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Cableway closed from 8th July to 18th August for maintenance.

CITY OF CAPE TOWN 13 JUNE 2019 City warns of fake electricity officials scamming residents

The City of Cape Town has been made aware of an apparent scam where criminals, posing as City electricity officials, are attempting to gain access to residents’ homes.  Read more on the Electricity page under City Council Info.


City calls on residents to comment on renaming of District Six street

Following a request to rename Keizersgracht in District Six to its historical name of Hanover Street, I am now calling on residents and interested and affected parties to share their views as part of an official public participation process. Read more below:

With the legacy of Apartheid still present in many aspects of our daily lives, we need to be mindful of the ways in which we can contribute to addressing the wrongs that were committed. One such way is to restore historical names of places, streets and facilities that may have been changed during Apartheid. While there are many hardships that people will remember, there are some names that bring joy to our communities, and with that the memories that have positive associations. 

The City recently received a proposal for Keizersgracht in District Six to be renamed Hanover Street. 

The forced removals that took place during Apartheid will always bring painful memories to those who resided in District Six. The proposal is that the renaming could assist in igniting good memories for those who suffered from and experienced these removals.

I am now calling on residents to please share their views with us so that the City Council can consider the comments, and make an informed decision about the proposal to rename Keizersgracht.

The public participation process will officially take place as from 15 July to 26 July 2019. However, Capetonians can already submit their comments and share their stories with us by sending emails to

Please let us know if you agree with the proposal to have this street name changed to Hanover Street, and tell us why.

Written submissions can also be dropped off at the City’s subcouncil offices. Adverts will soon be published in newspapers across the city and we will be drawing attention to the process on the radio too.


City notices of current applications for e.g. departures from building regulations:

Erf 658 Oranjezicht  Bridle Rd (lease of Council land)
Objections deadline 25 July 2019
Erf 242 Oranjezicht 7 Jagersfontein Ave (departures for extensions)
Objections deadline 31 July 2019
Erf 2104 Oranjezicht 5 Invermaak Crescent (departures and Title deed deletions for extension)
 Objections deadline 5 August 2019
Erf 173042 Woodstock 87 Sir Lowry Rd (departures to build 24 flats with reduced parking)
Objections deadline 6 August 2019
Erf 1748 Oranjezicht Kloof Nek Rd-Cotswold Ave (lease of land and closing public access)
 Objections deadline 9 August 2019
Erf 713 Bo-Kaap 34 Chiappini St (departures for conversion to high rise Hotel)
 Objections deadline 12 August 2019

(Above City notices are PDF's listed below which may be viewed/downloaded)

CIBRA Cape Town,
8 Jul 2019, 00:40
CIBRA Cape Town,
12 Jul 2019, 02:54
CIBRA Cape Town,
12 Jul 2019, 02:32
CIBRA Cape Town,
12 Jul 2019, 02:45
CIBRA Cape Town,
2 Jul 2019, 05:58
CIBRA Cape Town,
25 Jun 2019, 06:55