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Think waterGP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business;GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect1WhiteCape Town is experiencing a serious water shortage due to insufficient rainfall and fast declining dam levels. We all need to THINK WATER. <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater ">thinkwater </a>Blue<img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/drought_header6_dayzero.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Residential water restrictions explained GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1Insufficient rainfall and fast declining dam levels have led to the current drought in Cape Town. We need to work together to change the way we use our water<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-utility-services/residential-water-and-sanitation-services/Residential-water-restrictions-explained">Residential-water-restrictions-explained</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Water%20and%20sanitation%20services%20for%20informal%20settlements%20and%20backyarders%20Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Commercial water restrictions explainedGP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities1Insufficient rainfall and fast declining dam levels have led to the current drought in Cape Town. We need to work together to change the way we use our water<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-utility-services/commercial-water-and-sanitation-services/Commercial-water-restrictions-explained">Commercial-water-restrictions-explained</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/2016%20commercial%20water%20restrictions%20explained%20Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Water saving toolkitsGP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1To help you spread the word, we have created water-saving information packs for your home, business and hospitality industry.<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/education-and-research-materials/graphics-and-educational-material/water-saving-resources">water-saving-resources</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/WaterSavingResources-header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Indigent grants GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home1You can apply for an indigent grant to help pay rates, service charges or City housing rental payments.<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/local%20and%20communities/financial-relief-and-rebates/our-approach-to-financial-support/indigent-grants">indigent-grants</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Indigent bann.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Safety and security resourcesGP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1The City offers a variety of free interesting and educational material relating to safety and security.<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/education-and-research-materials/graphics-and-educational-material/safety-and-security-education-resources" target="_blank">safety-and-security-education-resources</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Safety and security education resources Header Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Going solar in the home GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home1Installing renewable energy in your home could result in lower electricity costs and contribute to a more sustainable Cape Town.<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/greener-living/saving-electricity-at-home/go-solar-in-the-home">go-solar-in-the-home</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Go Solar In The Home Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Play and get active GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy1Keeping our kids active through sports and outdoor play is a great way to channel their energy. <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/family-care-and-support/caring-for-your-child/play-and-get-active" target="_blank">play-and-get-active</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Play and get active Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
LoadsheddingGP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1Loadshedding power outages generally last for about 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one area being affected at a time during stage 1 and four areas being affected at a time during stage 3b.<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-utility-services/residential-electricity-services/load-shedding-and-outages">load-shedding-and-outages</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Loadshedding And Outages Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal

 

 

City to host public hearing about proposed overlay zone to conserve Bo-Kaap heritageA public hearing will be held as part of this process to provide the local community and interested and affected parties with the opportunity to voice their views on the proposal that a Heritage Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ)<p>I am pleased to announce that the City of Cape Town will embark on a public participation process for the proposal that the Bo-Kaap be included in a Heritage Protection Overlay. </p><p>A public hearing will be held as part of this process to provide the local community and interested and affected parties with the opportunity to voice their views on the proposal that a Heritage Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ) be used as a mechanism for the conservation of the Bo-Kaap’s unique historical landscape and heritage, culture and way of life.</p><p>The decision to commence with the public participation process follows on from Council’s decision yesterday, 13 December 2018, to accept the Mayoral Committee’s recommendation that the City undertake this public participation process as soon as possible, and that this process is conducted with the necessary urgency and intent.