a Message from our Deputy Chair

I am Roegchanda Pascoe currently serving as the Deputy chair lady. I am residing here in Observatory for 2 years now its an honor for me to be part of the community as it will just add to the work I am doing as an activist and my belief that all of humanity can live…

Update from OCA Social Issues Vision 2021

Introduction My name is Kimon Bisogno also known as Kiki, my passion lies in Human Values and healthy stress management. Every Wednesday for the last 3 years I have been using these skills to teach the homeless of Observatory how to calm their mind at the Youth Solutions hall in Shelley street hoping to encourage…

Update on Change.org

Update 9th December 2020 On the 27th February 2020, more than 60 First Nation groups, Civic Associations, and Non-Governmental Organisations joined together in a historic show of unity to apply to Heritage Western Cape for grading the Two Rivers Urban Park as a Provincial Heritage Site. On the 6th of December, partners again came together to reaffirm our commitment…

The value of community spaces: Our story

During the early stages of the lockdown my 8-year-old son, N, became very fearful. He feared being burgled. Every night he hid our devices so burglars would not find them. At night he would preface comments about the following day with “If we are still alive tomorrow … “. He was scared to go out…

Observatory Improvement District cleans up in the face of COVID-19

As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be felt, disruption to services, rising unemployment, increased crime and increases in the number of people living on the streets have been noted throughout Cape Town. The suburb of Observatory is no exception, but the Observatory Improvement District (OBSID) is making significant inroads in dealing with these…

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…

Press conference on the proposed development of the River Club and the new Hartleyvale Stadium both in the TRUP precinct.

Goringhaicona held a combined press conference in solidarity with the Southern African Khoi and San Kingdom Council (which includes the Cochoqua Royal House, San, Nama, !Aman) the Kai Korana Transfrontier, FC Kaapstadt, the Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance, Civic Action for Public Participation, Woodstock Civic Association, Observatory Civic Association, Observatory Civic Association and the Two…

Invitation to join ObsCAN Feed You!

ObsCAN Feed You (OCFY)) is a community kitchen initiative that mobilises resources (time, culinary skills, money, community and food) within the neighbourhood of Observatory towards making good nutritious food available to people who need it. We emerged from community-based Covid-19 response action and it is our wish to evolve into a sustained structure of community…