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Dear <<First Name>>,

The City of Johannesburg is in the process of setting up the new ward committees to assist councillors in the wards they represent. With the intention of promoting public participation at local government level, communities are encouraged to nominate representatives to serve on their ward committees.

Each committee should consist of no more than ten members per ward, excluding the ward councillor who also serves as the chairperson. Committee members must live in the wards they represent and should have no party affiliation in this role.

Members have to be elected. Interested applications are required to fill in applications forms, which are available from any one of the city's municipal offices. Once completed they should be returned to these offices or Councillor Bridget Steer by latest 25 November 2016.

The IEC will oversee the election process at a voting station yet to be determined within the ward. If only ten people apply, no elections will be held. The period of service for each ward committee runs concurrently with the current political term, in order words until the next municipal election in 2021.

The ward committee is an important component of the city's governance and service delivery structure as it provides a forum for addressing residents' concerns.

Ward committee members are paid R1000 per month.

Residents and stakeholders are invited to attend a two-hour, information-sharing session that will focus on the election process:

Date: 25 October 2016 at 18:00
Where: Marks Park Sports Club, Colonial Hall

For more information regarding the information-sharing session, please contact Pinky Tladi on 011 718 9778 or Vusimuzi Mzobe on 011 718 9710.

<<First Name>>, we encourage you to attend this meeting and consider standing for election.

To read more about the ward committee, its functions and the nomination and election processes please visit our website by clicking here.

All the best for the week ahead and please continue saving water.

Melville Residents' Association

Displaced people in our suburbs

The clean-up of George Lea Park has highlighted the presence of displaced people living in parks and other open spaces in our suburbs. The City's new Administration would like to hear residents' view on how best to deal with concerns that have been raised.

Councillors and other community leaders will provide updates and solicit advice at this public meeting. Please come and have your say.

When:  26 October 2016 at 18:00 - 20:00
Where: Rosebank Union Church, Corner William Nicol & St Andrews
Who: Cllrs Martin Williams (Ward 90), David Potter (Ward 102), Vincent Earp (Ward 103) as well as representation from the Mayoral Committee.

Representatives of the MRA Social Development sub-committee will attend this meeting. You can contact them directly via email at

Liquor Licence Application - Keababa Entertainment
The deadline for objections to this restaurant liqour licence application is the 26 October 2016 at 15:00. Objections can still be handed in at Melville Postnet.

Should you have any queries or require additional information regarding this application, you are welcome to contact the MRA Liquor sub-committee via email

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