Cape Town, 19 March 2018: On Friday 16 March 2018 an independent panel appointed by the Cape Council of the SAJBD (“the Cape Board”) reported on its investigation of allegations relating to the Cape Council elections held in 2017.

The Cape Board had appointed the panel in the interests of transparency. We had agreed to abide by its findings, and to implement its recommendations.  Milton Seligson SC chaired this panel along with Hilton Saven and Sally Frankental. We extend our appreciation to each of them for giving of their time and expertise.

As a community organisation, we are continually looking to enhance the openness of our processes, and the representativeness of our organisation.  This report provides a further opportunity for us to serve our community in a more efficient way.

We have called a short notice meeting of the SAJBD (Cape Council) to review the report in greater detail, and we will provide the community with a formal response to the report's findings following this meeting.


Released by: 
Liza-Jane Saban
Head of Communications, SAJBD (Cape Council)