Speaking up

Former mayoral committee member for transport, Felicity Purchase, has been appointed speaker for the City of Cape Town. She was elected to the position on Friday May 21 at a full special council meeting. “As a councillor who has served the residents of this City for 26 years, I am honoured to take on this new role and look forward to working with a new team who have much experience in ensuring the duties of the speaker are carried out with the strength of oversight expected from this office,” she said.