Uphila ngcono apho akhoyo | Sy het lewens aangeraak | She bettered lives

2018-06-28 06:03

LO qalazive owayesakuba lilungu lePalamente, uElza van Lingen wazalelwa wakhuliswa eWillomore.

Uthe esasebenza njengeGosa Lenzonxibilelwano lakwaKWV, wadibana, ekwatshata umfama ongu Michael igama, baze bobabini baqhuba ishishini leegusha iMerino eMiddleburg. Ubhubhe engumama kuMick noCaroline, enguMama oMncinci kuRobin noLawrence.

Umsebenzi wakhe woluntu ubandakanya i-Hospice eMiddleburg. Ukwaqale amaphulo amaninzi ophuhliso, enika amakhulu abantu izakhono, wakwaququzela amaqela ali-12 labachebi beegusha ukuba basebenze kwingingqi iphela.

Ngo-2000 yena nomyeni wakhe baya bandulukela eCape St Francis apho bathe bavula khona indlu yabahambi.

Emva kweminyaka emibini waye wasondelwa ukuba abe yinxalenye yeqela leDA, waze wanyulwa njengoCeba weDA kulo masipala wayesakubizwa njenge Cacadu District Municipality (Sarah Baartman District Municipality).

Ngexa lolonyulo luka-2009, iDA yamonyula ukuba abe ngumthunywa kwi-National Council of Provincies (NCOP), waphinda wanyulwa njengenkokheli yeDA kwi-NCOP ngo-2011 nango-2014

Ukwanyuliwe nanjengenkokheli yeTsitsi-Kouga Constituency.

Emva kokuphumelela kweDA eKouga ngo-2016, waye wanyulwa wanguSodolophu waseKouga.

  • ELZA van Lingen, is in Willowmore gebore en getoë.

Sy en haar man, Michael, het ‘n merino-stoetery op hul plaas by Middelburg in die Oos-Kaap bedryf. Sy was ma vir Mick en Caroline en stiefma vir Robin en Lawrence.

Sy het, onder meer, die Hospice op Middelburg begin en verskeie ontwikkelings- en opleidings-programme in die omgewing gedryf waardeur honderde mense bemagtig is.

Die Van Lingen- egpaar het in 2000 verhuis na Kaap St. Francis, waar hulle ’n gastehuis bedryf het.

Die DA het haar in 2002 genader om by die party aan te sluit. Sy is toe as ’n raadslid tot die destydse Cacadu-distriksmunisipaliteit (deesdae Sarah Baartman) verkies.

Sy het ses jaar as ’n distriksraadslid gedien voordat sy in 2009 gekies is om in die Nasionale Raad van Provinsies (NRP) te dien.

In 2011 is sy as die leier van die DA in die NRP verkies en in 2014 herkies. Sy is ook as die leier van die Tsitsi-Kouga-kiesafdeling verkies.

Nadat die DA beheer geneem het van Kouga ná die 2016-verkiesings, is Van Lingen tot burgemeester verkies.

  • ELZA van Lingen was born and raised in Willowmore.

She and her husband, Michael, ran a Merino stud in Middelburg. She was mother to Mick and Caroline and stepmother to Robin and Lawrence.

According to her family, she was a “serial entrepreneur and community leader”.

Her community work included starting a Hospice in Middelburg. She also ran numerous development and training programmes, upskilling hundreds of people, and coordinated 120 sheep shearers in 12 teams to work throughout the region.

In 2000 she and her husband moved to Cape St Francis where they ran a guesthouse.

Two years later she was approached to join the DA team and was elected as a DA councillor to the then Cacadu District Municipality (Sarah Baartman District Municipality).

During the 2009 elections, she was elected by the DA to serve in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and was elected as the leader of the DA in NCOP in 2011 and 2014.

She was also elected as leader of the Tsitsi-Kouga Constituency.

Following the DA’s victory in Kouga in 2016, she was elected as Executive Mayor.

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