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Subcouncils<h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​What is a subcouncil?<br></h2><p>A subcouncil is a geographically defined area within the city which is made up of between three and six neighbouring wards. Subcouncils exist to make sure that the issues affecting your neighbourhood are heard and dealt with.​There are a total of 24 subcouncils which make up the City of Cape Town’s municipal structure. ​ </p><div class="content-accordion"><div class="content-trigger contentTrigger"><h3>All subcouncils​<i class="icon button-down-arrow"></i> </h3><div class="content-toggle contentToggle" style="display:none;"> <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=1">Subcouncil 1</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=2">Subcouncil 2</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=3">Subcouncil 3</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=4">Subcouncil 4</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=5">Subcouncil 5</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=6">Subcouncil 6</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=7">Subcouncil 7</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=8">Subcouncil 8</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=9">Subcouncil 9</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=10">Subcouncil 10</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=11">Subcouncil 11</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=12">Subcouncil 12</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=13">Subcouncil 13</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=14">Subcouncil 14</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=15">Subcouncil 15</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=16">Subcouncil 16</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=17">Subcouncil 17</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=18">Subcouncil 18</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=19">Subcouncil 19</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=20">Subcouncil 20</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=21">Subcouncil 21</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=22">Subcouncil 22</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=23">Subcouncil 23</a><br><a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-profile?SubCouncilCode=24">Subcouncil 24​</a><br><br>Not sure which subcouncil you fall into? <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/Find-your-councillor-ward-or-subcouncil">Find your ward councillor, subcouncil and ward information ​here</a>.​<br><br></div></div></div><p>The subcouncils serve the residents by engaging with them on municipal issues. Subcouncils have been given the power to act on behalf of Council via the <a href="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Councils%20System%20of%20Delegations.pdf" target="_blank">System of Delegations</a> and they have the authority to make decisions on a range of municipal matters.</p><p> <strong>These may include service delivery requests, building and planning applications, fault reporting and other matters, including:</strong></p><ul><li>Receiving and responding to residents’ complaints and enquiries</li><li>Making recommendations to Council on matters affecting their area</li><li>Commenting on liquor licence applications</li><li>Monitoring the City’s <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/report/municipal-services-and-maintenance/submit-a-service-request">service delivery</a> effort</li><li>Supervising the expenditure of ward allocation budgets (funds that the City allocates to wards in every subcouncil for local municipal projects)</li><li>Ensuring that <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Meet-the-city/city-council/policies-by-laws-and-publications">by-laws and policy matters</a> are referred to the community <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/have-your-say/issues-open-for-public-comment?L1=Issues%20open%20for%20public%20comment">for comment</a></li><li>Maintaining an up-to-date database of community organisations in the area.</li></ul><p> <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Meet-the-city/city-council/meeting-calendar">Subcouncil meetings</a> take place once a month, or whenever an urgent issue arises and needs immediate attention. Decisions are made through a majority vote by the subcouncil committee.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Who are members of the subcouncil?</h2><p> <strong>The membership of each subcouncil consists of the following representatives:</strong></p><ul><li>Ward councillors</li><li>PR councillors</li><li>The subcouncil chairperson</li><li>The subcouncil manager</li></ul><p>The chairperson and councillors are the subcouncil’s political representatives. Ward councillors and PR councillors are not elected by their subcouncil. Ward councillors are elected by the constituents in their wards, and PR councillors are appointed by their political party. The subcouncil chairperson is elected by the members of the subcouncil and the subcouncil manager is appointed by the city manager to run the administrative affairs of the subcouncil.