Parklands Sports Complex

Urban Mobility winter preparedness campaign

Draft Strategy to Address Rough Sleeping


21 APRIL 2024


City Invites Comments on its Draft Strategy to Address Rough Sleeping

The draft strategy, set to replace the existing Street People policy, will enable the City to collaborate with more role-players, and broaden the scope of interventions for persons sleeping on the street. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town has, for years, gone above and beyond its municipal mandate to help people off the streets.

While the constitutional mandate and budgets for welfare services reside with national and provincial government, the City introduced a Street People Policy in 2013.

The policy guided the implementation and expansion of numerous programmes to assist persons sleeping and living on the street, including access to social services, reintegration, personal development plans and short term work opportunities; facilitating access to identity documents and social grants, as well as access to NGO-run shelters.

In addition, the City has supported the NGO sector through Grant-in-Aid funding, and in 2018, the Community, Arts & Culture Development Department (previously Social Development & Early Childhood Development) piloted its first Safe Space transitional shelter. Since then, 800 bed spaces have been made available at four Safe Spaces, with more to come.

‘We have achieved a lot thanks to the current policy, but we can do more. Rough sleeping is a complex issue that affects many major cities, and the situation has been exacerbated by the pandemic and the related economic impacts. This draft strategy is an opportunity for everyone to have their say and help us formulate a new blueprint that will alleviate the risks that make people vulnerable to rough sleeping,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia Van der Ross.

The draft strategy to reduce rough sleeping aims to guide all assistance and interventions, partnerships (including social development programmes) to people sleeping on the streets, in open spaces, vehicles and makeshift structures, as well as those living in temporary accommodation such as shelters, safe spaces or temporary accommodation of a similar nature.


The public participation process runs from 22 April until 22 May 2024.

Details will be available on the City’s webpage: Have your say (

Written comments can also be sent to


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Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries: Councillor Patricia van der Ross, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, City of Cape Town, Cell: 068 299 3933, Email: (please always copy

Do the Right Thing this Winter


14 MAY 2024


Do the Right Thing this Winter

As winter approaches and temperatures start to drop, the City of Cape Town’s Urban Mobility Directorate is proud to announce the start of our Preparing for Winter initiative. The City will be going toe-to-toe against the pressing issues of illegal dumping, blocked stormwater drains and water damming onto our roads. However, we need Capetonians to work with us. By doing the right thing, we can all minimise the impact of winter storms, mitigate flooding of our roads and neighbourhoods, and ensure safer roads for all. Read more below:

High resolution photographs are available here:

‘The Urban Mobility Directorate is preparing for the wet season by clearing our stormwater infrastructure across Cape Town. Blocked inlets cause roads to flood and, as we have seen in the past, flooded roads often result in the flooding of houses in low-lying areas. While we are doing all we can, I’m calling on Capetonians to help us prepare for winter.

‘Without the cooperation of our residents, our efforts are in vain. We need residents to please work with us: do not dump any objects into the stormwater infrastructure; do not decant water onto roads, and report potholes as soon as possible so that our Roads Infrastructure Management teams can do the necessary repairs. Sometimes, a temporary repair will be done to keep the road safe until the surface is dry enough to undertake permanent repairs. Be that as it may, I want to assure residents we are doing all we can to mitigate the impact of wet weather on our road network,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.

Residents can join efforts in mitigating flooding by promptly reporting instances of illegal dumping and blocked stormwater drains so that we can take action to clear obstructions and prevent potential flooding disasters. Illegal dumping of waste in our stormwater infrastructure can lead to blockages, causing water to accumulate and overflow onto roads, damaging infrastructure and posing hazards to motorists and pedestrians.

Grey and waste-water (any water with a soapy substance) discharged onto road surfaces can cause significant damage to the road network, compromising its longevity and safety. Residents are urged to not pour washing water into roads and to ensure that nothing is deposited into stormwater drains that could obstruct the flow.

How to report blocked stormwater infrastructure and potholes: Together, we can keep our city safe and resilient this winter.


Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

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Media enquiries: Councillor Rob Quintas, the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Tel: 021 400 7197 or Cell: 082 042 3502, Email: (please always copy

Amendments to Grant-In-Aid Policy and Ward and Subcouncil Policy

Supply Chain Management Policy

Conserving water through education on World Water Day


23 MARCH 2024


Conserving water through education on World Water Day Annually observed on 22nd March, World Water Day serves as a poignant reminder of the global water crisis and the imperative to ensure access to safe, quality drinking water. Read more below:

High resolution photographs are available here:

This year’s theme, “Leveraging Water for Peace”, underscores the pivotal role water plays in fostering harmony among communities and nations. With a growing population and indifferent climate patterns exacerbating water stress, the City of Cape Town must increase its water supply sources to ensure resilience and sustainability for its residents.

Expanding the City's water supply is paramount to meet the escalating demands stemming from rapid urbanisation, thereby alleviating strain on existing infrastructure. The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate has embarked on the New Water Programme (NWP), a multifaceted initiative aimed at diversifying and enhancing Cape Town's water resources.

The NWP consists of various strategic endeavours geared towards augmenting the City's water supply by 300 million litres per day by 2030, including:

Surface water: Harnessing water from rivers and dams to contribute an additional 40 million litres per day.
Groundwater: Drilling boreholes and tapping springs securing over 100 million litres per day.
Re-use: Implementing purified recycled wastewater, adding 70-100 million litres per day.
Desalination: Extracting salt from seawater to yield 50-70 million litres per day.

