Alderman De Bruyn was elected as the Executive Mayor of the Cape Winelands District Municipality during May 2011.
Neels (C.A.) de Bruyn was born in Springs in the East Rand in 1945. Neels, as he is known , holds a BA Degree from the University of Pretoria (Extramural) and diplomas (ITC—Institute of Town Clerks; Assessment Mentorship and Moderator [skills training and NAS Q framework]). He married his sweetheart and life long soulmate Teresa. They have two sons, Corné and Alwyn.
He has served on many Boards and Institutes and has a passion for welfare and the plight of the poor . He is very people orientated person.
He has excelled in many projects to improve service delivery and a better future for all. After many years as the Town Clerk of Delmas and Randfontein, he has accepted the appointment as the first Chairman of a Regional Services Council in the RSA namely the West Rand Regional Services Council.He also served as Administrator of Kagiso fulfilling all the functions of a Municipal Council for 3 years. In 1993 he was once again Town Clerk (Worcester Municipality).
In 2000 he became an elected Ward Councilor for the Breede Valley Municipality. In 2005 he was directly elected as Councilor of the Cape Winelands District Municipality. He served as the leader of the opposition in the Cape WInelands District Municipality and was appointed as a member of SALGA (Provincial Executive).
ALDERMAN C.A (NEELS) DE BRUYN