As always, it was great to chat to Alderman Felicity Purchase during our monthly “Community Catch-up” on the Drive Zone via Zoom.
This afternoon we spoke to her and Alison Faraday, the co-founder of Toadnuts, about the controversial Houmoed Extension.
For more on this topic, you can visit these sites https://www.groundup.org.za/article/noordhoek-wetland-road-gets-green-light/ & https://www.falsebayecho.co.za/news/houmoed-extension-approved
Felicity is the Councillor for Ward 69 and Sub-council 19 in the Deep South. She is also the Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and the Urban Development Authority for the City of Cape Town.
She was born in the South Peninsula and matriculated from Fish Hoek High School in 1975. She studied through UNISA and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Economics, Accounting, Law). She also obtained various certificates including Conflict Management, Problem Solving and Economic Consideration in Spatial Planning and Travel Management.
She started her political career in 1995 at the Fish Hoek Transitional Municipal Council and held the position of Deputy Mayor at the South Peninsula Municipality from 1996 to 2000. The establishment of the Unicity in 2000 incorporated all the previous administrations and Ald Purchase was awarded Aldermanship. More recently, and according to the False Bay Echo, she was awarded the “Paul Harris Fellowship Award” for her long service to the community of the Deep South.
President of the Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope, Koos Burger, Alderman Felicity Purchase and Club Secretary, Bev Frieslich
Photo courtesy of the False Bay Echo