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City mourns the tragic loss of a dedicated servant of the people, Councillor Xolile Gwangxu<p>​It is with shock and great sorrow that we mourn Philippi East councillor, Xolile Gwangxu, who was shot and killed while leaving his office last night. </p><p>It is understood that a lone man walked up to Councillor Gwangxu and shot him. He died on the scene. </p><p>I am devastated by this tragedy as Councillor Gwangxu was a dedicated, hard-working servant to his community. He served with distinction, with the matters of the community always close to his heart. This is a tremendous loss to the City of Cape Town. We have been robbed of a great community leader. </p><p>He served as a councillor for eight years.</p><p>We will do all we can and work with the authorities to ensure that the perpetrator is brought to book and faces the full might of the law. </p><p>The City is offering a reward of R50 000 for any information that leads to the arrest and successful conviction of the person responsible for this horrific crime. </p><p>Last night we also received the news of Ward 37 (Nyanga) councillor, Templeton Mgxekeni, who passed away in hospital after being critically ill for the past few months.</p><p>Councillor Templeton served as a councillor for 13 years in various terms of office. We extend our condolences to the ANC for their loss. </p><p>These are two great losses for the City and the communities they served.</p><p>We extend our deepest condolences to their families and friends. They are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of bereavement. </p><p><br><strong>End </strong></p>2017-06-21T22:00:00Z1
Out of the ashes comes a far better Imizamo Yethu<span> <div class="image-gallery-slider img-gal-1" id="img-gal-1" data-slides="5" data-slide="1" style="height:493.5px;"><div class="image-gallery-content" style="height:414px;">​​​​ <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-1"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/_DSC3606.jpg" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <b>A devastating fire tore through Imizamo Yethu in March 2017</b>.</p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-2"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/_BES8935.jpg" alt="" style="width:946px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <b>The City's Fire and Rescue Services attended the scene and worked tirelessly to fight the blaze</b>.</p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-3"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/DJI_0255.jpg" alt="" style="width:802px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Aerial view of the devastation after the fires were extinguished</strong>.</p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-4"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/_BES8989.jpg" alt="" style="width:946px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p>  <strong>A resident receives emergency medical treatment from EMS personnel</strong>.</p> </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="itemSlide slide-left slide-5"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/_DSC5040.jpg" alt="" style="width:712px;" /> <figcaption class="image-slide-text" style="display:none;"> <p> <strong>Some of the City's Fire and Rescue Services staff who responded to the Imizamo Yethu fire.</strong></p> </figcaption> </figure> </div><div class="image-gallery-control"><div class="image-gallery-caption"><p> <strong>Images of the devastating Imizamo Yethu fires</strong>.</p></div><div class="image-gallery-nav"><div class="nav-info">1 of 5</div> <div class="slide-next"> <i class="icon arrow-white-next"></i> </div><div class="slide-prev"> <i class="icon arrow-white-prev"></i>​</div></div></div></div>​​</span> <p>​On 11 and 12 March 2017, a large section of Imizamo Yethu was devastated by fires that killed three people, affected 2 194 structures and displaced 9 700 people. It was one of the most devastating informal settlement fires in Cape Town's recent history and was followed by a second fire a month later, on Sunday 16 April, which razed 112 structures and displaced 425 people.</p><p>In its 25 year history, Imizamo Yethu has frequently been ravaged by fire, generally for the same reasons: widespread use of candles and paraffin for lighting and cooking, structures built so close together that flames jump from one to the other, and little or no access for emergency vehicles. This time, the circumstances of the fire and fighting it were little different - but the rebuilding was a complete departure from previous efforts.</p> <span><figure class="figure-credits right"><a href="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/imizamo%20yethu%20reblocking.jpg" target="_blank"><img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/imizamo%20yethu%20reblocking.jpg" style="width:1080px;" /></a><figcaption> <p>Aerial view showing an overlay of the superblocking plan. The red routes provide emergency access into the area and will allow for rapid response in the event of fire or other emergencies.