AGM Nov 2020 – Nominations Received for Mancomm positions

Please click on each name to see the relevant nomination form. Leslie London for Chair Sheila Barsel for Deputy Chair Roegchanda Pascoe for Deputy Chair Joy Robinson for Treasurer Edwin Angless for Ward Committee Rep Edwin Angless for Communications Kimon Bisogno for Social Issues Tauriq Jenkins for Arts, Culture & Sports Naomi Roux for Architecture…

Chairperson’s report OCA AGM 24th November 2020

There is no doubt that this year has been a tumultuous year and the Observatory community has faced many challenges, not least from the impact of COVID-19 and the associated lockdown restrictions but also many other civic developments affecting our community. Nonetheless, I think Observatory has weathered these challenges well and responded in ways that…

a Word from our Chair

Dear Observatory residents and businesses There couldn’t be a more important time to join and get involved in your Civic to have a say in matters that affect you. We know, for example, that the owners of the River Club continue to claim falsely in the press that the opposition to the River Club is…

OBS CAN Feed you WhatsApp group

PHOTO: Prepping one of OCFY’s daily meals Since the Covid pandemic prompted declaration of a state of disaster, Obs CAN has coordinated solidarity with our neighborhood’s most vulnerable residents. [the CAN has helped connect people with medical, legal, and other kinds of assistance.] One of the most important needs is food. building on the long-standing efforts…

Ruling by the Municipal Planning Tribunal on 30 September 2020

Read HERE the Municipal Planning Tribunal Ruling on the 30 September 2020 Below we share four of the appeals which were lodged against the above ruling 1. OCA Appeal OCA Full appeal Appeal Form Information which wasn’t made available for public comment Impact Assessments Detailed response to MPT reasons Response to Heritage Impacts Visual Impact…

The Liesbeek River – a “neglected stormwater gutter” or a “powerful historic symbol”?

24 October 2020 | by Leslie London | Cape Town, South Africa On Monday 26th October, the Observatory Civic Association and many other objectors will submit appeals to the City over its rezoning decision to permit the construction of a mini-Century City on the River Club grounds owned the Liesbeek Leisure Property Trust (LLPT), a decision…