‘In addition to infrastructure enhancements, the City is actively engaged in disseminating information and fostering community involvement to ensure inclusivity and awareness. Educational initiatives organised by the Water and Sanitation Directorate span schools, malls, and community forums, where residents are empowered with valuable insights into water conservation practices and the City’s plans for a resilient water supply,’ said Councillor Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Water Sanitation.

In the lead-up to World Water Day, outreach efforts have been concentrated in areas such as Thornton, Retreat, and Samora Machel, emphasising the significance of water conservation. Look out for the interactive trailer touring various neighbourhoods, equipped with innovative features designed to engage and educate, including gaming elements that impart crucial lessons on water conservation while entertaining young learners.

Caption 1: (From left to right) Edmond Tiku, Lorna Maqula, Velile Maxwell Dingaan and Vuyokazi Mayekiso.

Caption 2: (From left to right) Lorna Maqula, Edmond Tiku, Velile Maxwell Dingaan and Vuyokazi Mayekiso

Caption 3: Lorna Maqula and Velile Maxwell Dingaan explaining to Marlon Kiewiet, Wendy Petersen and Ntombikayise Ntonyi the importance of saving water.


Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries: Councillor Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, City of Cape Town, Cell: 072 639 5773, Email: (please always copy

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Koeberg Sewer Pump Station


25 FEBRUARY 2024


Multiple interventions in place to improve operations at Koeberg Sewer Pump Station

Increased sand and foreign debris have been found in the inflow to the Koeberg Sewer Pump Station, which negatively impacts the pumps, causing frequent failures. Although the City has been diligently maintaining the pumps, significant flow surges may periodically cause the system to backwash and overflow via emergency discharge points. Read more below:

Although the City has made great strides in restoring the Milnerton Lagoon, pollution has regrettably persisted due to a string of unanticipated incidents.

The 12 collapses in Montague Gardens during the past few months, on the 900mm diameter fibre cement pipeline, are the primary cause of the significant sand intrusion. This is mainly due to ageing infrastructure, which is approximately 50 years old.

Another cause for system failures is high sewage flows, putting pressure on the entire sewer system. Additional complexities are presented when the need for repairs arises. Due to the depth of the pipeline excavation, typically measures 5m below the surface.

The R470 million Milnerton Bulk Sewer Improvement Project has been instrumental in earmarking the area's deteriorating sewage infrastructure for phased replacement.

‘Long-term improvements to Koeberg Pump Station will cost R118 million, with the installation of a sand trap and screening facility being the first to be completed. The goal is to finish this project in 2025. Furthermore, from 2026 to 2028, Koeberg Pump Station will be re-constructed to increase overall capacity,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Councillor Zahid Badroodien.

As an interim measure, various interventions are in place to manage overflows during peak times including:
  • A diesel-operated mobile pump was installed to alleviate pressure. When necessary, the pump acts as a backup, turned on to manage sewage overflows.
  • Completed installation of a 610m-long rising main connected to the mobile pump. This addition helps to channel excess flow directly from Koeberg Pump Station to Potsdam, reducing the amount of effluent that Koeberg's four pumps have to process.
  • The City has ordered four pump impellers which will reduce redundancy. Four new pumps for Koeberg Pump Station and two for Racecourse Pump Station are due for delivery in May 2024.
  • When an issue arises the internal Engineering and Asset Management team collaborates closely with the Pump Station Maintenance team on site to perform mechanical repairs and restore pumps to full functionality.
  • The Montague Bulk Sewer line repairs, which are complete.
  • Water and Sanitation is in the process of relooking the design of the berm, to make it more effective in containing spills from the pump station. Progress will be communicated as the matter progresses.
While every effort is made to upgrade infrastructure and find solutions to the challenges presented, the City is committed to providing regular updates on all developments at Koeberg Pump Station as they unfold.

To register for more information or to receive daily alerts, please email

We apologise for the inconvenience experienced by residents living and working in the surrounding community.

Caption 1: The 610m-long rising main connected to the mobile pump station which has been installed as an interim measure to manage leaks.

Caption 2: The mobile pump station was installed as an interim measure to manage leaks.


Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

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154 Assault Cases Reported In Two Days


26 FEBRUARY 2024


154 assault cases reported in two days

The City of Cape Town’s Public Emergency Communication Centre fielded 154 assault calls in just two days, while Traffic Service and Law Enforcement departments issued 71 202 fines and arrested 215 suspects during weekly enforcement operations. The City’s Public Emergency Communication Centre recorded 1 995 calls for assistance which included 154 physical assault related incidents during the weekend. Traffic Service also executed 3 221 warrants of arrest. Read more below:

On Saturday, 24 February 2024 Metro Police officers recovered drugs with an estimated street value of R15 000.

During a midday patrol along Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood, officers noticed a driver in a white Kia hatchback acting suspiciously when he saw the officers. Officers stopped the vehicle and while conducting a search officers noticed the driver’s nervous behaviour. Officers then requested to search the driver and found a medicine container with two bankies Heroin, 15 bankies Cocaine and four bankies Tik.

The driver tried to bribe the officers with R2 000 not to arrest him. The 45-year old suspect was arrested for being in possession of drugs with an additional charge of bribery. He was detained at Elsies River South African Police Service( SAPS).

On the same day, officers arrested a suspect and recovered a firearm in Heideveld. Patrolling in Winterberg Road, officers noticed a male suddenly changing direction when he saw the patrol vehicle. Officers approached the suspect and conducted a search and found a 9mm pistol with the serial number still intact, and six 9mm live rounds.

The 18-year-old suspect could not produce a valid firearm license, and was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition and detained at Manenberg SAPS.

