivery through sound administration and the engagement of all spheres of government and social partners.

The Department's objectives and mandates are to establish municipalities consistent with national legislation; support and strengthen the capacity of municipalities; regulate the performance of municipalities in terms of their functions listed in the Constitution; intervene where there is nonfulfilment of legislative, executive or financial obligations; and promote a developmental local government.

Office Bearers

Mr A Bredell
Head of Department
Dr H Fast

Mr Anton Bredell (Minister)
Head of Department:
Dr Hildegarde Fast
Ms B Sewlall-Singh
Chief Directors:
Mr Colin Deiner (Disaster Management and Fire Rescue Services)
Mr Graham Paulse (Municipal Performance Monitoring and Support)
Ms Nozuko Zamxaka (Integrated Service Delivery)
Ms Eda Barnard (Municipal Support and Capacity Building)
Mr Walton Carelse (Integrated Development Planning)
Mr Albert Dlwengu (Policy and Strategic Support)
Mr Craig Mitchell (Public Participation)
Ms Ntsietso Sesiu (Service Delivery Integration)
Senior Management:
Mr Marius Brand
Mr Schalk Carstens
Mr Kosie Haarhoff
Mr Heinrich Mayerman
Ms Jacqueline Pandaram
Communications Officers:
Ms Caitlin Dreyer (Head: Communications)
Mr James-Brent Styan (Media Liaison Officer)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditClean AuditClean AuditFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriationn/a199 751175 985161 108
Actual Expendituren/a197 479172 062160 609
Employee Compensationn/a123 726117 410104 250
Goods and Servicesn/a43 12338 94338 618
Capital Assetsn/a5 0466 0753 514
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a6317-
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a-7-
Posts Approvedn/a395411386
Posts Filledn/a360345350
Sources n/a Annual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report

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