ANTON BREDELL APPOINTED AS MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
Newly elected Premier of Western Cape Alan Winde announced the Western Cape cabinet today at a media briefing.
Once again, we welcome and congratulate MEC Anton Bredell who has been appointed as Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development in the Western Cape, for his third term. Minister Bredell has served on these portfolios with distinction since 2009, becoming the longest serving Minister for any portfolio in the Western Cape Government. In his portfolio, he is the Executive Authority for the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, whose goal it is to ensure a resilient, sustainable, quality and inclusive living environment for the people in the Western Cape.
He is also responsible for the Nature Conservation entity, CapeNature whose main role is to manage, conserve and promote the human, natural and heritage assets of the Province for a sustainable future.
In addition, Minister Bredell is the Executive Authority in the Western Cape for the Department of Local Government which oversees and supports 30 municipalities as well as Disaster Management services.
The Minister hails from the Swartland having served as councillor in the Darling Transitional Council and later becoming the Executive Mayor of Swartland Municipality.
Minister Bredell said: “It is an honour to be asked to continue to serve the people of the Western Cape in this capacity. Me and my team will continue to drive programs of good governance and improved service delivery across all communities in our province. We will continue to deliver on our promise to improve the lives of all citizens, whether it relates to managing disasters or whether it is in relation with planning for climate change. I will serve with humility and at all times give my best.”
For Media Enquiries:
Rudolf van Jaarsveldt
Head of Communication
Western Cape Government Environmental Affairs and Development Planning
Telephone: 021 483 4051
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