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MID Beach Huts

MID met with City Coastal Management on Tuesday 03 October to discuss the process regarding the future of the 48 huts on the Muizenberg coastline. These are the next steps and your input is required! Engagement with the City The City now invites ideas and proposals for how the huts can be used in a […]

Gary Theron aka Donald Redditt

The Muizenberg Improvement District operates in public space, and therefore public safety refers to improving the safety of ALL people engaging with the public space environment. On Friday 29 September, Gary Theron, a homeless Muizenberg resident for more than ten years, left us with a powerful message. The lack of response from government services when […]

Muizenberg Festival Logo 2017

It’s time! The Muizenberg Festival has already started, and there are 10 full days of entertainment, stimulation, education and fun left! The full calendar of events is available via www.muizenbergfestival.co.za and in fact this year (if you’re an Apple user) you can even synchronize your iOS mobile calendar to make sure you know what’s on […]

MID Public Safety

Did you know that over 50% of the crime incidents responded to by MID’s Public Safety were reported via WhatsApp in August? It’s that easy… WhatsApp MID Public Safety directly on 060 850 6260, or even better… Join MCSI (your local neighbourhood watch) and you’ll be added to the MCSI Alerts WhatsApp Group which is […]

Officer Lucinda (centre) and Officer Troy (left) pictured here with the MID Public Safety Team, 
Councillor Aimee Kuhl and MCSI Chair Henrik Daugbjerg.

Fighting the criminal elements operating on the Muizenberg / St James walkway requires multiple approaches. In addition to the MID’s ongoing collaboration with Metrorail to clean up hotspots, we’re very pleased to tell you that on Thursday 14 September Councillor Aimee Kuhl introduced the MID public safety team and MCSI’s Chair to two new dedicated […]

MID / Metrorail Clean-up

In response to the recent spate of opportunistic criminal  activity on the Muizenberg / St. James catwalk, MID and Metrorail have been cooperating quite closely to look at “red flag zones” in need of attention – both to aid visibility in the area for walkers, and to limit spaces available for opportunistic criminals to hide. […]

MID

Pretty Pride and MID partnered to run a Ladies Art Workshop on 31 August this Women’s Month. Pretty Pride’s mission is “empowering women through art” and their objective is to teach women art design and production skills to build self-esteem foster financial independence. The All Saints Anglican Church Hall was kindly made available and 14 […]

Believe in Schatzi Accessibility Challenge highlights the disabling obstruction caused by signage in Atlantic Road.

Megan Cross and Kevin Rack of MID are on a mission! There’s a lot of building and maintenance going on in and around Muizenberg – improvements (which is nice) or fixes (which are needed) – but the big question is “are these improvements compliant with building regulations – are they UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE?” And this is […]

Recycling

The City of Cape Town offers a free recycling service in some suburbs in Cape Town – it’s called “Think Twice”, and it makes the whole prospect of recycling so much easier: separate your recyclables, put them out on the same day as your other rubbish, and they’re collected by a recycling contractor. Unfortunately the […]

MID Social Development

The MID Social Development team are living proof of the truism “you can eat an elephant – just do it one bite at a time”. Social issues and their solutions are complex for many reasons: They stem from so many factors including physical, physiological, psychological, economic, historic, etc. They involve human beings – each one […]

MID Public Safety

July was a concerning month for public safety, with five muggings in the MID area. This excludes the muggings that took place outside the MID boundary at Sunrise Circle and on the catwalk from Muizenberg Beach to St James. It’s a sobering thought and a warning to all of us to be vigilant when out […]

MID Beach Huts

Tuesday 1 August saw much speculation on social media platforms amidst rumours that the Muizenberg beach huts are to be removed. MID rushed to verify this information with the City, and has received clarification on the matter as follows: “Beach bathing huts at Surfers’ Corner will definitely remain a part of the Muizenberg experience” – […]

MID Responsible Outreach Street Kids

Muizenberg attracts people from all over Cape Town – and as a result it also attracts street children wanting to take advantage of the perceived “economic opportunities” available to them in the suburb that not only hosts residents but also weekenders and tourists. Organizations operating in the area (from surf schools to SAPS) are therefore […]

MID Team Report All Crime

With the most recent Muizenberg / St. James walkway attacks, the importance of reporting crime to SAPS and laying a charge has come to the fore once again. In an article published on IOL about the attacks recently, MCSI Chair Trevor Snyders was quoted as saying “A number of members have been attacked in the […]

MID Scoop your dog's Poop

It’s not just a problem in Muizenberg, it’s a problem worldwide. The natural environment can support approximately 2 dogs per square kilometer without much impact, but in our urban areas there can be over 60 dogs per square kilometer – and that’s where we start running into problems . . . Who has not experienced […]

MID Cleaning Team

The Muizenberg Improvement District (MID) public safety and cleaning functions are set to merge from 1 July 2017 and will both be managed by GRIT. The MID cleaning contract was due for review with the new MID financial year starting 1 July, and with the inclusion of the Wherry Road Triangle into the MID boundary […]

Making A Difference One Life At a Time June 17Image

(* Names mentioned in this article have been changed to protect anonymity) The MID Social Development portfolio is a mechanism to assist with bringing about social change and uplifting the lives of those most vulnerable in the MID area. Children and adults who live on, or roam the streets of Muizenberg, are often dealing with […]

MID Crime Prevention Article

MID Public Safety joined forces with the City, SAPS, Law Enforcement and Traffic recently to conduct 2 operations (15 May and 2 June) in and around Muizenberg Park. The objectives were to remove illegally erected structures from the park, conduct high visibility patrols in the surrounding area, and focus on crime prevention. In just one […]

MID Public Safety

In addition to responding to specific crime and by-law incidents during the past month (May 2017 – see map), the MID Public Safety team stepped up their preventive activities, which play a key role in crime prevention. The public safety officer regularly patrol the Albertyn Road, False Bay Station area during peak times, and especially […]

MID Storm Outreach

The mother of all storms hit Cape Town this past week, shocking everyone after a very mild lead-up to winter. Temperatures plummeted and by Wednesday afternoon in addition to rain and wind, it was even hailing in Muizenberg. At 17h25 on Wednesday MID received a report, via local neighbourhood watch group MCSI, that a woman […]

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