a Word from our Chair

As you know, the MEC for the Department of Environmental Affairs and Economic Development rejected our appeal against the Environmental Authorisation granted to the developers of the River Club. This decision ignored evidence of the adverse impacts of the development on the environment, the harm for Climate resilience and the unlawful nature of the decision…

Call for proposals – “Telling the story of Observatory through heritage & memorialisation”

Background: The Observatory Improvement District NPC (OBSID – see www.obsid.org.za) adopted a public space policy in 2020 that is guiding the use of resources for the improvement and celebration of public space in the neighbourhood. Part of this process entailed a public call for ideas amongst residents and businesses. There was some interest in celebrating the history…

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

The Observatory Improvement District (OBSID) is an established Special Rating Area (SRA) and provides top up services to the City of Cape Town, including cleaning and urban management, public safety and social development. Our social development programme delivers social services to people living inside of the OBSID boundaries, in line with the programme’s implementation framework – with a focus on…

Social Issues  Autumn Equinox Request

With the change in season comes cold, wet days and nights. We have had requests from the Singabalapha settlement on Main road Observatory for tents to keep them dry this winter. Please contact Kiki Obspastakitchen@gmail.com to arrange collection or drop off at Ferdinandos Pizza in Observatory and mark for donation. Thank you. Kimon Kiki Bisogno 🙂 Watts…