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Dear Member,

We were anticipating that the newly appointed Turnaround Specialist for the Makana Municipality would be in office in time for our Grahamstown Conversation Part II and that he would be able to give our members an update on the Way Forward for Makana.  However we have been informed that he will only take up this position after 12th October 2017.

We want the Conversation to have as much relevance as possible and without the Turnaround Specialist’s feedback we will just be re-stating the problems with no prospect of a solution.

We are therefore postponing the Grahamstown Conversation Part II until the Municipal Official takes up office.

We will update you further once we have more news on the appointment and have agreed on a suitable date for the Grahamstown Conversation Part II.

Warm Regards

Marlene Mitchener

Grahamstown Business Forum

The Grahamstown Conversation Part II

The Grahamstown Business Forum in collaboration with the Grahamstown Residents’ Association, the National Arts Festival, the Creative City Project and Makana Municipality would like to invite you to a public meeting, the purpose of which is to provide residents with an opportunity to meet and engage with major role players and one another around issues that affect the quality of life of everyone living and working in Grahamstown.

If you are interested in attending please contact Marlene Mitchener at grahamstownbusiness@gmail.com  or complete the RSVP form in the side bar.

Date:   TBA

Time:   17:30 for 18:00

Venue: Prime, 63 New Street (between Debonairs and Rat & Parrot)


Arrivals and networking         
Light refreshments - Cash bar
Richard Gaybba
Chair, Grahamstown Business Forum
Welcome, Introductions and Perspectives
Tony Lankester
CEO - National Arts Festival
Imagining the National Arts Festival 2018
To be confirmed
Office of the Premier/
Makana Municipality
The Way Forward for Makana 
Richard Gaybba
Chair, Grahamstown Business Forum
Comments, Questions and Answers
Tim Bull
Grahamstown Residents Association
Thank you and closing

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