Their output has also earned them accolades from the Drakenstein Business Chamber. “These are all efforts to ensure that current business owners are being valued and looked after and that new investors enjoy a soft landing and quick assistance when starting to do business in Drakenstein. Going forward, we will continue to work on improving and speeding up decision-making, as well as review policies and bylaws to further enhance the ease of doing business in Drakenstein,” concluded Alderman Poole.

“While this decision has many times come under scrutiny, we did not take it lightly. It was based on our long-term vision to create an area where people can live, work, and play, knowing its growing demands are being met. They can also be assured that the area’s overall development is being properly planned and is taking place in a structured, systematic way. “Over the past 12 months, this bold step has unlocked unimaginable returns, where an additional annual amount of R243 million is currently being billed and received for rates and services at new residential and commercial developments. This just about equals our bank loan repayments,” said Alderman Poole. To retain business confidence in the area, the Municipality has established a new Investment Area Management section. This team has already made great strides in improving business protection and enhancing business retention and business expansion.

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