Officers also conducted crime prevention patrols in Dullar Omar Street, Fisantekraal when they noticed two suspicious males who fled when they saw the patrol vehicle. The suspects were apprehended and searched. One of the suspects, aged 22, was found with an imitation gas firearm and three gas rounds. The suspect was arrested for possession of an imitation firearm and detained at Durbanville SAPS for further investigation.


On Sunday, 25 February 2024, officers were patrolling in the Wynberg area when they responded to information of a suspicious vehicle near Riverstone and Main Road. Officers searched the green Mazda sedan and found an imitation firearm with two blank rounds next to the driver seat. Further investigation led to the discovery of one bag of Tik. The driver was arrested for the illegal possession of drugs.

During weekly enforcement patrols, officers issued 66 971 fines, of which 34 617 were for speeding offences and 32 354 for various other traffic offences. Officers also executed 3 221 warrants of arrest and impounded 188 public transport vehicles.

A total of 36 arrests were made, of which 24 were for driving under the influence of alcohol, two for reckless and negligent driving and 10 for various other transgressions, which included a stolen vehicle, false documentation and assault of an officer.


During the past week, the City’s Law Enforcement officers conducted more than 690 enforcement operations, where officers arrested 179 suspects and issued 4 231 fines. Officers attached to the Law Enforcement Advancement Plan accounted for 172 of the arrests, of which 111 were for the illegal possession and or trade in drugs.


Of the 1 995 calls recorded during the past weekend, 822 were medical related, which include a staggering 154 assault cases. This is the highest number recorded in the past month of which 16 were gunshot related. Call agents also dealt with 66 domestic violence cases.

The emergency centre also recorded 52 motor vehicle and 20 pedestrian vehicle accidents.

‘The number of assault cases recorded by our Public Emergency Communication Centre is worrying – call agents had to deal with 154 calls over the weekend. Although we expect an increase of assault cases during month-end weekends, the steep increase should be noted and is a concern. It’s an indication of the level of violence in communities often triggered by alcohol abuse, gender based violence and lack of respect. This behaviour often spills over to more serious crimes, such as driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding and theft. We also note the increase in domestic violence cases which has an extremely negative effect on households, especially those with innocent children. Our officers can only act if they are informed about these cases and we request residents to report any incident that poses a threat to families and the community,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.

Residents are reminded to report any suspicious or criminal activity by phoning the City’s Public Emergency Communication Centre on 021 480 7700 from a cell phone and 107 from a landline.


Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries: Alderman JP Smith, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, City of Cape Town, Tel: 021 400 1311 or Cell: 083 675 3780, Email: (please always copy

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#YouthStartCT Competition

Winter Readiness


Cape Town Household Survey

Give Dignity

Jobs Connect

Substance Abuse

Repeal of By-Laws Adopted byt former Municipalities

Residential Electricy Reticulation Policy

Revised Urban Design Policy


26 OCTOBER 2023


Call to co-create Traffic Calming Policy and Road Safety Strategy

The City’s Urban Mobility Portfolio Committee is calling on residents to collaborate with the City on ideas and solutions to make Cape Town’s roads safer for all users. On average, more than 700 lives are lost on our roads and more than 7 000 people are injured every year. The City is determined to make our roads safer, reducing the number of accidents and loss of life. Read more below:

The Urban Mobility Portfolio Committee is reviewing the City of Cape Town’s Road Safety Strategy and Traffic Calming Policy. The directorate takes road safety seriously, and as such is strengthening its efforts to improve this for all road users in Cape Town.

‘The Portfolio Committee is testing a new approach to policy development, which includes calling for ideas using the City’s Collaboration Platform and hosting focus group sessions via Subcouncils. This trial step precedes the policy drafting phase, giving residents and stakeholders an early opportunity to help shape the directorate’s efforts to make roads safer. The Portfolio Committee is tasked with ensuring meaningful public engagement and as such is always looking for innovative ideas,’ said the City Council’s Chairperson of the Urban Mobility Portfolio Committee, Councillor Mikhail Manuel.

The formal public participation phase will continue, as required, after developing the draft Traffic Calming Policy and draft Road Safety Strategy.

‘The Urban Mobility Directorate believes in open and innovative governance and this is yet another way that the directorate is working to include all road users in helping to make roads safer,’ said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.

Road users and residents can submit comments on how the City can address:
  • Road safety for pedestrians and other Non-Motorised Transport Road users.
  • Road safety for passengers, especially scholars and public transport users.
‘All stakeholders, including residents, innovators, civic organisations, businesses, and researchers can submit their ideas via the City’s Collaboration Platform until 10 December 2023 or visit your nearest library or City facility where you can log onto Smart Cape and submit. Idea forms can be completed and submitted at your Subcouncil office. Please also be on the look-out for alerts via your Subcouncil office for an opportunity to chat to the policy development team,’ concluded Councillor Manuel.

To submit your idea online, visit and for enquiries, email

The Road Safety Call for Ideas campaign is for information and planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a solicitation, grant, or cooperative agreement, or as an obligation on the part of the City of Cape Town. The City will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted, nor for the use of such information. No basis for claims against the City shall arise as a result of a response to this request for information, nor from the use of such information.  


Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries: Councillor Mikhail Manuel, the City of Cape Town’s Chairperson of the Urban Mobility Portfolio Committee, Cell: 072 800 3013, Email: (please always copy

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Revised Urban Design Policy

Construction Of Potsdam WWTP: Subcontracting Opportunities

Construction begins on R5,2bn Potsdam Wastewater Works upgrade


2 AUGUST 2023


Construction begins on R5,2bn Potsdam Wastewater Works upgrade

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis on Wednesday visited the Potsdam Wastewater Treatment Works to mark the start of construction on this major R5,2bn upgrade, the Western Cape’s second largest infrastructure project. The City aims to finalise the upgrade in 2027, with the operational trial starting in 2026. The City’s goal is to steadily restore the environmental health of the Milnerton Lagoon through a combination of infrastructure upgrades and dredging of the waterbody to remove pollution build-up in sediment. Read more below:

High resolution photographs are available here:

The upgrade is set to double the plant’s capacity to handle the needs of a growing city, from 47 to 100 million litres of treated wastewater per day. Cutting-edge membrane technology will be progressively added to ensure high wastewater treatment standards.

Other major sewerage infrastructure upgrades under way in the vicinity include the R430m Montague Gardens Bulk Sewer Rehabilitation, R118m Koeberg Pump Station Upgrade, and long-term pump station and pipe replacement programmes.

‘The R5,2bn Potsdam upgrade is a critical part of our plan to restore the environmental health of Milnerton Lagoon, which is a non-negotiable for the City. The aim is to steadily close off pollution sources to the lagoon over time, building up to the ultimate goal of dredging the water body to remove the sediment containing the decades-long build-up of pollution.

‘The installation of cutting-edge wastewater treatment tech at Potsdam will be dovetailed with the completion of dredging at the lagoon, in around two years.

‘This is a Priority Programme of this administration, and we are closely tracking the multi-billion rand upgrades to Potsdam and the surrounding sewer network to ensure these are completed timeously,’ said Mayor Hill-Lewis.

Cape Town is massively ramping up infrastructure investment, with a 223% increase in its Water and Sanitation infrastructure budget over three years, from R2,3 billion in 2022/23 to R7,8 billion in 2025/26. Highlights include:
  • R8,6 billion capital expenditure on WWTW upgrades over three years
  • R1,3 billion for sewer spill responsiveness including the proactive jet-cleaning of 200km of sewers annually
  • R1,4 billion in bulk sewer upgrades to the Cape Flats, Milnerton, Philippi and Gordon’s Bay lines.
  • Quadrupling pipe replacement from 25km in 2021/22 to 100km annually, worth R850 million total over three years.
Short-term actions to combat pollution

Councillor Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, said the City is taking a range of short term actions to combat pollution in the Diep River catchment.

‘We have just installed over 20 litter nets all along the Diep River, and expanded our waste interception to the Black and Salt Rivers as well as the Jakkalsvlei canal. We are also investigating and correcting cross connections created by residents from Stormwater and Sewer pipes, alongside ongoing by-law enforcement operations.

‘We are also making progress on critical maintenance work to improve treated effluent quality at Potsdam, including major cleaning work to maturation ponds and the re-engineering of natural reed beds to prevent pollution from reaching the Diep River.

‘Collaboration with local communities and civil society stakeholders, information sharing, and public involvement are essential aspects of our action plan,’ said Cllr Badroodien.

Caption: Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis and Cllr Zahid Badroodien, Mayco Member for Water and Sanitation, marked the start of construction at the R5,2bn Potsdam Wastewater Works upgrade on Wednesday 2 August.


Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town
Media enquiries: Lyndon Khan, Mayoral Media Officer, Cell: 076 186 8719,
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Enviromental Impact Accessment for Nuclear-1 Project - Duynefontein

Service Delivery And Budget Implementation Plan (SDBIP)

Lets Cut Development Red Tape

How To Report Stormwater Flooding


10 JUNE 2023


When it rains it pours: How to report stormwater flooding

The recent rains we have experienced – while welcome in our water-scarce region – have revealed the extent to which illegal dumping into our stormwater infrastructure is preventing these critical drainage assets from functioning as they are designed to. It is important that residents know how to correctly report flooding caused by blocked stormwater systems in order for the correct teams to respond efficiently. Read more below:

The flooding and ponding of our roads, public open spaces, and even homes during periods of wet weather is a headache that all residents wish to have resolved in as short a time as possible. For that reason, it is important that residents are correctly informed as to how to log instances of flooding caused by blockages in our stormwater system, and not confuse this with flooding caused by bursts in our municipal, or drinking water supply pipes.

If we are experiencing, or have recently experienced rainfall, and a roadway has become flooded with water, the cause is most likely to be the stormwater drainage system being compromised in some way. In cases of extremely intense rainfall, the stormwater systems and/or canals may not have the necessary capacity to drain away the amount of rainwater that has fallen.

More commonly, however, the cause is blockages in the system created by illegal dumping. While the Urban Mobility Directorate’s Roads and Infrastructure Management teams have been hard at work clearing wind-blown and illegally dumped materials from our stormwater systems, we also rely on residents to alert us to road infrastructure problems when they see them.
  • The most efficient way to log complaints about road infrastructure is by calling the Transport Information Centre (TIC) on 0800 65 64 63.
  • Complaints can also be logged by email to
  • To report emergencies please dial 021 480 7700 from a cell phone or 107 from a landline.
A tracking reference number will be provided, and the request will be redirected to the appropriate department for action.

‘Road Infrastructure Management teams have been hard at work with pre-emptive stormwater clearing as part of the winter preparation programs in all districts across the metro. Communities must, however, be reminded of the importance of playing their part in preventing dumping and littering into our critical infrastructure. Stormwater systems are designed for exactly that, stormwater. Blockages caused by litter, refuse, building material and other inappropriate materials will cause flooding and untold misery for those affected by flooding

‘Dumping materials into the stormwater system and canals is illegal and residents are encouraged to report any incidents they witness,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.


Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries: Councillor Rob Quintas, the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Tel: 021 400 7197 or Cell: 082 042 3502, Email: (please always copy

Informal Trading By-Law Draft Amendment

Stop Illegal Dumping

Kelp Management on Cape Town's Beaches

The City of Cape Town’s 2022-2027 Integrated Development Plan (IDP)

For more information please see the City of Cape Town website. Click here to access:
City of Cape Town 2022-2027 Integrated Development Plan

Mid-year Adjustments To 22/23 IDP

Water and Sanitation Innovation Indaba

February 2023 at the Business Hub

Good day entrepreneurs and businesses,

The City of Cape Town offers a range of free workshops/training sessions for small businesses in various functions of a business. To view all the opportunities please visit the link listed below:

Please note below the free business workshops and training offered by the City of Cape Town’s Business Hub for entrepreneurs and businesses this February.

02 February 2023 (09h00am) - How to do Business with the City workshop
02 February 2023 (13h00) - Costing and Pricing workshop
Venue: The Business Hub, Strand Concourse, Cnr Strand and Adderley Street, Cape Town CBD (next to Golden Acre Woolworths on lower ground)

08 February 2023 (09h00am) - How to Complete a RFQ or tender document workshop
08 February 2023 (13h00) - How not to be scammed workshop (fake RFQ/PO documents)
Venue: The Business Hub, Strand Concourse, Cnr Strand and Adderley Street, Cape Town CBD (next to Golden Acre Woolworths on lower ground)

09 February 2023 (09h00am) - Business Improvement workshop
Venue: The Business Hub, Strand Concourse, Cnr Strand and Adderley Street, Cape Town CBD (next to Golden Acre Woolworths on lower ground)

16 February 2023 - Construction training/management workshop
Venue: The Business Hub, Strand Concourse, Cnr Strand and Adderley Street, Cape Town CBD (next to Golden Acre Woolworths on lower ground)

To RSVP for the above, send email to


In 2023 the Business Hub is introducing new initiatives:
  • Supplier Matters Day to assist prospective and existing City vendors with registration issues – occurring every Wednesday (09h00am to 12h00 noon) from February till November 2023 at the Business Hub
  • Construction training workshops for contractors with CIDB grading 1 to 4 – occurring monthly at the Business Hub– see for dates
For online sessions register online and for physical events send email to to RSVP


In addition, the Cape Town Entrepreneurship Academy (CTEA) has pre-recorded sessions for entrepreneurs to easily access via their smart phones, for free. The range of courses include, amongst others:
  • Find clients & grow your business - For entrepreneurs and startups who struggle to get commercial traction.
  • The 14 Day Startup Challenge - an easy-to-do 14 day course with daily challenges, designed to help you shape for your new business.
  • For existing entrepreneurs: the 14 Day Entrepreneurship Challenge - a course comprised of daily thought challenges designed to help you remember why you started your entrepreneurial journey, help you find your balance and give you a sense of direction.
  • How to start and grow a business: a course for young people - This is a short - 25 minutes - course to help young and not so young people who aren't sure how to start a business get a sense of the practicalities involved so that you don't have to reinvent the wheel.
  • How to Start a Farming Business - this is a practical beginners course for anyone curious about starting their own farm & becoming an agri-preneur.
  • Demystifying Digital Tools - this is a practical course for people who need to generate sales and leads online.
  • How to deal with setbacks - a course for every person on how to handle the inevitable setbacks that you will encounter in your entrepreneurial journey.
  • How to lower costs, increase profits and save the world while doing so - this is a course for all small business owners that are interested in lowering costs, increasing profits and saving the world in the process.
  • How to discover your personal value proposition - this is a course to help you understand what you are good at and how to figure out your value proposition to the world.
  • How to scale your business: creating a company that can grow exponentially - a course for entrepreneurs and professionals who are serious about creating processes and systems that will allow their businesses to scale.

Thank you and kind regards,
Loyiso Nxumalo
Enterprise and Supplier Development | Enterprise & Investment | Economic Growth
Tel: +27 21 400 1503 | Email:

Installation of Traffic Calming Measures

Composting Roll-Out for Sub Councils

The City’s Home Composting Programme was initiated in 2016 and the response by members of the public was immediately enthusiastic. The number of residents keen to embrace the initiative was so staggering that it became necessary to revise the rollout programme and implement a scheduled, systematic approach to distributing the containers. Although budgetary constraints mean that only 600 units are available per Sub-Council now, future distributions will be coming to the area in the coming months again.

Beyond such programmes, the City encourages residents to make use of any of the 27 waste drop-off sites it manages to dispose of garden waste, recyclables, garage waste and builders’ rubble free of charge. If the City and residents can work together on this effectively, the results will be plain to see. There will be less dumping and communities will benefit from cleaner spaces, that can give our children hope for a better future. Compost could even be used for healthy and productive vegetable and community gardens.

‘Donating your recyclables to the community organisations, schools or entrepreneurs who are involved in recycling, is a direct investment in those community groups or small business livelihoods, strengthening Cape Town’s resilience and prosperity as a whole.

‘Waste minimisation can also help households save money. If their bin is overflowing every week, for instance due to many families living on the property, or backyard tenants, waste minimisation can help avoid the need to apply for another one, at an additional cost. Waste minimisation will also reduce risk that the bin contents will be dumped in a nearby field or informal dump site before the next collection days. If communities can come together around this strategy, the potential to improve their area is massive,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg.

Please see below to find information on Composting bins and also a frequently asked question and answers as received via email.

