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Roadworks in Khayelitsha amount to over R25mAll-in-all, the projects cover a distance of 9 160 metres in areas such as Philippi East, Browns Farm, Nonqubela, Tafelsig, and Samora Machel<p>All-in-all, the projects cover a distance of 9 160 metres in areas such as Philippi East, Browns Farm, Nonqubela, Tafelsig, and Samora Machel. </p><p>‘Every financial year, the City’s Transport Directorate allocates a budget for road maintenance projects for each area across Cape Town. I am proud to say that the team for the Khayelitsha area has excelled, despite the delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and unrest and vandalism at some of the sites where roadworks had to be temporarily stopped in the interest of the safety of the contractors and workers. We are focused and committed to keep on delivering services to communities, and request residents to please support these projects where they are ongoing, or due to commence soon,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase.</p><p><strong>Over R14 million has been allocated for projects to resurface roads, covering a distance of 6 559 meters:</strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Mlonji Road from Debeza to Hobohobo Streets, completed, Browns Farm</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Mdlambila Street from Mbovane Road to Mdlambila Street, completed, Browns Farm</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Luzuko Street from Govan Mbeki Road to the Cul-de-Sac, completed, Philippi East</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Govan Mbeki Road at the intersection with NY76, partially completed, work to resume in May 2021, Philippi East</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Bristol Road from New Eisleben Road to Amsterdam Street, partially completed, work to resume in May 2021, Browns Farm</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Amsterdam Street at the intersection with Kobodi and Dyushu Streets, completed, Browns Farm</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Sheffield Road from New Eisleben Road to Vietnam Drive, work to resume in May 2021, Philippi East</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Sheffield Road from Singolamthi Road to Amsterdam Street, work to resume in May 2021, Philippi East</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Moonwood Drive from Boston Street to Govan Mbeki Road, work to resume in May 2021, Philippi</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Maphongwana Avenue from Japhta K Masemola Road to Solomon Tshuku Avenue, work to resume in May 2021, Mxolisi Phetani</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Bonga Drive from Pama Road to Sulani Drive, work to resume in May 2021, Nonqubela</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Solomon Tshuku Avenue from Idaba Avenue to Japhta K Masemola Road, work to resume in May 2021, Mxolisi Phetani</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Njongo Avenue from Solomon Tshuku Avenue to Njabulo Street, work to resume in May 2021, Mxolisi Phetani</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Nyathi Street from Japhta K Masemola Road to Sulani Drive, work to resume in May 2021, Nonqubela</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Oliver Tambo Road from Helen Joseph Road to Weltevreden Parkway, work to resume within the next week, Samora Machel </div></li></ul><p><strong>A further R11,3 million has been allocated for projects to rehabilitate roads covering a distance of 2 601 meters:</strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Paulsberg Street from Kilimanjaro Street to Spine Road, completed, Tafelsig</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Japhta K Masemola Road from Bonga Drive to Icelekwane Street, work in progress, Nonqubela</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">White Hart Lane from Weltevreden Parkway to Eland Road, work to commence within the next week, Philippi</div></li></ul><p>‘We are excited to see all of these projects completed so that residents and road users can benefit from the improvements. Cape Town’s road network is one of the city’s biggest assets – without roads we cannot travel to work, school, or hospital; neither can we transport goods. Thus, a well-developed road network is critical for every person living and working in Cape Town. We are, therefore, conducting regular planned maintenance and improvements to keep the road network in a good condition,’ said Alderman Purchase.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2021-04-20T22:00:00Z1
City launches platform to collaborate with residentsThe City of Cape Town is the first metro to launch an online idea management system, where residents can share ideas about specific challenges the City is facing<p>​</p><p>The City of Cape Town is the first metro to launch an online idea management system, where residents can share ideas about specific challenges the City is facing, or make contributions about opportunities within the City. <br> <br>‘We have launched the <a href="https://cityofcapetown.ideascaleapp.eu/" target="_blank">Collaboration Platform </a>as a pilot project and encourage members of the public to participate via the portal. We hope that over the course of the next few months, the true potential of this platform will be realised. We are very excited about how this initiative will empower our communities to help shape the future of Cape Town and we look forward to receiving innovative ideas from our residents,’ said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services, Councillor Sharon Cottle.</p><p>The public can now share and contribute in terms of the City’s challenges and track how their ideas are prioritised. The City will assign moderators to each of the active topics.<br> <br>‘Our main aim with this platform is to facilitate creative problem-solving so that we can make optimal use of limited resources, and to further enhance our decision making,’ said Councillor Cottle. <br> <br>Cities across the world are demonstrating how collaborative technologies and idea management systems such as the City’s <a href="https://cityofcapetown.ideascaleapp.eu/" target="_blank">Collaboration Platform </a>can enable a deeper understanding of the needs of residents. As such, it also assists to build constructive relationships with various stakeholder groups via these user friendly platforms.