Brett Herron

The interview:

Fiona Furey interviewed me shortly after I resigned from the Democratic Alliance (DA) in November 2018. In this video I discuss my resignation and the problems in the DA.


My Mission

Thousands of voters placed their trust and hope in us to work towards improving their lives and future.  Many did so even though they have yet to experience any material improvement in their lives since the dawn of democracy. We must honour their trust by delivering on our promises!

My mission is to restore that trust and hope.

The new Mayor of Cape Town must have the vision, passion, care, courage, humility, experience and a proven track record of delivery to achieve this.  I know I can meet this mandate.

My Impact


In my various roles in local government I have led the teams responsible for several successful solutions to some of the City’s most pressing, high profile challenges, incuding:

  • The rollout of MyCiti, South Africa’s flagship metro bus service;

  • Implementing a turnaround strategy for housing delivery that saw us exceed the City’s delivery target for the first time in 18 years, and

  • Leading the court case to prevent Sanral from implementing e-tolling on Cape Town’s highways.


in 18 Approximate Months

I have led a turn-around strategy for housing that has seen delivery almost double and, as a result, enabled the city to exceed its housing target for the first time in 18 years.



Years Serving as a councillor

I first served as a ward councillor for the Woodstock area and was awarded Councillor of the Year in my second year for my service to the city. Since then have served in several senior roles in our local government.



million passenger journeys

Provided since May 2010 by the MyCiTi bus service, South Africa’s most successful metro bus system, to commuters in Cape Town.