Liquor Licence objection for Springbok Pub

from Leslie London – Dear Obs residents, The owner of Springbok Pub, located on Lower Main Rd, opposite DAG between Trill and Norwich Roads, has applied for a License to run a beer garden at the back of the premises (where there is currently parking and a number of garage structures). This is a potential…

PAIA application regarding the circus and the outcome

From Leslie London – On the 1st of April, the OCA sent an invitation to 4 different departments and various officials requesting them to respond to concerns about the situation at the Willow Rd Circus and to attend a Town Hall meeting on the matter scheduled for the 9th April. On the 6th April, our…

Trill Rd Subway Refurbishment

Tanya Bonello recently sent the OCA this report on the Trill Rd Station Subway:   On the day that our new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, was inaugurated, our community in Observatory came together to rehabilitate our subway which serves as a conduit between the East and West side of our neighborhood. Some of these underground spaces of transit…

A Glimmer of light at the end of the circus tunnel

from Edwin Angless – Report back on my meeting of June 10 with interested parties regarding one of the circus issues. Over the last two months, I have put a lot of time into developing a relationship through regular emails, WhatsApp and in situ meetings with Dimitri, the owner of the circus tent. I have…

Meeting to discuss proposed new constitution of the OCA

Following an extensive process of reviewing the OCA Constitution and other examples of Civic Constitutions, involving two task teams, and comment from an NPO lawyer, the OCA is putting out a draft revised constitution for consultation and comment by OCA members. The draft constitution is at OCA Constitution. Please send any comments you have to…

Notes of OCA Town Hall Talks – State of the Circus –

OCA Town Hall meeting on the Circus Notes of the Town Hall Talk – State of the Circus – held on the 9th April 2019, Observatory Community Centre The meeting opened with Tauriq as OCA chair introducing the facilitator for the evening, Natalie McKaskill from the Lotus River-Grassy Park Civic. It was clarified this was a…

Observatory Town Hall Talk – The State of the Circus

The Observatory Civic Association will be hosting a Town Hall meeting on the matter of the Willow Road Circus on Tuesday 9th of April at 6PM – 8PM, at the Observatory Community Centre. We have invited various City officials to attend. At the meeting, we would like the City of Cape Town to clarify :…