Meet the Team
The Philippi area of Cape Town encompasses a unique and distinctive landscape, and is one of the last remaining agricultural areas in the Cape Town metropolitan area.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Thomas Swana is a South African
whose family was driven into exile.
He was raised and educated in the UK.
Paul Stöhrer has a background in
Project Management, Operations and Logistics.
Stöhrer is program manager for PEDI.
CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD
Anthea Serritslev is chairperson of the board.
She has been a key driver of the promotion
of Philippi as an economic hub.
PEDI KEY ROLE-PLAYERS
Mthobeli Clarence January – Chamber of Commerce
Eddie Andrews – City of Cape Town
Babalwa Jama – SALT NGO
Clive Justus – City of Cape Town
Siva Moodley – City of Cape Town
1. Paul Williamson
City of Cape Town
2. Pumla Mgwali
City of Cape Town
3. Marek Kedzieja
Provincial Government Western Cape
4. Marco Geretto
City of Cape Town
BR&E teams and their leaders:
Safety & Security
Thomas Swana, CEO, PEDI
Visible Policing of By-Laws
Jose Fernandes, MD, Baltimore Air Coils International
Service Delivery by the Municipality
Ken Newton, CEO, Kroonstad Terrazzo Works
Improvement of Existing Road Infrastructure
Adriaan Mobara, Operations Manager, Golden Arrow Bus Services
Paul Stöhrer, PEDI
The City of Cape Town’s Subcouncil 13 serves the area of Cape Town that coincides with PEDI’s focus.
The Subcouncil comprises Philippi, Weltevreden Valley, Samora, Kosovo Informal Settlement, Vlei Informal Settlement, Siyanyanzela Informal Settlement, Villages 2 and 4, Brown’s Farm, Lower Crossroads, Luzuko, Klipfontein Mission Station, Thabo Mbeki Informal Settlement, Philippi Industrial, Philippi Island, Airport, Crossroads (south of N2 Freeway, east of New Eisleben Road and north of Lansdowne Road) and Nyanga.
According to conservative estimates, the Philippi area is home to about 350 000 people, most living in informal structures, backyards and Council housing. Many have migrated to Cape Town from elsewhere in search of better healthcare, schools and work opportunities. The area features three community libraries, 14 schools, four health clinics, a sports complex and public transport interchanges.
The Subcouncil partners PEDI in several aspects of its community building work.
Subcouncil 13 has assisted in upgrading play parks, helped capacitate young people by offering youth empowerment and leadership skills programmes, started health programmes for informal meat traders and funded equipment such as mattresses, toys and books for many early childhood community centres.
The subcouncil’s jobseekers’ database is also used extensively by unemployed people and City line departments for temporary projects such as street and area cleaning. Other initiatives include partnering with the City’s Fire and Rescue Department to train community members in fire prevention.
Who’s who in Subcouncil13
Tel: 021 630 1619
Fax: 021 637 1334
Address: Fezeka Building – Cnr NY1 & Lansdowne Road, Gugulethu 7750
Cell: 078 3686 535
Ward 34: Philippi (West of New Eisleben Road and South of Bristol Road, Kabodi Sreet, Govan Mbeki road, Amsterdam Street and Sheffield Road. East of Desmond Tutu Street, Mildred Holo Street, Singolamthi Street, Mdubi Drive and Ntukwane Street. North of the Railway line.
Ward 35: Airport — Philippi (North and West of the Cape Flats Freeway and South of the N2 Freeway and Goven Mbeki Road. East of Kabodi Street, Ngcisininde Crescent, Bristol Road, New Eisleben Road, Sheffield Road and Stock Road)
Cell: 0632202769 / 0626953158
Ward 80: Philippi (West Of Ntukwane Street, Nkunzane Street, Mdubi Drive, Singolamthi Street, Mildred Holo Street, Desmond Tutu, Sheffield Road and Amsterdam Street. South Of Govan Mbeki Road And East And North Of The Railway Line)
Cell: 063 373 2221
Ward 36: Crossroads (East of New Eisleben Road)
Cell: 078 254 6560
Ward 88: Philippi Park — Philippi (West Of Stock Road, South Of Sheffield Road, Including Phola Park – Philippi Informal Settlement And South Of The Better Life 2 Greenbelt And New Eisleben Road. Footbridge Over The Railway Line To Leonard Radu Road And Weltevreden Valley Parkway
Cell: 073 619 2324
Cell: 079 367 7616
Business Number: 021 955-3611
Cell: 071 821 2969
Business number: 021 400 1288
Cell: 081 006 2372