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Malibongwe Drive works back on trackThe construction commenced in May 2019 and has been making steady progress.<span>The construction commenced in May 2019 and has been making steady progress.<br><p>However, as with other construction projects across the country, work had to stop due to the national lockdown which came into effect on 27 March 2020. </p><p>When the lockdown was eased to Level 4, allowing for construction work, the project resumed on the Loop Ramp onto the N7 southbound as part of the Malibongwe Drive/Sandown Road. </p><p>This section is funded and managed by the developer, The Milnerton Estates Project.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/monwabisi1.jpg" alt="" style="width:1066px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>Work along this section currently involves the construction of the stormwater culvert structures, and the piling on the Malibongwe Bridge.</p><p>The Loop Ramp will provide a direct link from Malibongwe Drive onto the N7 off the Potsdam interchange.</p><p>Once the Loop Ramp is completed, it will improve the traffic flow onto the N7 as the existing conflict point on the bridge will be eliminated and traffic will have a free flow from Parklands, Sunningdale and Rivergate onto the N7 heading in a southerly direction.<br><br><strong>Some of the work to date includes:</strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Dualling of Sandown Road from Gie Road to Malibongwe Drive (M12).</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Construction of a bridge over the railway line.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Dualling of Malibongwe Drive (M12) from Sandown Road to the Potsdam Interchange (N7/M12)</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Relocation of a sewer pipeline and water main with the exception of the Wood Drive sewer crossing has been completed</div></li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/monwabisi2.jpg" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure></span><span><p><br>‘Our commitment to improve the lives of our residents is the driving force behind this project – it is aimed at alleviating traffic congestion. We are set on implementing projects that will save motorists time on the roads. </p><p>‘As a result of this project, traffic flow along the dualled section of Malibongwe Drive and Sandown Road between Potsdam Road and Gie Road has seen a significant improvement,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase.</p><p>‘Roadworks always come with a level of inconvenience and this one is no different. Residents can expect delays around the construction areas especially along the section of Sandown Road between Gie Road and Sunningdale Drive. The intersection of Wood Drive onto Sandown Road will be closed from 1 June 2020.  <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/monwabisi3.jpg" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure></span><p><br>‘Alternate routes will be available to facilitate traffic flow. Also, the lane closures on Malibongwe Drive bridge will negatively impact the traffic flow. We request the public be patient while the work is ongoing. Where possible, please try to avoid this area,’ said Alderman Purchase.</p><p>Given the delays emanating from the national lockdown, the completion is now envisaged towards the beginning of December 2020.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p><span>​​</span><span>​​</span><span>​​</span>2020-06-01T22:00:00Z1
Update on refuse collection delays in areas serviced by Kuils River Collections Depot ​Residents who live in areas serviced by the Kuils River Collections Depot are advised they can still expect delays in refuse collection this week. <p>​Residents who live in areas serviced by the Kuils River Collections Depot are advised they can still expect delays in refuse collection this week. <br> <br>Even though the depot and vehicles have been decontaminated, staff availability remains a challenge as those who were deemed close contacts of the confirmed case are in quarantine. <br> <br>We wish our staff all the best during this time. The City is concerned about not only the health but general wellbeing of our staff, and management is checking in regularly with staff members who have tested positive. They are also communicating with their close contacts to advise on the way forward in terms of quarantining, testing/screening.<br> <br>In terms of refuse collection, the following areas (as per the schedule below) will be serviced as follows:</p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Areas scheduled for Monday to Thursday this week will be serviced on Saturday 6 June and Sunday 7 June.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Refuse collection scheduled for Friday 5 June will be serviced on Friday. Collections on Friday will however commence later than usual in the day.</div></li></ul><p>Excess refuse that cannot fit in the wheelie bins can be bagged and placed next to the bin for removal. Residents are implored not to resort to illegal dumping if collection delays cause refuse to build-up to the point where it cannot fit in the wheelie bins.<br> <br>Any inconvenience is sincerely regretted. <br> <br>Areas affected:</p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Monday</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Tuesday</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Wednesday</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Thursday</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Friday</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Refuse collection will be on Saturday 6 June and Sunday 7 June</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Scheduled for Friday</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Annandale</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Austonlei</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Brackenfell CBD</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Bardale</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Bosnia</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Brackenfell - Trade</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Brackenfell Trade</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Condor Park</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Bedrog City</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Brackenfell - Trade</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Eerste River - Trade</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Brentwood</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Devon Park</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Bella Donna</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Dennemere</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Forest Heights</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Camelot</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Gaylee Greenfield</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Blackheath Trade</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Electric City</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Kaapzicht</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Ferndale</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Happy Valley</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Brackenfell - Trade</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Fountain Village</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Kuils River - Trade</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Forest Village</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Highbury</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Conifers</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Heather Park</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Loeloeraai</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Highbury</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Highbury