OCA is Hiring

Part-Time Admin position available COMMENCING: 9 September 2019 CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12 August 2019 . A position is available to work for the Observatory Civic Association in an Administrative capacity. The position would suit a self-motivated individual able to function independently without requiring direct supervision and able to work remotely and travel to location when required. Monthly time requirements: variable…

A Message from the office of the Executive Deputy Mayor on tariff increases and outlining major projects for 2019/20.

Dear Councillors, Please find in the links below for your information and for distribution to the residents in your wards: 1. An infographic depicting the water, sanitation, and electricity tariff increases that came into effect at the beginning of this month 2. A leaflet outlining the major projects of the 2019/20 financial year, per area,…

City calls on residents to comment on renaming of District Six street

CITY OF CAPE TOWN 30 JUNE 2019 STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, ALDERMAN DAN PLATO Following a request to rename Keizersgracht in District Six to its historical name of Hanover Street, I am now calling on residents and interested and affected parties to share their views as part of an official public participation process….

Financial Report June 2019

from Joy Robinson – Please find attached figures for the first 2 months of the financial year ie to the end of May 2019. Figures for the same period last year are also attached. Expenditure-wise, the difference in the bottom line for April 2019 compared to May relates to the R10,277.28 legal fees for the…

LDG Status of developments as at end May 2019

from Leslie London – In general, it seems most of the Large Developments in Observatory developments are on hold. Our last Erf Watch found that most of these developments have not submitted further plans. This may be the result of a glut of accommodation in Observatory coupled with the depressed real estate market. Some of…

Chair’s Report June 2019

from Tauriq Jenkins – A Civic…It’s a curious place of broad representation, a magical place of meaning, placemaking, and for the OCA in particular – heritage protection and the protection of the vulnerable. We fight the bullies. The civic is a space for the community.  The subway project has been a wonderful community initiative that reclaiming a…

TRUP Association Report

from Marc Turok – We had a good TRUP Association (TRUPA) monthly meeting this last Tuesday 18 June. We have a special T R U Park Public Forum Meeting set for 6.30 pm on Tuesday 16 July at the SAAO Auditorium Updates on important Heritage, Environmental and Development pressure issues affecting the Park. TRUPA has set…

REPORT on PEPPER TREE SQUARE CAR PARK

from DeVos Rabie – We have been engaging with the Cape Town City Council since March 2018 in discussions relating to the lease of the car park. In February 2019 the renewal of the lease was approved by the council at the reduced rate of  R 6 900.00 that we proposed. The account reflected a…

Letter of objection from Henk Stutterheim, on behalf of OCA regarding the Springbok Pub Liquor license application

from Henk Stutterheim – The Western Cape Liquor Authority 3rd Floor Sunbel Building Voortrekker Road Bellville, 7530 For Attention: Kutlwano Maphike: Kutlwano@wcla.gov.za Robin Petersen: Robin.Petersen@wcla.gov.za Kim Bezuidenhout: Kim.Bezuidenhout@wcla.gov.za Dear Sir / Madam OBJECTION TO THE APPLICATION BY THE SPRINGBOK PUB FOR A LIQUOR LICENCE FOR ERF 27714  SHOPS 1 – 3 LOWER MAIN ROAD, OBSERVATORY….