About the Craigpark Residents' Association (CRA)
The CRA is a registered, non-profit association established some 45 years ago to monitor and improve the living standards of residents in the Johannesburg suburbs of Craighall and Craighall Park. As business enterprises have grown in the suburb over the years, the interests of these "residents" have now also been incorporated into its portfolios.
Its executive committee comprises volunteer residents and the local Ward Councillor, all of whom have a genuine interest in actively improving and maintaining the living standards of these suburbs.
In terms of its Constitution, the goals of the Craigpark Residents' Association are to:
- promote and protect the residential nature of the Craigpark area;
- promote, protect and foster the collective interests of all members, residents, property owners and businesses in the suburbs of Craighall and Craighall Park;
- note all matters of public importance and their effect on the suburbs of Craighall and Craighall Park, especially in matters of conversion of land use, safety, social, economic, health and recreation.
- make any necessary representation to the responsible authorities and parties on the part of its residents and businesses to combat negative activities, and to improve all facets of existing local facilities.
The functions of the CRA have grown over the years, and since Local Government structural changes in 1994 have led to local communities - viz. residents - having a greater say in, and control over, their own affairs, its workload and its importance to residents has dramatically increased. Today, the executive committee of the CRA comprises approximately 20 voluntary members divided into some 10 portfolios, each having its own sub-committee to deal with its specific issues.
The portfolios are largely filled by professionals active in their related fields, and your CRA is very proud to have the dedicated voluntary services of such people.
Who is eligible for membership?
Any person who is eighteen years of age or more and is an owner or occupier of land or buildings in the Area zoned for residential use is entitled to be registered as a Member of the Association. The current cost is R150 pa less for pensioners or those living in flats or cluster homes; click here to obtain membership information or to renew your annual subscription.
Click here to see the constructive ways in which money from subscription fees is spent.