Park</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Fairdale</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Klipdam</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">New Happy Valley</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Kleinvlei</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Hillview</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Forest Village</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Kuils River - Trade</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Protea Heights</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Mobile Park</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Kalkfontein</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Fountain Village</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Malibu Village</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Rouxville</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Morgenster Heights</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Kuils River Trade</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jacarandas</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Nuwe Begin</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Rustdal</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Sarepta</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Protea Village</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jagtershof</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Polkadraai</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Soneike</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Spandau</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Silwood Heights</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Kalkfontein</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Scottsdene</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Summerville</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Sunbird</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Somerset</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Kleinbron</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">St Dumas</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wesbank</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wesbank</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tuscany</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Northpine</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Wijnland</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Watsonia Park</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Palm Park</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Penhill</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Rosedale</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Saxonburg</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Silversands</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Stratford</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Summerville</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>COVID-19 mitigation guidelines for domestic waste disposal:<br> <br><strong>Residents are reminded to adhere to the guidelines for disposal of their domestic waste to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:<br></strong><br>1. Waste items, such as used tissues, wipes and other disposables, that have been used by someone who has or is suspected of having COVID-19, should be disposed into a separate container.<br>2. This waste should be double-bagged. <br>3. Please keep this waste on the property for at least five days before placing it out for collection in the bin.<br>4. Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.<br>5. Please wash hands after handling the bin.<br>6. Sanitise the lid and handle before placing your bin out for collection and bringing it back onto your property if possible.<br>7. Please respect social distancing conventions with Solid Waste staff. <br> <br><strong>How to make more space in your bin:</strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">The move to alert Level 3 has allowed the City to open a limited number of drop-off facilities to the public. Residents are encouraged to take their clean, dry recyclables to one of the City’s open drop-off facilities. Alternatively, residents can make use of an accredited recycling collection company. Recycling eases pressure on collections services, in our landfills and on the environment. </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Garden greens may now also be accepted at selected drop-off facilities. Alternatively, residents can make use of private accredited service providers to collect garden greens. </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Where possible, residents are encouraged to practice home composting, as this will allow further space in the bin during this period. <br><br><strong>Bin care:</strong></div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Please wash and disinfect your wheelie bin regularly, especially when placing it outside and when bringing it back inside.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Please retain and freeze any meat product (i.e. leftover food in the form of chicken, red meat, off cuts, etc.) until collection day before placing into the bin, so as to prevent the breeding of flies.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Store your bin in a cool place, avoiding direct exposure to the sun, to reduce/prevent flies breeding in your bin. It also helps to spray your bin with insecticide to restrict and inhibit the breeding of flies.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Please remember to wash your hands thoroughly after handling waste</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">If residents need to contact the City or submit a service request, this can be done via the following channels:  <br><br>Call 0860 103 089<br>Online <a href="https://eservices1.capetown.gov.za/coct/wapl/zsreq_app/index.html" target="_blank">https://eservices1.capetown.gov.za/coct/wapl/zsreq_app/index.html</a></div></li></ul><p>Residents should please always remember to take note of the reference number provided. <br> <br><strong>  </strong><br><strong>End</strong></p>2020-06-01T22:00:00Z1
Virtual meetings for planning matters The City’s Development Management Department has always been at the forefront of finding innovative solutions when dealing with planning matters<p>The City’s Development Management Department has always been at the forefront of finding innovative solutions when dealing with planning matters.</p><p>The e-services portal has enabled industry and residents to submit their building plan applications, and land use and development applications electronically. Thus, while the national lockdown has brought the economy to a standstill for over five weeks, the department has been receiving and assessing applications and continues to do so.</p><p>‘COVID-19 is challenging us like never before, but the City’s resilience is demonstrated through our ability to adapt and to embrace change. We must and are evolving our way of doing business. One of the big milestones during this time is the Municipal Planning Tribunal’s virtual meeting that took place last week Friday, and the second that is taking place today. Thanks to the technology, and the dedication of those who serve on the MPT and our officials, we are able to continue with planning matters despite the limitations that the lockdown is placing on normal business activities,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt.</p><p>The MPT deals with complex planning and development applications. It is the City’s decision making body for land use applications and plays a critical role in ensuring that the construction and development industry can continue now that we are on Level 3 of the lockdown.