I am Johannes Jurgens Badenhorst, the City Secretary (Corporate Services
Manager) of SiyaThemba Municipality.
I was born in Uitenhage, but grew up in the Northern Cape. I graduated
from school in Prieska at Prieska High School.
After school I obtained my B.Comm degree at the University of the
In 1983 I start to work at Volkskas Bank in Prieska, from where I
was transferred to Bloemfontein. In the bank I undertook lots of courses
in computers, credit control, management and personnel management
I left the service of the bank in 1991, following this I started
to work for the Prieska Municipality as Accountant. In 1994, I was
promoted as City Secretary the position I hold to this day.
I serve on the church council of the NG Kerk as well as on the Governing
Body of Prieska High School.
In the National and Local Elections of 1994, 1995 1999 and 2000.
I was deputy Municipal Electoral Officer for Prieska.
I am married with Louisa Le Roux and we have 3 children: 2 boys and
In my free time I also have a farm, farming with Dorper Sheep