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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

 

 

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
New Mayco structure committed to enhancing service deliveryCouncil’s approval today of the revised Organisational Development and Transformation Plan (ODTP) is a vote of confidence for the establishment of a new Mayoral Committee (Mayco) structure<p>Council’s approval today of the revised Organisational Development and Transformation Plan (ODTP) is a vote of confidence for the establishment of a new Mayoral Committee (Mayco) structure. I believe that this structure will promote a more streamlined focus, allowing for more effective and efficient service delivery to the people of Cape Town. </p><p>In November, when I announced the new Mayco members (the same number of members as the previous Mayoral Committee), who today have been allocated their portfolios, I said that I have chosen this team as they have demonstrated their ability to carry out their duties with excellence, they have demonstrated their commitment to work together as a united committee, and for their passion to serve the people of this city. They have shown their eagerness in recent weeks to address some of the shortcomings that have already been identified and we have discussed some of the exciting plans that they want to implement.</p><p>I have full faith in this diverse, energised and fit-for-purpose Mayoral Committee and I am confident that the people of Cape Town will immediately begin to feel their positive impact.<br>The new structure is as follows:</p><p><strong>Deputy Mayor and Finance</strong> - Ian Neilson<br><strong>Community Services and Health</strong> - Dr Zahid Badroodien<br><strong>Corporate Services</strong> - Sharon Cottle<br><strong>Economic Opportunities and Asset Management </strong>- James Vos<br><strong>Energy and Climate Change</strong> - Phindile Maxiti<br><strong>Human Settlements</strong> - Malusi Booi<br><strong>Safety and Security</strong> - J P Smith<br><strong>Spatial Planning and Environment</strong> - Marian Nieuwoudt<br><strong>Transport</strong> - Felicity Purchase <br><strong>Urban Management</strong> - Grant Twigg<br><strong>Water and Waste</strong> - Xanthea Limberg</p><p>I have said it several times in recent weeks, and I will continue to say it so that nobody forgets why we are here: effective and efficient service delivery is the top priority for this administration and we will deliver on this mandate by working with our communities, with active partners, and with anyone who shares our vision of a united and well run City of Cape Town, because we will make progress possible, together.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2018-12-12T22:00:00Z1
Salt River Market site to provide 820 affordable housing unitsI’m elated by Council’s decision to agree, in principle, to transfer this City-owned land. The Salt River Market site is valued at R114,3 million<p>‘I’m elated by Council’s decision to agree, in principle, to transfer this City-owned land. The Salt River Market site is valued at R114,3 million, but Council has agreed to make the land available at 10% of the price – R11,4 million – to a Social Housing Institution (SHI) for development in the near future. This is a progressive, forward-thinking decision in the interest of our residents, and in the interest of the greater public good.<br> <br>‘The latest feasibility study confirms that this site – consisting of 13 erven and 1,4 hectares in total – could be developed to provide over 820 affordable housing units to lower-income families. This decision paves the way for bringing lower-income families closer to centres of employment and public transport. It also means we can begin to mitigate the impact of gentrification where families who have been living in well-located areas for decades are displaced as a result of urbanisation, and new investments and developments.<br> <br>‘I also want to applaud Council for breaking with our apartheid past when poor, mostly black families, were placed on the outskirts of Cape Town. This is indeed a historical day and confirms the City’s commitment to addressing the legacy of apartheid spatial planning,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Malusi Booi.<br> <br>The City Council had, at its previous meeting on 25 October 2018, referred the request to transfer the Salt River Market site back to the relevant City departments for further clarification and analysis.<br> <br>‘Given that the request was for Council to agree in principle to transfer the Salt River Market site at 10% of its value, we had to be extra diligent and cautious to ensure that we – the City and Capetonians – get the maximum value for this public asset. Thus, by giving such a huge discount to the SHI which will develop the site, we had to ensure we will get the maximum benefit.<br> <br>‘We faced a lot of criticism at the time about the call to refer the report back to the City directorates, but this was the right decision. The officials and the SHI who did the pre-feasibility study had about eight weeks to rework the numbers and I am pleased to say that they succeeded in finding a way of providing more affordable housing units on this site. </p><p>‘In fact, the latest feasibility study confirms that it is possible to increase the number of affordable units from the mandatory 30% to 43% which is a substantial increase on what was originally presented in the report to Council on 25 October 2018. This means the City, and ultimately our residents, will get more value out of this site. Once developed, the return on the investment in the interest of the greater public good will benefit all of us who work and live in Cape Town,’ said Councillor Booi.<br> <br>The outcome of the pre-feasibility study on the Salt River Market site is as follows:</p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">14 607 m² in extent of which 12 907 m² is developable</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Achievable bulk amounts to 38 235 m², of which 2 000 m² can be used as parking, retail and community space</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Over 820 affordable housing units could be provided as part of a mixed-use, mixed-income development, consisting of:</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">216 social housing units. These are affordable rental units for families with a combined monthly income of between R1 500 and R15 000</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">100 GAP units for families with a combined income of R22 000 per month</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">507 residential units where the monthly rent is capped at R13 000</div></li></ul><p> <br>The site currently houses the Salt River Market, the municipal hall, the derelict erstwhile Stables; and is bounded by Voortrekker and Bromwell Roads and the railway line.<br> <br>‘It’s very important to point out that this is an in-principle approval only. This is the first step in the process to implement the proposal to transfer and develop this City-owned land. The City still needs to draw up a development agreement with terms and conditions which is to serve before Council for approval. It’s only thereafter, and once Council agrees with the development agreement and conditions, that the site will be formally transferred to the Social Housing Institution partner who will develop this land,’ said Councillor Booi.<br> <br>The proposed development will thus not happen overnight.<br> <br>‘I want to assure all interested and affected parties that we won’t cut any corners. We must and will follow due process. We all stand to benefit from this and we want to get it right. The investment will uplift the local area and assist with the regeneration of Salt River and Woodstock,’ said Councillor Booi.<br> <br>The location of this City-owned site is pivotal, given that it is less than 5 km away from the Cape Town central business district.<br> <br>‘It’s also located within the Voortrekker Road Corridor Integration Zone, one of three integration zones where the City has committed to spending the bulk of our capital budget on infrastructure that must begin to reshape Cape Town’s spatial form.<br> <br>‘Thus, the proposed development will meet some of our key objectives, namely, the commitment to pursue high-density development along public transport corridors; the provision of affordable housing opportunities on well-located land close to jobs and public transport; and to direct our resources to areas where investment will benefit the most people, in particular the most vulnerable in our society,’ said Councillor Booi.<br> <br> <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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