Skip to content

Search

Menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

City advises of water supply disruptions in Blue Downs, Brentwood Park, Camelot, Hagley, Highgate, Malibu Village, Nuwe Begin, Silversands, Summerville, Sunbird Park, Wembley and Wesbank The City’s Water and Sanitation Department will be doing the permanent repairs to the leaking 650mm diameter pipeline supplying Blue Downs, Brentwood Park, Camelot, Hagley, Highgate, Malibu Village, Nuwe Begin, Silversands, Summerville, Sunbird Park, Wembley and Wesbank on Monday 24 January 2022. The water supply to these areas will be shut off on Monday from 09:00 until 20:00 to enable the repairs to be done safely. <p>The water in the vicinity of the leak will be pumped out once the pressure in the pipeline has dropped. This will allow the maintenance team to remove the leaking pipe section and replace it with the fabricated section.</p><p>Residents are kindly requested where possible to store water upfront in clean sealed containers for domestic use during this period and to ensure their taps are closed to prevent any water wastage and/or damage when the water supply is restored.</p><p>Water tankers will be roaming through the areas to provide water for domestic purposes where required. Covid-19 measures will apply when collecting water from the tankers. </p><p>The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience, but it is imperative that it maintains and upgrades its water supply infrastructure to benefit its consumers.</p><p>Please visit the City Alerts twitter page or consult your ward councillor for updates including the water trucks delivery service. </p>2022-01-22T22:00:00Z1
City attends to traffic calming measures and footways in Blaauwberg district The City would like to advise residents and road users of the construction of traffic calming measures<p>The City would like to advise residents and road users of the construction of traffic calming measures. Traffic calming is the practice of placing physical measures in a road to control the speeds at which motorists travel. The measures will include raised pedestrian crossings and raised intersections.</p><p>In terms of the provisions of the City’s current Traffic Calming Policy, the current focus is on the protection of vulnerable road users where they typically occur in their highest volumes. This typically includes schools and other public facilities, such as hospitals: </p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">In Tigerhof on the corner of De Grendel Road and Pringle Road, the team will implement a pedestrian safety improvement in close proximity to a school </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">In Table View on the corner Hof Street and Fairway Road, the team will implement a pedestrian safety improvement in close proximity to a school </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">In Milnerton along Jasmin Road, the team will implement a pedestrian safety improvement in close proximity to a play park </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">In Sunset Beach on the corner of Ocean Way and Balers Way, the team will implement pedestrian safety improvement measures in close proximity to a shopping centre.</div></li></ul><p>Residents in Joe Slovo can also look forward to new footways along Mars Way; Mercury Way and Neptune Road being constructed during the course of this project. </p><p>The next phase of the work within the Blaauwberg district will include the new footways in the Witsand. These footways have been prioritised to ensure pedestrian road safety in the area. This forms part of the ward allocation projects.</p><p>Thus, residents and road users in Witsand are advised of the construction of new footways along Chris Hani Street and Nthete Road. </p><p>‘Ensuring road safety for all road users will always remain a priority for the City. We will continue to identify areas with our various communities where urgent traffic calming and pedestrian facilities are needed. There is a great demand and therefore we work in accordance with the Traffic Calming Policy where our focus is to protect the most vulnerable road users, typically in close proximity to schools and public facilities. Given that road maintenance usually causes some inconvenience, I urge residents to please be patient while the work is under way and to comply with the signage. Once complete, the pedestrians in the area will truly benefit from it,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Councillor Rob Quintas.</p><p>All of the work mentioned will take place Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 17:00. </p><p>Traffic moving in both directions will be affected and flag personnel will regulate traffic in one direction at a time. Work areas will be temporarily demarcated to regulate traffic flow. Residents may park their vehicles in the demarcated area after 18:00 provided that they are removed by 06:30. Parked vehicles that obstruct the construction works will be moved or towed away to avoid interfering with the work.</p><p>‘Although no congestion is expected in the area, we recommend that road users consider alternative routes where possible. I want to thank the residents for their cooperation and patience while the work is ongoing,’ said Councillor Quintas.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2022-01-22T22:00:00Z1
