Parklands Sports Complex

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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.

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Proposed Admin Penalty Exemptions

Cape Town Dam Levels Decrease to 85,4%


25 JANUARY 2021


Cape Town dam levels decrease to 85,4%

The total capacity of dams supplying the Cape Town metro decreased by 2% in the last week, from 87,5% the previous week to 85,4%. Daily water consumption for the same period increased to 799 million litres per day, compared to 776 million litres the week before. At the same time last year, dam levels were at 72%. Read more below:

Residents are reminded that while water restrictions were lifted from 1 November 2020, the following permanent regulations in the City’s Water By-law still apply:

Outdoor water use and groundwater
  • Watering only allowed before 09:00 or after 18:00 (to avoid evaporation losses in the heat of the day). This applies to watering with municipal drinking water, and is also recommended for alternative water e.g. borehole and well-point water.
  • Automated sprinkler systems (where permitted) must be able to be correctly positioned and be able to be adjusted to prevent water wastage.
  • Hosepipes used for watering or washing vehicles, boats and caravans (when permitted) must be fitted with a controlling device such as a spray nozzle or automatic self-closing device.
  • No hosing down of hard-surfaced or paved areas with municipal drinking water allowed. Water users, such as abattoirs, food-processing industries, care facilities, animal shelters and other industries or facilities with special needs (health/safety related only) must apply for exemption.
  • Outdoor taps, except those on residential properties, must be secured to prevent unauthorised use.
  • The City recommends that alternative water sources like boreholes and well-point water be used sparingly and efficiently.
Efficiency of taps, toilets and showers
  • The maximum flow rate of new and replaced showerheads may not exceed seven litres per minute.
  • The maximum flow rate of any tap installed at a washbasin may not exceed six litres per minute.
  • New or replaced toilet cisterns may not exceed six litres in capacity.
  • Basins and showers provided at public facilities must be fitted with demand-type taps.
Swimming pools
  • All swimming pools must be covered by a pool cover to avoid evaporation when not in use.
  • Automatic top up systems using a float valve fed from a municipal drinking water source to supply swimming pools and garden ponds are not allowed.
Car washes
  • Commercial car wash industries must comply with industry best-practice norms regarding water usage per car washed (e.g. recycling and re-using a minimum of 50% of the water used).
Construction sites
  • Municipal drinking water may not be used to dampen building sand and other building material to prevent it from being blown away.
  • Check your water fittings and pipes regularly for leaks. Residents can learn how to do so here.
For more information on new water sources, guidelines around alternative water sources such as boreholes and rainwater tanks, as well as tariff information, please visit

More information about the City’s Water Strategy can be found here:


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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:

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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.


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SC3 Draft Budget 202122 Of 14 April 2021 - Ward 107

Good day

Attached for information purposes is the draft budget of 2021/22 for Ward 107.

The attached document was presented to you on the 14th of April 2021.

For more on the budget and tariffs, please visit

Public participation: comment by 23 April 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.

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

Verbal inputs
Phone: 0800 212 176

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


Deidre Prinsloo
Executive Personal Assistant to Chairperson – Cllr Nicky Rheeder
Subcouncil 3
City of Cape Town
Royal Ascot - Milnerton
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Green Procurement Action Plan Presentation To Subcouncils

Reporting Irresponsible and Illegal Liquor Traders

Full Volume Siren Test of the Koeberg Public Warning System

Review of The City Of Cape Town’s Development Management Scheme

Information and Guidelines on the process relating to providing comments and suggestions on the forthcoming review of the City Of Cape Town Development Management Scheme  

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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Subcouncil 3

EPWP Training And Development Project

Jobseekers Registration Form  

Have Your Say: IDP Mid-year Adjustments (SC3)

Annexure A1 - Corporate Scorecard Mid-Year Amendments  
Annexure A2 - Cape Town Stadium (Rf) One Year Scorecard Mid-Year Amendments  
Annexure A3 - 2020/21 CTICC One Year SDBIP (Mid-Year Amendment)  
Annexure A4 - Overview of budget assumptions applied to the 2020/21 MTREF  

Call for Application for Provisioning of Food Relief Services Phase 2 (SC 3)

Annexure A1 - Application for the Humanitarian Relief Programme 2020/21 Phase two  
Annexure A2 - Business and Project Plan  

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.


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Water Supply Disruption in Table View and Surrounds


12 FEBRUARY 2021


City advises of water supply disruption in the Sunningdale, Blouberg, Table View and Parklands areas

The City’s Water and Sanitation Department will be conducting zero pressure tests on the main water supply in the Sunningdale, Blouberg, Table View and Parklands areas on Tuesday, 16 February and Thursday, 18 February 2021. Read more below:

This will result in the disruption of water supply to these areas from 19:00 until 02:00 the following morning.

Residents are however advised to prepare, where possible, by storing water in clean, sealed containers.

Zero pressure tests are part of the City’s rollout of pressure management infrastructure. Advanced pressure management allows the City to reduce pressure fluctuations in the network that create stress on pipes over time. This reduces the likelihood of leaks and bursts. The test is done to determine if there are any unmapped inflows into an area to inform the calibration of a pressure reducing valve, which will be installed at a later date.

Residents are also advised to make sure that their taps are left in the closed position during this period to prevent any water loss and/or water damage when the supply is restored.

The City regrets any inconvenience caused, however this work is necessary to ensure water supply remains reliable.


