GEORGE NEWS - The George Junior City Council (JCC) last week chose a new executive for next year. Councillor Liza Stroebel, the custodian of the JCC, gave her blessing to the incoming council and those stepping down.
Stroebel said the highlights of the past year include a visit to the treatment plant, the child parliamentarians visit and their attendance at the George Old Car Show.
Justin Yawe and Jalaser Bosman were ranked respectively first and second in the top ten youth leaders at the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on 27 July. Justin will now represent the Western Cape Provincial Parliament at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Youth Parliament before the end of this year.
Stroebel thanked the outgoing JCC for their commitment, passion, time and love and for paving the way for the incoming JCC.
Nicholas Cato, outgoing junior mayor, said their team played a role in the betterment of the community. "We have grown as a family and we have grown as individuals. By being mayor, I have improved my leadership skills, I have found inspiration to follow my dreams and passions through this amazing group of people."
Jonel Kerspuy, coordinator of the George Municipality Youth Office, encouraged the youth to become generational thinkers. She quoted Dr Mensah Otabil who said, "Generational thinkers are people who run not only for themselves but run so that the next generation can run better".
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