Road resurfacing in Hazendal commences this weekThe work is much needed to ensure the longevity of the road network in Hazendal<p>​</p><p>Approximately 2,5km of the local streets within the Hazendal suburb will be resurfaced in this project along the following roads:</p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Huntley Street </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Albermarle Street between Old Klipfontein Road and Woolmore Street </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Harmonie Road between Albermarle Street and Bokmakierie Street </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">12th Avenue between Herbrand Street and Wallis Road </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Wallis Road between 12th Avenue and Wallis Road cul-de-sac </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Brandon Road between Bokmakierie Street and Wallis Road </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Barcombe Road between Herbrand Street and Bokmakierie Street </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">George Road between Old Klipfontein Road and Klipfontein Road </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Bokmakierie Street between 14th Avenue and 12th Avenue </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Bokmakierie Street between Barcombe Road and Harmonie Road</div></li></ul><p>The Roads Infrastructure Management team will ensure that kerbs and channels are realigned and replaced along these sections.</p><p>All existing road markings requiring resurfacing will be repainted. Additionally, the road marking within selected suburbs within the Athlone district such as Belgravia; Crawford and Belthorn Estate will also be repainted. </p><p>‘The work is much needed to ensure the longevity of the road network in Hazendal. Improved road surfaces will also enhance the safety for all road users in the area. I am really happy that we have managed to include the repainting of all existing road markings in Hazendal; Belgravia; Crawford and Belthorn Estate into this project. Fresh road marking enhances road safety, especially when visibility is poor during inclement weather or after dark, and it makes an area’s roads look so much more appealing. Given that road maintenance usually causes some inconvenience, I urge residents to please be patient while the work is under way and comply with the signage. Once complete, everyone will benefit from it,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Councillor Rob Quintas.</p><p>Road users are informed that traffic moving in both directions will be affected and flag personnel will regulate traffic in one direction at a time. Work areas will be temporarily demarcated to regulate traffic flow. Residents may park their vehicles in the demarcated area after 18:00 provided that they are removed by 06:30. Parked vehicles that obstruct the construction works will be moved or towed away to avoid interfering with the work.</p><p>‘Although no congestion is expected in the area, we recommend that road users consider alternative routes where possible. I want to thank the residents for their cooperation and patience while the work is ongoing,’ said Councillor Quintas.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2022-01-22T22:00:00Z1
City welcomes ruling declaring advertising signs at top of Long Street unlawful The by-law regulates outdoor advertising in a manner that facilitates economic opportunities, but is also sensitive to Cape Town’s natural and cultural environment.<p>​</p><p>The advertising structures and signs are on the facades of the Overbeek Building at the intersection of Long and Kloof Streets, and were installed some years ago. Their approvals in terms of the City’s previous advertising and signage by-laws lapsed and the advertising structures and signs have since been displayed with flagrant disregard to the City’s current Outdoor Advertising and Signage By-Law. </p><p>The Western Cape High Court has instructed the owner of the ‘Overbeek Signs’ to remove the ‘offending’ outdoor advertising structures and signs, at its cost, within 15 court days from service of the court’s order, failing which the Sheriff of the court is authorised to remove the structures and signs at the owner’s cost. </p><p>This matter has been ongoing for several years since the City launched enforcement proceedings to have the illegal signage and structures removed from this prominent building in one of Cape Town’s most scenic and touristy suburbs.</p><p>‘We welcome the judgment and implore the owner to comply with the ruling. It is also worth mentioning that the judgment confirms the constitutionality of the City’s Outdoor Advertising and Signage By-law.</p><p>‘The by-law regulates outdoor advertising in a manner that facilitates economic opportunities, but is also sensitive to Cape Town’s natural and cultural environment. This is very important as each suburb has unique visual, historical and cultural value and appeal and we must protect and promote our city’s sense of place, heritage, scenic routes and tourist destinations. </p><p>‘Outdoor signage can benefit our local economy, but it must be located at appropriate locations, and this is why the by-law guides the City when we assess applications. I encourage all to please comply with this by-law and to submit applications for outdoor signage to the City for approval prior to installation,’ said the City’s Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews.</p><p><strong> </strong><br><strong>End</strong><br> <br></p>2022-01-22T22:00:00Z1

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have disabled JavaScript on your browser.
Please enable it in order to use City online applications.