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Sinovuyo Senior Citizens Club bolstered by the CityThe City has provided support to the Sinovuyo Senior Citizens Club in Ilitha Park, Khayelitsha, through the Community Development Worker Programme.<p>​The CDWP has facilitated essential training to the senior citizens of Sinovuyo, teaching them skills such as beadwork, food gardening and sewing. These training programs are designed to help the beneficiaries establish small businesses and foster economic self-sufficiency to enhance their quality of life.<br></p><p>In addition to the skill development programs, the City is running support groups where beneficiaries can share their experiences and challenges in a therapeutic environment. These sessions provide a platform for mutual support and emotional well-being. Storytelling sessions are also being organised, encouraging beneficiaries to inspire each other and promote cultural exchange, thereby strengthening community bonds.</p><p><strong> <span></span></strong></p><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><strong><img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /></strong></figure><strong>​</strong>'We are committed to empowering our senior citizens with skills that provide them with an opportunity to create sustainable livelihoods. It is also great that in this case, the assistance is helping to enrich the cultural tapestry of the community,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg.<p></p><p>Furthermore, the community development worker in the area has successfully facilitated support from Albany, which has generously donated groceries to the club, as well as T-shirts for the club's annual fun walk.</p><p><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /></figure>​​</span> 'The CDWP's involvement with the Sinovuyo Senior Citizens Club exemplifies our commitment to community development and the well-being of our senior citizens,' said Dathiwe Msuthwana, Metro 2 CDWP Supervisor and Project Lead.</p><p>'In recognition of the elders' capacity to teach and guide the younger generations, we believe that these initiatives will have a lasting positive impact on the broader community of Ilitha Park,' said Alderman Twigg.</p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2024-06-19T22:00:00Z1
City delivers title deeds to Wesbank residentsWesbank residents are the most recent beneficiaries of title deeds as part of the City’s deed-to-door campaign.<div>‘We've appointed a service provider to solve the more difficult historic cases to make sure that as many people as possible have their deeds. We have a database of about 16 000 deeds that are owed and I have challenged the City teams to find the respective beneficiaries. Together with our title deed agents, we are visiting beneficiaries at their homes to check and update their details. These important documents prove ownership and are important for financial transactions and estate planning. A title deed is so much more than a piece of paper and we want to get them to as many beneficiaries as possible.</div><div><br></div><div>‘We are visiting areas across the metro as we find historic beneficiaries of City units who have not received title deeds. We are also calling on residents to contact us so we can deliver deeds directly to their door! We encourage residents to join us on this exciting journey as we continue to Build Cape Town Together,’ said Councillor Pophaim.<br></div><div><br></div><div><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1005px;" /> </figure>​​</span><strong>Title deed agents </strong></div><div>Our easily-identifiable title deed agents will be visiting you to verify ownership details. Once verified, you’ll need these documents: </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Owner ID, and spouse ID, if applicable.</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Marriage certificate, if applicable. </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>In the event of a death of a recipient, please provide a Letter of Authority, and a Death Certificate or a Will.</div><div><br></div><div>If you missed the team, bring along the required documents and visit us at the Cape Town Civic Centre, 2nd Floor Human Settlements Kiosk.</div><div><br></div><div>For more information or if you want to verify that the agents are legitimate, contact 021 444 0333 or email or visit your local housing office.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>The title deed email request must include the following information:</strong></div><div><br></div><div>Subject: Erf number and Area</div><div>Body of the email:</div><div>•          Name and Surname: (The name in which the title deed is registered)</div><div>•          ID number </div><div>•          Address</div><div><br></div><div><br><strong>END</strong><br></div><p><br></p>2024-06-19T22:00:00Z1
City’s R796m Cape Flats Bulk Sewer rehabilitation on track The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate is making significant progress with South Africa’s largest sewer upgrade of its kind, rehabilitating 28km of bulk sewer pipelines. <p>​To date, 25% (7kms) of this extensive, multi-phase sewer rehabilitation has been successfully completed. The remainder of the work is ongoing and is expected to be completed by 2025, if all goes as planned.<br></p><p>This bulk sewer serves an estimated 8 000-hectare catchment area across the Cape Flats. It also provides a critical link to transfer flow between two bulk wastewater catchment areas. A significant portion of the inflow originates from the Raapenberg and Bridgetown pump stations, extending approximately 14 km to the Cape Flats Wastewater Treatment Works.</p><p> <span></span></p><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:965px;" /></figure>​'This is one of the City's flagship sewer rehabilitation projects and we are pleased with the significant progress that has already been made. It will extend this infrastructure's lifespan by an estimated 100 years to the benefit of our residents.<p></p><p>'The City has invested R230 million for the current 2023/24 financial year and will invest another R263 million over the next two financial years. The aim is to build resilient sewer infrastructure through the sewer pipe replacement program to provide dignified services to our communities,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Councillor Zahid Badroodien.</p><p>Since the Cape Flats Bulk Sewers were originally built in the 1960s, residential and business areas have expanded. Maintaining the credibility of this infrastructure is crucial for it to continue functioning effectively, benefiting the public not only today but for years to come.