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Introduction Travelling around Cape Town one will, without a doubt, notice that there are more people living on the streets than ever before. As food prices, lack of jobs and petrol prices rise, more people are losing the places they call their homes and find themselves homeless. My name is Richard Bolland and I’ve been […]


Keeping Muizenberg Clean The role of the cleaning team within the Muizenberg Improvement District is to provide a street cleaning service in conjunction with the Solid Waste team from the City of Cape Town. We clean most of the streets within the MID area; as well as do litter pickups, painting over graffiti, painting of […]


IN SEARCH OF A SAFE SPACE The Muizenberg Improvement District (MID) met with Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis and his team on the 9th of June to visit some potential sites in Muizenberg for a homeless safe space. We have been working over the last few years to find long-term, sustainable solutions for the homeless […]


MID June Newsletter Dear MID Members, Looking back to where we were this time last year – still in hard lockdown with no idea when we would ‘return to normal’ – I feel myself breathing a sigh of relief. We have come a long way in 12 months: vaccines are rolling out (albeit too slowly […]


Everything YOU need to know about the new U-Turn Centre for homeless in Muizenberg Dear MID Members, This special newsletter is to provide you with further details of the new Service Centre for homeless people in Muizenberg. The Muizenberg Service Centre, which had a ‘soft launch’ last week, is the culmination of many months of […]


BIG News From MID + 2021 Goals Dear MID Members, As we forge on into 2021 still plagued by the ‘Curse of Covid’, the above quote, for me, best describes our Muizenberg community. Businesses have been battered, yet most continue to endure. Residents have felt the hardships, yet still they endure. Organisations helping vulnerable people […]


MID Newsletter – December 2020 Dear MID Members, Well, we’ve made it to the end of 2020, ‘the year of plenty’…of trials and tribulations. It’s been an incredibly tough year for all, but if there is a silver lining for this year, from a MID perspective we can at least celebrate that: Our 24/7 high […]


CITY OF CAPE TOWN 20 OCTOBER 2020 MEDIA RELEASE City to move to no restriction, water-wise tariff from 1 November Today, 20 October 2020, the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee (Mayco) unanimously supported the City’s decision to lift water restrictions in Cape Town and to move to the lowest tariff, being the no restriction, […]


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 […]


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 […]


  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 […]


  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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


“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 […]


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 […]


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 […]