Spatial Development and Environmental Management Frameworks

Good Day All,

The City of Cape Town is reviewing its Spatial Development Framework (SDFs). The role of integrated SDFs and EMFs is to establish a framework inclusive of a spatial vision, policy parameters and development priorities. It communicates the future spatial form and structure for the City. As a package, the products guide decision-making in urban development and land use planning.

The 2022 draft documents will be approved together and adopted in association with the new-term-of-office Integrated Development Plan (IDP, 2022-2027)*. It represents the spatial vision, development and land use implementation guidelines for Cape Town. Included, in MSDF and eight integrated DSDFs – EMFs is a proposed Urban Development Edge, which, if adopted by DEA&DP**, will give effect to NEMA Urban Areas for Cape Town. The current draft Integrated DSDFs - EMFs incorporate relevant inputs given the previous rounds of public comments. Comment on draft documents to be submitted between 6 June and 30 August 2022. No late responses will be accepted.

Attached, please find a detailed communication in this regard, indicating where the documents can be accessed and how interested parties can submit online comments. If parties prefer to submit online comments, use the following e-mail addresses:

Area of interest in the comment Specific e-mail address for comments
Metropolitan SDF
General District cross cutting SDF or EMF Matters (i.e. not specific to any district) or general enquiries
Blaauwberg District specific matters
Cape Flats District specific matters
Helderberg District specific matters
Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Greater Blue Downs District specific matters
Northern District specific matters
Southern District specific matters
Table Bay District specific matters
Tygerberg District specific matters

Draft documents and maps are available on-line due to size and scale. Notices at Sub-Council offices and Libraries will also direct to on-line platforms.

Use these links to documents and comment forms:


DSDFs and EMFs:

Enquiries and comments (only if not on electronic comment forms):

Toll free call: 0800 212 176
(for residents with writing impairments)
* Adopted in terms of the Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000); Section 20(3) of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013 (SPLUMA), Act 16 of 2013; Chapter 3 of the City of Cape Town: Municipal Planning By-Law, 2015; Section 24 of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (NEMA), Act 108 of 1998; the NEMA Environmental Management Framework Regulations, 2010; and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, 2014 (as amended).
** Western Cape Government Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

Public Meeting for Subcouncil 3 (Ward 1, 4, 5, 104 and 113) will be held on 28 July 2022 at the Subcouncil 3 Chambers, 1st floor, Milnerton Municipal Offices, Royal Ascot, 5 Bridle Way, Milnerton – 7441 (time to be confirmed)

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Manager: District Planning and Mechanisms | Urban Planning and Design | Spatial Planning and Environment
Tel: + 27 21 400 4937 Email: website:

Table View Beachfront Upgrade: Dune Rehabilitation

COCT - Customer Relations - Mobile Office

The City Of Cape Town’s 2022/23 Appoved Budget

Draft Diep River Estuarine Management Plan

Non-Auto Renewal of Liquor Licenses

Western Cape Provincial Transport Infrastructure Bill: Request for comments

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City of Cape Town 2022/23 Draft Budget

Dear Ward Committee Members and Community Organisations

Please see the attached adverts for the City’s Draft Budget 2022/2023.

The City of Cape Town's budget reflects its key policy decisions and priorities, determines rates increases and indicates where money will be spent on programmes and services. To view the full 2022/2023 Budget please click on the following link: and home/Meet-the-City/the-city-budget/the-citys-budget-2022-2023

The City of Cape Town invites comments from communities on the draft 2022/23 Budget to be submitted by 3 May 2022. Comments close at 16:30 on the final day. To ‘HAVE YOUR SAY’ and comment on the City Draft Budget for 2022/2023, please click on the following link:

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Please feel free to forward this e-mail to all other interested parties, organisations and individuals.

A reminder that you can attend the public participation meeting at the Subcouncil 3 offices tomorrow, Tuesday, 05 April 2022 at 18:00 at the Council Chamber, Royal Ascot Municipal Building, Bridle Way, Milnerton.

Kind Regards

Yolandie Louwrens-Coetzee
Senior Administration Clerk
Directorate: Corporate Services
Department: Area 1 (North)

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Public Comment On The 2022 IDP Midyear Adjustements

National Youth Service Call for Proposals

Good day,

The NYDA and the Jobs Fund are pleased to announce the opening of the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention (PYEI)’s National Youth Service programme funding round. Proposals from non-profit making entities that can participate in the delivery of the National Youth Service programme are welcome.

The revitalised National Youth Service (NYS) programme, one of the components of the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention (PYEI), will scale up opportunities for young people to contribute to the development of their community through providing specific services that meet priority needs. The initiative aims to unlock the agency of young people and provide opportunities for them to earn an income while contributing to nation building. Survey and Digital Mapping, Sports and Recreation, Art, Culture, Entertainment, Learner Support Programmes, Social Support Services, Solidarity and Care, Early Childhood Development, Food Security, Child Nutrition, Community Works, Revitalization and Greening Programmes are some of the key community service activities that will be supported through this programme.

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is responsible for the National Youth Service component of the PYEI.

The Jobs Fund has been appointed as the Fund Manager for PYEI and has established the Presidential Youth Employment Fund (PYEF). All NPOs and NPCs must submit their applications for the National Youth Service electronically to the PYEF via the Jobs Fund website ( Applications will be competitively assessed and, for this reason, no late applications will be accepted. The funding round will open on 29 October 2021 and close on 25 November 2021.

For more information please visit the website

Subcouncil 3 obo The Jobs Fund

Reduced Off-Street Parking Requirements



In terms of sections 12(3)(b) and 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, the public and interested parties or groups are given the opportunity to submit comments from 29 October 2021 to 31 January 2022.

