Knysna Municipality Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision



As Joseph Francis once wisely said, “Community engagement requires a lot of passion, dedication, commitment and working well beyond the call of the clock.”

To bring Knysna Municipality’s vision to life, inclusivity is key. Each member of our community matters to us and we are constantly working towards equal representation and inclusivity in all our projects.

Knysna Municipality inclusivity

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston

Nature is inspiring. The streets of Knysna have become a little brighter, thanks to local resident Stella Sohn. She took the initiative to introduce flowerpots around town through her ‘In Bloom Pots Project’. The municipality applauds her and hope she’ll inspire others to start similar initiatives.

More info to follow soon – we’ll continue to unpack our vision and mission and explore what it means to you and for the Greater Knysna area, and tell you about it here.

Knysna In Bloom Pots Project

“Collaboration and augmentation are the foundational principles of innovation.” – Vaclav Smil

We believe in innovation as a tool to enrich a community. The Knysna Municipal App was named one of SAFM’s, App of the Week. It’s one way we’re innovating to govern better and fight fraud and corruption.

The Knysna Municipal App


To provide affordable quality services, alleviate poverty, and facilitate social and economic development in the Greater Knysna municipal area through integrated development planning, skills development and the sustainable use of resources.

We provided 190 connections to the electricity grid in the last financial year, and we plan to continue to light up Knysna.

continue to light up Knysna

To deliver on affordable, quality services, we cut outsourcing costs in the refuse sector by introducing a R2m refuse truck to our fleet.

cut outsourcing costs