Tag Archives: MID

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

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 […]

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 […]

MID Seniors Visit to Muizenberg

It was an early start to an extraordinary day for one hundred senior citizens, dressed in their best, from Heideveld, Netreg, Woodstock, Eersteriver and Lavender Hill as they made their way to Muizenberg. A programme arranged by Rail Tourism, Metrorail Area South and MID. “I’ve not seen the ocean in 23 years!” recounted one of […]

Muizenberg Youth Project

A donation from the MID contributed to the successful June/July holiday programme organised and facilitated by the Muizenberg Youth Project.  This holiday programme, hosted in the All Saints Church Hall, was generously supported by the Butterfly Art Project, parents, individuals, organisations and businesses in Muizenberg. An average of twenty children and five volunteers attended the […]

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 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 […]

MID

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 […]

MID

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 […]

MID

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 […]

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. […]

MID

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 […]