Record Breaking AGM 2018 ushers in new era

Sunset over Obs

On Tuesday, 23rd of January, over a hundred members attended the 2018 OCA’s Annual General Meeting

The independent election officer for the meeting was Patrick Melly of the Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance. Meeting was chaired by Tauriq Jenkins.

Acclaimed Observatory artist and guest musician Adamu Da Silva graced the Community Centre Hall while members were being seated. Adamu has shared stages with African giants Manu Dibango, Salif Keita, Ismael Lo, and has supported Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Tracy Chapman on tour.

This year had the highest number of nominees ever put forward for the Management Committee. Fourteen OCA members ran for elections of various subgroups and portfolios.

Democracy in action

7 out of 11 positions on the Management Committee are women – making it the highest female representation in the history of the OCA leadership

The 2018 OCA Management Committee members are :

Chair – Tauriq Jenkins

Vice – Chair – Gwen Dereymaeker

Secretary – Sarah Driver – Jowitt

Treasurer – Joy Robinson

Large Development Group – Leslie London

Architecture and Heritage – Tracy Hyde

Two Rivers Urban Park Representative – Louise Naude

Arts Culture and Sport – Dale Forbes

Communications – Murray Hunter

Car Park – de Vos Rabie

Social Issues – Carolyn Neville

Two OCA portfolios that are not elected at the AGM are the Business Forum (Oliva Andrews), and, the Ward 57 Representative (Tauriq Jenkins).

OCA Management Committee, 2018