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Mayor of Cape Town
Flag of Cape Town.svg
Flag of Cape Town
Incumbent
Dan Plato

since 12 May 2009
Style The Honourable
Appointer Cape Town City Council
Term length Five years
Inaugural holder Michiel van Breda
Formation 1840
Website Official 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. The current Mayor is Dan Plato.

Contents

List

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

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City of Cape Town (December 2000 - Present)

Metropolitan Local Councils (June 1996 - December 2000)

Cape Metropolitan Council (CMC)

City of Cape Town Municipality (Central Substructure)

City of Tygerberg Municipality (Tygerberg Substructure)

  • Clifford Sitonga (1999 - 2000) (ANC)
  • Lukas Olivier (1996 - 1999) (NNP)

South Peninsula Municipality (Southern Substructure)

  • John Oswald "OJ" Jacobs (1996 - 2000) (NNP)

Helderberg Municipality (Helderberg Substructure)

  • Leon Deacon (1996 - 2000) (NNP)

Oostenberg Municipality (Eastern Substructure)

  • Danny De La Cruz (1996 - 2000) (NNP)

Blaauwberg Municipality (Northern Substructure)

  • Desmond Stoffberg (1999 - 2000) (NNP)
  • Heather Maneveld (1997 - 1999) (NNP)
  • Algene Ross (1996 - 1997) (NNP)

City of Cape Town Transitional Council (February 1995 - June 1996)

City of Cape Town prior to introduction of multiracial democratic dispensation at local government level in February 1995

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

  • Patricia Kreiner (1993 - 1995)
  • Clive Keegan (1993)
  • Frank van der Velde (1991 - 1993)
  • Gordon Oliver (1989 - 1991)[3][4]
  • Peter Muller (1987 - 1989)
  • Leon Markowitz (1985 - 1987)[5]
  • Sol Kreiner (1983 - 1985)[6]
  • M.J. van Zyl (1981 - 1983)
  • Louis Kreiner (1979 - 1981)
  • Edward Mauerberger (1977 - 1979)
  • John Tyers (1975 - 1977)[7]
  • David Bloomberg (1973 - 1975)
  • Richard Friedlander (1971 - 1973)
  • Jan Dommisse (1969 - 1971)[8]
  • Gerald Ferry (1967 - 1969)
  • Walter Gradner (1965 - 1967)[9]
  • William Peters (1963 - 1965)
  • Alfred Honikman (1961 - 1963)[9]
  • Joyce Newton Thompson (1959 - 1961), first woman Mayor[10]
  • Colonel John Orville Billingham (1957 - 1959)
  • Pieter Wolmarans (1955 - 1957)
  • Arthur Keen (1953 - 1955)
  • Fritz Sonnenberg (1951 - 1953)[9]
  • Charles Booth (1949 - 1951)
  • Herbert Gearing (1947 - 1949)
  • Abe Bloomberg (1945 - 1947)[9]
  • Ernest Nyman (1943 - 1945)
  • Walter James (1941 - 1943)
  • Wilfred Brinton (1939 - 1941)
  • WC Foster (1937 - 1939)[11]
  • James Low (1935 - 1937)
  • Louis Gradner (1933 - 1935)[9]
  • Henry Stephan (1931 - 1933)
  • Rev Alfred Lewis (1929 - 1931)[12]
  • Andrew Reid (1927 - 1929)
  • William Fish (1925 - 1927)
  • Ryno J. Verster (1922 - 1925)
  • William Gardener (1920 - 1922)
  • William J. Thorne (1918 - 1920)
  • Sir Harry Hands (1915 - 1918) (second term)
  • John Parker (1913 - 1915), first Mayor of "Greater" Cape Town after surrounding municipalities had been incorporated into the city
  • Harry Hands (1912 - 1913) (first term) [13]
  • Thomas O'Reilly (1900 - 1901) (second term)
  • Thomas Ball (1898 - 1900)
  • Herman Boalch (1897 - 1898) (died in office)
  • Sir John Woodhead (1896 - 1897) (fourth term)
  • James Attwell (1895 - 1896)
  • George Smart (1894 - 1895)
  • John Woodhead (1893 - 1894) (third term)
  • Johan Mocke (1892 - 1893)
  • David Pieter de Villiers Graaff (1890 - 1892), later Minister of Public Works and Finance [16]
  • David Christiaan de Waal (1889 - 1890)
  • John Woodhead (1888 - 1889( (second term)
  • Thomas O'Reilly (1887 - 1888) (first term)
  • John Woodhead (1886 - 1887) (first term)
  • Thomas James Campbell Inglesby (1885 - 1886), former honorary Colonel of Cape Field Artillery[17]
  • Philip Stigant (1884 - 1885) (third term)
  • Charles Lewis (1883 - 1884) (second term)
  • William Fleming (1881 - 1883)
  • Petrus Kotze (1879 - 1881)
  • Jan Christiaan Hofmeyr (1878 - 1879)
  • John Philip (1877 - 1878)
  • Charles Lewis (1876 - 1877) (first term)
  • P.U. Leibbrandt (1875 - 1876)
  • Philip Stigant (1874 - 1875) (second term)
  • Gillis J. de Korte (1872 - 1874) (third term)
  • Philip Stigant (1871-1872) (first term)
  • Gillis J. de Korte (1866 - 1871) (second term), title changed from "chairman" to "mayor" in 1867
  • D.G. van Breda (1865 - 1866) (second term)
  • Joseph Barry (1863 - 1865)
  • Thomas Watson (1863)
  • W. Herman (1862 - 1863)
  • Gillis J. de Korte (1860 - 1862) (first term)
  • D.G. van Breda (1860) (first term)
  • Hercules Crosse Jarvis (1848 - 1860)
  • J.J.L. Smuts (1844 - 1848)
  • Michiel van Breda (1840 - 1844), first Chairman of the Cape Town Municipality[18]

