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Stagnant Water and Mosquitos

Dear Residents and Interested Parties Please note that Mosquitos do have the ability to transmit disease. Cape Town is clear of many of the major diseases, but due to climate change and evolution when there is an excess of one species, disease can occur. Let’s not be caught out by the poor management of the […]

MID Social Development

“I left home at the age of 14 due to abuse and have been living on the streets ever since.  I want to go to rehab and be a better parent for my child, but I am afraid that I may never see my children again if I go to rehab.” A young adult, sharing […]

Muizenberg Festival 2018

Muizenberg comes alive in October with the 5th edition of its annual festival that celebrates a place brimming with creativity, culture and innovative citizen action. The Festival takes place between the 1 and 14 October, and features a range of activities, cultural experiences, dialogue, concerts, collaborative public performance, and incredible homegrown art. This year’s theme, […]

MID Social Development

Social development, “Give a Hand-Up, not a Hand-Out”, within the MID requires a transversal approach. Social development challenges along with inadequate transformation and support services, permeate throughout the streets of Cape Town.  Zone in on Muizenberg, and you will see small clusters where this is also reflected in the fabric of the homeless community living […]

Muizenberg Tourism

“We need to move forward as a collective, making progress together” was the statement made by Cllr. Eddie Andrews when addressing the tourism stakeholders in Muizenberg, discussing the development of a tourism route for the South. This year PRASA partnered with City and various other stakeholders, including MID, to highlight what Muizenberg has to offer […]

Muizenberg Litter

Regular beach clean-ups, through community and stakeholder collaboration, has emphasized the impact of pollutants on the environment.  This collaboration has since allowed for redirection of valuable resources to aid in the management of the natural environment that surrounds the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID) area. One such area where resources have been redirected to is “Styrofoam […]

Muizenberg Safety

During the winter period the MID landscaping team started weeding away in the MID area.  With public safety in mind, it was decided to repair the broken fencing between Milner Road and the railway reserve and cut back the overgrown vegetation to improve visibility for the MID Public Safety Patrollers. These changes along the railway […]

MID Atlantic Road Bridge

A cement mixer was Birdget’s most recent victim and yet another case of driver negligence. However the onus always seems to fall in the hands of City Engineering and Traffic to come up with a solution to this driver negligence.  The cement mixer collided with the bridge at approximately 15h00 and was only cleared by […]

MID Cleaning

They’ve gone from EPWPs working along the beachfront from Sunrise Circle to St. James to employees of the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID).  During their first month with MID, they filled almost 2,000 bags with sand, weed and litter cleared from gutters, sidewalks and public garden spaces. You may have seen them pushing a wheelbarrow, carrying […]

MID Seniors Visit to Muizenberg

It was an early start to an extraordinary day for one hundred senior citizens, dressed in their best, from Heideveld, Netreg, Woodstock, Eersteriver and Lavender Hill as they made their way to Muizenberg. A programme arranged by Rail Tourism, Metrorail Area South and MID. “I’ve not seen the ocean in 23 years!” recounted one of […]

Muizenberg Youth Project

A donation from the MID contributed to the successful June/July holiday programme organised and facilitated by the Muizenberg Youth Project.  This holiday programme, hosted in the All Saints Church Hall, was generously supported by the Butterfly Art Project, parents, individuals, organisations and businesses in Muizenberg. An average of twenty children and five volunteers attended the […]

MID Ward 64 Control Room

As reported in the April article, Ward 64 Control Room Support, the MID’s due diligence process resulted in far more questions than answers.  We’d rather fail in meeting our deadline than fail in our due diligence and compliance, that is, ensuring that R100 000 levy-funds are going towards LPR and CCTV overview equipment and installation […]

MID GDPR

You may have heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect on 25 May 2018 in the European Union. Please read our Privacy and Cookie Policy here. If you are on our mailing list for newsletters, but would like to stop receiving these newsletters then please email manager@mid.org.za so that we […]

MID Social Development

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou.  Reflecting upon the work of social development we see many faces, […]

MID Public Safety

During the month of March the MID public safety patrollers responded to two incidents of couples fighting in public. In the one case, a couple fighting while walking to their home in the Village, and in the other case, two car guards. In both cases the victims refused assistance and walked away with their partners. […]

MID Street Kids Intervention

The seminar focussed on identifying the barriers, and brainstorm solutions, to intervention services and family preservation that may positively impact the life of street children. “Today we are on a level playing field . . .  , we can only benefit the children on the street” said social worker Marion Thomas in her welcoming address. Presenters […]

MID LPR

Key strategic sites have been identified for Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) and overview cameras in and around the MID area.  Directly impacting on crime prevention and criminal apprehension as illustrated on March 28th.   Currently the MID is following due diligence in reviewing quotations and workmanship.  Focussing on quality to ensure long term sustainability of […]

MID Social Grant

An identity document (ID) is a legal requirement in order to access many government services in South Africa.  Yet the Department of Home Affairs remains inaccessible for many destitute street people.   Limiting access to social service grants, housing applications and employment opportunities. The MID, to date, assisted fifteen homeless individuals with access to an […]

MID Universal Access BISO

A distressed resident contacted the MID towards the end of 2014, creating awareness of the accessibility challenges faced on certain areas of the Atlantic Road sidewalk. “I cannot propel my wheelchair over it and outings towards the beach and sea are always curtailed for me in that direction!” There has been slight improvements since then, […]

MID Facebook

Keep ahead of the curve by liking and following us on Facebook where we share regular updates that impacts on the MID and surrounding area.  Here are some highlights that you may have missed if you’re not following us on social media.           The Muizenberg/St.James Catwalk safety plan is slowly taking […]