This year alone the Municipality welcomed a range of new developments and businesses to Drakenstein, such as the brand-new Paarl Village Convenience Centre near Groenheuwel in Paarl East. Further down the road a new filling station is now serving customers in Mbekweni, while a new Medicentre and a filling station opened its doors in the N1 corridor. “This shows that we are committed to making life as convenient as possible for our residents by bringing a variety of services to them, as well as to those visiting or driving through our beautiful area. “It also, once again, confirms investors’ confidence in the #InvestDrakenstein brand,” said Alderman Poole.

More and more new businesses opening their doors. Growth in the business and commercial sectors, as well as in manufacturing, continues to stimulate the local economy, with 11 new businesses opening their doors in Drakenstein during this period. These businesses created 836 new job opportunities. In September this year, 136 building plan approvals to the value of approximately R121.5 million were granted. These are anticipated to yield over 850 temporary employment opportunities. Of the approved building plans, 87.5% consist of new residential buildings, as well as additions and alterations to existing buildings. Commercial and industrial building plans approved constitutes the second highest type of building plan approvals, amounting to 5.9% of the total building plans approved.

September 2023 Building Plan Approvals

A total of 136 building plan approvals, to the value of R121.5 million

were granted in September 2023.

850 projected job opportunities



New residential building plans approved

(Including alterations to existing buildings)

New commercial and industrial building plans approved


VARS | November

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