</p><p>I want to thank the local councillors, Dave Bryant and Brandon Goulding, for continuing to make themselves available to the community and hear their concerns. I am sure that they will continue to be integrally involved throughout the public participation process. </p><p>A dossier for the proposed HPOZ for the Bo-Kaap will be publicly available on the City’s website early in the new year, and at the local library and Subcouncil 16 office. The dossier will contain maps indicating the boundaries of the area to be included in the zoning, as well as the purpose and intent of an HPOZ, general guidelines, and responses to some frequently asked questions.</p><p>The City will, as part of the public participation process, issue registered letters to owners of properties within the Bo-Kaap area, and add notices in rates bills to notify residents and local businesses and to invite them to participate and engage with the City about the proposal. The dossier will be sent to civic organisations who will be invited to attend the public hearing. The date of the public hearing, and further information about where and how the public can comment, will be announced early in the new year once business resumes as per normal after the festive season period.</p><p>I want to encourage Capetonians to get involved once this process kicks off so that we can have a vigorous and dynamic discussion about the future of Bo-Kaap – one of our most iconic areas with a rich history and unique architecture. We are committed to creating a city where residents feel acknowledged, heard and valued and this is why we will invest the necessary time and effort in the public participation process. We want to ensure that we engage meaningfully with all of those concerned, and that we involve as many residents as possible.</p><p>Many Bo-Kaap families have been living there for generations, and have contributed significantly to our cultural heritage. The City recognises that this heritage should be protected, and the imminent public participation process will pave the way to achieve this.</p><p>I once again want to note that an HPOZ does not prevent development from taking place. </p><p>The zoning of a property includes both the base zoning and overlay zoning and, as such, the HPOZ requires the City to consider, in addition to the base zoning, the impact on heritage significance where alternations, consolidations, demolitions, or new developments are proposed on properties that fall within the HPOZ. Thus, in considering whether or not to approve a development application, the City’s Development Management Department must take into account any impact which the proposed development may have on the heritage of the area included in the HPOZ.</p><p>An HPOZ therefore ensures that, where there is development, it is sensitive to the area’s architecture, community, and history. The HPOZ applies to all areas covered by the overlay and in this case it is proposed that the Bo-Kaap Heritage Protection Overlay extends from Carisbrook Street to Strand Street, and from the foot of Lion’s Head/Signal Hill to Buitengracht. </p><p>Importantly, an HPOZ does not affect ownership, neither the selling or buying of property.</p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2018-12-13T22:00:00Z1
Council approves support for PEDI For the past few years, PEDI, as part of its mandate from the City, has emerged as a critical player in the urban agricultural sector through activating portions of land in Philippi for urban agricultural usage.<p>PEDI,  a non-profit company established in 1998 by the City of Cape Town, Western Cape Provincial Government and community-based organisations, will enter into an extended Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the City of Cape Town for one year. As part of the MOA, PEDI will be tasked to develop a number of management and governance scenarios for the area which will allow the City to optimise development and economic growth. </p><p>For the past few years, PEDI, as part of its mandate from the City, has emerged as a critical player in the urban agricultural sector through activating portions of land in Philippi for urban agricultural usage.</p><p>According to Alderman James Vos, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, approval of this financial support will allow PEDI to continue with its positive contribution to the Philippi area. The City also has the responsibility to create economic opportunities in the urban agricultural sector and to ensure that programmes are aligned with economic growth indicators. </p><p>Furthermore, it will empower PEDI to build on the work that started in the three previous financial years. An additional  mandate has been approved to research and develop a comprehensive feasibility study related to the remaining portions of the site that are reserved for long-term mixed-use transit-oriented development projects. As the site is an integral part of the PEDI footprint, all indications are that it may be used for urban agriculture in the short to medium term. This will in turn create additional job opportunities for the local community.</p><p>The extension of PEDI’s work and the potential incorporation of additional agricultural production under its management supports the City’s commitment to the original vision for PEDI and the Philippi fresh produce market enterprise. The City, through PEDI, will continue to promote the trading of organic produce and to facilitate market access as well as develop emerging and urban farmer supply channels.</p><p>In addition to the above initiatives, the City will continue with the development of an urban agricultural academy in Philippi.</p><p>‘This partnership shows that the City is serious about leveraging its assets to ensure economic development as it will be a stimulus for the formal and informal business sectors in the area.’</p><p>‘I am pleased that Council has approved the funding which will enable PEDI to fully explore the possibilities of economic growth and development for our existing and emerging farmers. Additionally, it will provide opportunities for business and skills development,’ added Alderman Vos.</p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2018-12-13T22:00:00Z1
