What BR&RA can do for you!

BR&RA your Liaison to the Ndlambe Municipality

Help provided by BR&RA

If you have a problem that seems to require municipal intervention, please report it to a member of the BR&RA committee to relay to the appropriate official. Last Sunday there was a water leak bothering a resident. It was repaired that same day!

What we stand for


The Residents and Ratepayers Association is constituted in order to promote the interests of residents and ratepayers in Bathurst and surrounds. We are also concerned that the rule of law and municipal and other services are maintained and developed.


We also seek to see that a balance between economic activity and village life is fairly maintained and reasonably accessible to all, in so doing preserving and enhancing the nature of Bathurst as a rural village.


The BR&RA is entirely manned by volunteers from the community and relies on the support of other volunteers.for the successful completion of projects

About BR&RA

Tori Stowe

A good liaison between the Bathurst Residents and Ratepayers Association  and the Ndlambe Municipality is highly desirable.

BR&RA will hold an open, informal meeting every second month in 2024 – January, March, May, July, September – and our AGM again in November.

For on-going information on BR&RA activities and other things happening in Bathurst, check our website.

Let us know if there is a topic you’d like explored at one of next year’s open meetings.

BR&RA committee meetings will be held monthly  (on 11 October, 15 November and 13 December 2023)


Projects identified and what we are working on

There are many community initiatives and projects that need attention. We will report on those that are in progress on a ongoing basis.
Town Hall

Town Hall

Many Bathurstians are concerned that something constructive should happen to the burnt out town hall. Following the Special General Meeting held on 20 Sept 2023, BR&RA received additional information from the municipality. These documents can be requested by members by sending us a note via the contact page on this website. See more information under community initiatives.
Furthermore the statutorily required public participation process has been requested by our Ward Councillor in order to allow planning of a way forward.

walk along stream

New Walkway

A suggestion from the Bathurst Striders to create a walkway along the Bathurst stream from Davies to Trappes street is welcome. The possibility of the trail is in the planning stage.

More details and progress under Community Initiatives.

Proud to live in Bathurst

Meet our Committee

Selected at the General Meeting held in April 2023. Many volunteers have offered a helping hand, each having their own special agenda in order to make the BR&RA a success.
Elizabeth Milne

Elizabeth Milne

Chair Lady

Elizabeth is a retired management consultant, facilitator and trainer with extensive experience working with community organizations such as Improvement Districts and neighborhood watches. She has a keen interest in community development and promoting the sustainable use of natural resources.

Warwick Lewarne

Warwick Lewarne


Warwick retired from the Financial Services industry with 40 years’ experience. He has an interest in the effective use of the resources available to the residents of Bathurst and conserving the environment.

Clare Rothwell

Clare Rothwell


Clare is a teacher and artist with a strong interest in protecting the environment and finding ways for community members to benefit from local resources.

Siphokazi Mkrakra

Youth Liaison

Siphokazi has won a provincial award for her contribution to the community, coaching ATG, netball and junior soccer


Maya Stricker - BR&RA website
Monty Roodt - Commonage Management
Richard Alexander - Dump Management
Michelle Oosthuizen - Legal matters

More Volunteers

Other volunteers are invited to come forward with suggested initiatives they want to be involved in

Get in Touch

New ideas and items to be discussed are welcome

Find us 

Bathurst, 6166, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Give us a ring

Elizabeth Milne         065 730 0473
Clare Rothwell          061 237 4173
Warwick Lewarne    072 474 2813
      Monday - Friday 08h00 to 20h00

Contact Us