Benedicta Van Minnen new Mayco member for housing - Patricia de Lille

Cape Town mayor says Siyabulela Mamkeli will take over as Mayco member for Health

Mayor De Lille announces Mayoral Committee reshuffle

I am pleased to announce a change in Mayoral Committee positions. Effective immediately, Councillor Benedicta Van Minnen will become the Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements. Councillor Siyabulela Mamkeli will become the Mayoral Committee Member for Health.

Councillor Van Minnen has demonstrated a keen understanding of community needs in the Health portfolio and her move to Human Settlements will help us drive our mission to create integrated communities adequately served by social amenities and services. Councillor Mamkeli has also developed a detailed understanding of the social requirements needed to foster inclusiveness in his previous portfolio, making him an ideal contender for the Health Directorate.

Both portfolios are essential components of building an inclusive and caring city. From time to time, it is healthy for governments to refresh their leadership structures with small changes in the interests of better executing their mandate. I am satisfied that this change will better enable us to achieve the goals contained in our Integrated Development Plan (IDP).

Statement issued by Patricia de Lille, Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town, January 26 2015

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