Comments may be submitted by: The City’s Public Participation Unit will assist people who cannot read or write, people living with disabilities and people from disadvantaged groups who are unable to submit comments or suggestions, to have their comments or suggestions recorded and submitted to the City. For disadvantaged groups phone 0800 212 797.

Please see attached adverts for more information.

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Water Services Development Plan & Integrated Waste Management Plan


DRAFT 2022-2027


The City of Cape Town invites the public to comment on the undermentioned draft sector plans setting out how it intends to achieve its objectives over the next five years.
These plans are aligned to the City’s Integrated Development Plan (IDP).
  • The Water Services Development Plan 2022 - 2027
  • The Integrated Waste Management Plan 2022 – 2027
Comments, input or recommendations may be submitted by:
  • Email:
  • Online:
  • Post: Service Integration Office, Water & Waste Services Directorate, 9th Floor, 2-bay, Tower Block, Civic Centre, 12 Hertzog Boulevard, Foreshore, Cape Town 8001 (for attention David Paulse)
  • Hand: At your nearest Subcouncil office
Our Public Participation Unit will assist you if you would like to submit comments but have a disability, or are unable to read or write. Contact the unit on 0800 212 176 or email

Direct enquiries to:

Water Services Development Plan 2022-2027:
Chanee Johnstone on

Integrated Waste Management Plan 2022-2027:
Rosina Lesoetsa on

Please find attached documents for further information.

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Solid Waste Management and Awareness Campaign - Bin It - Don’t Block It

Call for Broader Public Participation - Liquor Licence Applications

Informal Trading Plans Approved for Four Areas

08 September 2021

Council approved the Informal Trading Plans for Wards 1, 5, 107 and 113 on Thursday, 19 August 2021. The approved plans aim to support informal trading in the areas and grow the local economy.

The development process for the Informal Trading Plans included the internal and external stakeholder engagements, where interested parties were given an opportunity to provide inputs into the draft revised trading plans.

The final revised trading plan was presented at the respective subcouncil meetings and approved by Council on Thursday, 19 August 2021.

The locations specific to the various Informal Trading Plans in the wards are as follows:

Ward 1 Plattekloof Road
Corner of Monte Vista Boulevard and Wingfield Place
Corner of Plattekloof Road and Uys Krige
Ward 5 Corner of Letchworth and Louis Thibault Drive
Ward 107 Corner of Parklands Main Road and Regent Road
Parklands Main Road
Corner of Parklands Main and Chippenham Road
Parklands Main Road
Ward 113 In Dunoon area: Potsdam Road and PTI

‘Informal trading plays a vital role in creating much-needed local employment and economic opportunities. The City is therefore doing all it can to balance the needs of the formal retail sector with the need for economic development as we continue to build a city of opportunity,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, Alderman Grant Twigg.

Once an Informal Trading Plan is approved by Council and implemented, the City monitors the demarcated sites to ensure that traders comply with the City’s by-laws and trade within their permit conditions.

‘The approval of the Informal Trading Plans means that informal traders and individual enterprises can create vibrant economic opportunities to support the local economy and at the same time, enhance the City’s economic and growth strategies.

‘More importantly, it is vital that the City acknowledges the relevance and contribution of the informal trading sector to the local economy and the vibrancy it brings to the social environment of the area. Informal trading provides an income to those who are unemployed and affords locals with the freedom to support either local or traditional formal sector retail options. ‘An Informal Trading Plan is needed because strategically, we need to demarcate specific locations for informal trading by considering local conditions and circumstances in the area, while at the same time, we also need to prohibit informal trading in certain locations due to practical considerations on the ground,’ said Alderman Twigg.

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Unlawful Occupation By-Law

City Seeks to Update its Animal Keeping Policy


26 APRIL 2021


City seeks to update its Animal Keeping Policy

The document is available for public comment until 17 May 2021. Read more below:

The revision of the Animal Keeping Policy is being driven by the City’s Safety and Security Portfolio Committee.

First introduced in 2005, the policy includes aspects relating to the principles of animal welfare, responsibilities of pet owners and the public at large, complaints relating to animals, and partnerships between the City and pet owners, animal keepers, and the animal welfare sector, among others.

‘The City and animal welfare organisations are increasingly spending huge amounts of budgets on health and safety programmes dedicated to animals. We have also seen an increase in the number of complaints around animal welfare, which is placing immense pressure on the SPCA and other organisations in the animal welfare sector, but also the City’s Law Enforcement Department,’ said the Chairperson of the City’s Safety and Security Portfolio Committee, Councillor Mzwakhe Nqavashe.

Among the City’s interventions in recent years to advance animal welfare, have been:
  • The funding of targeted sterilisation campaigns conducted by members of the Cape Animal Welfare Forum (CAWF)
  • Supporting the CAWF’s animal adoption drives
  • Establishing an anti-dogfighting task team to tackle this growing concern
  • Ongoing efforts by the Law Enforcement Animal Control Unit to address by-law transgressions, as well as public and animal safety
‘We encourage the public to share their views and suggestions on the policy direction that the City should take to manage and shape a new era of animal keeping, but also to strengthen mechanisms around the welfare of pets as well as animals used for agricultural purposes.

‘The updated policy seeks to provide a very clear guide to animal owners or care-givers, breeders of animals and the public at large, as to how to apply the duty to care principle to all animals within the City’s jurisdiction,’ added Councillor Nqavashe.

