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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 also in the Box at the bottom of this page.

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Report: Ward 77 committee meeting of the 23rd August 2017

 Water:

 Cllr Golding stated that the daily target of 500 Million litres was still not being reached and that, in any case, this target would not be sufficient to meet the city’s beyond March 2018. Dams are 20% lower than the same period last year.

 Some users are not getting the message and properties in Constantia and elsewhere have been identified as using up to 120.000 L daily! These have had limitation devices installed by the City restricting water consumption to 350L per day.

 Options for additional water are being looked at; the most talked about, desalination ships, would yield 100 Million L per day but there are technical problems as well as costs of R 2,2 million capital expenditures plus R1,2 million running cost per annum. If that option comes to fruition, brace yourselves for severe increases in water tariffs! It is recommended that all those who can should invest in rain water tanks to collect water for gardening purposes (such water will be non-potable).

 Water mains leaks have been a cause for concern and the City has added some 120 staff to detect and fix such leaks.

 Contractors for large building works need now to truck in non-potable water to the building site. Water carters need a licence to collect and deliver this water, which is free to users (excluding transport costs). Water reclaimed from the Athlone City treatment site is, however, charged for and sold at between R1,50 and R4,50 per L. depending on usage.  If you plan to do substantial building work on your property, please contact the City to find out how this works and avoid having your water supply restricted.

 The next target are factories and commercial enterprises where there are also inconsiderate users.

 Meanwhile, brace yourselves for the pending City’s 5b Water Restrictions.

 Homelessness:

 Most residents will have noticed how homelessness has increased in the City Bowl, with many structures appearing in every nook & cranny available. 546 people were moved by the City to shelters but many homeless people refuse the opportunity for various reasons.

 The City is going ahead with its test project of a ‘safe space’ in Culemborg (as detailed by Ald. J.P Smith at Cibra’s AGM last May.) The facility will regroup all types of support services on one site. If successful, Safe Spaces would be established around the Peninsula.

As an aside: a High Court judgment in Gauteng has indicated that a tent is not a structure but a personal belonging, hence cannot be confiscated or removed by municipalities. So tents may become more frequent in the urban landscape. The answer for cities seems to be the placement of “No Camping” signs in public open spaces! 

2017-18 Ward Allocation:

 Cllr Golding advised the committee that he had received an additional R150.000, R120.000 of which would go to a composting site.

 The Table Mountain National Park:

 Security remains a cause for concern, in particular on the edges where the Park abuts  built-up areas. SANPARK indicated that there were 36 kramats in the TMNP and that there had been complaints about their recent repainting by unknown parties to white in areas where they stuck out very visibly. 

Safety & Security:

Muggings have increased again, in particular in Kloof Street, where tourists are targeted.

 Tourists are also the target of “Permit” scams, when they are convinced by scammers that they need a ‘permit’ to take photographs. In one case, a Chinese tourist was taken to an ATM and made to pay R2.000 for the right to walk at night in a street! Please advise any foreign guests!

Strand Street:

 The long neglected and depressing Strand Street Concourse has had a major make-over and is now once again open to pedestrian traffic, allowing for a safe crossing of the Strand & Adderley streets intersection.

 Ward Allocation for 2018-19:

 Now is the time to submit requests or ideas for next year’s Ward Allocation. If you think of something on which the City’s money could be spent in our ward, Ward 77, please let us know at CIBRA soonest.

 And finally: Municipal Court update:

The City had notified all and sundry that the Municipal Court would remain in the City Hall whilst the building was being renovated, a year-long process. However, please note that the Municipal Court has now been moved to the recently renovated and reopened Strand Street Concourse. The City will gradually open other municipal services offices there as well, including a Municipal Pay Point.

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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.



On Wednesday the 8th February, Sub-council16, of which our ward 77 is part, convened an inaugural meeting of the combined 5 ward committees for the sub-council - one for each ward.

Ward Committees make recommendations to the ward councillor and the sub-council, act as a communication channel between the sub-council and the residents, assist in decision on the annual ward allocations (currently R700.000), report and monitor service delivery, comment on by-laws, policies, budgets, etc. They meet monthly.

Each ward committee is allocated 10 seats, plus one for the ward councillor acting as its chair. Each seat is allocated to one sector: civics, school, religious establishments, security, vulnerable groups, etc, arts & culture, environment, etc. The sectors represented are flexible to reflect the needs and character of each ward.

There are also 2 observers: the proportional councillor (nominated, not elected), and a member of the Junior Council. (note: the Cape Metro currently has 116 wards, with 116 elected ward councillors and the same number of party-nominated councillors.)

All ward councils last as long as the municipality’s legislature, i.e. 5 years.

Ward 77’s ward committee has currently 7 seats filled, with 3 more in the process of being filled. Sadly, we have lost the opportunity to interact at that level with representatives of the various arts & culture establishments or organisations, all of which are now within Ward 115.

On the occasion of this inaugural meeting, it was pointed out that Sub-council 16, which comprises Sea Point/Camps Bay, Observatory/Rosebank/Mowbray, Llandudno/Hout Bay, the CBD/Waterfront/Green Point/Mouille Point and the residential City Bowl accounts for some 40 % of business generated in the entire Cape Metro area, though most, predictably, in Ward 115.

Sub-council 16 is part of District 1, one of four districts recently created, each headed by a councillor who also sits on the mayoral committee (MayCo). District 1 extends from Hout Bay to Mamre to the North and south-east of Malmesbury.

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The Atlantic Sun introduced the new City Councillor for our Ward 77 - Brandon Golding:

Thank you to the residents of Ward 77 for voting on the 3rd August and granting the Democratic Alliance another 5 year mandate to manage the ward and the City. As the new ward councillor I am raring to go and build on the successes of my predecessors. 
 
As a background, 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.
 
The success of Cape Town, its popularity as a destination and the associated developmental pressures have an effect on the residents of the Upper Table Valley. Urban densification is rapidly increasing in a heritage rich area .I believe that where development occurs, it should be done in consultation with the existing communities and stakeholders and be cognisant of the heritage impacts. I hope to work and communicate with all the respective role players in this sphere to better understand and inform.
 
With increased growth comes mounting traffic and parking congestion. I believe it imperative that growth planning, better traffic management and an accessible and connected public transport infrastructure is key to the future of the ward.
 
In the spirit of providing a healthy and fun place to live, I will continue advocating the better utilisation and upgrading of public open spaces, be they parks, sports fields or the Table Mountain green belt. Providing a safe environment for all is of paramount importance and I will therefore strive to further capacitate community safety and social development structures. While there are strong neighbourhood watch structures within ward 77, there is always room for growth and better cooperation between all role players.
 
While we have residents from all socioeconomic groups, special attention needs to be given to those less fortunate or vulnerable. This may take the form of advocating the City’s rates rebate programme to driving the Give Responsibly campaign. Homelessness is a social issues with a social cause and remedy – it cannot solely be dealt with as a safety issue.
 
Many have heard me espousing the My City principle, which I hold dear. This is in essence based on us taking ownership of our areas and city. To this end it is my intention to strongly engage with community leaders, residents, organisations and other civic grouping to focus on local issues and concerns and to provide feedback on and to receive input into ward and City policy and plans.
 
I may have opinions and visions, of my own, for the future but it is the collective opinions and visions of the residents that I need to represent. I ask therefore that residents engage with me so that I may truly represent them and lend credence to the City of Cape Town’s slogan: ‘Making progress possible. Together.’

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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