To provide an effective and efficient administration of the department community services.

The function of administration community services within the municipality is administered as follows:

  • Monitor and control budget.

  • Prepare and submit reports.

  • Implement strategic plans.

Manage all human resources functions within the department.



How do I become a member of the library and what does it cost?

  • Complete a membership form. Bring your ID and proof of residential address.

  • If you are a student you must also bring your student card.

  • There is a one day waiting period before a person can take out.

  • To become a member is free of charge.

If I am a member at Ikageng library can I also use my library card to take out books from the main library
or from the other branch libraries?

  • Yes, but the user must make sure that he returns the books at the specific library where he has taken it out.

How many books can I take out on my library card and for how long?

  • Adults:
    6 books, 2 magazines, 2 CD’s, 1 toy and 1 audio book for 14 days.
    1 CD-ROM, 1 video/DVD for 2days.

  • Children:
    6 books for 14 days.

Do I have to pay a fine if my books are late?

  • R 2.50 per item per week for the books, magazines, CD’s, toy and audio book.

  • R 6.00 per item per day for the CD-ROM’s, video/DVD.

If I lose my library card or it got stolen what must I do?

  • If a user looses his/her card the person must pay R 34.00 to get a new card.

  • If the card was stolen the person must bring the case number from the police and a new card will then be issued free of charge.

Can I renew my library material by telephone?

  • Yes. All material, except reserved material, videos/DVD’s and CD-ROM’s, may be renewed personally or by telephone.

  • Library material may only be renewed twice by telephone and may only be in your possession for 42 days.

If I have old books and magazines at home can I donate it to the library?

  • Yes. The material donated to the library either is taken up in the collection or sold.

  • The income is used to buy new books.

What are opening and closing times of the library?

Potchefstroom Library Ikageng Library Mohadin Library Promosa Library: Kanonnierspark:
Monday – Friday
Monday –Friday
Monday –Friday
Monday –Friday
9:00 – 17:00
  Closed between
Closed between
13:00 – 14:00

Do you have internet facilities at the library that the public can use?

Not at this moment

How do I become a member of the library and what does it cost?

  • Complete a membership form. Bring your ID and proof of residential address.

  • If you are a student you must also bring your student card.

  • There is a one day waiting period before a person can take out.

  • To become a member is free of charge.


Potchefstroom Dam

    People who want to enjoy a day out in nature , who want to braai and relax.
    Fishing: carp, cat fish, yellow fish and black bass
    Boating: pleasure boat, peddle boats
    Super tube
    Fun bicycles

    Please ensure that your boat comply with the new water legislation before you can go on the water.

    The pleasure boat, peddle boats, super tube and fun bicycles are privately owned and visiting guests must make sure when the facilities are available.

    The restaurant and tuck shop are privately owned. The restaurant is famous in catering for functions and weddings.

For more information on tariffs please phone our Reservation offices at : 018- 299 5473 /4.

The Resort is open 24 hours a day for people who made reservations to book in.

Day visitors hours: 07:00 until 19:00




  • Town City Hall

  • Mohadin Hall

  • Promosa Hall

  • GA-Matlhabe-,Mbeki-, ChrisHani Hall

      Download PDF of the cost of the Halls 78 KB


Museums and Art

Main Museum

Contact person: Elmarie Weyers
Tel. (018) 299 5021

Address : C/o Gouws and Wolmarans Street
Mon-Fri : 09:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:30;
Saturdays : 09:00-12:30;
Sundays : 14:30-17:00

Otto Landsberg Art Collection

German born Otto Landsberg (1803-1905) migrated to South Africa with his family when he was 14 years old. He lived in the Cape and was known as a painter, art teacher and musician. His oil paintings, inspired by Italian Renaissance painters, are on permanent display at the Main Museum and form the nucleus of the Potchefstroom Museum’s art collection.

His grandson, the photographer Auguste EE. d’Ange d’Astre who lived in Potchefstroom bequeathed the oil paintings, water-colours and drawings, which he had inherited, to the Potchefstroom Town Council. His most famous painting titled “Football match at Rondebosch” is the first depiction of a Rugby scene in South Africa.

Art and Historical Exhibitions

Please contact:

Venessa van der Westhuizen at (018) 2995036 or
Elmarie Weyers at (018) 2995921.

Art, cultural and historical exhibitions are housed at the Main Museum on a regular basis. For more information on the museum’s exhibit programme


President Pretorius

Contact person: Venessa v/d Westhuizen
Tel. (018) 299 5036

Address : Van der Hoff Avenue
Visiting hours : 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-16:00 (closed on weekends)

This museum was the house of president Marthinus Wessel Pretorius (1819-1901), first president of the South African Republic (S.A.R) and founder of Pretoria. From ca. 1868-1893 he stayed on this farm, which was given to him by the S.A.R, and he built the house, the blacksmith’s shop, the coach house and the stables himself.

The homestead with its tranquil farmyard recalls an urban Boer culture, which has long since disappeared.

Totius House

Contact person: Elmarie Weyers
Tel. (018) 299 5021

Address : Molen Street
Visiting hours : 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-16:00 (closed on weekends)

This house museum was the erstwhile home of prof. J.D du Toit, (Totius, 1877-1953) – well-known Afrikaans Bible translator, poet and theologist. The house is a typical example of a town house built during the Edwardian period.

When the Theological School of the Reformed Church had to be moved from Burgersdorp to Potchefstroom, a ground plan almost identical to the plan of the rector’s home in Burgersdorp, was used in Potchefstroom. The house was completed in 1905 and was first occupied by prof. Cachet until Totius succeeded him in 1911.


Contact person: Losette Davidson
Tel. (018) 299 5031

Address : C/o Potgieter and Gouws Street
Visiting hours : 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-16:00 (closed on weekends)

The home of Andreas Marthinus Goetz, magistrate of Potchefstroom between 1870 and 1881. It is the only remaining example of the early townhouses, which were erected around the New Market Square between 1850 and 1885.

The restored home has been furnished in Victorian Style. In 1840, Potchefstroom was at first a tranquil and sparsely populated town. However, due to its strategic location, it soon developed into a prosperous trading-centre.


This website designed and maintained by GSD Potch - The WEB people...  -


We recommend that you view this website with: MS IE 7+ of Google Chrome 1.0 or  Mozilla 4.0