Mandalay residents band together

2015-08-26 11:32

The Mandalay area now has a ratepayers’ association.

The Mandalay Ratepayers’ and Residents Association, a legitimately registered association with the City of Cape Town have a view of making a difference in the community.

Some of their key objectives have already been achieved and the body have vowed to maintain:

. Continuous communication with the City Council regarding clearing up of dumping sites, rubble and the unblocking of blocked drains.

. Communication with the Catholic Welfare Development organization regarding the management and running of the Paul Otto Centre.

. Drawing up of an acceptable constitution.

. Development of a Strategic Plan - re: The operation and management of the association.

. Negotiation and communication with the various organizations in Mandalay, such as the Religious Organizations, the Primary School, Sports Organisations, Early Childhood Development Centres, the Community Police Forum (CPF) regarding issues related to Youth Development, Unification of Organizations, the Formation of a Religious Forum, Sporting Activities and the Security of the properties and people in the Area.

The organisation’s vision is to see Mandalay become a dynamic, welcoming place where people gather and participate in activities that promote healthy interaction toward physical, cognitive, social, emotional, spiritual and vocational well being.

They are calling on participants and other community organizations to collaborate with them in seeing this come to a reality.

This will include addressing the needs and current concerns of Mandalay residents and their families, in order to be responsive to the emerging needs of this diverse community.

Anyone with suggestions to improve the association and the area can call association chairperson E Baraza on 074 2046748 or Secretary V Hendricks on 083 737 1412. Alteratively email

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