Our Structure And Operation
Bridge City is a joint venture between Tongaat Hulett Developments (THD) and the eThekwini Municipality (eTM), where THD is development manager and sales agent for the project.
The Bridge City Management Association (BCMA) was set up to manage Bridge City’s public spaces. Broadly tasked with managing security, landscaping maintenance, general maintenance, design review and administration, the Bridge City Management Association’s operational activities are handled by Precinct Manager Hloni Mpanza. Employed by Urban MGT (the company contracted to manage the BCMA) Hloni works with a dedicated professional team, service providers, contractors and the City to ensure the precinct meets optimal management levels.
Management Associations are fundamentally set up to protect and advance the interests of property owners within a designated area. This is achieved through the protection, promotion and maintenance of essential services, amenities and activities as well as the co-ordination of development in that area, which is funded through an Associations levy
A Management Association is set up as registered Section 21 company (not for profit or gain), which is governed by the Companies Act 61/1973, and whose operation is legally bound by its registered Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI). Click here for the BCMA Rules and Processes
Membership of the Management Association is entrenched in the property sales agreement of an area and therefore each property owner will automatically become a member of the Association on transfer of property, from which point the owner will also become liable to pay levies to the Association.
Management Associations are administered by a self-governing Board of Directors, that represents and is accountable to the owners or members of the Association. The Associations’ MOI provides for the specific responsibilities of the Board, which gives property owners direct control of their contributions, ensuring transparency and accountability.
The Board will usually appoint a management team, responsible for onsite operations and administration as well as overseeing the daily operations of all service providers, handling queries, coordinating meetings, collecting levies, financial management and development control.