</p><p> <span></span></p><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="" alt="" /></figure>​​This extensive rehabilitation is vital because:<br><p></p><ul><li>The City's infrastructure will be able to accommodate more sewage flow from the increasingly populated areas it services, future-proofing it for an ever growing city </li><li>It will help restore the structural integrity of the pipes, preventing leaks and groundwater ingress, so that the system can continue conveying sewage from properties to pump stations and wastewater treatment works</li><li>It will also protect the internal surfaces of the concrete pipes from more corrosion, which is naturally caused by hydrogen sulphide gas that is released from oxidised sewage</li><li>The existing sewer manholes will also be rehabilitated<br></li></ul>Besides using trenchless technology, which ensures that work is able to continue with minimal disruptions to residents and business in the area, this project sets itself apart from other projects of its kind. The only visible sign that work of this magnitude is being carried out is in the form of some staff and vehicles at manhole access points. Meanwhile underground, the pipeline is profiled by a robotic crawler, which uses lasers to record the state of the inside of the pipe. Data is then sent to officials above ground who are able to determine exactly which method to use for rehabilitation.<br><br>There are varying trenchless methods available, however with this project, Spirally Wound Pipes (SWP) is used. SWP is especially imported from SWP Systems GmbH Germany and meets ASTM F1697-18 standard, which is guaranteed to last up to 100 years. The lining consists of a single, continuous strip of PVC, which is spirally wound into the existing pipeline via a winding machine, positioned at the base of an existing manhole or access chamber. This process creates a single continuous PVC pipe in the existing host pipe. Once completed, the robotic crawler is used again to ensure that work has been completed in a satisfactory manner.  <div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>End</strong><br><p><br></p></div>2024-06-18T22:00:00Z1
Comment period extended for proposed revised road schemes to revitalise Bellville CBDThe City’s Urban Mobility Directorate has identified future road upgrades that are critical to the regeneration of the Bellville Central Business District (CBD). <p>​The proposed extensions, upgrades and realignments relate to the key transport routes of Robert Sobukwe Road, Carl Cronjé Drive, Tienie Meyer Road, Willie Hofmeyer Avenue and Reed Street. <br></p><div><strong>The purpose of a road scheme</strong><br><br></div><div>‘A road scheme is a forward planning mechanism cities use to make the implementation of new road infrastructure possible when the demand for additional capacity arises, usually due to population growth and development. Simply put, a road scheme reserves land that will be needed for new roads in future. By reserving this land, the city’s planners ensure that when needed, the land can be used to either add lanes, link roads, provide dedicated lanes for public transport services such as the MyCiTi bus service, introduce non-motorised transport facilities, or extend existing roads. The purpose of the proposed revised road schemes for Bellville is to enable the City to build, upgrade and realign these roads when needed as we foresee immense growth for the Bellville CBD in future,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.</div><div><br></div><div>The City recently undertook a review of the existing transportation planning for the Bellville CBD. This review was initiated by the Bellville Future City Master Plan, and the recently approved Local Spatial Development Framework for the Bellville CBD; and also to address the existing road schemes that are older than 30 years.</div><div><br></div><div>The proposed northward extension of Robert Sobukwe Road and eastward extension of Tienie Meyer Road are vital to improve mobility and access; and the future regeneration potential of the Bellville CBD. These arterials are also essential to the surrounding areas; required for longer distance urban mobility; supportive of road-based freight and public transport services; and thus, the economic growth of Bellville and surrounds. </div><div><br></div><div><strong>The proposed revised road schemes are as follows:</strong><br><br></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>extension, upgrade, addition of dedicated public transport lanes and realignment of Robert Sobukwe Road from the interchange with Voortrekker Road to the N1 interchange</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>extension, upgrade and realignment of Carl Cronje Drive </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>extension of Tienie Meyer Road eastwards towards Strand Road </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>extension of Willie Hofmeyer Avenue southward, to link Bill Bezuidenhout Avenue with Robert Sobukwe Road. This will add an additional north-south mobility route that crosses the railway line</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>extension of Reed Street</div><div><br></div><div>It is important to add that road reserves can accommodate several modes of transport – be it additional lanes for private vehicles or for public transport services such as the MyCiTi bus service, or walking and cycle lanes.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Impact of the proposed road schemes:</strong><br><br></div><div>The proposed road schemes will impact existing access roads and the functioning of current intersections. More details are available on the City’s Have-Your-Say page. </div><div><br></div><div><strong>How to comment: </strong><br><br></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Email: (Quote reference: 110232416)</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Online: visit </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Written submissions: Sub council 6 Office, Bellville Civic Centre, Voortrekker Road, Bellville</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>In person – visit the local library: Bellville Public Library, Carl Van Aswegen St, Bellville, Cape Town, 7530</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>The closing date for comments is Friday, 28 June 2024<br></div><p><br></p>2024-06-18T22:00:00Z1







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