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AfriForum’s East Rand branches encourage public to attend IDP meetings

April 2, 2019 deur Carina Bester

The Ekurhuleni Metro announced the dates for the East Rand’s IDP public participation meetings on Saturday 30 March 2019 on Facebook.  

The meetings were announced to the public on very short notice, as the first meetings are set to be held already on 2, 3 and 4 April 2019. AfriForum’s branch managements on the East Rand will however serve letters of demand on the respective members of the Mayoral Committee at these meetings. They will attempt to demand the postponement of the meetings to allow the public enough time to properly participate in the process.

AfriForum’s East Rand branches have been involved since October 2018 in compiling detailed comment on problems experienced in the various towns. The comments will be submitted during the meetings. Branch managements focused on municipal expenses, the municipalities’ spatial development plans (SDP) and the zoning of various open spaces.

“It is very important that the public takes note of the IDP process and attend public participation meetings that will be held in April 2019. We have to have input in the allocation of resources and service delivery, as well as what the municipality plans for each suburb,” says Marie Naude, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for the East Rand.  

The public participation meetings that will take place in April:

Area Date Time Venue
Springs 2 April 2019 18:00 Springs Hall – cnr Plantation and South Main Roads
Germiston 2 April 2019 18:00 Dinwiddie Hall – cnr Sunston and Althem Avenues
Kempton Park 3 April 2019 18:00 Kempton Park City Hall – cnr C.R. Swart and Pretoria Roads
Alberton 3 April 2019 18:00 Alberton Town Hall (New Council Chamber) – 1 Alwyn Taljaardt Avenue
Benoni 4 April 2019 18:00 Actonville Community Hall – Mayet Street
Brakpan 9 April 2019 18:00 Brakpan Indoor Centre – cnr Escombe and Elliot Roads
Boksburg 11 April 2019 18:00 Reiger Park Community Hall – Leon Ferreira Drive
Edenvale 11 April 2019 18:00 Edenvale Community Centre – cnr Van Riebeeck and Second Streets

 
We encourage residents of the East Rand to attend these public meetings and join their local AfriForum branch. SMS “GOP” to 45342 (R1) and support this action.