Subcouncil resolution details
Agenda item no
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Good day Councillors, officials, community members and the press to the February 2019 sub council 11 meeting.
Sadly, the Western Cape has been ravaged by fires this season again. Our Subcouncil has not been spared as we have seen fires across all the wards. I wish to thank the different organizations who step in during these trying times and more especially the firefighters who put their lives on the line when dealing with the fires.
Just yesterday during our Subcouncil activity day we went to the Fezeka Fire Station to visit the staff who was and still are affected by the ongoing unrest directed at the station. We personally thanked and encouraged them for reporting for duty while having to work under those conditions.
Kayise our Subcouncil manager has pledged to arrange an awareness campaign starting in the area most affected even though it’s not part of Subcouncil 11.
On Saturday Subcouncil 11 ward committee members attended a training session at Cathkin Community Centre where their roles and functions were explained.
Summarized highlights from all respective wards
Cllr Ngcombolo attended the Health Committee at the Vuyani Clinic. He is happy to announce that WIFI is now installed at Xolani Primary School
The Women for Change group had a session on domestic violence facilitated by Mosaic at the Guguletu Civic.
Cllr Moses attended The Nantes running Groups Pasta Evening. A well-attended Seniors Valentines Supper was held at the Vanguard Hall. He also attended the fitness session at the Vangate Sports Complex arranged by the Nantes Running Group.
Cllr Cassiem is happy to announce that the Turkish Government has partnered with the City of Cape Town at the Ottomans Cricket Club. They will be assisting in future projects that will see sportsman from not only Ward 46 benefit but also across the Subcouncil and as far as Khayalitsha.
On the 16th of February 55 people were displaced in Surrey Estate due to a fire that broke out and Cllr Cassiem wishes to thank Greenhaven Ratepayers and Crime Watch, Surrey Estate NHW, Darul Islam Zakah as well as all the residents who pitched in to help.
Mayor Dan Plato visited the Rio Grande school in Manenberg on Valentine’s Day where he handed out much needed stationery packs.
Ward 47: Cllr A van der Rheede
I am happy to announce that the much needed upgrade of the staircases in the flats are imminent. We have had our first public meeting explaining the residents the process and what to expect when the project starts.
On Monday Ivan Anthony of MURP and I met with Ms Ronson who facilitated the painting of murals in the Delft area. We are currently in talks to have a similar project role out in Hanover Park. Not only will it be beautifying the area but skills will be transferred to residents of Hanover Park.
In conclusion, the date for the elections has been declared. I wish all political parties well over the run up to the elections and trust that we at sub council 11 will continue with service delivery to all during this time as is the nature of this Subcouncil.