The Dolphin Coast Residents and Ratepayers Association (DOCRRA) held a successful AGM at Simbithi Conference Centre on Tuesday the 22nd of September. Some 40 residents, complying with Covid-19 regulations, attended with proxies representing 70% of the just over 3,000 paid up members.
After the normal business of minutes, chairman’s report, financial report, and budget was done, the current chairman, Deon Viljoen, highlighted the 30 odd initiatives on DOCRRA’s agenda. A burning issue at present is the dispute declared by DOCRRA with the KwaDukuza Municipality (KDM) on the failed process followed on the intent to purchase administrative offices for some R15M. Docrra has reported this transgression to both OUTA and the Auditor General.
Key Initiatives on DOCRRA’s radar were highlighted, ranging from the KDM annual report for 2020 to the 5 yearly property revaluation process.
A new committee of 11 people were elected being Gaby Lyle, Ken Lever, Flip Helberg, Mary Kassam, Hans Broerse, Deon Botha-Richards, Don Forbes, Vanessa Honiball, Hugh Hodge, Penny Fourie and Deon Viljoen. A chairman and office bearers will be elected at the first committee meeting.
DOCRRA remains committed to support the Dolphin Coast community by sharing relevant information, giving access for input and opinions, and exerting the influence of the Dolphin Coast community on KDM in particular, but also all relevant community structures and organisations. Of particular interest was the successful launch of the Dolphin Coast Outreach initiative and the close working relationship DOCRRA is fostering with The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA).
Stephanie Walker, DOCRRA Executive Officer, launched the new DOCRRA BENEFITS CARD for DOCRRA members. This initiative enables local businesses the opportunity to offer special discounts to our local residents. For more details on this initiative, and the catalog of businesses currently offering the discounts, please click here.
We, DOCRRA, will continue to promote and protect the interests of all residents and ratepayers within the jurisdiction of the Dolphin Coast area. However, the more community representation and support we have, the more influence we have. Therefore, we urge you to become a member of DOCRRA.
The fee is R200 per household per annum. Payment can be made via our website either using ZAPPER or EFT. To register and make payment, click here.
If you require more information, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deon Viljoen – chairman DOCRRA