The recently elected Mayor of Beaufort West Cllr Japie van der Linde has called on all residents, irrespective of political affiliation to work together. Cllr Van der Linde was elected as Mayor following his emphatic victory in the by-election in Ward 7 recently.
An experienced politician, Van de Linde has previously served as the Speaker of the Beaufort West municipality, the Mayor of the Central Karoo District municipality as well as serving as a DA Member of Parliament for five years.
With the council now at full strength, the Mayor is determined to ensure that the issues raised by the residents will receive the attention they deserve. The council recently approved the Integrated Development Plan and Annual Budget which will serve as the blueprint for taking the municipality forward for the next five years.