The policy document is available for perusal and comment via the City’s website:, as well as at City Libraries and Subcouncil offices. The public comment period started on 17 April 2021 and will conclude on 17 May 2021. The City will also engage with all stakeholders in the animal welfare sector as part of the public participation process. Dates for such engagements will be communicated shortly.

Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries: Councillor Mzwakhe Nqavashe, Chairperson: Safety and Security Portfolio Committee, City of Cape Town, Cell: 081 709 9441, Email: (please always copy

Proposed Admin Penalty Exemptions

Electricity Tariff FAQs

Public Comment On The 21/22 Draft Budget And IDP Amendments

City takes Budget to the People


16 APRIL 2021


City takes budget to the people

The City of Cape Town’s draft Budget for the 2021/22 financial year has been tabled for public participation and the City has extended the comment period until 03 May 2021.

The City has hosted a number of area-based community meetings thus far, which give residents the chance to engage on the budget while ensuring that all Covid-19 safety precautions are in place. Read more below:

Photographs are available here:

Members of the public now have the opportunity to have their say, and to submit their comments to the City until 30 April 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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

Public participation: comment by 03 May 2021
Covid-19 has an impact on the public participation process.
To view the Tabled Budget please visit: or go to your nearest sub¬council office or library for a copy of the budget.

Community-based organisation (CBO) representatives may contact their subcouncil managers for further details on their respective area-based community meetings.

Written comments
By email:
Through your Ward Councillor / Subcouncil offices

Verbal inputs
Phone: 0800 212 176

For assistance to comment in English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa, please phone 0800 212 176

Visit for more information.

For more on the budget and tariffs, please visit

Photo 1: Table View residents participate in their area-based community meeting.
Photo 2: Residents of Westridge, Mitchells Plain engage with the City on the draft Budget for the 2021/22 financial year.
Photo 3: Bonteheuwel residents attend their area based community meeting on the draft Budget.


Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

Reporting Irresponsible and Illegal Liquor Traders

City calling for nominations, applications for planning tribunal

City calling for nominations, applications for planning tribunal

15 February 2021

The City of Cape Town is calling for applications and nominations for members to serve on the Municipal Planning Tribunal (MPT). The MPT is mandated to consider and decide on land use and development applications submitted to the City’s Development Management Department.

The MPT was established on 1 July 2015 when the Municipal Planning By-law came into effect. A total of 25 members serve on the MPT, nine of whom are professionals from the private sector. The external members’ contract period expires on 30 June 2021.

‘We are calling on residents and interested parties to apply or nominate external members to serve on the tribunal. The MPT fulfils a very important function and those wanting to serve on the tribunal must have the time and experience to attend to the duties as provided for in planning legislation.

‘Members must also have knowledge and experience in any one, or all of the disciplines of spatial planning, land use management, land development, and the applicable laws. This is a great opportunity for professionals to contribute to and influence Cape Town’s built environment,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt.

The closing date for submissions and nominations is 26 February 2021. New members’ contract period will commence on 1 July 2021.

Members of the MPT are expected to:
  • • prepare for and attend regional panel meetings, at least once a week
  • • participate in meetings
  • • read reports
  • • conduct site visits, and
  • • fulfil other duties and functions provided for in legislation
External members are appointed for a period of five years, and their contract is renewable once. Their full term may not exceed 10 years.
External members are remunerated on a capped hourly rate, equal to the SACPLAN rate for a Category-B professional.

Application and nomination forms are available at: NominationForm_Appointment as member_CCT_MPT.pdf (

Completed applications or nominations, accompanied by the applicant or nominee’s CV, must be sent to:

Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.


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EPWP Training And Development Project

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Sludge Removal Process Causing Bad Odour


13 FEBRUARY 2021


Sludge removal process causing bad odour

Contractors are in the process of removing sludge stockpiled at Potsdam Wastewater Treatment Works, and the disruption of the stockpile is causing a bad odour, as anticipated. The City regrets the discomfort to residents, and every effort is being made to suppress the smell while the work is underway. Read more below:

Removal of the stockpile in the sludge pond commenced on the afternoon of 28 January 2021, and all sludge that could be directly loaded onto trucks was removed by 3 February 2021. During those six days, over 1000 tons of sludge cake was removed from the sludge pond stockpile, and this included all stockpiled primary sludge cake.

All the water contained in the sludge cake stockpile moved to the bottom of the pond over time, and therefore the remaining sludge in the pond was too wet to be removed by truck immediately. Further processing was required to ensure that the sludge is sufficiently dry to be transported by truck. This process is time-consuming and does release odour, which is contributing to the ongoing odour around the plant.

Odour suppression and masking have continued throughout the removal operation. This has been ongoing since 4 February, and removal of the remaining sludge, which is expected to be fully processed/dry, will begin today,13 February 2021. This should see a reduction in odours. It is envisaged that the pond will be completely cleaned out in approximately two weeks. Furthermore, it is also noted though that the trucks disposing the sludge do have a very strong odour and are probably the cause of some significant odour along its route to the disposal site. The plant has requested the drivers of the vehicles transporting sludge to hose the vehicles down before leaving the site, which should also further aid in reducing odours in the area.

The City apologises for the severe impact and inconvenience caused by the odours. Every effort is being made to clear the rest of the sludge that is too wet to transport as soon as possible.


Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

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The City's Street People Response

Delimitation of Municipal Wards: Municipal Structures Act, 1998

Please note that the due date for MDB5 objections (forms on page 40 and 41) is 14 days from of publication of this notice which is 11 August 2020.

Objections can be submitted in writing to:
The Municipal Demarcation Board
  Private Bag X123
Fax: 086 5248643

Reporting Fraud And Corruption

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