Dan Plato Biography: Age, Wife, Early Life & Career


Dan Plato (born 5 October 1960) is a South African politician and a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament since January 2022, previously serving from June 2011 until October 2018.

Dan Plato
Full Name Daniel Plato
Date of Birth 5 October 1960 (age 63 years old)
Place of Birth Cape Town, South Africa
Gender Male
Occupation Politician
Nationality South African

Dan Plato Age

He was born on the 5th of October 1960 in Cape Town, South Africa. As of 2023, he is 63 years old and celebrates his birthday on October 5th every year.

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During his high school years, Dan Plato was interested in political activity. He was a community organizer who was instrumental in organizing citizens against the Apartheid regime. In 1996, he was elected to the ward council. In May 2009, Plato was elected Mayor of Cape Town, succeeding Helen Zille as Premier of the Western Cape.

Patricia de Lille was nominated by the Democratic Alliance to run for mayor of Cape Town in the 2011 local government elections. Plato resigned on June 1, 2011, and was elected to the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, where he was appointed Provincial Minister of Community Safety, succeeding Albert Fritz.

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He announced his bid to succeed De Lille as Mayor of Cape Town in August 2018. In September 2018, the Democratic Alliance designated him as the party’s preferred candidate. In late October 2018, Plato resigned as both the Provincial Minister of Community Safety and a member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. On November 1, 2018, he was sworn in as a councillor, then on November 6, he was elected Mayor.

Political Career

  • Mayor of Cape Town (2009–2011)
  • Provincial Minister for Community Safety (2011–2018)
  • Return to the Cape Town mayoralty (2018–present)


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