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Alderman Theresa Uys: Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Vision statement</h2> <span> <figure class="figure-credits right"> <img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="" /> <figcaption> <p> <strong>Alderman Theresa Uys</strong><br>Corporate Services</p> </figcaption> </figure></span> <p>​As the new political head of this directorate, I will be prioritising areas for improvement and excellence to make sure we meet and exceed the very high service delivery standards of residents and the business community. <br>During my term of office, I will be focusing on improving our interaction with residents; to make the administration more accessible, responsive and accountable; and to raise the bar for a professional public service.</p> <p> <strong>Key priorities:</strong></p> <ul><li> <strong>Ease of access</strong>: It should be easy and convenient for residents to contact the City when they need us – be it in person, on the phone, email, sms or through the City’s website to report faults, or log service requests. We have made great strides thus far, but we need to do more to keep residents informed about the progress with resolving faults or requests.</li><li> <strong>Collaboration</strong>: All of the great cities around the globe are built on collaboration. For collaboration to be effective, we need to be honest about our challenges so that residents can join us in our efforts. I want to encourage residents to get involved via our Collaboration Platform.</li><li> <strong>Resilient city</strong>: The City’s Resilience Strategy is our roadmap to strengthen the administration and residents against sudden shocks, from storms and heat waves, to cyber-attacks, global financial crisis and other unforeseen challenges. We keep on improving on the strategy to ensure we strengthen the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, business and systems within Cape Town to survive, adapt and thrive no matter what kind of chronic stresses and shocks we experience. </li><li> <strong>Skills development</strong>: A commitment to assisting residents, especially our youth, to find internships and other work-related opportunities.<br></li></ul></span><span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Biography</h2> <p>Alderman Theresa Uys has served as the chairperson of the City’s Corporate Services Portfolio Committee and brings a wealth of experience to her appointment as Mayoral Committee member. She also serves as ward councillor for Ward 112. Alderman Uys is proud to serve the Durbanville community for a third term. </p> <p>Born in Kwa Zulu Natal, she graduated from the University of Natal in Durban and holds a BA HDE. The family moved to Durbanville 25 years ago. She has two children  and is the proud grandmother of twin boys. Her husband has been a pillar of support and they will be celebrating 41 years of marriage in 2022.​​​​​​​</p></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Projects and departments</h2><p> <strong>Human Resources:</strong></p><ul><li>Apprenticeships and learnerships programme</li><li>Roll-out of IPM to employees</li><li>Business system improvements</li></ul><p> <strong>Information Systems and Technology:</strong></p><ul><li>Broadband network roll-out</li><li>Emergency Policing Incident Control (EPIC)</li><li>Digital City Programme</li></ul><p> <strong>Legal Services:</strong></p><ul><li>Legal Services tenders</li><li>Municipal court relocation</li></ul><p> <strong>Information and knowledge management:</strong></p><ul><li>Integrated knowledge and records management</li><li>Open Data Portal</li><li>Aerial imagery</li></ul><p> <strong>Executive and Councillor Support:</strong></p><ul><li>Roll-out of plain language workshops</li><li>Review of Council's System of Delegations</li><li>Review of identified Council-approved policies<br></li></ul><h2>Contact</h2><h4>Alderman Theresa Uys</h4><p> Mayoral Committee Member: Corporate Services</p><p> <em>Telephone:</em><br><a><em>079 494 0063</em></a></p><p> <em>Email:</em><br><em></em></p>GP0|#0cfacf73-2c87-4d76-bf13-a83cc551e212;L0|#00cfacf73-2c87-4d76-bf13-a83cc551e212|Corporate Services;GTSet|#dc1a8a1b-0357-45bc-b768-7d9a89c8ef94;GPP|#f4549dd9-3a23-45c5-994b-69f9f60a7a69Ald Theresa Uys is the Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services.0





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