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Introduction Travelling around Cape Town one will, without a doubt, notice that there are more people living on the streets than ever before. As food prices, lack of jobs and petrol prices rise, more people are losing the places they call their homes and find themselves homeless. My name is Richard Bolland and I’ve been […]

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Keeping Muizenberg Clean The role of the cleaning team within the Muizenberg Improvement District is to provide a street cleaning service in conjunction with the Solid Waste team from the City of Cape Town. We clean most of the streets within the MID area; as well as do litter pickups, painting over graffiti, painting of […]

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IN SEARCH OF A SAFE SPACE The Muizenberg Improvement District (MID) met with Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis and his team on the 9th of June to visit some potential sites in Muizenberg for a homeless safe space. We have been working over the last few years to find long-term, sustainable solutions for the homeless […]

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MID June Newsletter Dear MID Members, Looking back to where we were this time last year – still in hard lockdown with no idea when we would ‘return to normal’ – I feel myself breathing a sigh of relief. We have come a long way in 12 months: vaccines are rolling out (albeit too slowly […]

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Everything YOU need to know about the new U-Turn Centre for homeless in Muizenberg Dear MID Members, This special newsletter is to provide you with further details of the new Service Centre for homeless people in Muizenberg. The Muizenberg Service Centre, which had a ‘soft launch’ last week, is the culmination of many months of […]

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BIG News From MID + 2021 Goals Dear MID Members, As we forge on into 2021 still plagued by the ‘Curse of Covid’, the above quote, for me, best describes our Muizenberg community. Businesses have been battered, yet most continue to endure. Residents have felt the hardships, yet still they endure. Organisations helping vulnerable people […]

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MID Newsletter – December 2020 Dear MID Members, Well, we’ve made it to the end of 2020, ‘the year of plenty’…of trials and tribulations. It’s been an incredibly tough year for all, but if there is a silver lining for this year, from a MID perspective we can at least celebrate that: Our 24/7 high […]

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CITY OF CAPE TOWN 20 OCTOBER 2020 MEDIA RELEASE City to move to no restriction, water-wise tariff from 1 November Today, 20 October 2020, the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee (Mayco) unanimously supported the City’s decision to lift water restrictions in Cape Town and to move to the lowest tariff, being the no restriction, […]

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MID newsletter – September 2020 Dear Members, As life slowly starts creeping towards ‘normal’ in Muizenberg, with the beachfront bustling on warm days, businesses reopening and the community coming out and initiating projects (more on this below), I’m cautiously optimistic that we may have overcome the worst of this devastating pandemic. That said, we still […]

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE PROVISION OF HUMANITARIAN FOOD RELIEF SERVICES The City of Cape Town’s Urban Management Directorate will be giving effect to the City’s vision of a caring City through the rendering of food relief services to beneficiaries in vulnerable communities adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City is therefore calling for […]

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002: (ACT NO. 57 OF 2002): DETERMINATION OF ALERT LEVEL I, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), having declared a national state of disaster, published in Government Gazette No. 43096 of 15 […]

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MID newsletter – July/August Dear Members, I must start this newsletter with an apology for it being a bit late. We have a good reason, though; the Board and I wanted our next newsletter to announce The Big News…the long awaited CCTV surveillance system is being rolled out! It’s been a long, hard road to […]

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DRAFT INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH STRATEGY (IEGS) The City of Cape Town is in the process of finalising its Draft Inclusive Economic Growth Strategy (IEGS). The IEGS is a high-level strategy aimed at achieving long-term inclusive economic growth through addressing a wide range of economic challenges that are felt at a national level, which include inadequate […]

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COVID-19 update As COVID-19 continues to affect us, we cannot become complacent in fighting this pandemic. In this newsletter, we encourage you to continue adhering to the Golden Rules for COVID-19 and to follow our practical tips for using public transport safely. In this edition: • COVID-19 essential updates • Stay vigilant: Follow the COVID-19 […]

MyCiTi | MyCiTi COVID-19 Lockdown

COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Operations and Service Notifications Last updated: 14 July 2020 This document is a summary of the latest service delivery updates found online at www.capetown.gov.za/coronavirus The information in this document is subject to change. Follow us on Twitter @CityofCTAlerts to stay informed. City facilities (Open | Closed) Non-essential facilities are closed until […]

Senators to introduce COVID-19 privacy bill to protect data used ...

Revenue Department COVID-19 Billing and Relief FAQs Last updated: 1 July 2020 Billing…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2 Payment arrangements ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..3 Rates rebates and relief for property owners ……………………………………………………………………………3 Billing 1, Why have I not received my municipal account in the post during the lockdown? The South African Post Office (SAPO) was closed during Level 5 and 4 of lockdown […]

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MID Newsletter – June “To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” ― T.F. Hodge The past month has been nothing short of an extreme exercise of the above, for the entire MID Board and myself, as we’ve been consistently stymied by frustration after frustration. Despite our best efforts, […]

COCT Draft Budget 2020/21 | Dear South Africa

  THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN’S 2020/21 APPROVED BUDGET AND AMENDMENTS TO THE 2017-2022 INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN (IDP) (2020/21 AMENDMENTS) INCLUDING CHANGES TO THE CORPORATE AND MUNICIPAL ENTITIES SCORECARD   Notice is hereby given in terms of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act No. 32 of 2000, the Municipal Finance Management Act No. 56 of […]

COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Operations and Service Notifications

COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Operations and Service Notifications Last updated: 17 June 2020 City facilities (Open | Closed) Non-essential facilities are closed until further notice. Our essential service facilities continue to operate, but access may be restricted in the interest of public safety. We are opening our service facilities with a phased approach in line […]

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  City phases in opening of Motor Vehicle Registration and Licencing offices   The City of Cape Town plans to open its Motor Vehicle Registration and Licencing offices in a phased manner from Tuesday, 9 June 2020 and Wednesday, 10 June 2020 to members of the public. Read more below:   All the necessary precautions were […]