Council speech by Alderman Dan Plato, Executive Mayor, City of Cape TownSpeech delivered by the Executive Mayor this morning during a full sitting of Council<p>​Today we mourn the death of Alex Boraine, who, after resigning from Parliament in 1986, co-founded IDASA - the Institute for Democracy in South Africa, and who is perhaps most famous for being one of the key architects of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), where from 1996 to 1998 he also served as vice chair alongside Archbishop Desmond Tutu.</p><p>We also pay our respects to Mendi Msimang, who served as the African National Congress treasurer for 20 years, and as High Commissioner in London, England from 1995 - 1998.</p><p>I want to welcome you all, let us work together and not against each other as we all know that we have work to do. The work I speak of is ensuring that services are delivered to the people of this city. I have spent my first month in office first meeting with the top management of this administration and their teams to understand what they have been doing, and what they have planned. </p><p>I also received a number of welcome and support letters from the unions, religious fraternity, and civil society groups, which I am very thankful for.</p><p>After the sessions with the top management I started visiting our communities, including Phillipi East; Marikana; Lower Crossroads; Bonteheuwel; Netreg; Delft; Strand; Broadlands; Mitchells Plain; Brackenfell; Atlantis; the Cape Town CBD; Khayelitsha; Parow; Dunoon and Elsies River. I went door to door in many of these communities, and in others the residents gathered in community halls. I listened to the residents and wanted to find out first-hand what their concerns are. </p><p>Let me be frank with you, we have work to do. Potholes, blocked drains, uncut grass, leaking water management devices, and grime on our streets and sidewalks – these are just some of the basics that we need to get right. Housing needs, street lighting in certain areas, congestion on our roads, a faltering rail service and crime  – there is no point in sugar coating this. I want to see these issues addressed, and with urgency, because we are going to continue having honest conversations about these challenges until they are resolved.</p><p>But let me also say that I was happy to see that there is much we are doing right as a City. </p><p>Earlier this week, the first 181 beneficiaries of the Delft housing project received keys to their new homes. Once construction of the current phase is completed, 2 112 new housing opportunities will have been created. Overall, the greater Delft housing project will provide 2 400 State-subsidised housing opportunities.</p><p>And this past weekend we hosted the wonderful HSBC Sevens World Series. Over 100 000 visitors came to Cape Town Stadium to enjoy the sun, sport and a weekend of fun. This event alone brings in close to R700 million for our local economy, and creates approximately 1 500 jobs. I was pleased to be able to invite many youth from our disadvantaged communities along, as guests of the Mayor, to come and enjoy the games too.</p><p>So when I hosted a press conference two weeks ago with all our top event organisers to announce that this city was just awarded the Events and Festival Capital of the World, I knew what this award meant for the people of Cape Town – even more job opportunities and skills development opportunities for our communities. We worked hard to get this recognition and we did it for the people of this beautiful city.</p><p>Just this week, Cape Town was voted as the greatest city in the world by readers of the UK’s Telegraph newspaper. Cape Town took the honours for a sixth year in a row, beating other cities like Tokyo and Vancouver to the top spot. Once again, these accolades must continue to translate into much-needed entrepreneurial and job opportunities for the unemployed. </p><p>Cllr James Vos has a major task ahead of him and he is going to have to work closely with our tourism partners, and provincial counterpart, the Western Cape Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Beverly Shaffer, to ensure that Cape Town remains the number one destination for tourists; and that our communities keep benefiting from job creation and skills development opportunities that this sector brings. I want to urge the business sector to work closely with us here because, even though this metro has the lowest unemployment in the country, there are still more jobs to be created.</p><p>The City of Cape Town is a city that is open for business, but this doesn’t just happen. It takes hard work by our officials and our many partners to market the city and put the systems in place to make it easy to do business here. </p><p>Even during tough times our doors stay open because we are a resilient city. We overcome our challenges and find ourselves more prepared afterwards, which is why I am confident we will deal with those challenges that still lie ahead.