</p><p>The Organisational Effectiveness and Innovation team will manage the platform and facilitate the idea submission process with an innovation forum within the City. The forum consists of various members of City management from the respective line departments. <br> <br>The ideas will be assessed by subject matter experts based on a specified set of criteria to utilise the ideas with the most potential. Those who come forward with innovative ideas will receive notifications as their submissions move through the different stages. <br> <br>Registered members will also be able to interact on the platform by commenting on, and voting for, the ideas submitted by others.<br> <br>The City of Cape Town <a href="https://cityofcapetown.ideascaleapp.eu/" target="_blank">Collaboration Platform </a>can be accessed via the City’s website, where members of the public will be requested to register in order to participate. Residents are encouraged to regularly log into the CCT <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Ideas" target="_blank">Collaboration Platform </a>and check for announcements around new challenges.<br> </p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2021-04-20T22:00:00Z1
City and SANParks meet to discuss Rhodes Memorial fireThe City and SANParks met early this morning and had a preliminary discussion on the fire that devastated Cape Town on Sunday and which continued until Tuesday<p> <br>The City and SANParks met early this morning and had a preliminary discussion on the fire that devastated Cape Town on Sunday and which continued until Tuesday. While the fire is largely contained, fire crews remain vigilant for any flare ups. <br> <br>‘I want to once again acknowledge and thank the many role-players involved in responding to the fire and all those who assisted. By working together, we were able to respond as quickly as possible, prevent loss of life, and support each other with the different skill sets required in responding to emergencies such as this one. Capetonians are truly resilient and I applaud our residents, fire fighters, emergency personnel and everyone involved in responding to this fire. Thank you.</p><p>‘SANParks manages the Table Mountain National Park, and I am glad that we could have this meeting this morning. I look forward to working even closer together. We will be meeting again in the coming weeks to see how we can strengthen the way we work to better prevent or respond to these types of fires in future,’ said Mayor Plato. <br> <br>‘We met with the City today to thank the Mayor and Alderman Smith for the swift response from the City’s Fire Services on Sunday morning. Within minutes of our phone call to them, they had dispatched choppers. We will meet with the City again and host a joint media briefing once our investigative report is concluded in two weeks,’ said Fundisile Mketeni, SANParks CEO.<br> <br>SANParks has appointed an independent forensic investigator to help identify the cause of the fire. It is estimated that the report will be finalised in the next two weeks.<br> <br>‘It is important to establish the cause of the fire, and to identify any other factors that may have played a role. The City will work closely with SANParks as well as the SAPS in this regard. As with any big incident of this nature, there are many questions, and a lot of speculation, and we ask the public to allow the investigation to run its course,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.<br> <br> <br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2021-04-20T22:00:00Z1
City offices closed on 27 April and 1 May 2021The City’s customer offices in the Lansdowne Corner Mall, Liberty Promenade Mall, and Table Bay Mall will be closed on the public holidays<p>​</p><p>The City’s customer offices in the Lansdowne Corner Mall, Liberty Promenade Mall, and Table Bay Mall will be closed on the public holidays, but will be open on Sunday, 2 May 2021from 09:00 to 12:30.</p><p>Customers are reminded that municipal accounts may be paid at any Shoprite/Checkers, Pick n Pay, PEP, Woolworths, USave, Ackermans, Lewis, Top It Up and Spar shops. Online payments may be made at <a href="http://www.powertime.co.za/" target="_blank">www.powertime.co.za</a> or <a href="http://www.easypay.co.za/" target="_blank">www.easypay.co.za</a>, and the renewal of motor vehicle licences may be made online at <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/vehiclelicensing" target="_blank">www.capetown.gov.za/vehiclelicensing</a>. Payment of pre-due date traffic fines may be made online at <a href="http://www.easypay.co.za/" target="_blank">www.easypay.co.za</a> and <a href="http://www.paycity.co.za/" target="_blank">www.paycity.co.za</a> or at selected Spar shops.<br> <br><strong>For municipal account payments:</strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Online: <a href="http://www.easypay.co.za/" target="_blank">www.Easypay.co.za</a> or <a href="http://www.powertime.co.za/" target="_blank">www.powertime.co.za</a></div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">EFTs: Select the City as a bank-listed beneficiary on your bank’s website. Use only your nine-digit municipal account number as reference</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Retailers: Checkers, Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Spar shops, Woolworths, PEP, USave, Ackermans and Top It Up</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">ATM: contact your bank to add the City as an ATM beneficiary</div></li></ul><p> <br><strong>Register on e-Services</strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Renew vehicle licences</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Submit water/electricity readings</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">View current account and account history</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Apply to receive accounts via email</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Log service requests</div></li></ul><p> <br>To register for e-Services visit: <a href="https://eservices.capetown.gov.za/" target="_blank">https://eservices.capetown.gov.za/</a> <br> <br>We thank our customers for their patience during this time and encourage the use of online services. <br> </p><p><strong>End</strong><br> <br></p>2021-04-20T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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