It’s AGM time again!

The Observatory Civic Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Date: Tues 26th November Venue: Observatory Community Centre Hall Time: 6pm to 8pm Please note that to vote in the AGM you have to be a paid-up member of the OCA. You can apply for or renew membership online HERE,  or at the…

OCA calls on SAPS to investigate the desecration of Obs cemetery.

REPORT Compiled by Tauriq Jenkins, Chair : OCA Thursday, 31 October, 2019 Browning Road Mowbray Muslim Cemetry Desecration Introduction Early this past Wednesday morning during the normal inspection by the caretakers of the cemetery reports was received on acts of desecration of the Mowbray Muslim Cemetery situated on Browning Road, Observatory. Investigation I met with caretaker…

Affordable Housing in Observatory

In July 2018, a group of 24 students from North Eastern University in Boston conducted a survey in Observatory as part of their study abroad program focused on the “right to the city” in South Africa. In partnership with the OCA, they surveyed businesses and residents in the area to explore the understanding of what…

October Architecture & Heritage Report by Andy Goedhals

Major highlights: Supported plans for the following properties: 38 Bowden Rd – Alterations and additions to an existing residence. Supported 10 October) (Marine) 15 Anson Road (Riverview Lodge) – minor additions and internal alterations (Marine) Did not support plans for the following properties: 37 Dane street – rejection of major alterations and additions – re-application…

September OCA Chair & Ward Forum 57 Reports by Tauriq Jenkins

September has been a busy month on all fronts for the OCA RiverClub Basic Assessment Report Comment Objections On Monday the 10th of September, Observatory residents registered over 400 objections to the River Club Basic Assessment Report. We would like to thank all residents for your active intervention toward the protection of our precious environmental…

A RECIPE FOR DISASTER from Marc Turok

Take an Urban Park, consulted on from 1998 to 2003 and adopted by the City of Cape Town as the Two Rivers Urban Park based on the approved Contextual Framework and the TRUP Management Plan. Add the 2014 Table Bay District Plan that refers to the TRUP as an important Park that is a Natural…

Two liquor license applications have been received.

Your comments for SPRINGBOK PUB on the application would be appreciated and such comments to be inserted in the template below and to reach our office on or before WEDNESDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2019. Please download the application and templates for SPRINGBOK PUB below. SPRINGBOK PUB Application SPRINGBOK PUB Template for comments   Your comments for LOBEY…

Template for Objections/Comments on the proposed RiverClub Development

Deadline: 16th September 2019 23:59 INFORMATION on how to launch an Objection/Comment on the Riverclub Development. Where to Send your objections: Send it to Amy Hill of SRK at ahill@srk.co.za Please copy the following email if you submit an objection: ldg@obs.org.za If you have any queries please contact Amy Hill of SRK at contact number…