</p> </figcaption> </figure> </span>For the first time, an informal settlement community agreed to rebuild according to the City's 'superblocking' principles, where structures are rebuilt in such a way as to provide access for emergency vehicles and the provision of utilities. Superblocking will help prevent devastating fires in future. <p>In the aftermath of the fire, displaced residents were housed in temporary accommodation at several locations while the site was cleared, the blocks were laid out, services installed and structures rebuilt - itself a huge undertaking.</p><p>Although it came at great human and financial cost, the rebuilt section of Imizamo Yethu will be a safer, healthier place and the partnership with the community provides a model for how the City will manage similar incidents in the future.</p>2017-06-20T22:00:00Z1
New City Ombudsman appointed<span>​<figure class="figure-credits right"><img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/mongezi%20menye20170516_0012%20copy.jpg" /><figcaption> <p>© City of Cape Town</p> </figcaption> </figure> </span><p>I am pleased to announce that Mongezi Menye has been appointed as the City of Cape Town’s Ombudsman. He replaces Mbulelo Baba who recently retired. </p><p>The Office of the Ombudsman represents a cornerstone of our democracy in general and of the customer-centric approach outlined by our Organisational Development and Transformation Plan. It is a neutral office that investigates and facilitates any complaints lodged by the residents of Cape Town about alleged maladministration, injustice, and poor service delivery by the City. </p><p>This Office must provide a timely and effective assessment and investigation of complaints. </p><p>Menye, who has taken up the position already, holds a law degree and numerous certificates in forensic and investigative auditing. He is currently studying towards a masters of philosophy in conflict management at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. During his studies and work experience he has gained valuable experience related to negotiations, mediation, adjudication, forensic investigations, governance, and strategic management. </p><p>As an administration, we are fully committed to supporting his office and to doing our very best to ensure that we provide top levels of service to our residents and implement corrective action immediately where required to do so. </p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2017-06-20T22:00:00Z1
City extends Langa’s CCTV footprint<p>​The City of Cape Town is expanding its closed-circuit television reach in Langa. </p><p>Today the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith, assessed the functionality and impact of two cameras that went live in August last year, at a cost of R1,2 million. The cameras, situated along Washington Street, are the first within the heart of Langa and augment three others that have been monitoring the major routes abutting the suburb for several years.  </p><p>Yet another camera will be rolled out later this year, courtesy of ward allocation funding. </p><p>‘The cameras are an investment in the community’s safety, but they also form part of efforts to raise Langa’s profile as a tourism hub. We’ve invested a lot in the revitalisation of the cultural precinct in the area and the more visitors we can drive to Langa, the greater the economic and social benefits to the community,’ said Alderman Smith. </p><p>The additional camera planned for Langa is one of 36 ward allocation-sponsored CCTV installations in the next 12 months, valued at just over R5,3 million. Licence plate recognition cameras will be installed in Hout Bay, Sea Point, the Bo-Kaap, and Mowbray, while 29 CCTV installations will be done in various wards/areas. </p><p>‘I’m enthused by the number of ward councillors who have started investing ward allocation funding in safeguarding their communities. The Safety and Security Directorate simply doesn’t have the funding to roll out CCTV cameras at a rate that would satisfy everyone, so the ward allocations are a welcome boost to our efforts to build a safer Cape Town for all,’ added Alderman Smith.</p><p>In addition to the ward allocation projects, the Metro Police Department’s Strategic Surveillance Unit (SSU) will also spend R9,5 million on installations in Kraaifontein, Wallacedene, Kewtown and Bokmakierie in Athlone. The SSU currently monitors a network of 564 cameras across the city. The planned installations will increase the network of cameras to more than 600. </p><p>The continued investment in CCTV is critical to a number of the transformational priorities set out in the City’s Organisational Development and Transformation Plan. Not only does it aid efforts to ensure excellence in basic service delivery by detecting potential incidents that require attention, but it also ensures safer communities. </p><p>For the quarter January to March 2017, the CCTV system detected 3 065 incidents. Of these, just over 30% were criminal in nature and resulted in 72 arrests.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2017-06-20T22:00:00Z1

 

 

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