members at MID AGM 2015

The Annual General Meeting of the Muizenberg Improvement District (MID) on 17 November 2015 was attended by a positive group of 61 members and residents.


MID Budget Pie Chart

The bulk of the MID budget is allocated to Public Safety

Presenting the Annual Report, MID Chair, Steven Frankal explained that property owners in the MID pay improvement district levies proportional to the value of their property. Currently domestic property levies range from R50 – R300 per month. He said:

While this means that the MID has limited resources compared to some of the larger improvement districts, the board uses the funds strategically and thoughtfully so that your contribution feeds directly into tangible improvements and services. At only 1,4 Million, our annual budget is small but we do a LOT with it!


While the MID can only afford one full-time staff member, our sterling manager Chevone Peterson, a great deal is accomplished thanks to the drive of our Board directors who all live or work in Muizenberg and are dedicated to its transformation. The MID has five core business functions –  Management and 4 mandated focus areas:

  • Cleaning and maintenance of public spaces
  • Facilitating Environmental Upliftment : greening of public spaces, reporting bad buildings, and recreational space transformation
  • Providing Public Safety services
  • Social Development : Supporting the City in finding workable solutions for homelessness and street children

These are top-up services in addition to those provided by City Departments and National government. Everything the MID does is aimed at getting the wider community to work together to regenerate the urban environment and position Muizenberg as the kind of place where you want to live, visit or do business. Download the Annual Report here

Issued by Lesley Schroeder, Stakeholder Engagement Director, MID


About MID:

The Muizenberg Improvement District [MID] is a geographic area where property owners have contracted to pay a levy to facilitate a joint effort by the City of Cape Town and the local community to ensure more effective management of public areas and to promote business confidence.

The MID supplements normal municipal services provided by the City, using its funds to deal with crime and grime, enhance the environment and address social issues like vagrancy and finding workable solutions for the homeless. The Muizenberg Improvement District is a legal entity established under the City’s Special Rating Areas by-law and also governed by the South African Companies Act 2008. Website:

Enquiries: Chevone Petersen

Phone: 021 788 1196 or 082 463 1525