CCT service requests

To report a fault or request for a city service You can submit what’s called a C3 report. You can do this in 3 ways: 1. Online at www.capetown.gov.za/ServiceRequests if you report to the wrong category the text in your report will allow the department to forward to the relevant team. 2. By telephone: Call Centre on…

“I am a window of opportunity”: Plymouth’s innovative social enterprise sector comes up with Vacancy Atlas, redefining the high street

  We have long identified – and been shaped by – the city of Plymouth, in the UK, as a powerhouse for creative community action. One of our models for what a cosmolocally-oriented CAN (community agency network) could be is The Plymouth Octopus (POP). Their most recent newsletter shows their everyday inventiveness in full flow….

One number for all development-related queries

Doing business with the City is now easier and more convenient with our new one-stop number for all building plan and development-related queries. The new number replaces the eight district numbers. Get in touch with our Development Management Department on 021 401 4702 between 08:00 – 16:00 on weekdays for any development-related queries such as…

Obs based DAG partners with the City to subsidise ‘backyard’ house building

The City of Cape Town is to launch an innovative low-cost housing solution that will subsidise the private construction of rental accommodation in the City’s most affordable formal areas. The innovation is aimed at “micro-developers” and will include people with sufficient space on their own land to construct backyard accommodation that complies with city regulations….

Ignoring Biowatch denies people justice

Mail & Guardian – 12 Jan 2024 Sello Ivan Phahle Sello (Ivan Phahle is a legal adviser and analyst) Lower courts are failing to apply the principle in awarding costs, which mars constitutional integrity In the tapestry of South Africa’s constitutional framework, the right of access to the courts is a fundamental pillar of our…

24 artworks by Banksy: The Visionary of Street Art

I. Unmasking the Enigma: A Deep Dive into Banksy’s Street Art Revolution In the dynamic world of street art, few names are as resonant or as enigmatic as Banksy. A spectral figure whose identity remains shrouded in mystery, Banksy is a paradox of fame and anonymity, a revolutionary whose works have transformed public spaces and…

The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer beetle

The Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (#PSHB) beetle continues to spread in Newlands, Rondebosch, Mowbray, Claremont, Kenilworth, and Observatory along the Liesbeek River. ✍️The City of Cape Town Invasive Species team hosts free training sessions where you’ll learn the signs of infestation, how to handle an infestation safely, and what trees make ideal replacements. 🗓️ The…

African Union Summit

The 36th African Union Summit just kicked off in Ethiopia. We need to make sure they don’t ignore one of the biggest issues threatening our continent – plastic. We have created a video with a powerful message, urging leaders to rally around a strong Global Plastics Treaty – which some of them already have. Everyone…