MRA Monthly Newsletter - January 2020

Dear Melville Community, At the start of January, the Melville Resident Association (MRA) hosted our first monthly meeting of the year at Agterplaas guesthouse. We are grateful that the meeting was well attended with several new faces, and we trust the energy will be sustained throughout the next year. Please note that all MRA meetings are open to residents of the community, and the dates for all our meetings for […]



The Melville Residents’ Association (MRA) and Melville Security Initiative (MSI) express sincere condolences to friends and families of the people who died, and to the people who were injured in a senseless shooting incident at Poppy’s on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 7th Street early Wednesday morning. It is the intention of both the MRA and MSI to create a safe environment for everyone visiting, working and living in […]


MRA Executive Committee Appointments

Dear Melville Community, The Melville Residents’ Association Executive Committee held a meeting on the 8th of October 2018 at 1900 at “die Agterplaas” guesthouse. After this meeting by agreement of the majority of the executive committee, the following members were elected as required by the constitution to the following positions for the coming year: Honorary Treasurer:       Eric Clive van Gils Honorary Secretary:       Kelsey Glennon Chairperson:                    Andreas Gerdes We wish […]


Melville Residents' Association & Melville Security Initiative AGM 2018

Email us now your questions for the AGM 2018 at     MRA_MSI AGM Info Pack 2018 2018 MSI 2017 Financial Statements MSI AGM 2018_ProxyForm-2  


Melville Precinct Plan: Community Brainstorm Session

The MRA is aware that some residents feel insufficiently informed about the Precinct Plan process. We therefore encourage all residents to attend the workshop on Saturday and make your voice heard, raise your concerns and be involved in the process. We, as the MRA subcommittee, will continue to press the Precinct Plan team for greater transparency and communication, we have already asked for response to several key concerns and have […]


Thank you for attending AGM 2016

Dear Residents, We would like to express our sincere thanks for attending the AGM last weekend.  We appreciate your time and valuable input. The following documentation is now available for downloading: MRA AGM 2016 – Minutes MRA AGM 2016 – Presentation Keep an eye out for our next newsletter early September with information about the new committee, the volunteers and updates on various issues affecting our community. If you have […]


MRA AGM 2016: Agenda

Dear Residents,   Please find below a copy of the AGM’s Agenda (Draft) for Saturday: AGM Draft Agenda General Update by Chair Financials New portfolios (Land Use & Assistance with Liquor Licence) Heritage New SAPS Station Commander (TBC) New Councillor – Bridget Steer Committee voting (New MRA Committee members) Q&A Vumatel representative Q&A  


Operation Come Together

The Melville Residents’ Association, JMPD, DPU (Displaced Persons Unit ) and Ward Councillor (Amanda Forsythe) are working on a solution to address the significant number of vagrants in Melville. We are looking for concerned residents who are keen to assist and ideally (but not necessarily) have skills (psychologists, doctors, nurses, lawyers, social workers etc.) to assist us with this task. The Displaced Persons Unit are planning a workshop in Melville […]


Application for rezoning: Six storey high, dense student housing

  Developers have put in an application to change the zoning of the strip of land between Campus Square and Streatley Avenue, Auckland Park, (the empty strip of land north of Campus Square) to allow for six storey high student housing for the University of Johannesburg.   This piece of land was specifically zoned as a buffer zone between the historical residential area, which has +/-6 properties over 100 years […]


Melville Community Pub Quiz Nite!

  Time for some fun! The Melville Residents’ Association hereby challenges the Melville Security Initiative & the residents of Melville to bring their A-Game for a night of fun at Nuno’s Restaurant and take part in the Melville Community Pub Quiz night! All the participants pay R20 entrance which goes into the pot for the 3 winning teams. Ready your teams, come and meet the MRA & MSI Committees and […]