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The final ward 77 map from the City showing our new area since the creation of Ward 115 is shown lower on this page. However you can't zoom in enough to see street names, but most are visible on the Jan 2016 PDF version in the Ward Delimitation proposals and debate 2015 Box at the bottom of this page. The Final Ward 77 and Ward 115 maps are titled WardMap_CPT_77 Jan 2016.pdf and WardMap_CPT_ 115 Jan 2016.pdf respectively.

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Report back on the 19th October 2017 Ward 77 Committee meeting 

Water:

The City acknowledges that the water reduction measures and advices have yielded good results, but not enough in view of the weak rains and reservoir levels.The City has also targeted wasteful companies and some have been fined R20.000.

Water desalinisation: a barge yields 50 million litres of water a day whilst a modular desalinisation container produces between 3 to 5 million litres a day.

Some dams are indeed full - but these are needed to manage water pressure in the Cityʼs reticulation - too low a level means little or no pressure as the City relies on gravity to provide the needed pressure.

The Cityʼs preferred water-consumption management option is to reduce water pressure within the mains: less pressure = less volume per minutes. However, this is not feasible everywhere, as in the City Bowl where the steep slopes makes reduced water-pressure impractical. If residents experience no water or very little pressure and the problem is shared by several neighbouring houses, contact the City and the Ward Councillor. If at night, call the Councillor. Note: if logging a complain on line on the Cityʼs website you need to quote the water meter number! It can be found at the back of your rates invoice.

Table Mountain has six springs that could be used for potable water, but at some cost, yet to be determined.

Metro Rail:

The City is looking at taking over the rail infrastructure from PRASA. Train-sets would remain operated by Metro Rail; these are insufficient in numbers as damaged, vandalised or obsolete ones have not been replaced as needed.

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Ward allocation:

Two cameras will be funded from the ward allocation; one in Bo-Kaap/Wale Street and the other in D6 (co-funded by wards 77 & 57.) Some funding will also go to Bo-Kaap Watch and the new D6 Civic Forum.

Rates & rebates:

Pensioners benefiting from a rates rebate will from now on need to renew their status only on a general valuation. If indigent, all arrears for service & rates will be erased once. Where an annual renewal is required, the City undertakes to reply within two months.

Homeless:

The “storage site” at the bottom of De Waal Drive has long been a sore point with affected residents. The land is indeed City-owned but part of the D6 land-claim. It is proposed as an interim measure, to turn it into a sports field for four neighbouring schools.

Lower De Wall Park has seen complaints rising but the population there is in fact stable. Cameras are to be installed, funded by aggrieved local residents./

The “Safe Space” City initiative on the Foreshore has been delayed by the objection of one property owner near the site. It is now thought to be running early next year instead of this October as originally planned.

The shacks of the homeless are cleared weekly in the City Bowl but re-erected within a day. It is proposed to increase the patrols to daily with the use of a trailer to gather & transport the materials used.

25 chronic homeless individuals were referred by the court to Kulisa, a NGO. Of these, 85% attended the programme as intended.

The developer of a new building in Tenant Street proposes to employ homeless individuals to maintain the gardens on the project once completed.

Drug users within the homeless population are a big problem. A US-funded NGO programme could have been a great help; unfortunately, it is strictly restricted by the funders to addicts who inject themselves and the local drug users are mostly heroin smokers... A perfect example of good intentions not being enough...

HPOZs awaiting the mayorʼs signature:

The City has been dodging the issue of the mayorʼs go ahead for the two pending City Bowl HPOZs (Heritage Protection Overlay Zones); the Cityʼs answer so far is that the matter is “sub judice” (a questionable answer in the first place) due to the legal action undertaken by Bo Kaap civics and HWC against the Cityʼs decision to approve a huge development along that suburb.

The question CIBRA asked is why is the Vredehoek HPOZ not being approved as the issue of Bo Kaapʼs legal action has no relevance to Vredehoekʼs. But it seems the City wants to link all pending HPOZ to the outcome of the legal action, which could take years... 

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Our new sub-council 16 chairman is Matthew Kempthorne who takes over from Dimitri Qually who retired. Sub Council 16 comprises Wards 54/57/74/77/115. Matthew is a Capetownian who says the key issues are traffic congestion, affordable housing, and the balance between residents, commuters, and tourists. Other issues are security, sustainability, smart living, re-cycling, and protection of our unique environment.



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The City Councillor for our Ward 77 is Brandon Golding:

Due to changes instituted by the Municipal Demarcation Board, the geographical composition of the ward has changed. In practice this means that Ward 77 is now largely a residential ward comprising the areas of Bo Kaap, Tamboerskloof, Higgovale, Oranjezicht, Vredehoek, Devil’s Peak, High Cape, part of Lower Gardens and District Six.
 
Cllr Brandon Golding
Councillor: Ward 77 – City of Cape Town
Tel:  082 565 0828
Email: brandon.golding@capetown.gov.za 


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Note that the old ward 77 is now split into a smaller Ward 77 and a new Ward 115 comprising the central CBD and environs.
For Demographic information about  Ward 77 use this Internet Link: 
For Demographic information about  Ward 115 use this Internet Link:
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A new ward, Ward 115, was introduced in the City Bowl for the 2016municipal elections. Registered voters vote in the Voting District to which they have been assigned (usually that closest to their place of residence). Displayed here are the new ward boundaries and you can either log onto the IEC website at www.elections.org.za and type in your address to see which voting station you must now use, OR SMS your ID to 32810 and you will be told if you are registered and at which voting station.
A detailed map may be viewed if you use the PDF in the Ward delimitation box below as it allows for zooming in to see street names clearly. The PDF is titled AAA Final Ward 77 map August 2016.
There are also PDF's of Ward 77 and Ward 115 at the very bottom of this page for viewing or downloading.
Here is the one for our Ward 77 which shows the various Voting districts. You can click on it to get the larger image and can then zoom in to see details.

Ward Delimitation proposals and debate 2015

Ward Delimitation 2015


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