Newly installed Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has announced his Mayoral Committee.
There are some familiar faces, but Hill-Lewis has also added made some changes. Deputy Mayor Eddie Andrews has been appointed as the Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Development, a position previously held by Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt.
The new Mayoral Committee is:
- Eddie Andrews: Spatial planning and environment
- Theresa Uys: Corporate Services
- Zahid Badroodien: Water and waste
- JP Smith: Safety and Security
- Patricia van der Ross: Community and Health
- Grant Twigg: Urban Management
- James Vos: Economic Growth
- Siseko Mbandezi: Finance
- Beverley Van Reenen: Energy and Climate Change
- Rob Quintas: Transport
It gives me great pleasure to announce the team that will turn Cape Town into a city of hope. The Mayoral Committee play an important role in ensuring that we achieve our goals as an administration. Congratulations to everyone Mayco member. Let’s get to it! pic.twitter.com/OQXdIjsMFX
— Geordin Hill-Lewis (@geordinhl) November 22, 2021
Hill-Lewis said he also wants to create a team that will ensure the future of Cape Town: “I am excited to announce that I will take to Council a proposal for the formation of a Future Planning team that will report to the Mayor. This new team will bring together strategic planning, policy formulation, and research, and will foster a culture of policy innovation that will help Cape Town reach its potential as one of the most innovative and exciting cities globally.”
And he made it clear that this Mayoral Committee was put together to ensure maximum service delivery to the benefit of residents: “This government exists with a clear sense of higher purpose to restore hope in South Africa by turning Cape Town into living proof that we can roll back poverty, that we can overcome the long shadows of our past, and that our country can still realize the society dreamed of in the founding document of our democracy, the Constitution.”
Every member appointed to the Mayoral Committee today will also undergo a lifestyle audit. “This administration is committed to running an open, accessible, and transparent government that regularly engages with residents, including in new and innovative ways through online platforms. And I expect every member of the Mayoral committee to exemplify this,” said Hill-Lewis.