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…

Urgent: Calling for objections to proposed development near Village Green DEADLINE: 17 MARCH 202

CNdV Africa have made an application to the City of Cape Town’s Development Management office for planning departures to enable a large-scale apartment building construction at 22 Collingwood Road, Observatory (corner of Collingwood and Blake, near the Village Green and the New Apostolic Church). The proposed plan would entail the demolition of the building currently…

The River Club: When Curing kills the patient

Sign this Petition 23 FEB 2021 Leslie London – Cape Town, South Africa Minister Bredell released his decision on the appeal against the Environmental Authorisation which was granted to the developers of the River Club last year. Yesterday on the 22nd February, he issued a 128-page report in which he rejected the appeals lodged by 21…

ObsCAN Feed You x Africa 70

presenting a couple of nostalgic favourites over the next two weeks. This Sunday, the good people at African Box are making saka madesu – the satisfying warmth of madesu na loso meets the utter moreishness of saka saka: cassava leaves and vegetables and brown beans, served with a coconut rice. free, as always, to our…