</p><p>Today the review of the Organisational Development and Transformation Plan (ODTP) is placed before Council. <br>The new structure that is being proposed does not mean we will be turning away from our policies. It is in fact a proposal to ensure that our policies, our IDP, and our commitment to redressing apartheid spatial design and to promoting transit-oriented development. </p><p>These are priority areas for this administration and I want to see results. There has been enough time for planning. I want to see implementation, and I know the officials are capable of delivering on this mandate. </p><p>I have noted some in the print media who prefer to spread misinformation about the size of my Mayoral Committee (Mayco) being increased. Let me make this clear: the size of the Mayco is staying exactly the same, but we are making changes to the portfolios to ensure improved service delivery for the people of Cape Town. </p><p>Some directorates in this administration were just far too big with too much authority and responsibility given to one Mayco member. </p><p>One just needs to look at the lack of delivery here to understand why we are splitting the portfolio. I would much rather have two strong leaders here, working together, and this is exactly what we are going to do. Even the unions have shown their support for this restructuring, and the senior managers have breathed a sigh of relief as they will have more clarity and direction going forward. </p><p>Under the new leadership, this City will do far more to address apartheid spatial design. There will be less talk and more action. </p><p>Our Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme team needs to get ready, because they are going to be integral to addressing the urban upgrade of many of our communities. I know what that programme is capable of, and I want to see results. </p><p>There are some other matters that are long overdue, like the Bo-Kaap Heritage Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ). </p><p>This Council has an opportunity today to ensure that a public participation is held so that we can bring this matter to a close; and, should it be supported, to provide the community of the Bo-Kaap with heritage protection. </p><p>I met with the Bo-Kaap Civic Association last week and explained to them the process that we are following, and that this time there will be no delay tactics as was seen before. </p><p>Council also has the opportunity today to ratify the amendments made with regard to the Salt River Social Housing project, which will see even more social housing opportunities than the previous proposal. </p><p>Where we deliver social housing we need to do it right, and not take shortcuts or simply tick boxes. In the previous financial year we delivered around 3 500 houses. I want to see that number increased significantly, and I know we are capable of doing it.</p><p>I am not even going to bother addressing the misinformation that some people are trying to spread in the media. Let them continue to lie to themselves about the failures under their watch. We will be looking forward, and getting on with business.</p><p>We are bound by national legislation when it comes to housing delivery, and we cannot turn our backs on that so I want to thank those who have been waiting patiently, like 92-year-old Mama Nonceba from Beacon Valley, who received her house, and whom I was so pleased to meet last month. </p><p>Mayco member, Cllr Malusi Booi, and our housing officials have their work cut out for them – I want to see the full housing budget used to build houses, and I call on all community organisations to assist us here and not block us from housing delivery. The more that you illegally occupy property, the less time we can spend on delivering houses.<br>When it comes to housing delivery, we need to look at medium- to higher-density projects as we need to house more people on the limited land that is available. We need to address the issue of higher-density delivery sooner rather than later. </p><p>I have picked up on my listening tour that some people still prefer a single dwelling on a single plot but this is not sustainable. If one looks at urban development around the world, this trend has shifted. Housing delivery is about higher-density housing and locating economic development opportunities in the areas in which housing is delivered. People need to be close to where they work.</p><p>I want to applaud the Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, the City’s MURP team, and the Manenberg community leadership for the signing of the memorandum of understanding for the Manenberg Community Action Plan. The urban upgrade being planned for this community can have an enormous impact on increasing safety for the residents, changing the environment for residents and the creating local job opportunities. </p><p>In the new year, I will be looking at the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme (MURP) in more detail as I know the potential that exists in this programme, and I want to see it fully unlocked for even more areas.</p><p>We have seen many challenges facing our country, many of which are beyond the control of a local municipality. One things is clear, and that is that when local governments work and cities function well, our country benefits. This is why I am urging the National Minister of Transport, Blade Nzimande, to expedite the upgrading of the rail system in Cape Town. The authority lies with him, and my office and this administration is ready to assist the Minister.</p><p>The DA-led Western Cape has created 75% of all jobs in South Africa in the past year. This is a fact. </p><p>The recent launch of the Atlantis Special Economic Zone is testament to what can be achieved when we all work together. Imagine the even bigger benefit to the rest of the country if our rail system worked, and how many more jobs could be created for our people. </p><p>At the beginning of this month we reduced the water tariffs and restrictions, but I want to urge our residents and our visitors to please continue to be water-wise. We cannot rest on our laurels.</p><p>December also allows us to pause and reflect on World AIDS Day, which is important because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away. We need to continue to show support for people living with HIV, increase awareness, to fight prejudice and to improve education. </p><p>I want to remind the councillors here today that the 16 days of Activism Campaign of No Violence towards Women and Children did not end on 10 December: it is a continuous campaign for 365 days of the year. </p><p>We have seen a number of horrific attacks and assaults towards women and children during the campaign. It is part of your duty to make sure our communities know where to come when they are in need of support.