SA housing policy fails to support delivery

Housing policy has tended to stand apart from economic objectives and disciplines, sometimes by design and sometimes by default. As a result, it has often hindered rather than helped to improve the prosperity of people and places. In this article by IVAN TUROK looks to backyard dwelling as a more vibrant and viable option in…

Homeless Feeding Program Observatory – FULL MOON 🌕 UPDATE

ENERGY IS HIGH! Thank you to EVERYONE for pushing through to Level 4! We are doing so much as a community and as some go to work and priorities change it’s important to capture what’s been done! And vision the future in Obs! Here’s a reminder of what’s happening every week of lockdown in Obs👇…

Homeless Feeding Program Observatory FREEDOM DAY UPDATE

It’s truly amazing how ALL OUR COMMUNITY has come together to love and look after the homeless and vulnerable. We would really like to give a big shout out to the teams making and distributing food! The Tuesday/Thursday & Saturday Lunch pack team – Rebecca, Bulelwa, Julie, Michael & Melikaya! Thank you! The Sunday lunch pack team – Nikki,…

UPDATE on OBS CAN initiatives and needs – What we are doing

Community Action Networks are neighborhood-organized initiatives that have been set up by communities, for communities to respond to Covid-19. It often means that one neighbourhood might be paired with another, more vulnerable neighbourhood, to bring support and relief. Observatory has been paired with Mfuleni, a community of people living around 40km away. It quickly became…

OCA Social Issues Homeless Feeding Program Observatory – UPDATE

Meals are served as below. 1.SPAR / Village Green  Daily meal 12pm & dinner 6pm   2.PNP Occupiers/Arcadia/Singabalapha  Daily food / meal / water delivery   3.Circus WAC Weekly food delivery / Food parcel    4.Liesbeek Super 7 (+2!) Weekly food delivery / food parcel    5. 12 persons (now 13 & a baby) living…

Social Issues – Join the OCA in Peace building this 2020

When: TBC Where: St Michael’s Church Hall, corner Bedford & St Michael’s Road, Observatory You are invited to join the Observatory Civic Associations one-day workshop partnering with organizations and active citizens in and around the neighborhood with a mission to make the world a better place. Along with representatives from these organizations we will strive…