the NRA

The Newlands Residents Association

The NRA is a non-profit association established to monitor, protect and enhance Newlands and its environs. The committee comprises volunteer residents and the local Ward Councillors. All these individuals play a role in ensuring that the rights of residents and the environment are protected and that the Newlands community is represented at a municipal level.


  • To provide a forum for the exchange of views and information on local matters relevant to residents of the Area.
  • To watch over, promote and protect the interests of its members and to oppose any matter deemed detrimental thereto.
  • To represent the collective views of its members to related bodies, public authorities and to other interested organisations and persons.
  • To keep itself informed of the affairs of the Cape Town City Council and other public bodies, especially on matters which affect property owners and/ or residents in Newlands and adjacent suburbs.
  • To instill in Councillors and Public Officials an awareness of the wishes and needs of the residents of Newlands.
  • To co-operate whenever deemed necessary with other Civic or Rate-Payers Associations.
  • To protect, preserve and enhance the environment of the area in keeping with its present open and natural character, including all trees, and flora and to strive to obtain a Special Status award from the CTCC protecting the heritage of the village area.
  • To support the protection and maintenance of conservation-worthy buildings and other structures including all things which contribute to a sense of place; and, further, to maintain the cultural and aesthetic integrity of the built environment in keeping with historical traditions.

Additional detail can be found in the NRA’s Constitution: