Willow Arts: A collective project for Observatory

Sustainable development is a popular buzzword nowadays, used even to describe the most top-down, environmentally destructive, corporate mega-projects. The monstrosity that is being planned on the River Club property in Observatory is a case in point; it is ironically billed as an ecologically sensitive development that will open private land to the public and protect…

City’s planning offices are only a phone call away

3 FEBRUARY 2021 The City of Cape Town’s Development Management Department has created information hubs with contact numbers for residents who prefer to speak to a planning official over the phone, as opposed to sending an email. The City’s eight planning districts have dedicated officials available to answer these calls. Read more below: The officials…

City’s Smart Office Handbook a step-by-step guide to greening your workplace

23 FEBRUARY 2021 The City of Cape Town launched the latest version of the Smart Office Handbook today, 23 February 2021. The handbook is a practical and relevant guide to assist businesses in creating healthier and more sustainable workplaces. Read more below: High resolution images are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8q8gla5l4n4zlo0/AADrv-VZwB_8kBX18O25F6Hva?dl=0 The latest City of Cape Town…

How to lodge a complaint with the City Ombudsman

CITY OF CAPE TOWN 18 DECEMBER 2020 MEDIA RELEASE The City of Cape Town’s Ombudsman investigates and facilitates the resolution of complaints from members of the public against the City administration. The office follows the Ombudsman By-law (2015). It functions with independence, credibility and impartiality. It is against the law and South African Constitution to…

What residents need to know about refuse collection, City drop-off facilities and ‘Christmas boxes’ over the festive season

The City of Cape Town’s Solid Waste Department encourages residents to note the operating times for refuse collections and the City’s drop-offs facilities for December 2020 and January 2021. Residents are also advised that they are under no obligation to give cash donations or ‘Christmas boxes’ to refuse collection staff and contractors. Read more below:…

‘Deplorable’: City of Cape Town ordered to rebuild Hangberg man’s demolished house

Law enforcement officers in Hangberg. (Roderick Damons) NEWS | 15 Jul | Murray Williams The Western Cape High Court has ordered the City of Cape Town to rebuild the demolished house of a Hangberg resident, describing its “conduct” as “deplorable, grotesque and without care for human dignity”. Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe on Wednesday ordered the City…

CoCT COVID-19 Resource – 8 June 2020

During these difficult times, the City of Cape Town continues to do everything possible to deliver services to you, our residents. We have developed this COVID-19 mailer to equip you with a convenient resource to access all COVID-19 information. This includes thelatest statistics on the progress of the disease in Cape Town, measures that you…