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City takes its budget to the people Members of the public have the opportunity to have their say, and to submit their comments to the City until 3 May2021.<span><p>Members of the public have the opportunity to have their say, and to submit their comments. The City has extended the comment period until 3 May 2021. Covid-19 has led to the City tweaking the way it engages with its residents in order to reduce risk and prevent the spread of Covid-19. Apart from communicating on the draft Budget via social media, telephone, WhatsApp, through mailers, media releases and the City’s website, a limited number of engagements at Subcouncil level and other forums are also being undertaken. </p><p>‘The City is making every effort to bring the draft budget to the people, residents and ratepayers as it is incredibly important that they scrutinise and comment on the budget, so that they can be a part of the City’s efforts in providing the best service to residents across the metro. We especially thank our ward and PR councillors for continuing to be our public and City ambassadors, and helping to inform our residents about City matters in an accurate, inclusive and responsible manner. </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/mtg%20subcouncil%205%20Bonteheuwel%20Civic.jpg" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>‘One of the highlights of this year’s budget is the proposed R3,4 billion available to help qualifying residents with rates and services relief. We also continue to do our best to protect residents and ratepayers as much as possible from rising costs, especially from Eskom’s massive price increase. This has resulted in extensive budget cuts. Most notably, some R460 million has been cut from staffing and contracting services, while safeguarding basic service provision as far as possible. </p><p>‘In addition, Water Management Device meter installations are proposed to be phased out. Registered indigent customers will be able to use a determined volume of water per month at no charge. Should they exceed this limit for two consecutive months, and not reduce usage despite warning notices, the property will be placed on a trickle-flow supply.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/mtg%20subcouncil%2012%20westridge%2014April.jpg" alt="" style="width:658px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>‘Looking ahead over the medium term, this Budget was prepared with the intention of keeping rates and service charges to the bare minimum to assist already struggling residents, communities and businesses,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Finance, Alderman Ian Neilson.</p><p>‘The City relies on residents to provide us with their inputs and insights on the draft budget. The City is an accountable and responsive government, and public inputs assists us to improve where required and keeps us on our toes. Once the public participation process is completed and the public’s input has been considered, it will then be taken to Council for debate and adoption in May 2021,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, Alderman Grant Twigg. </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/tableview%20mtg%20subcouncil%203.jpg" alt="" style="width:1898px;" /></figure></span><p><strong>Public participation: comment by 3 May 2021 </strong><br>Covid-19 has an impact on the public participation process. <br> <br>To <strong>view the Tabled Budget please visit:</strong> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/budget" target="_blank">www.capetown.gov.za/budget</a> or go to your nearest sub¬council office or library for a copy of the budget. </p><p>Community-based organisation (CBO) representatives may contact their subcouncil managers for further details on their respective area-based community meetings.<br> <br><strong>Written comments</strong><br>By email: <a href="mailto:Budget.Comments@capetown.gov.za" target="_blank">Budget.Comments@capetown.gov.za</a><br>Through your Ward Councillor / Subcouncil offices<br> <br><strong>Verbal inputs</strong><br>Phone: 0800 212 176<br> <br>For assistance to comment in English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa, please phone 0800 212 176<br> <br><strong>Visit </strong><a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/HaveYourSay" target="_blank"><strong>www.capetown.gov.za/HaveYourSay</strong></a><strong> for more information. </strong></p><p>For more on the budget and tariffs, please visit <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/budget" target="_blank">www.capetown.gov.za/budget</a></p><p><strong>End </strong><br></p><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> </figure>​​</span>2021-04-15T22:00:00Z1
City goes full circle on mural design competitionThe City of Cape Town today formally unveiled a series of murals in Manenberg, signaling the completion of a mural design competition launched late in 2019.<p>​The City of Cape Town today formally unveiled a series of murals in Manenberg, signaling the completion of a mural design competition launched late in 2019.</p><p>Five amateur artists were selected to put their work on the wall of the City’s Manenberg Contact Centre in Vygieskraal Road.</p><p>The group – all female – completed their murals over a seven-day period in August last year.</p><p>‘This is such an exciting conclusion to an amazing process for the artists, but also the City. For many of them, it was the first time working on this scale, and I have no doubt that the experience will unlock further opportunities for them.</p><p>‘As the City, we have placed on record numerous times the benefit of art to communities. Not only have we transformed a concrete wall into a vibrant canvas, which is pleasing to the eye, but I hope too that it will inspire those within the community to pursue their own artistic ambitions,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Zahid Badroodien.</p><p>The group of artists who participated in the Manenberg project are:</p><p>·         Crystaal MC Jordaan (27), from Edgemead</p><p>·         Dana Petersen (23), from Edgemead</p><p>·         Diane Webb (58) from the CBD</p><p>·         Lambi Chibambo aka Lamb of Lemila (27) from Bellville</p><p>·         Melany Jane Hodgson (29) from Milnerton</p><p>‘This project comes on the heels of other mural work commissioned by the City in Gugulethu, Dunoon and in the CBD. There are many other viable spaces that could benefit from similar initiatives, and we will continue to drive initiatives such as these, which help take art to our communities and make it accessible to all, but also give both established and up and coming artists a platform,’ added Councillor Badroodien.</p><p> <br></p>2021-04-15T22:00:00Z1
