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Council approves extension of existing nine CIDs ​In terms of Section 15 of the Special Rating Area By-law - promulgated as per Provincial Notice No.7015/2012 as amended (SRA By-law), Council received applications to extend the terms of nine City Improvement Districts (CIDs) from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2026<p>​In terms of Section 15 of the Special Rating Area By-law - promulgated as per Provincial Notice No.7015/2012 as amended (SRA By-law), Council received applications to extend the terms of nine City Improvement Districts (CIDs) from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2026.  </p><p><br>The applications for the following CIDs were approved:</p><p>• Paarden Eiland (PECID)<br>• Tygervalley (TVCID)<br>• Triangle Industrial (TICID)<br>• Oranjekloof (OKCID)<br>• Little Mowbray and Rosebank (LMRID)<br>• Blackheath City (BCID)<br>• Green Point (GPCID)<br>• Sea Point (SPCID)<br>• Zwaanswyk Association of Property Owners (ZAPO)<br>CIDs are established by communities in order to supplement municipal services such as:<br>• To improve safety in the public space<br>• To promote and safeguard the interests of residents and businesses in the area.<br>• To address social issues in a unified, cooperative and sustainable manner.<br>• To improve, upgrade and protect the natural and built environment of the area.<br>• To provide additional cleansing and waste management.<br>• To promote inter-community collaboration as well as with organisations and,<br>• Facilitating investment to the area and building investor confidence leading to employment opportunities</p><p><br>The City does not fund CIDs, but they are funded from additional property rates levied on the municipal valuation of property owners within the boundary of a CID and paid over by the City to them on a monthly basis. These funds are then used by the CIDs to provide additional services. <br></p><p>‘The Urban Management Directorate will continue to foster partnerships with organisations and entities that share the values, mission and vision of the City to make progress possible together. We will continue to work with, assist and support communities that take initiatives in their own progress and development,’ said Alderman Grant Twigg, Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management.<br></p>2021-05-13T22:00:00Z1
Last round of open day meetings about development priorities for Cape Town The draft integrated Spatial Development Frameworks (SDFs) and Environmental Management Frameworks (EMFs) for the eight planning districts across Cape Town are available for public comment until 6 June 2021<p>​The draft district SDFs and EMFs set the planning and spatial vision for the City’s eight planning districts, namely: Table Bay; Blaauwberg; Southern; Northern; Cape Flats; Helderberg; Tygerberg; Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha and Greater Blue Downs.</p><p>The draft integrated district SDFs and EMFs are available on the City’s website at: <a href=""></a></p><p>The remainder of the open day meetings are taking place as follows:<br>• Cape Flats planning district: 18 May 2021 from 19:00 to 21:00 at the Dulcie September Civic Centre on the corner of Protea and Eland Streets in Athlone<br>• Tygerberg planning district: 18 May 2021 from 14:00 to 17:00 at the Bonteheuwel Civic Centre<br>• Tygerberg planning district: 18 May 2021 from 17:00 to 19:00 at the Parow Civic Centre in Tallent Street, Parow<br>• Helderberg planning district: 18 May 2021 from 15:00 to 18:00 at Sir Lowry’s Pass Hall in Sir Lowry’s Road in Sir Lowry’s Pass Village<br>• Khayelitsha planning district: 19 May 2021 from 17:00 to 19:00 at the Blackheath Hall in Evergreen Drive in Austinville, Blackheath</p><p>At the open days, residents will have the opportunity to view the plans, and to ask City officials questions. Health and safety protocols related to Covid-19 will be imposed, and attendees are reminded to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth, practise social distancing, and to sanitise or wash their hands.</p><p>A recorded presentation and documents for each district are available on the City’s website. The public is encouraged to watch the presentation and read the documents at home, and to send comments via email, or to submit these online at: <a href=""></a>. </p><p>Questions about the documents can be posed by:<br>• sending an email – see the relevant email addresses below<br>• attending the open house meetings in person</p><p>General comment on district SDFs and EMFs <a href=""></a></p><p>Table Bay <a href=""></a></p><p>Blaauwberg <a href=""></a></p><p>Northern District <a href=""></a></p><p>Tygerberg  <a href=""></a></p><p>Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain and Greater Blue Downs  <a href=""></a></p><p>Helderberg <a href=""></a></p><p>Cape Flats  <a href=""></a></p><p>Southern District <a href=""></a></p><p><br>What are the district SDFs about?</p><p>The draft district SDFs entail the City’s response to managing urban growth on a district level and in a manner that is sustainable, resilient, and equitable. It determines how the City should intervene on a local planning level to mitigate against constraints, and to enhance opportunities that will improve residents’ quality of living. </p><p>The plans also focus on the nature and location of development on a local level to promote economic growth and job creation. It will guide the City’s decisions on how and where the private sector and public sector can and should pursue developments; how land should be used; and where we should protect our natural environment and resources to become more resilient to climate change and other shocks, prevent urban sprawl, but also ensure that we direct our resources to vulnerable communities.