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Meet Chad Louw, Oudtshoorn’s 24-year-old new Mayor

18 November 2021 11:23 AM
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Lester Kiewit
The Morning Review
Chad Louw

Lester Kiewit interviews Chad Louw (24), mayor of Oudtshoorn.

Chad Louw was sworn in as Oudtshoorn’s new mayor on Wednesday.

At 24, he is the youngest mayor in the Western Cape.

A juvenile ostrich on an Oudtshoorn farm. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

RELATED: Meet Jason White (23), Knysna and South Africa’s youngest councillor


Louw’s mayoral position is his first pollical post since joining the ANC five years ago.

Icosa's Vlancio Donson is his deputy.

Lester Kiewit interviewed Louw (scroll up to listen).

I’m still overwhelmed! … I didn’t expect it. My focus was to be a ward councillor… Luckily for me, I think God called me for greater things… I’m new to the position. There’s still a lot to learn…

Chad Louw, mayor - Oudtshoorn

I want to be an inspiration. A lot of our youth has lost hope…

Chad Louw, mayor - Oudtshoorn

The community elected us. It is our responsibility to deliver. To keep the coalition going, we need to stay focussed…

Chad Louw, mayor - Oudtshoorn



18 November 2021 11:23 AM
Tags:
Oudtshoorn
Lester Kiewit
The Morning Review
Chad Louw

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