New committee members appointed in ward 97

Ward 97 committee members, (back) Tommie Ackerman (entrepreneurship and small business support), Lionel Msweli (cleansing and solid waste), Bongani Mbatha (skills development and job creation), Michael Ntuli (transport, roads and stormwater), Sikhumbuzo Shange (sports, arts, culture and recreation), (front) Nonceba Nqutha (human settlement ), Cllr Andre Beetge, Mydoo Shange (secretary) and Carol de Castro Neto (health, safety and security).

THE ward 97 committee’s inaugural meeting took place on Sunday, 7 May. Committee members in attendance were assigned their portfolios. These included: secretary; sport, arts, culture and recreation; transport, roads and stormwater; health, safety and security; human settlements; cleansing and solid waste; skills development and job creation; entrepreneurship and small business support.

“The next process will be the identification and appointment of 10 members from within certain suburbs in the community to each portfolio (10 x 10 = 100) to assist and advise the ward committee members on input to the monthly meetings,” said ward 97 councillor, Andre Beetge. If you have a particular interest or passion in one of these spheres, consider stepping up to serve your ward in this role.

“Training will be supplied and meetings scheduled in accordance with the council agenda. This is an effort to strengthen the relationship between the municipality and its residents.”

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Residents who reside within the borders of ward 97 are urged to contact the councillor or to collect an expression of interest document from his office at 423 Kingsway for consideration to serve on these sub committees.

The suburban areas of ward 97 are:

* Illovo Beach/Panorama Park

* Winklespruit

* St Winifreds/Astral Park

* Illovo Glen/Doonheights

* Doonside

* Warner Beach

* Toti Berea and Lower Highway

* Toti Central – Isundu Road inland to Old Main Road

* Toti Central – Isundu Road into Ezimangweni.

For more information, call Cllr Beetge on 082-718-8137 or email

Earl Baillache

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