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Roads and Transport Services

Cllr Daniel Cronjé
Portfolio Chairperson: Roads and Transport Services

Councillor Daniel Cronjé, known popularly under his fellow Councillors as ‘Stag’ Cronjé, has a career marked by extensive experience in financial planning, rugby administration and politics. Born on August 26, 1955, in South Africa, he currently resides in George. He is also the Ward 2 Councillor for George Municipality, overseeing service delivery within the Denneoord and Fernridge areas.

A matriculate of Langenhoven High School in Riversdale (1973), Cronjé furthered his education with a Law Diploma from the National Education Institute and several certifications, including Regulatory Exams for Representatives (RE 5), a Registered Financial Planning Certificate (RFP 1), and certificates in Paralegal Practice and Labour Law from the University of Cape Town.

Cronjé’s career began in the National Police Service (SAPS) as a Sergeant (1974-1979), followed by a role as Head of Finance at Boland Bank (now Nedbank) from 1979 to 1987. He then ventured into entrepreneurship, running his own butchery business (1987-1992), before transitioning into financial planning with Old Mutual (1992-1994) and later with Nedbank, where he served as a Senior Financial Planner until 2017. His leadership skills were further honed as Managing Director of the SWD Eagles Rugby Company (2008-2010).

In addition to his financial and managerial expertise, Cronjé has an impressive rugby background, having played for Northern Transvaal U/20 and the South Western Districts Eagles (1976-1988). His contributions to rugby administration are notable, including roles as Chairman of various amateur clubs, President of the SWD Eagles, and member of the SARU President’s Council during South Africa’s 2007 Rugby World Cup victory.

Cronjé’s political career has been equally impactful. Since 2016, he has served as an Executive Councillor for the George Municipality, overseeing finance, strategic services, and town planning. He currently serves as the Executive Councillor for Roads and Transport at the Garden Route District Municipality. His leadership within the Democratic Alliance (DA) includes positions such as Deputy-Chairman and Chairman of the George DA Caucus, Party Whip for the GRDM, and Treasurer of the George Constituency.

Throughout his career, Cronjé has demonstrated strong leadership, exceptional communication skills, and a commitment to community service, evidenced by his repeated electoral successes, winning his ward with substantial majorities.