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Subcouncil chairperson</h2><p>The subcouncil chairperson is the political leader of the subcouncil. The chairperson decides when and where the subcouncil meets, and manages the meetings by following the <a href="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Rules%20of%20Order%20-%20Subcouncils%20English.pdf" target="_blank">Rules of Order</a>. The subcouncil chairperson is supported by the subcouncil manager in carrying out their duties.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Subcouncil manager</h2><p>Each subcouncil is managed by a City-appointed <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-managers">subcouncil manager</a>. The subcouncil manager’s job is to organise subcouncil meetings, coordinate the subcouncil's operations, and make sure that projects are completed within budget and on schedule. The subcouncil manager also administers the annual ward allocation budget by working closely with ward councillors and the subcouncil chairperson. As a member of the community, you may <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/subcouncils/subcouncil-managers">contact the subcouncil manager</a> regarding any municipal service issue that you might have.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Attend a subcouncil meeting</h2><div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>covid-19 advisory</h4><p>Remote meetings resume from Monday, 25 May 2020. <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Meet-the-City/City-Council/Meeting-calendar" target="_blank">Check the meeting calendar</a>.</p></div></div><p>The City values your input on issues affecting your community. One way to make sure that we hear your voice is by attending subcouncil meetings. <br><br>View the Council Calendar at the bottom of the page for subcouncil meeting details and click on the link below to find out how to attend.​​​</p><div class="notification with-heading white-copy yellow bg-darker-grey"><div class="graphic"> <i class="info citycard">​​</i></div><div class="desc"><h4>City Connect</h4><p> <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/get-involved/attend/attend-a-subcouncil-meeting?L1=Attend%20a%20subcouncil%20meeting">Attend a subcouncil meeting​</a></p></div></div><h2 class="sectHeading">Ward allocation projects</h2><p>Each financial year, every subcouncil is allocated a budget per ward for ward allocation projects. After canvassing the community for their input, the ward committees submit project plans to the subcouncil for approval. The subcouncil in turn reviews the plans and submits them to Council for final approval.</p><p>Council’s decisions are based on where the greatest needs are, or where projects will have the greatest impact. If individual ward budgets are not enough to cover project costs, wards may opt for multi-ward projects where needs cut across wards or they can apply for MURP funding (the Mayor’s special fund for ward projects).</p><div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info toptip"></i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Top tip</h4><p> <b>DID YOU KNOW:</b> You can find out about other ways to share concerns with us by visiting our <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/have-your-say/issues-open-for-public-comment?L1=Issues">Have Your Say section </a>on this site.</p></div></div><p> You can <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/meet-the-city/city-council/find-your-councillor-ward-or-subcouncil/show-wards?FirstWardSequenceNo=1&LastWardSequenceNo=10">view the current ward allocation projects</a> by clicking on the relevant ward number in the table using our lookup tool.</p>GP0|#eb108ba9-7584-4528-b030-ed033f39dfbc;L0|#0eb108ba9-7584-4528-b030-ed033f39dfbc|Subcouncils;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#481bffa1-ad2b-438b-8f7f-90392d02d0e8;GPP|#2ad5ede6-473c-4550-a932-aabda12143b1;GPP|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;GP0|#94d1cf54-f813-4af0-9bf9-8f838e12e376;L0|#094d1cf54-f813-4af0-9bf9-8f838e12e376|Subcouncils;GPP|#54fd5f60-e11c-46b7-b35e-0154e5b30248;GPP|#fdaaa5aa-bac4-497d-b6ea-347f228ec59d;GPP|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;GP0|#50699f17-ef66-476b-8d33-489541cd8c33;L0|#050699f17-ef66-476b-8d33-489541cd8c33|Subcouncils;GPP|#502e0421-6918-421b-a789-87c777489801;GPP|#d3f3e0bd-5b83-4c1f-845c-7e13f8f4e17d;GPP|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752

 

 

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Subcouncil By-law Amendment 155861GP0|#ef51c989-391a-435e-96a1-0535f4eab240;L0|#0ef51c989-391a-435e-96a1-0535f4eab240|By-law amendment;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#2d2209ac-5bcc-4d2a-9da9-05fb21c94ea1;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2013-08-31T22:00:00Z
Subcouncil By-law 200351748GP0|#d103d4c5-1de8-474e-9fc7-0f42143d9284;L0|#0d103d4c5-1de8-474e-9fc7-0f42143d9284|By-law;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#2d2209ac-5bcc-4d2a-9da9-05fb21c94ea1;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2003-04-30T22:00:00Z
Subcouncil further amendment by-law 2011921953GP0|#d103d4c5-1de8-474e-9fc7-0f42143d9284;L0|#0d103d4c5-1de8-474e-9fc7-0f42143d9284|By-law;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#2d2209ac-5bcc-4d2a-9da9-05fb21c94ea1;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2011-06-30T22:00:00Z
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