</p><p>Once approved by the City Council, the district SDFs and EMFs will guide future decisions about developments, land uses, and interventions to create integrated and inclusive communities across Cape Town.</p><p>The review of the City’s spatial development frameworks started in 2019, and is based on the Baseline and Analysis Report (BaAR) for each district. The BaARs were updated over the past months with the latest available information about the state of the population, environment, development, economy and property market in the planning districts, inclusive of the challenges, needs and opportunities on a local planning level.</p><p>The BaARs, as well as ideas for an implementation plan, will also be available for viewing at the open days.</p><p>The draft integrated district SDFs and EMFs also contain a proposal for an Environment Management Instrument that sets out the rules for developments within the boundaries of Atlantis that are proposed to be excluded from the need to obtain environmental authorisation, and for the proposed area to be adopted as a National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) Urban Area.  </p><p>A separate but related report, the draft Coastal Economic and Spatial Framework (CESF) that sets out recommendations for dealing with our sensitive coastline, is also available for public comment during this time. The draft framework and supporting presentation are also available for download from the City’s website at: <a href=""></a>.  </p>2021-05-13T22:00:00Z1
City advises of water supply disruptions in Gaylee, Austinville, Greenfields and DennemereThe Water and Sanitation Department needs to install three control valves on the water supply main to Gaylee, Austinville, Greenfield and Dennemere.<p>​This work will result in residents in Gaylee, Austinville, Greenfields and Dennemere being without water from 20:00 on Monday, 17 May 2021 until 06:00 on Tuesday 18 May 2021.</p><p>Careful consideration has been given to planning the work for a time that is least disruptive to our water users.</p><p>Residents are kindly requested to store water upfront in clean, sealed containers for use during this period. Residents are also requested to ensure that all taps are closed to prevent water loss and/or damage when the supply is restored.</p><p>The City regrets any inconvenience caused, but it is imperative that the City enhances its water supply infrastructure to benefit its consumers.<br></p>2021-05-13T22:00:00Z1
City’s #YouthStartCT challenge is a-goCity’s #YouthStartCT challenge is a-go<p>​The annual #YouthStartCT Challenge is aimed at young people between the ages of 18 and 35.</p><p>It gives them an opportunity to present business ideas that have long-term potential, but also stimulate job creation.</p><p>In exchange, the City provides training and development opportunities for qualifying start-ups. </p><p>This year, the competition focuses on social development ideas. </p><p>‘The #YouthStartCT Challenge is a youth development programme that’s a win-win for all involved. It gives young people with bright ideas the space and opportunity to test those ideas and bring them to life, but also advances efforts around job creation and social upliftment – critical needs in many of our communities. </p><p>‘I want to encourage budding entrepreneurs in the identified age group to step up and enter the challenge. You could be sitting on the winning idea for 2021, but you won’t know unless you try,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Zahid Badroodien. </p><p>Entrants are reminded that their business idea needs to show how it can be profitable and sustainable during, and after, the Covid-19 pandemic. </p><p>Each entry will be assessed according to social development criteria, i.e. projects that can uplift the community, increase employment and upskill local talent. </p><p>More details on the competition are available here: <a href=""></a></p><p>How to enter:<br>• Applicants must create a three-minute video explaining their idea, with as much detail as possible and upload the video using a public video platform, such as YouTube. The video URL will need to be included on the entry form.<br>• Applicants must also complete the entry form.<br>For those who might not have access to data, the City’s SmartCape service is available at City libraries, and allows access to the internet for free, for 45 minutes.</p><p>The top 100 entrants will be notified via email by Thursday, 24 May 2021 and will be offered training and mentoring workshops to further develop their ideas and businesses. </p><p>They will be required to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges from 27 May, and every week a number of entries will be eliminated from the competition.</p><p>Prizes this year include:<br>• Cash prizes (for the Top 3 winners);<br>• Customised business support, mentoring and development (for the Top 10 winners);<br>• Cellphones and/or tablets (for the Top 10 winners);<br>• Data);<br>• Access to meeting venues for one year;<br>• Customised business branding and promotional materials.<br>The winner, alongside two finalists, will be announced at a gala dinner on Wednesday, 16 June 2021.</p>2021-05-13T22:00:00Z1







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