What is DOCRRA and Who We Are…
The Dolphin Coast Residents and Ratepayers Association is a non-political, “Not-For-Profit” civil society organisation, with an Executive Committee serving on a voluntary basis for the support and benefit of all residents and ratepayers in the Dolphin Coast region. We are dedicated to the efficient development of our Dolphin Coast, together with the promotion and protection of all residents’ interests, especially the delivery of satisfactory Municipal services in return for rates paid.
We collaborate with the KwaDukuza Municipality (KDM), the Ilembe Municipality, with all other Government structures and appointed organisations and the SAPS. We liaise with Ward Councillors, Neighbourhood Watches’, the Ilembe Chamber of Business, the Ballito Urban Improvement Precinct and the Dolphin Coast Conservancy.
Through DOCRRA our members get access to information, air their views, raise issues, and use our collective influence to effect change.
The Dolphin Coast is defined as the geographic area within KwaDukuza Municipality bound by the Tongaati River in the south to the Umvoti River in the north, and from the coastline in the east across to the R102 in the west. In essence, we define the Dolphin Coast as the coastal strip between Zimbali and Tinley Manor, and inland to Umhlali, Shakaskraal and Etete.
DOCRRA was set up and established in 2000 and has been continually operational since that date. In the past year, we have made great strides in boosting our association by enhancing our communication through our updated website and other media channels, including WhatsApp, our local newspapers and radio, and by interacting with all other civil society associations and organisations in our area.
DOCRRA is aware that obtaining relevant and timeous information from KDM is difficult and therefore DOCRRA is expanding its website to bring this information to the attention of the Dolphin Coast community and make this information easily accessible. In addition, to improve communication and engagement, DOCRRA is increasingly using various social media channels.
DOCRRA represents approximately 30,000 household on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal coverings Wards 4,6,20,21 and 22.
The DOCRRA Committee would like to broaden our expertise and skills by encouraging more experienced and concerned residents/ratepayers to come forward and serve on the Main Committee and the various Sub-Committees – please contact us for more information at email@example.com.
The Dolphin Coast is an efficiently managed pristine seaside destination, admired and enjoyed by all residents and visitors.
Our mission is to facilitate, on behalf of our resident and ratepayer members, partnerships and co-operation between all stakeholders on the Dolphin Coast, and to create an effective platform for the whole community to interact, develop and implement strategies and plans in order to deliver on our Vision.
The DOCRRA Committee & its Activities
- Committee members are elected at the annual AGM or co-opted. Each committee member has an area of expertise and interest
- The DOCRRA main committee meets twice a month to discuss relevant issues and interact with sub-committees. Besides email communication, the committee’s WhatsApp group is utilized extensively for internal communication.
- Committee members are active in a range of other citizenship organisations and represent some of the larger Estates on the Dolphin Coast
- Committee members attend a range of Ward committee and Council meetings and is recognised by KDM as a representative community organisation in terms of various acts and regulations
- By establishing a network of contacts, the committee uses its influence within the KDM structures, Ward committees and other citizenship organisations to highlight issues, raise concerns and provide input and feedback
- DOCRRA continually expands its communication channels. Currently the channels used to engage with the Dolphin Coast community include the new and updated website, quarterly newsletters, media articles, column in the North Coast Courier, DOCRRA members’ WhatsApp group, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram
SIGN UP FOR MEMBERSHIP!
As a non-profit, we rely on membership fees to fund the work we do.
Committee members work on a volunteer basis. Our conservative budget provides for administration, operational, and communications costs to efficiently serve our community.
Cost: R200 per household, per annum, discounted rates for estates. (Contact us for details)