DENIS GOLDBERG BRANCH
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Branch | Denis Goldberg
The ANC, Denis Goldberg Branch is a vibrant and dynamic branch of the African National Congress located in ward 102 of Randburg. It is named after Denis Goldberg, a stalwart of the liberation struggle who was the Third Accused in the Rivonia trial, alongside Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Govan Mbeki, Elias Motsoaledi, Andrew Mlangeni and Rusty Bernstein.
It was established as a result of the demarcation process that resulted in Ward 101, Ward 102 and Ward 104 standing us independent Wards; and officially opened its doors in February 2012. It assumed the seal of “Denis Goldberg” on the 14th of April 2012, under the Chairpersonship of Israel Modisaotsile.
The branch is located in a suburban area made up of Blairgowrie, Bordeaux, Bryanston, Ferndale, Fountainbleau, Hurlingham Manor, Malanshof, Moret, Ruiterhof, President Ridge, Willowild, and the Randburg CBD. Thus, it represents a microcosm of South Africans in terms of demographics and Living Standard Measure, as its population cuts across South African socio-economic strata. As such, the issues faced by the constituency of Ward 102 mirror those that South Africans confront daily.
To increase membership by demonstrating that the Branch drives and engages in programs seeking to develop and empower its members and delivers on the needs of its members.
The Denis Goldberg branch seeks to contribute in a meaningful way to the quality of lives of the people of Randburg.
- Radical Economic Transformation
- Social Development
- Political Education
- Leadership Development
Branch Leadership Collective
Has been the Chairperson of the Branch since 2014. Beyond this role, he is an established businessman who is active in different industries including ITC and engineering. He sits on different boards in both public and private sector; and is committed to an authentic public service, access to opportunities and skills development.
Previously functioned as the Secretary of the Branch, subsequent to which he was elected as the Deputy Chairperson in 2017. Beyond politics, he is active in the area of business, where he constantly expresses his passion for economic transformation.
Elected as the Secretary of the Branch in 2017, prior to which he served as the Chairperson of the ANC Youth League for a number of years. Apart from his current political roles, he is a consummate professional who has been in the senior ranks of different institutions. He currently plies his trade in the legal fraternity; and is devoted to leadership development and corporate governance.
Elected as the Deputy Secretary of the Branch in 2017; and also serves as a member of the Zonal Executive Committee in Zone 14. Beyond these, she is a former administrator at the Parliamentary Constituency Office; and is currently in the employ of the City of Johannesburg.
Our Branch is accountable for five voting districts that cover the entire suburbia falling within Ward 102.
Is a conveniently placed suburb that contains residential and business properties close to all of the major arteries such as Republic Road and Jan Smuts Avenue. It is home to Blairgowrie Plaza and Multi-Choice. The voting station is Blairgowrie Recreation Centre.
Coordinator: Vuyokazi Mkhethi
Is a very affluent area that is home to a number of spectacular entertainment facilities and golf courses, business institutions, shopping malls as well as a few exclusive restaurants. The voting venue within our branch is Bryanston High School.
Coordinator: Sehume Motswenyane
Is a suburb that sits amidst a number of residential areas, educational facilities such as South West Gauteng TVET College (Technisa Campus). It is in close proximity with the Taxi Rank and the Randburg CBD; and the voting station is Bordeaux Primary School.
Coordinator: Zephy Thwala
Fontainebleau lies just off Republic Road and close to the N1 and Malibongwe Drive (formerly Hans Strijdom); and is alive with entertainment and shopping malls that include the Brightwater Commons (formerly known as the Randburg Waterfront). The voting station is Laerskool Fountainbleau.
Coordinator: Sagren Devraj
On the border of Randburg and Sandton; and therefore lies close to some of the most affluent residential, business and entertainment areas. The voting station for this district is St Stithians College.
Coordinator: Thabani Mlala