Philippi Village example of collaboration being key to integrated community developmentThe Philippi Village currently has 90 tenants who operate small businesses, NPOs and NGOs. The facility also consists of a container walk shopping centre, business centre, amphitheatre and various social zones<p>​The Philippi Village currently has 90 tenants who operate small businesses, NPOs and NGOs. The facility also consists of a container walk shopping centre, business centre, amphitheatre and various social zones</p><p>The site visit resulted from a previous visit by the Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato and Alderman Twigg following a request from the Philippi Village leadership for an opportunity to share their vision for the future of the village and partnership with the City of Cape Town.</p><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/Phillipi2.jpeg" alt="" style="width:802px;" /> </figure></span><p>‘I am excited to see what the Philippi Village achieved. This initiative is ground-breaking as it provides guests, tenants, community and staff with a safe, integrated development space. Their community centred approach, working with all stakeholders especially within the neighbouring informal settlement, shows their commitment to community development and response to needs of the community,’ said Alderman Twigg.</p><p>The process for this development started two years ago with a community mapping activity, where they had mapped tenant needs and the homes surrounding their space to get a better idea of who the neighbours were, what their needs were, what skills and resources they have which the Philippi Village Team could learn from. This process helped the staff to better understand who made up the community, how better to respond to their needs and how to include them in this process. From this exercise, they have worked with the community to reimagine what their space could look like. </p><p>Given this engagement and consultations, they secured some funding to realise the needs identified by the stakeholders and community.</p><p>Future projects include:</p><ul><li>Sound Studio</li><li>Five-a-side football pitch </li><li>Skate park</li><li>BMX pump track </li><li>Indigenous plant park </li><li>Micro Farm</li><li>Kids play park</li><li>Multisport court </li><li>Wellness studio</li></ul><p>‘Rising from the ruins of the old cement factory, this urban space is becoming a community hub. It is a home for community living in Philippi, a place for professionals and entrepreneurs within Philippi providing much needed space for them to grow their companies, while at the same time, providing the community of Philippi with access to the local services offered by the entrepreneurs and broader use of the safe and secure facilities.  Following this site visit,  the City will now look at how best to collaborate with the Philippi Village in the future,’ said Alderman Twigg.<br></p>2021-04-15T22:00:00Z1
City takes budget to the people Members of the public now have the opportunity to have their say, and to submit their comments to the City until 3 May 2021.<p>​Members of the public now have the opportunity to have their say, and to submit their comments to the City until 3 May 2021. Covid-19 has led to the City tweaking the way it engages with its residents in order to reduce risk and prevent the spread of Covid-19. Apart from communicating on the draft Budget via social media, telephone, WhatsApp, through mailers, media releases and the City’s website, a limited number of engagements at Subcouncil level and other forums are also being undertaken.  </p><p>‘The City is making every effort to bring the draft budget to the people, residents and ratepayers as it is incredibly important that they scrutinise and comment on the budget, so that they can be a part of the City’s efforts in providing the best service to residents across the metro. We especially thank our ward and PR councillors for continuing to be our public and City ambassadors, and helping to inform our residents about City matters in an accurate, inclusive and responsible manner. </p><p>‘One of the highlights of this year’s budget is the proposed R3,4 billion available to help qualifying residents with rates and services relief. We also continue to do our best to protect residents and ratepayers as much as possible from rising costs, especially from Eskom’s massive price increase. This has resulted in extensive budget cuts. Most notably, some R460 million has been cut from staffing and contracting services, while safeguarding basic service provision as far as possible. </p><p>‘In addition, Water Management Device meter installations are proposed to be phased out. Registered indigent customers will be able to use a determined volume of water per month at no charge. Should they exceed this limit for two consecutive months, and not reduce usage despite warning notices, the property will be placed on a trickle-flow supply.</p><p>‘Looking ahead over the medium term, this Budget was prepared with the intention of keeping rates and service charges to the bare minimum to assist already struggling residents, communities and businesses,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Finance, Alderman Ian Neilson.</p><p>‘The City relies on residents to provide us with their inputs and insights on the draft budget. The City is an accountable and responsive government, and public inputs assists us to improve where required and keeps us on our toes. Once the public participation process is completed and the public’s input has been considered, it will then be taken to Council for debate and adoption in May 2021,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, Alderman Grant Twigg. </p><p>Public participation: comment by 3 May 2021 </p><p>Covid-19 has an impact on the public participation process. </p><p>To view the Tabled Budget please visit: <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/budget">www.capetown.gov.za/budget</a> or go to your nearest sub­council office or library for a copy of the budget. </p><p>Community-based organisation (CBO) representatives may contact their subcouncil managers for further details on their respective area-based community meetings.</p><p>Written comments</p><p>By email: <a href="mailto:Budget.Comments@capetown.gov.za">Budget.Comments@capetown.gov.za</a></p><p>Through your Ward Councillor / Subcouncil offices</p><p>Verbal inputs</p><p>Phone: 0800 212 176</p><p>For assistance to comment in English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa, please phone 0800 212 176</p><p>Visit <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/HaveYourSay">www.capetown.gov.za/HaveYourSay</a> for more information. </p><p>For more on the budget and tariffs, please visit <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/budget">www.capetown.gov.za/budget</a></p><p> <br> </p>2021-04-15T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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