</p><p>While we still have a shortage of police officers in this city, we need to assist the police to fight crime. It is not the officers’ fault that they are short-staffed, so work with them please and understand that they are trying to do their job in difficult circumstances. </p><p>One of the ways that councillors can help almost immediately is to spend some of their ward allocation funding on installing CCTV cameras. I hope in the new year that I will see some of your ward allocations go towards safety initiatives.</p><p>Before I close off, it is of critical importance that we acknowledge that South Africa’s residents and economy are once again suffering the crippling effects of National Government’s gross incompetence in the form of load-shedding.</p><p>Years of neglect and catastrophic debt, not to mention brazen corruption, have led the national power utility to where it finds itself today, and the picture is indeed grim.</p><p>The City of Cape, like the rest of the country, will be affected by Eskom’s inability to fulfil its mandate in supplying reliable energy to keep households and businesses running.</p><p>We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate necessary developments with the public as timeously as possible. We will continue to do everything possible to reduce the impact of National Government’s failures on Cape Town’s residents.</p><p>In closing, with the festive season upon us, I want to urge residents not to drink and drive, and to respect the laws of the road. To the beach-goers, enjoy yourselves, keep an eye on your children and please leave your alcohol at home, because you know it is not allowed. Our law enforcement officers are simply going to confiscate it.</p><p>To all the councillors and officials and the residents of our beautiful City of Cape Town, I wish you all a wonderful, safe and relaxing festive season. Come back refreshed and energised in the new year, ready to make 2019 the year of delivery! </p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2018-12-12T22:00:00Z1
New City structure aims to accelerate service deliveryFollowing on from the repeal of the two by-laws, the City’s governance structure will be amended<p>Following on from the repeal of the two by-laws, the City’s governance structure will be amended. The new governance structure will be based on and informed by the lessons learnt over the past two years. Ultimately, these changes are aimed at accelerating and improving service delivery across the board.</p><p>The City Council has, over the past three years, adopted progressive policies to address the legacy of apartheid spatial planning, to spatially transform Cape Town, to provide housing on well-located land close to work opportunities and public transport, and to spend the bulk of its capital budget in areas where the public money will benefit the most people, in particular the most vulnerable in our society.</p><p>The City administration is bound by these policies and must implement them accordingly.</p><p>Thus, despite the imminent new governance structure, the policies remain and the City will keep on pursuing the ideals, deliverables, and strategies as set out by the policies, key among which:</p><p>1. The Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Strategic Framework which was adopted by Council in March 2016</p><p>The TOD Strategic Framework is the City’s long-term development strategy. It prescribes how new developments across Cape Town should happen and how existing public infrastructure should be transformed to address the legacy of apartheid spatial planning, the high cost of public transport, and urbanisation while also stimulating economic growth.</p><p>The strategic framework seeks to optimise the location of future residential areas for all income groups in relation to economic and work opportunities. This will hold substantial benefits for lower-income households that currently spend up to 45% of their monthly household income on transport and have to travel between 45 km and 70 km every day to get to work opportunities.</p><p>The TOD Strategic Framework is a bold commitment to transform our spatial reality over the next few decades. It is a new approach to integrated spatial and transport planning that prioritises more efficient land-use with increased densities and mixed uses. It prioritises the right development in the right locations with public transport and access as the determining factors.</p><p>The TOD Strategic Framework pursues the objective of providing affordable housing on well-located land close to public transport, work opportunities, schools, social amenities and social services.</p><p>2. The revised Municipal Spatial Development Framework (MSDF) which was adopted by Council in April 2018. </p><p>The MSDF’s key objectives are to pursue a new spatial form that will ensure that Cape Town becomes more equitable, liveable, sustainable, resilient and efficient. It is aimed at countering the creation of new low-income communities and other developments on the outskirts of Cape Town, while at the same time offering greater protection to conservation areas, places and areas of significant heritage value, and agricultural assets.</p><p>3. The 2018/19 Built Environment Performance Plan (BEPP) directs where the City is to spent its capital budget in the current financial year – these are the investments in major capital projects and interventions to address the legacy of apartheid spatial planning.</p><p>Broadly speaking, the BEPP reflects the City’s strategic intent over this period. It directs the City’s capital investment to projects which aim to transform Cape Town’s spatial reality through the creation of public transport corridors and the delivery of affordable housing on well-located land close to job opportunities.</p><p>It is important to reiterate that policies are not linked to individuals, nor to a specific governance structure or a specific City directorate. </p><p>These are long-term approved plans that bound the administration and the City’s budget to certain outputs and deliverables. As such, all of the City directorates and officials are guided by and will work as a collective in realising these policies.</p><p>The City is focused on and committed to addressing the legacy of apartheid spatial planning and the delivery of social housing and affordable housing opportunities on well-located land close to public transport and jobs. </p><p>We are committed to directing our resources where it is needed most and where it will have the biggest impact in pursuing equality, equity, and spatial justice for all who live in Cape Town.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2018-12-12T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

