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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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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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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 […]

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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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  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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“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 […]

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 […]