Patricia de Lille

Executive Mayor of Cape Town


Patricia de Lille was elected as the Executive Mayor of Cape Town in 2011 and became the first Mayor to serve a full five-year term and re-elected for a second term in August 2016 with a two-thirds majority. Accountability and clean governance have been a trademark of her tenure with the City.  Mayor De Lille has served in all three spheres of government including as a Member of Parliament for 15 years. Former President Nelson Mandela described her as his favourite opposition politician.