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The City's Street People Response

Review of Organisational Performance Management

Annexure A, The Organisational Performace Management System:  
Five Year Corporate Scorecard 2017/2018 to 2021/22  
Five Year Corporate Scorecard Definitions  
OPM System - Input and Feedback  

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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Adjustments to scorecards as a result of COVID-19

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Annexure A.2 - CAPE TOWN STADIUM (CTS) SCORECARD - QUARTER 4 2020 AMENDMENTS, please click here:  
Annexure A.3 - CTICC SCORECARD - QUARTER 4 201920 AMENDMENTS, please click here:  
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Draft City of Cape Town Concession Policy

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Draft Traffic By-Law

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Draft Auxiliary law Enforcement Policy

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Application for the renewal of Liquor Trading Hours

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Taxi enforcement operations net thousands of scofflaws


21 JULY 2019


Taxi enforcement operations net thousands of scofflaws

Over a two-and-a half month period, there’ve been more than 3 000 arrests for warrants totaling R31 million and more than 919 vehicles impounded. Read more below:

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The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service has further ramped up its taxi operations.

Faced with an avalanche of complaints about the behaviour of public transport operators, taxi drivers in particular, the department has been tackling the issue on a number of fronts.

Aside from regular daily enforcement, Operation Reclaim has also been stepped up to track down warrant scofflaws, and a series of taxi blitz operations have been in play since 22 May 2019, which sees the Traffic Service – supported by the Law Enforcement and Metro Police Departments – focus on transgressions in hot spot areas, identified through the number of complaints received.

Between May and mid-July, officers have arrested 3 336 taxi drivers with 13 568 outstanding warrants between them, valued at just over R31 million.

In some of the latest incidents this week:
  • 18 July 2019: Officers conducting a warrant operation, stopped a minibus taxi on Jakes Gerwel Drive. They recognised the driver as a person who ran away from one of their vehicle checkpoints last year. On further investigation, they found that the 24-year-old man had 43 outstanding warrants to the value of R111 600. The suspect was arrested and taken to Parow SAPS. A fingerprint scan revealed he is also wanted for a reckless/negligent driving case in Woodstock. Two more taxi drivers were arrested later that evening – a 33-year-old suspect with 27 warrants (R82 050) and a 30-year-old driver with 20 outstanding warrants to the value of R46 500.

  • 16 July 2019: Officers arrested four taxi drivers during an operation on the N2, with a total of 100 outstanding warrants to the value of R184 000.
‘The numbers are absolutely staggering and I hope it helps bust the myth that there is no enforcement taking place. I also hope that it sends a stern message to those scofflaws who think they are above the law, that they could very well be next, and that it somehow makes them think twice about their behaviour, and their disdain for the law,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.

During the same period, 919 minibus taxis have been impounded – either because the driver did not have an operating license, or was contravening the conditions of their license.

On average, minibus taxis remain in the pound for four days, with the longest period of impoundment being 49 days.

The City of Cape Town’s impoundment release fee structure for vehicle impoundments is outlined below:

Number of impoundments No operating license (permit) Contrary to operating license
1st impoundment R7 000 R2 500
2nd Impoundment R10 000 R5 000
3rd Impoundment R15 000 R10 000

Since the launch of the taxi blitz, one minibus taxi has been impounded three times in the space of three-and-a-half weeks.

‘Based on our impoundment release fee structure, the driver or owner of this vehicle forked out a total of R32 000 to get the vehicle back. When next it gets impounded, he will be hit with another hefty impoundment release fee, but clearly, the money is not an issue. This is why we have continuously advocated for permanent impoundments.

‘To be clear, the impounding of a vehicle comes with a lot of administration and takes officers off the roads for the duration of the process. To have the vehicle back on the road within a matter of hours or days, with the driver continuing with their unlawful behaviour, is utter madness and completely defeats the purpose. The taxi industry is a crucial cog in the public transport wheel, but it needs to do better, both for its passengers, but also the safety of fellow road users. In the absence of that we need stronger laws to tackle this issue once and for all,’ added Alderman Smith.


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2019/2020 Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan

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Review of District Plans

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2019/20 Budget - Subcouncil 3

Purpose of the draft Budget 2019-2020

Good afternoon Ward Committee Members & Community Organisations

The City intends to adjust the Budget for the period July 2019 – June 2020 that reflects key policy decisions and priorities, determines rates increases and indicates where money will be spent on programmes and services.

Further notice is given in accordance with section 21A and section 21 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act, No. 32 of 2000, that you are invited to submit comments to the City in respect of the proposed draft contracts.

You are invited to comment on the entire Budget, which includes the 2019-20 review and proposed amendments to the 2017-2022 Integrated Development Plan (IDP), corporate scorecards and the draft budget for 2019-20.

The public meeting for Subcouncil 3 is scheduled on 9 April 2019, Edgemead/Montevista Community Hall, Edgemead Drive, Edgemead at 19:00.

Furthermore, additional ward based meetings for the following wards will also be held to submit comments.

Ward Ward Based Meeting
17 April 2019

Tafelberg High School


107 & 113
10 April 2019

Milnerton Council Chamber


Comment period

Comments or representations may be submitted from: 1 April – 24 April 2019 (16:30).

Submit your comment

Comments or representations may be submitted via the following channels:

Submit your comment online.

Deliver your comments to your nearest Subcouncil office or the address below:

5th Floor Podium
Civic Centre
12 Hertzog Boulevard
Cape Town


Kyla Miller
Secretary to Manager: Subcouncil 3
Directorate: Urban Management
Department : Area 1 (North)
Royal Ascot Municipal Building
1st Floor, Office 18
Racecourse Road
Tel: 021 444 4863

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Amendments Review, please click here:  

Problem Building By-Law

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Proposed Amendments To The COCT Municipal Planning By-Law

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