Town planners reorganise
Professional town planners are regulated by two bodies, the Institute and the Council. The Namibian Institute of Town and Regional Planners, formed in 1978, comprises professional planners working in the public and private sectors, as well as academics. The Institute recently elected new members consisting of Browny Mutrifa, Charles Tublike, Ritta Khiba, Ernst Simon and Johan de Kock. The professon’s regulatory body, the Namibian Council for Town and Regional Planners, also elected new office bearers for the council. The new President is Edwin Thornley, assisted by Vice President, Petrine Moongela, Secretary, Ritta Khiba, Treasurer, Mr Hennie Fourie, and Publicity & Information member, Mr Browny Mutrifa. One of the main functions of the Council is to ensure that each member adheres to the Rules of Conduct and that the interest of the general public is protected from misconduct, conflict of interest or malpractice by any of the practicing members as well as registering professional Town and Regional Planners and Town and Regional Planners in Training.