Ald James Vos is Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth in the City of Cape Town. We explore the better. bellville. together. campaign, a City-funded place-making and economic development initiative.
Presented in collaboration with The Greater Tygerberg Partnership
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About Ald James Vos:
James Vos is Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth in the City of Cape Town. His portfolio comprises a combination of the Tourism, Enterprise and Investment Department with those of the City's extensive Asset Management Departments which allows for important synergies and levers in driving economic growth in Cape Town.
He previously served as member of parliament in the National Assembly as the shadow minister of tourism. Prior to this, he was elected as councillor for nearly three consecutive terms and served in various capacities such as portfolio chairman and subcouncil chairman.
During his time as public representative, James received numerous civic awards such as the Melvin Jones Fellowship and International Merit Award, and was bestowed with aldermanship, making him amongst the youngest to receive this life title.
James will work towards the objective of inclusive economic growth, by strengthening partnerships with the private sector that will provide for skills pipelines into the high growth sectors and implementing measures to achieve the ease of doing business.
About The Greater Tygerberg Partnership:
We are connecting people, places and partners to the many possibilities that exist for the current and future success of Bellville; Cape Town's secondary city.
Bellville is an important economic node that lies about 20 kilometres north of Cape Town, South Africa. The Greater Tygerberg Partnership is mandated to promote and accelerate the regeneration and upliftment of Bellville and surrounding areas, to drive its future as a prosperous, successful and attractive commercial centre for business owners, and a vibrant, inclusive, safe and modern hub for residents, students and the general public.
We are a development facilitation agency at the centre of a broad ecosystem focused on urban regeneration. We connect multiple stakeholders seeking to maximise the assets of Bellville, for the greater good of all people who live, work and play there.
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