Subcouncil resolution details
Agenda item no
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Good Morning Councillors, Subcouncil Staff, City officials, members of the public, invited guests, friends and the media. Your presence to the Subcouncil meeting is appreciated.
I am pleased to announced that there will be a retrofitting project in Ward 26 & 28, whereby a new installation of bathrooms, taps and toilets will be conducted in this financial year and next financial year.
I sincerely hope that the community will look after the new installations as the City of Cape Town is in the process of transforming the rental units.
On Wednesday 19 February 2019, we had our first project steering Committee meeting and introduce the Elsies River Infill Housing project teams, within Ward 25,26 & 28. This is a milestone and a legacy project within the broader Elsies River Area.
The staircases in the triple storey blocks of flats is in the process of decay and the City of Cape Town started with the assessment of repairing of the staircases.
I need to thank the Transport Development Authority in the city who started off by the reinstatement of new roads in Sub-council 4, which brings relieve to the vehicular users in our areas and I sincerely hope that the road rehabilitations will continue throughout Sub-council 4 as some of our roads is in a very poor condition.
1. DAMS THAT SUPPLY CAPE TOWN HAVE DECLINE 1,4 %
Over the past week to 56, 0% of storage capacity. The average water consumption has decreased by 23 million. The average water consumption has decreased by 23 million litres per day to 610 million litres per day.
CITY’S DRAFT WATER STRATEGY OPENS FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS
• The City’s plan to ensure greater water security over the next 10 years as
it moves towards being a water-sensitive city
• New surface water resources are limited. Therefore, in future, a greater proportion of Cape Town’s water demand will be met from alternative sources including groundwater, water re-use and desalination
• Cape Town will continue to rely on rain-fed dams for most of its water, which is much cheaper than alternative supply sources
• The City’s commitment is to transform Cape Town over time into a more resilient and water-sensitive city.
• This will be done through new incentives and regulatory mechanisms as well as the way the city invests-in consultation with residents
2. RISK OF NUISANCE TRIPPING FROM LOAD-SHEDDING CAN BE REDUCED
The City of Cape Town encourages residents to reduce the risk of nuisance tripping, which happens when the power does not come back on immediately after the occurrence of load-shedding, by switching off all appliances which use electricity before load-shedding is scheduled to take place.
The power outage often goes unreported because residents assume that it is due to load-shedding.
The City continues to do its best to notify its customers of potential load-shedding as soon as Eskom notifies the City.
3. SOLAR PV SYSTEM REGISTRATION DEADLINE MOVED TO 31 MAY 2019
• The City of Cape Town has also been working hard to simplify the registration process for residents with easy online pre-registration, updated registration forms with guidance included
• There is no charge for the registration of solar PV systems. A fee will only be applied for failure to register the system by 31 May 2019
• The registration tells the City where a system is connected and confirms the quality of the installation so that staff and contractors are not electrocuted when working on the network
• Draft national legislation indicates that formal registration of small-scale embedded generations (SSEG) systems will become mandatory
It has however taken some time for South Africa to develop national standards to connect PV installations safely.
4. THE AUXILIARY VOLUNTEER SERVICE RECORDED A NUMBER OF SUCCESSES, INCLUDING:
- 860 Section 341 fines issued
- 163 Section 56 notices issued
- 220 suspects searched
- 35 suspects arrested on double warrants
- 16 arrests on a range of charge including poaching, hijacking, rape, armed robbery and possession of drugs
- Recovery of a hijacked vehicle, 504 units of abalone, 120 units of drugs and R780 in cash
5. REQUIREMENTS OF NEW TOBACCO LEGISLATION
6. THE CITY’S VALUEs:
• Openness and transparency
• Honesty and Integrity
• Tolerance and respect
• Equality and fairness
• Appreciation of cultural differences
• Consensus building
I thank you.
The Chairperson allowed for comments on his speech:
Cllr Janse van Rensburg urged members to ensure that the report on factual information during Subcouncil meetings. She said this is crucial because the media is present during meetings and therefore it is essential to maintain the integrity of the City of Cape Town.
The Chairperson shared the sentiments of Cllr Janse van Rensburg