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Over 500,000 Capetonians Empowered by City’s SmartCape Programs

Alderman Theresa Uys posing for a group photo alongside trainees and staff members of the SmartCape Digital Inclusion program.

The City of Cape Town’s SmartCape initiative has seen over half a million residents benefit from its free digital inclusion programs. The success of these programs was highlighted during a recent visit by the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services, Alderman Theresa Uys, to the Harare Library in Khayelitsha. The visit aimed to both […]

Plumstead Residents Fear Rising Crime Amid Streetlight Outages

File photo from Facebook.

CAPE TOWN – Plumstead residents are expressing growing fears over rising incidents of crime, allegedly exacerbated by extended streetlight outages in the area. A frustrated resident took to social media to warn neighbours, stating: “Two young males were threatened with a gun by individuals walking in Leonard Street… Street lights have been out in Rule […]

Old Granary Building Rechristened ‘Desmond and Leah Tutu House’

Tutu family attends the renaming of the Old Granary to Desmond and Leah Tutu House.

CAPE TOWN – In a moving ceremony and tribute to their lasting legacy of reconciliation and social justice, the City of Cape Town officially renamed the iconic Old Granary building in District Six as ‘Desmond and Leah Tutu House’ on Tuesday, 20 February 2024. The event marked the World Day of Social Justice. The building, […]

Merrydale Avenue Upgrade Brings Delays to Lentegeur

Image indicating where resurfacing will be done.

Motorists using Merrydale Avenue in Lentegeur, Mitchells Plain, are warned to expect delays as major road resurfacing gets underway. The City of Cape Town’s Urban Mobility Directorate announced today, 19 February 2024, that the essential maintenance project will last until Monday, 18 March 2024. Work crews will operate along Merrydale Avenue, between Highlands Drive and […]

Smooth Commutes Ahead as City Launches Road Resurfacing Project in Newfields

File photo of Newfields, Cape Town by Ashraf Hendricks, Daily Maverick.

ATHLONE – In a bid to enhance road safety conditions and ensure a smoother driving experience, the City of Cape Town’s Urban Mobility Directorate has officially kicked off the resurfacing of roads in Newfields, located in the Athlone area. The ambitious project is set to commence today, 19 February 2024, and is expected to conclude […]

Shaping the Future of Gordon’s Bay: Development Area Neighbourhood Plan

Shaping the Future of Gordon’s Bay: Development Area Neighbourhood Plan

GORDON’S BAY – In a bid to foster transparency and community involvement, the City of Cape Town is organizing public meetings to discuss the draft local spatial development framework (LSDF) for the Gordon’s Bay Development Area (GBDA) in the Helderberg District. The LSDF, also known as the neighbourhood plan, plays a pivotal role in guiding […]

City Obtains Interdict Against Illegal Container Site in Lakeside

Photo of the container site.

MUIZENBEG – In a landmark decision, the Western Cape High Court has granted an interdict against Metric Storage Containers and Trailers, along with other parties involved, for operating an illegal storage facility along Main Road in Lakeside. The ruling, delivered on Monday, 12 February 2024, marks a significant victory for the City of Cape Town, […]

[LISTEN] Seawinds Residents Celebrate Milestone as Title Deeds Handed Over by City Officials

Councillor Pophaim, officials and beneficiaries.

MUIZENBERG – In a significant stride towards providing secure housing for residents, the City of Cape Town’s Human Settlements Directorate, led by Mayoral Committee Member Councillor Carl Pophaim, continued its mission to deliver title deeds to homeowners across the metro. Today, in Seawinds, a momentous occasion unfolded as 17 title deeds were officially handed over […]

Surge in Wheelie Bin Theft Raises Concerns in Cape Town

There were 29 330 reported cases of stolen bins in 2023, up from 28 653 in 2022.

In a concerning trend, the City of Cape Town has issued a warning to residents as the theft of wheelie bins sees a significant spike in 2023. According to recent data, reported cases of stolen bins have risen to 29,330, up from 28,653 in the previous year. Alderman Grant Twigg, Mayoral Committee Member for Urban […]

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