During its full council sitting on Wednesday 31 July, 10 councillors of the City of Cape Town were conferred the title of Alderman in terms of its Conferment of Civic Honours Policy. According to a statement, the title is a fitting one to be bestowed upon councillors who, among other criteria, have served on one or more local government bodies within the Republic of South Africa for several years; particularly as an elder, and are generally expected to mentor, advise, share their experiences and create a sense of unity for their communities.Ward 78 councillor Eddie Andrews said to be conferred as an Alderman in the City of Cape Town is an overwhelming moment for him, especially considering that he is the first member from Wolfgat subcouncil 12 to receive this title. “I will sustain my efforts to ensure the needs of my community continually guide me. This approach has been my driving force as an elected public office bearer,” he said. The 10 councillors who have been conferred the title of Alderman are Eddie Andrews, Albertus Basson, Cynthia Clayton, Gerhard Fourie, Bonita Jacobs, Xanthea Limberg, Siva Moodley, Rose Rau, Johannes Van der Merwe, as well as Antonio Van der Rheede.