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A new ward, Ward 115, was introduced in the City Bowl for the 2016 municipal 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 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.

This is the final ward 77 map from the City showing our new area since the creation of Ward 115.

If you click on it to,open it then you can use your browser Zoom feature to see more detail.


Report back on Ward 77 Committee meeting of the 20th February 2019

1.   A proposed Water Strategy is open for public comments on the City’s website. All civics in Sub-council 16 will be invited to take part in a meeting on that strategy on the 12th of March.

2.   A tourism Area Plan was launched, but seems to be poorly focussed and barely mentions Bo-Kaap.

3.   Recent fires: the City Bowl lost no private dwellings but Holy Cross school, in Kaisergracht, lost three class rooms, its library and its meals room, including all its content. There were fires in District 6 and in Glencoe Road. Arson is being investigated.

4.   Heritage: Viable projects are being looked to make better use of the Platteklip Wash House, with a focus on use for tourism.

5.  Homelessness: there is an increase in homelessness. The Safe Space project on the Foreshore is working at capacity, with all of the 250 places taken up. Other areas in the Metro are asking for the City to replicate the Safe Place in their areas.

6.   City Bowl HPOZs: CIBRA asked what was happening to the two City Bowl HPOZs and asked that this request be part of the meeting’s minutes. Cllr. Golding advised the meeting that the City acknowledges that the previous mayor kept the proposals for the new HPOZs on her desk for two years, effectively intercepting the process as once two years had passed the public participation processes had to be redone to comply with legal requirements. (See the Bowmann Report for more details.) This is being done for Bo-Kaap and the Vredehoek Public Participation Process is to begin anew soon. Furthermore, a development plan was tied to the Bo-Kaap HPOZ proposal, but not one for Vredehoek. This needs to be done to control development. CIBRA will forward to Sub-Council 16 a formal request for a Vredehoek development plan and HPOZ.

7.   WARNING: Electricity meter readers: It appears that the City has outsourced the reading of electricity meters to private enterprise. Unfortunately, the City electricity Dept. omitted to warn the public - and its own structures - and the meter readers have odd uniforms (if any) and poor identification. If in ANY DOUBT, do not open your door to individuals whose bona fide you cannot verify. Let the City get its house in order and work from estimates in the meantime: residents’ safety comes first.

8.   Refuse collection: residents have complained of haphazard or selective bin collection on refuse days. There are only ± 56 refuse trucks for the whole City, but of these, a few are held back for service maintenance: each truck is serviced 8 times a year and requires 14 sets of tyres each same period.

 9. CIBRA raised the matter of fast-food delivery motor bikes driving like cowboys, ignoring red lights and stop streets. This problem is wide-spread and the City’s Traffic Dept and Municipal Police have already begun a law enforcement campaign. Some motorbikes don’t even have number plates and are often un-roadworthy. Discarded fast-food packaging also contribute to the growing rat population. Unfortunately, the City does not place rat baits on private property but will respond to specific problems in public street 

10.  City has a budget to repaint the Old Town House (Iziko-Michaelis Museum) but not for the more important maintenance work, such as roof, etc. In other words, a new coat of paint will make the building look better but hide the slow internal degradation.


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.


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

Ward Councillor for Ward 115 (CBD)

Dave Bryant 
 Ward 115

Mobile: 071 855 9554  

Dave Bryant was previously our Ward 77 Councillor, and CIBRA will still be liaising with him over heritage matters in the Ward 115 area. Dave has also stated that he intends to give attention to the problems of homeless people on our streets.

PR Councillor for Bo-Kaap and District 5


   Sumaya Taliep Ward 77

Sumaya Taliep is a PR City Councillor residing in Devil's Peak which forms part of Ward 77.  Her role is to support the ward councillor with service delivery issues in the ward, and is assigned to the Bo-Kaap and District Six area with special  attention to improving service delivery. She will be working closely with the  local community to find sustainable ways to meet their social, economic and material needs and improve the quality of their lives.

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: