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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. […]

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Background On 15 March this year a delegation of some 30 property owners and Muizenberg Improvement District (MID) members led by Toby Megaw met with the MID Board to present their concerns about public safety issues in the community. They expressed their dissatisfaction with the incumbent Public Safety service provider and asked the Board to put […]

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The influx of homeless people (and the pseudo homeless) into Muizenberg this winter has been alarming. When you add roaming street children, drug dealers and criminals into the mix it can get messy and highly contentious. Those intent on toxic charity will defend their right to feed everyone without distinction, so even people who have […]

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Wary of pseudo bin pickers casing out your street and tired of bin pickers making a mess outside of your house but want to help somehow? Now you can! Muizenberg Community Safety Initiative member, Toby Megaw has started a practical recycling plan called the MCSI Recycling Co-op that can work if  residents and bin pickers […]

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Appeal from Marion Wagner, MID Social Development Director: As you may have noticed, Muizenberg is experiencing an influx of new homeless people and many are supported by well-intentioned actions of volunteers / students who may not understand that handouts encourage many to remain on the streets and in particular – Atlantic Road.       […]

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18 May 2016 Prospective service providers are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for providing a Public Safety  Service to the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID). This is the 1st step in a 3 phase process of selecting an optimal public safety service within the budget available. It was agreed to put the Public […]

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Formalised parking is on the cards for the Muizenberg beachfront, as the council and the Muizenberg Improvement District hammer out an agreement. This as the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID) and the City of Cape Town enter discussions on a jointly managed parking area. There have been numerous reports of harassment and alleged illegal activity over […]

A delegation of  property  owners and MID members living in the Muizenberg Improvement District asked for an extended public session to present their concerns regarding pressing public safety issues to the MID Board on Tuesday 15th March 2016. The delegation of around 30 residents was led by Toby Megaw. Written statements were received from seven […]

The MID Board takes public safety very seriously. Our directors serve the MID as volunteers because we care deeply about the future and well-being of  Muizenberg and want to feel safe as much as any other resident does. We spend many hours applying our minds to solutions, listening to inputs from community members, working with our […]

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MUIZENBERG SAPS COMMUNITY OUTREACH PUBLIC PARTICIPATIVE MEETING The Station Commander of Muizenberg SAPS, Colonel Ismail Daniels, would like to invite all residents of the Muizenberg precinct to the Muizenberg SAPS community outreach public participative meetings to be held in February & March 2016. Sector 3 (Lakeside, Marine Estate, Muizenberg, Kalk Bay and St James) Date:  […]

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February is design month and we are pleased to share this article from Bizcommunity featuring the positive role of the Muizenberg Improvement District Read the full article here Read more about local photographer Rezeen Daniels who took the pics

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This past December the MID Public Safety patrollers managed 648 public safety incidents – That’s more than 20 incidents a day! December was a busy month for our patrollers. They dealt with 22 people behaving suspiciously, they stopped fighting in public areas, they provided emergency and medical assistance, and apprehended thieves. Safe Home Escorts are particularly appreciated […]

railway reserve clean up 31 Jan

The land alongside the railway tracks between False Bay and Muizenberg Stations is littered with broken bottles, litter, rotting bedding, human waste, and rubble. Locals have long expressed frustration that nothing is done to clean up the railway reserve which is a security threat for residents and an eyesore for  visitors. The railway line is […]

The Muizenberg Improvement District (MID) in partnership with the Muizenberg Community Safety Initiative (MCSI) will take action following a stream of complaints from community members about the unlawful activity and vandalism taking place at the burnt down building at 32 Hansen Rd. When the building burnt down last year,  a bed-ridden resident inside the house tragically lost her […]

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Helen Bamford, Staff Writer Cape Argus Mon 25 January 2016 Surfing has been the catalyst for the redevelopment of the beachfront WHEN Roxy Davis started her surf school under an umbrella on Muizenberg beach 14 years ago, it was quite a scary place. Many of the old once-gracious buildings were run-down and occupied by squatters […]