</p><p>‘The construction industry employs hundreds of thousands of workers. This industry is vital in kick-starting our local economy, and ensuring that residents can put food on the table,’ said Alderman Nieuwoudt.</p><p>The MPT’s meetings can now also take place via the virtual platform, Skype for Business, as and when required. On Friday the MPT dealt with administrative penalties, and today 81 reports related to administrative penalties will serve before the panel.</p><p>‘It is true that this method is not always ideal, in particular when the MPT has a long agenda of items and the download capabilities for huge documents are fickle. Also, complex contested items with oral submissions may pose challenges. But we have a progressive approach and we will find solutions to these as we go along. I encourage residents and interested parties to go online, and to book their seats for these meetings,’ said Alderman Nieuwoudt.</p><p>Residents and interested and affected parties can search for and access reports that will be considered at a virtual meeting by using the following link: <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Meet-the-City/city-council/meeting-calendar" target="_blank">http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Meet-the-City/city-council/meeting-calendar</a></p><p>Those interested to attend the virtual meetings can do so by visiting the City’s website. The information about the virtual meetings and the steps on how to join the Skype meeting are set out in the meeting notice. <br> <br> <br><strong>End</strong></p>2020-06-01T22:00:00Z1
City opens Lentegeur revenue office to members of the publicThe City of Cape Town opened the Lentegeur revenue office for operations today, 2 June 2020.<p>The City continues to encourage the use of online services and e-Services where possible. These services allow customers the opportunity to make municipal account payments, indigent applications, payment arrangements and rates rebate applications.</p><p>All the necessary precautions were taken as guided by the Western Cape Government and National Authorities. The opening of more revenue offices across the metro will be communicated to members of the public soon.</p><p>Motorists are reminded that a 90-day grace period applies for expired driving licence cards, temporary driving licences, learner’s licences, PrDPs and vehicle registration and licence renewal discs from 1 June 2020. </p><p><strong>Grace periods from 1 June for:</strong></p><ul><li><div>driving licence card renewals</div></li><li>learner’s licences</li><li>temporary permits </li><li>professional driving permits (PrDPs) </li><li>roadworthy certificates</li><li>the registering and licensing of a motor vehicle, as well as annual licence renewals</li></ul><p>In addition, the validity period for the renewal of a motor trade number licence is extended for a further six months from 1 June 2020. </p><p><strong>Cash offices</strong></p><p><strong>Staggered opening of revenue/cash offices for municipal account services</strong></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Opening date</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Area  </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Opening and closing times </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Services available</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>2 June 2020</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Lentegeur Municipal Office</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Weekdays: 08:30 to 15:30</p><p>Weekends: 08:00 to 11:30</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Municipal account payments</p><p>Payment arrangements</p><p>Indigent applications</p><p>Rates rebates applications</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>28 May 2020</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Parow Municipal Office</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Weekdays: 08:00 to 15:30</p><p>Weekends: Closed</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Municipal account payments</p><p>Payment arrangements</p><p>Indigent applications</p><p>Rates rebates applications</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>28 May 2020</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Kuils River Municipal Office</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Weekdays: 08:00 to 15:30</p><p>Weekends: 08:00 to 11:00</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Municipal account payments</p><p>Payment arrangements</p><p>Indigent applications</p><p>Rates rebates applications</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>25 May 2020</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Municipal Office</strong><strong> in </strong><strong>Liberty Promenade Mall, Mitchells Plain </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Weekdays: 08:30 to 15:30</p><p>Weekends: 09:00 to 12:00</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Municipal account payments</p><p>Payment arrangements</p><p>Indigent applications</p><p>Rates rebates applications</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>25 May 2020</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Municipal </strong><strong>O</strong><strong>ffice in the Table Bay Mall</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Weekdays: 08:30 to 15:30</p><p>Weekends: 09:00 to 12:00</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Municipal account payments</p><p>Payment arrangements</p><p>Indigent applications</p><p>Rates rebates applications</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>21 May 2020</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Plumstead Municipal Office</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Weekdays: 08:00 to 15:30</p><p>Saturdays: 08:00 to 11:00</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Municipal account payments</p><p>Payment arrangements</p><p>Indigent applications</p><p>Rates rebates applications</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>21 May 2020</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Strand Municipal Office</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Weekdays: 08:00 to 15:00</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Municipal account payments</p><p>Payment arrangements</p><p>Indigent applications</p><p>Rates rebates applications</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Register on e-Services</strong><br>The City’s e-Services platform allows customers to:</p><ul><li>submit water/electricity readings</li><li>pay accounts online</li><li>view current account and account history </li><li>apply to receive accounts via email </li><li>log service requests</li></ul><p>To register for e-Services visit: online e-services portal </p><p><strong>Use online services</strong></p><p><strong>For invoices and account payments:</strong><br>Email: <a href="mailto:copy.invoice@capetown.gov.za">copy.invoice@capetown.gov.za</a> or register on e-Services</p><p><strong>For account payments:</strong></p><ul><li>Online: <a href="http://www.easypay.co.za/">www.Easypay.co.za</a> or <a href="http://www.paycity.co.za/">www.payCity.co.za</a></li><li>EFTs: Select the City as a bank-listed beneficiary. Use only your nine-digit municipal account number as reference</li><li>Retailers: Checkers, Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Spar and Woolworths</li><li>e-Services: Use the City’s online e-services portal </li><li>ATM: contact your bank to add the City as an ATM beneficiary </li></ul><p>For COVID-19 financial relief offerings including payment arrangements if a customer’s account has gone into arrears, please visit <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/coronavirus">www.capetown.gov.za/coronavirus</a> for more information. </p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2020-06-01T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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