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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 […]

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Concerns of street children cannot be addressed without focussing on the family structure. The volatile communities from which the children escape provide them with an opportunity to roam and beg on the streets. In these situations, giving a hand-out may contribute towards further vulnerability of children as they start viewing the streets as a safer […]

MID Catwalk Site Visit

The MID has been working closely with Law Enforcement on brainstorming solutions to improve public safety and security in the area. One area identified has been the Muizenberg St. James Catwalk and how this links with the MID area. The challenge of patrolling the catwalk has always been the elevated railway line and the Main […]

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Muizenberg is a destination.  We need to do what we can to support and guide where possible, the strategic implementation of safety measures that will benefit everyone who enjoys the recreational facilities in and around Muizenberg. It is with this mind-set that the MID has actively engaged with Law Enforcement and Metrorail/PRASA as well as […]

Public Safety

On the morning of March 8th, the Muizenberg community came face-to-face with the impact of gang violence from neighbouring communities when an incident arising from a court appearance spilled out onto the York Road Parking area. Shots were fired and MID Public Safety and SAPS responded swiftly.  The incident was over before many even knew […]

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1019 units of alcohol confiscated around the Muizenberg beachfront area on New Year’s Day. Let that sink in, 1019 units! Some of units were confiscated from people leaving the shopping area, making their way to the beachfront. Some from passengers as they disembarked the train station, and then taxi drivers and passengers being fined as […]

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The debate around iconic bathing boxes in 2017, resulted in City Coastal Management calling for public participation in the concerns around the maintenance, security and utilisation thereof.  The detailed report presented at sub-council on 20 November 2017 can be viewed here. In a nutshell, the once-off restoration costs of the 38 bathing boxes on Muizenberg […]

Together We Can Avoid Day Zero - City

This is the question that we should all be asking ourselves. Would we rather work together and defeat Day Zero by saving water now or allow ourselves to be defeated and queue for hours on end to access water? Queueing for water. A logistical nightmare that will further marginalise communities, disable the vulnerable and negatively […]

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The Department of Social Development needs you, and warmly extends an invitation to YOU to open your hearts and homes to vulnerable children in need of care and protection. Why do we need Safety Parents?  “We believe that every child deserves a safe, nurturing home environment, free of abuse and trauma and where there needs […]

MID Day Zero

Level 6B water restriction (50l/person/day) will be enforced as of 1 February, and with this in mind we thank the Muizenberg Lakeside Residents Association (MLRA) for the below adaptation of the WWF’s Wednesday Water File, “It’s Time to Prepare for Day Zero.   What will happen? When you open your tap, nothing will come out. […]

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Every year, for the past 30 odd, has been a time when locals prepare for the surge of visitors, family and friends who see our amazing village by the sea as their prime holiday destination. The swell of visitors becomes a tsunami wave of bodies when the season peaks on the two most frequented public […]

Muizenberg Public Safety

“When we work together then we are organised crime fighters” commented Maruwaan, one of the many volunteers from the Grassy Park Diaz Village Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) who supported law enforcement efforts from 04h:30 on 25 and 26 December in Muizenberg. Law Enforcement and MID were elated when neighbourhood watches heeded the call for volunteers to […]

MID Public Safety

While everyone is getting ready to kick off their shoes and enjoy the beaches, the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID) has been actively reviewing and planning for the influx of thousands of people! Public safety and cleaning takes priority during the Festive Season, with all parties; the City, Provincial and community structures, working together to ensure […]

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Muizenberg Improvement District held its annual general meeting on Thursday 23 November with a quorum of 60 members, present in person and proxy, out of the current 289-strong membership. Aside from the usual business of AGM’s there were 2 significant decisions made: LPR and CCTV Camera Funding It was proposed that R100,000 surplus funds be […]