Mayor of Cape Town

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Mayor of Cape Town
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Dan Plato

since 6 November 2018
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerCape Town City Council
Term lengthFive years
Inaugural holderMichiel van Breda
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Mayor of Cape Town is the head of the local government of Cape Town, South Africa; currently that government takes the form of the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality. In the past, the position of Mayor has varied between that of an executive mayor actively governing the city and that of a figurehead mayor with a mostly ceremonial role.

Current office[edit]

This is a list of mayors of Cape Town in South Africa:

City of Cape Town (December 2000–present)[edit]

Name Term of office Political party
Peter Marais December 2000 November 2001 New National Party
Gerald Morkel December 2001 October 2002 New National Party
Nomaindia Mfeketo October 2002 March 2006 African National Congress
Helen Zille March 2006 April 2009 Democratic Alliance
Grant Haskin (acting) April 2009 May 2009 African Christian Democratic Party
Dan Plato May 2009 May 2011 Democratic Alliance
Patricia de Lille June 2011 October 2018 Democratic Alliance
Ian Neilson (acting)
May 2018
October 2018
May 2018
November 2018
Democratic Alliance
Dan Plato November 2018 Incumbent Democratic Alliance

Historic offices[edit]

Metropolitan Local Councils (June 1996–December 2000)[edit]

Cape Metropolitan Council (CMC)[edit]

City of Cape Town Municipality (Central Substructure)[edit]

  • Nomaindia Mfeketo (1998 - 2000) (ANC)
  • Theresa Solomons (1996 - 1998) (ANC)

City of Tygerberg Municipality (Tygerberg Substructure)[edit]

South Peninsula Municipality (Southern Substructure)[edit]

Helderberg Municipality (Helderberg Substructure)[edit]

  • James Matthews (1996 - 2000) (NNP)

Oostenberg Municipality (Eastern Substructure)[edit]

Blaauwberg Municipality (Northern Substructure)[edit]

City of Cape Town Transitional Council (February 1995–June 1996)[edit]

Mayors prior to nonracial dispensation[edit]

(Unless otherwise indicated, names are taken from the cumulative list of mayors published in the annual Mayor's Minutes)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Successor to porn-watching mayor elected". Independent Newspapers. 27 September 2000.
  2. ^ "Porn-watching mayor says sorry". Independent Newspapers. 12 September 2000.
  3. ^ "Quotes about Cape Town mayoral system".
  4. ^ "Great Guides - Roddy Bray".
  5. ^ "Two Minutes of Silence and Poppies".
  6. ^ "William Duncan Baxter".
  7. ^ Union of South Africa
  8. ^ Gunners of The Cape - Neil Orpen
  9. ^ Bredasdorp Archived 2003-03-20 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]