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 for my liking); the majority of businesses in Muizenberg have survived the Covid crisis, while a handful of new businesses have sprung up; the beachfront is bustling; and life in general seems to be gaining some semblance of normality, very slowly but surely.

MID has also come a long way over the past year. We have a few more committed directors to carry the voluntary load, a fully-fledged CCTV camera system monitored 24/7 that is doing much to reduce crime in the area, a new-ish service centre for people experiencing homelessness in partnership with U-Turn, and we’re about to launch our latest project, a budding partnership with FynbosLife.

This newsletter is a brief update of what we’ve been busy with. Of course there is always much to be improved upon, but I’m cautiously optimistic that the months ahead will bring more good news and, hopefully, a better-than-before normal.

Peter Corbett
MID Chair