Invite: Visioning and planning workshop for Obs

The OCA will be holding a visioning and planning workshop for all residents, NGOs and businesses in Observatory. It’s your opportunity to shape what the OCA does over the next year, and to get involved in any activities that interest you. The Observatory Charter, developed with OBSID, ONW and community members in 2017, will be…

OCA Statement on Hartleyvale situation

The Observatory Civic Association (OCA) is deeply disturbed by developments at Hartleyvale. The Cape Town City Football Club has secured a three-year lease of the fields at Hartleyvale and Malta Park for the ridiculously low rental of R8 500 per month. Cape Town City FC have stated that they intend to apply for the extension…

OCA Update – April 2018

This is an excerpt from the OCA newsletter of 22 April 2018. Subscribe to OCA Updates here. The next meeting of the OCA committee is 6.30pm-8.30pm Tuesday 24 April, at the Obs Community Centre. (You can get minutes from our last meeting here.) Here are a few highlights from the past month: Hartleyvale Stadium: The…

OCA Update – March 2018

This is an excerpt from the OCA newsletter of 26 March 2018. Subscribe to OCA Updates here. The next meeting of the OCA committee is 6.30pm Tuesday 27 March, at the Obs Community Centre. Here are a few highlights from the past month: Water crisis: Although ‘Day Zero’ is no longer forecast to happen in…

OCA comment on the River Club development heritage report

In March, the OCA submitted further comments on the Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) prepared for the proposed River Club development. This submission drew on concerns raised at our community meeting on 5 March. The submission is available for download here.

OCA Update – February 2018

This is an excerpt from the OCA newsletter of 24 February 2018. Subscribe to OCA Updates here. The next meeting of the OCA committee is 6.30pm Tuesday 27 February, at the Obs Community Centre. (You can get minutes from our last meeting here.) Quick updates: Open Streets: A reminder that Sunday 28 February will see…

OCA’s Submission of the CoCT Draft Water Amendment By Law 2017

31 st January 2018 SUBMISSION BY THE OBSERVATORY CIVIC ASSOCIATION ON THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN DRAFT WATER AMENDMENT BY-LAW, 2017 OCA submission Water by law amendment 1.The Observatory Civic Association (OCA) is a recognised Civic body, representing residents and businesses in the Observatory area. 2. The OCA wishes to make the following submission on…

Record Breaking AGM 2018 ushers in new era

On Tuesday, 23rd of January, over a hundred members attended the 2018 OCA’s Annual General Meeting The independent election officer for the meeting was Patrick Melly of the Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance. Meeting was chaired by Tauriq Jenkins. Acclaimed Observatory artist and guest musician Adamu Da Silva graced the Community Centre Hall while members…

AGM Reminder

The OCA’s AGM next week Tuesday 23 January 2018 at the Observatory Community Centre is a culmination of the civic activism that you have been a part of. Please join us as we celebrate democracy in action. Starting time is 6 PM (Registration begins at 4:30 PM) New members are welcome to join at registration….

Water Crisis Discussion Wed 10 January 6pm Community Centre

We will kick off the year with a discussion on Wed 10th at the Observatory Community Centre at 6pm about the Water Crisis in Cape Town and what Civics can do about it. We will also discuss a draft submission on the proposed Drought levy proposed by the City of Cape Town for which comments were…