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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, […]

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  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 […]

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Final Regulations For Level 3 Lockdown DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002: (ACT NO. 57 OF 2002): DETERMINATION OF ALERT LEVELS AND HOTSPOTS  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 […]

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  MID Chair appeal to Winde 14 May 2020 Dear Premier Winde,   I regret having to write to you, but the serious issue of dealing with the Muizenberg homeless during lockdown seems to have become a football kicked around between the different levels of Government with none taking responsibility and acting effectively. The situation […]

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PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release   MID CALLS ON AUTHORITIES NOT TO ABANDON HOMELESS DURING COVID CRISIS The Muizenberg Improvement District (MID) has called on Premiere Alan Winde to intervene in what is fast-becoming a human tragedy in the seaside suburb of Muizenberg. Scores of homeless are now camped out in Muizenberg Park in what […]

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MID May Newsletter “There’s been a quantum leap technologically in our age, but unless there's another quantum leap in human relations, unless we learn to live in a new way towards one another, there will be a catastrophe.” – Albert Einstein Over the past three weeks of extended lockdown and moving into Level 4, the […]

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DIRECTIVE BY THE MINISTER OF EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR IN TERMS OF REGULATION 10 (8) OF THE REGULATIONS ISSUED BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS IN TERMS OF SECTION 27 (2) OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002 (ACT NO. 57 OF 2002) I, Thembelani Waltermade Nxesi, the Minister of Employment and Labour, acting […]

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ESSENTIAL services workers who will be allowed to report for work during the 21-day nationwide lockdown will do so under strict regulations. Yesterday police emphasised that all people classified as essential workers would have to adhere to the regulations gazetted by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on Wednesday. Each worker will […]

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During the lockdown many shelters in the city are full to capacity and some are no longer accepting new entrants after the start of the lockdown. The city has pledged to build new sites and increase capacity, but many are still to be completed. The first of these is under the Culemborg bridge and is […]

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“A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.” – Henrik Ibsen   This quote has resonated deeply over the past three weeks as Muizenberg has rallied in this time of global crisis. The Muizenberg Community Action Network (CAN) has sprung up and quickly mobilised, volunteers, social workers and […]

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HIGHLIGHTS Please see copy of Newsletter below, plus business impact survey below.   This newsletter is being sent out to update members on a few pressing issues at hand. So as not to overwhelm you with info, a second newsletter with monthly reports will be sent out next week. Please take note of all the […]

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Hello to All Property Owners in the MID, Wishing you all a prosperous, peaceful and safe 2020. We’re pleased to be starting the New Year on a positive note: the AGM is behind us; a new Board of Directors is elected; a new five-year Business Plan has been adopted. The seven elected Directors and their […]

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The Muizenberg Improvement District (MID) has contracted a dedicated team –  a professional social worker and two field workers – to strengthen resources and referral networks for street people, child day strollers and the homeless. The role of the social service team is to engage and record the needs of  street people in order to […]

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Now in its 3rd year, the Muizenberg Festival connects locals and visitors over seven days of music, dance, rapping, art, parades, interactive workshops, markets, poetry, storytelling, historical walks, township tours and soirees. It’s happening in streets and studios around the village from 10 – 16 October. Organised by the Muizenberg Partnership, the Festival celebrates the […]

Do you want to be part of a dynamic team that is working strategically to make Muizenberg safe and attractive for visitors and residents? The MID invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons who would like to give of their time and expertise to serve on the Board of the Muizenberg Improvement District. While this […]

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The MID is pleased to announce that 69% of the property owners (still to be verified by the City of Cape Town) in the Wherry Road Triangle have signed consent in support of the application for their streets to be included in the Muizenberg Improvement District   The MID Board thanks all those who assisted […]

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From Saturday 1 October 2016 the MID Public Safety service will be provided by GRIT Security Services GRIT was awarded the contract following a robust tender selection process managed by the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID) Board and a sub-committee of MID members who represented property owners, business and community organisations. MID Public Safety Director, Hugo […]

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The Muizenberg Improvement District (MID) has taken a hard look at the social development interventions it has tried to date and recognised the need to make changes to its  strategy. Everything the MID implements around social development and public safety focuses on improving the lives and experience of people on the streets of the MID. […]