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Alderman Grant Twigg: Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management<h2 class="sectHeading">Vision statement​​​​​​​</h2> <span> <figure class="figure-credits right"> <img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="" /> <figcaption> <p> <b>Alderman Grant Twigg</b><br>Urban Waste Management<br></p> </figcaption> </figure></span> <p>To be an efficient and effective directorate that leverages its resources, programmes and projects to, among other things, improve the social and economic lives of the residents in the city.</p><p>Giving effect to Urban Waste Management’s response to pledge 3 of the Mayoral mandate to create new working opportunities, we will gear our EPWP programme as follows:</p><p> <strong>Forging strategic partnerships with stakeholders and sectors</strong></p><ul><li>Establishing formal partnerships with the knowledge economy including UCT, UWC, CPUT, TVET Colleges, Western Cape Community College and Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) to assist with implementing EPWP programmes.</li></ul><p> <strong>Linking of Programmes/projects</strong></p><ul><li>Developing strategic partnerships and finding synergies with intergovernmental, public bodies and private sector partners.</li><li>Efficient integrated systems and mechanisms that would help reduce poverty, promote entrepreneurship and skills programmes    </li></ul><p> <strong>Linking EPWP to sustainable exit programmes through skills development</strong></p><ul><li>Supporting skills development in high growth areas that may enhance the chances of formal employment</li><li>Taking a comprehensive public employment and skills development approach, to link every opportunity to an accredited skills programme<br></li></ul><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Biography</h2><p>Alderman Grant Twigg has always had his heart in the communities. Starting out as a youth activist at school, and then, when his working career began at 15 years old, leaving school at standard 7, he became one of the youngest shop stewards at Duens Bakery in the early 1980s.</p><p>He moved to Langa and thereafter to Khayamandi due to his political involvement when working at the Stellenbosch Advice Office as a paralegal advisor, and being involved in the trade unions as an advisor and negotiator for organising farmworkers.</p><p>Joining the City of Cape Town as a PR councillor in 2000, Alderman Twigg has grown tremendously with roles in various portfolio committees, serving as subcouncil chairperson as well as being appointed as the Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management in 2018. He also represented the City of Cape Town on the Western Cape Liquor Board.</p><p>Another leadership highlight for Alderman Twigg was his election as Deputy Chairperson of the South African Local Government Association in the Western Cape, where he also chaired the Municipal Institutional Development Working Group.</p><p>In 2017, Alderman Twigg was elected as the Cape Metro Regional Chairperson for the Democratic Alliance. He currently serves as one of the provincial deputy chairpersons of the Democratic Alliance</p><p>As a community leader, Alderman Twigg holds education close to his heart and is always willing and available for the schools as well as churches in his area (and surrounds) to give a helping hand and provide an encouraging word.</p><p>Alderman Grant Twigg overwhelmingly won the Local Government Elections in Ward 7 of the City of Cape Town with a 74% majority in 2021. Subsequent to the election of Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis, Alderman Grant Twigg was appointed to the Mayoral Committee for a second term, this time as Mayoral Committee Member for the Urban Waste Management Directorate.<br></p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Projects and departments</h2><p>In line with pledge 5 of the Mayoral Mandate to do basics better and take service delivery into the digital age so that every Capetonian can live a life of dignity, I will endeavor to have this department deliver high-quality, reliable, efficient, effective and on-time services for our customers. Service delays should be an absolute exception.</p><p>Conducting long-term planning for waste reduction and recycling programs and facility infrastructure is fundamental to achieving this vision.</p><p>In line with pledge 7 of the Mayoral Mandate to clean up Cape Town’s public spaces, streets and waterways, I am committed to:</p><ul><li>Tackling illegal dumping head on, being pro-active and employing strategies to create awareness and programmes to eradicate illegal dumping</li><li>Better enforcement of by-laws and holding offenders accountable</li><li>Better synergy between Solid Waste Management, other departments and EPWP to get better value out of Public Employment Programmes</li><li>Foster pride and sense of ownership within communities</li><li>Spearheading an incentivised integrated waste-picker programme</li><li>Promoting and upscaling kerbside recycling programmes with added incentives to residents and businesses</li><li>Upscaling the home composting programme, providing free composting bins to residents, thereby diverting organic waste from landfill sites.</li><li>Focussing on implementing waste reduction, recycling and environmental education programmes is part of my vision, thereby contributing to sustainable communities throughout the city.</li></ul><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Contact</h2><h4>Alderman Grant Twigg</h4><p>Mayoral Committee Member: Urban Waste Management</p><p>Telephone:<br><em><a>021 400 1218</a> / <a>072 171 1033</a></em><br><br> Email:<br><a href=""><em></em></a><br></p>GP0|#5948080e-fee5-40ae-b14e-49616dfb1e9e;L0|#05948080e-fee5-40ae-b14e-49616dfb1e9e|Urban Management;GTSet|#dc1a8a1b-0357-45bc-b768-7d9a89c8ef94;GPP|#f4549dd9-3a23-45c5-994b-69f9f60a7a69The Mayoral Committee member for Urban Waste Management is the political head of the Urban Waste Management Directorate.0





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