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…

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 wants to allocate land for gardening purposes.

Please see below for correspondence received from the City of Cape Town. Send us your opinion on how the OCA should respond to this notice @ info@obs.org.za Good day City of Cape Town, Application – Case Number: 130000711, Lease of City Land, Portion of Erf 28925 – Allotment – Cape Town (Mowbray) PROPOSED RENEWAL OF LEASE…

Update on the Obs Library

Our facility officer has confirmed with me that the Library HVAC system is now in good repair and mould free. The facility has been opened for drop and collect service. The libraries books are available for reservation on the online OPAC Service. The Library and Information Service are not charging late fees during COVID-19, and…