References

  1. ^ "Successor to porn-watching mayor elected". Independent Newspapers. 27 September 2000. http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=qw970050301463B256. 
  2. ^ "Porn-watching mayor says sorry". Independent Newspapers. 12 September 2000. http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=qw968773501514B256. 
  3. ^ "Quotes about Cape Town mayoral system". http://www.capetown.dj/people/Quotes/MayoralSystem.htm. 
  4. ^ "African Dawn Newsletter - Roddy Bray". http://www.capetown.at/africandawn/gordonNews.htm. 
  5. ^ "CT unanimous on honour for Tutu". Dispatch. 11 November 1997. http://www.dispatch.co.za/1997/11/11/page%203.htm. 
  6. ^ "V&A Waterfront – The Story of its Development". http://www.capeinfo.com/WCregions/CapeTown/CityBowl/VAWdev.asp. 
  7. ^ "Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour". http://www.go2africa.com/newsletter/2006/04/argus-cycle-tour.asp. 
  8. ^ "History of observatories in South Africa". http://www.saao.ac.za/assa/html/his-pl-obs_-_cape.html. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Jewish Community of Cape Town". http://www.bh.org.il/Communities/Archive/CapeTown.asp. 
  10. ^ "Joyce Newton Thompson papers". http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/index.php?html=/mss/newaids/BC643.HTM&msscollid=505. 
  11. ^ "Foster scrapbooks". http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/mss/index.php?html=/mss/newaids/BC321.HTM&msscollid=549. 
  12. ^ "History of the Cableway". http://www.tablemountain.net/about/history_of_the_cableway.html. 
  13. ^ "Two Minutes of Silence and Poppies". http://www.sa-transport.co.za/military/armistice/armistice_day.html. 
  14. ^ "Rhodes Memorial". http://www.rhodesmemorial.co.za/memorial.html. 
  15. ^ "William Duncan Baxter". http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/SOUTH-AFRICA/2004-02/1077616047. 
  16. ^ Union of South Africa
  17. ^ Gunners of The Cape - Neil Orpen
  18. ^ Bredasdorp

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