Apply for exemption from water restrictionsAll water users are encouraged to save water and adhere to water restrictions, but exemption is approved in special circumstances.GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Municipal-services/Water-and-sanitation/Apply-for-exemption-from-water-restrictions">Apply-for-exemption-from-water-restrictions</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/City%20Connect%20Header%20Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Saving water in the homeWater is a precious resource and since we are in the midst of a serious drought we all have to learn how to use it carefully. Every action each of us takes to save water in our home makes a difference!GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/greener-living/water-wise-in-the-home/save-water-in-the-home">save-water-in-the-home</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Saving%20water%20in%20the%20home%20Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Alternative water sources for the homeThe City is promoting the responsible use of alternative water, including grey water, rainwater, and groundwater from boreholes/well points.GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/greener-living/water-wise-in-the-home/alternative-water-sources-for-the-home">alternative-water-sources-for-the-home</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Alternative%20and%20recycled%20water%20sources%20for%20your%20business%20Header.jpg" width="1440" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Saving water in your business or organisationWater is a precious resource and since we are in the midst of a serious drought we all have to learn how to use it carefully. Every action each of us takes to save water makes a difference!GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-utility-services/commercial-water-and-sanitation-services/saving-water-in-your-business-or-organisation">saving-water-in-your-business-or-organisation</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Understanding%20the%20cost%20of%20water%20and%20sanitation%20for%20businesses%20Header.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Alternative and recycled water sources for your organisationThe City is promoting the responsible use of alternative water sources that help to minimise the amount of drinking water used from our dams, which is important during a drought.GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-utility-services/commercial-water-and-sanitation-services/alternative-and-recycled-water-sources-for-your-business-or-organisation">alternative-and-recycled-water-sources-for-your-business-or-organisation</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Alternative%20and%20recycled%20water%20sources%20for%20your%20business%20Header.jpg" width="1440" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Apply for replacement wheelie bin The City will replace or repair a damanged or stolen wheelie bin free of charge. GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Municipal-services/solid-waste/Apply-for-replacement-wheelie-bin" target="_blank">Apply-for-replacement-wheelie-bin</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/City Connect Header Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Pay and renew your vehicle licence There are a number of different options you can use when paying for and renewing your vehicle licence renewal. GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Pay/Driving-and-vehicles/Vehicle-licences/Pay-your-vehicle-licence" target="_blank">Pay-your-vehicle-licence</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/City Connect Header Image.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Dam levelsThe dam levels are critical for Cape Town’s water supply and are a key contributor to the Day Zero water dashboardGP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-utility-services/residential-water-and-sanitation-services/this-weeks-dam-levels">this-weeks-dam-levels</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/drought_header13.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal
Water mapThe City of Cape Town’s water map provides information on household water use, treated effluent collection points and water pressure management zones.GP0|#0549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90;L0|#00549bc50-a20a-4870-897a-a249a9f2ce90|City-Connect;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GP0|#c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57;L0|#0c529c1ac-1f8d-48ae-8079-d34f4dae9c57|Explore and enjoy;GP0|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;L0|#0245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711|Family and home;GP0|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;L0|#0af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752|Local and communities;GP0|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;L0|#0e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24|Work and business1<a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-utility-services/residential-water-and-sanitation-services/cape-town-water-map">cape-town-water-map</a><img alt="" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/drought_header13.jpg" style="BORDER: 0px solid; ">Normal

 

 

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