NPC – (Non Profit Company)
The St Francis Property Owners Non Profit Company (NPC) was been created by a group of concerned property owners following the Annual General Meeting of the St Francis Residents association held in December 2015. The newly elected committee presented the “Saving St Francis” initiative to the gathered residents and property owners where three options were put forward.
- Make things happen
- Watch what happens
- Wonder what happened
At the time the Kouga municipality under which St Francis falls, was under control of an ANC led council. When the DA took control of the municipality in the August 2016 elections, many may have expected a sudden change in delivery of services. Certainly there have been significant improvement by the new council but certain identified services simply could not be addressed simply becaues of lack of budget available.
So the questions remained; MAKE THINGS HAPPEN, WATCH WHAT HAPPENS or WONDER WHAT HAPPENED?
The status quo is similar in many towns, villages and even city suburbs where services and infrastructure are failing because of funding. There are many examples where the residents have taken it on themselves to take action. The St Francis Property Owners NPC was thus formed to raise the necessary funding to make things happen rather than wath and wonder!