Our Vision

“The Dolphin Coast is an inclusive and diverse community where the efficient and equitable delivery of services allows all residents to live with dignity and work in harmony.”

Our Mission

“Our mission is to:

– actively seek and provide relevant information to our resident and ratepayer members,

-enable access to and cooperation amongst all relevant stakeholders, partners and civil society organisations,

-use our collective voice to leverage influence on policy and decision-makers, and

-ensure the accountability of our elected and appointed KwaDukuza municipal officials…

…in order to foster a culture of active citizenship and collaborative problem-solving which will bring our Vision to life.”

What is DOCRRA and Who We Are…

The Dolphin Coast Residents and Ratepayers Association (DOCRRA) is a non-political, non-profit civil society organisation, dedicated to the efficient development of the Dolphin Coast, together with the promotion and protection of all ratepayers and residents’ interests, especially the delivery of satisfactory municipal services in return for rates paid. DOCRRA is comprised of an Executive Committee which serve on a voluntary basis and is the representative body for what is referred to as “the South” of the KwaDukuza Municipality.


We collaborate with the KwaDukuza Local Municipality (KDM), the iLembe District Municipality, and all other relevant government structures and appointed organisations, including the SAPS. We liaise with Ward Councillors, Neighbourhood Watches’, the iLembe Chamber of Business, the Ballito Urban Improvement Precinct, the Dolphin Coast Conservancy, as well as other pertinent local, provincial and national bodies.


DOCRRA membership is open to any individual resident and/or ratepayer on the Dolphin Coast, as well as residential estates.  The Dolphin Coast is defined as the geographic area within KwaDukuza Municipality bound by the Tongaat River in the south and the Umvoti River in the north; from the coastline in the east across to the R102 in the west. In landmark terms, we define the Dolphin Coast as the coastal strip between Zimbali and Tinley Manor, and inland to Umhlali, Shakaskraal and Etete. 


DOCRRA represents approximately 30,000 households within KDM, in wards 4, 6, 20, 21, 22 and 30. Membership applications from individuals and estates outside our geographic boundary will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Our members are active citizens who are passionate about their community and through the DOCRRA platform use their collective influence to effect change.  Members also receive access to information and critical analysis of municipal financial affairs, performance, and proceedings brought before Council via email, a dedicated WhatsApp group, on our website and our various social media channels. 

We are constantly striving to broaden our expertise and skills by encouraging members to serve on our Executive Committee as well as our various specialist subcommittees. Please contact us on admin@docrra.co.za to work with us.

The DOCRRA Committee & its Activities

  • Committee members are elected at the annual AGM or co-opted. Each committee member has an area of expertise and interest
  • The DOCRRA main committee meets twice a month to discuss relevant issues and interact with sub-committees. Besides email communication, the committee’s WhatsApp group is utilized extensively for internal communication.
  • Committee members are active in a range of other citizenship organisations and represent some of the larger Estates on the Dolphin Coast
  • Committee members attend a range of Ward committee and Council meetings and is recognised by KDM as a representative community organisation in terms of various acts and regulations
  • By establishing a network of contacts, the committee uses its influence within the KDM structures, Ward committees and other citizenship organisations to highlight issues, raise concerns and provide input and feedback
  • DOCRRA continually expands its communication channels. Currently the channels used to engage with the Dolphin Coast community include the new and updated website, quarterly newsletters, media articles, column in the North Coast Courier, DOCRRA members’ WhatsApp group, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram

DOCRRA Constitution

To view the DOCRRA Constitution please click on the link below:

Click here

Committee Members


As a non-profit, we rely on membership fees to fund the work we do.

Committee members work on a volunteer basis. Our conservative budget provides for administration, operational,  and communications costs to efficiently serve our community.

Cost: From as little as R30 per month.

Why become a member?

As a member you also have access to our DOCRRA Benefits Card which provides local residents and ratepayers discounts at local businesses. Click here for more information.


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