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Monday, 22 February 2016

Erf 271, The Fairway Avenue, Camps Bay

From: Lucille Muller
Subject: Erf 271, The Fairway Avenue, Camps Bay 
Date: 22 February 2016 at 11:45:56 AM SAST
To: "" , "''" , "''"
Cc: Vivienne Sasman

Good day All

RE:  Interview:  Application for council’s consent and departures in respect of Erf 271, 15 The Fairway Avenue, Camps Bay  

The Chairperson of Good Hope Sub-Council has agreed to the request of the objector, Mr Chris Willemse on behalf of CIBRRA for an interview and I confirmed that this matter will be considered at the March meeting of the Good Hope Subcouncil.  When such requests are made by either objector or applicant, both parties are given the opportunity to address the Sub-Council.  The date, time and venue for the interview are as follows:

Date:  14 March 2016                                                                                     
Time:  Will be communicated soon

Venue:  Council Chambers, 11th Floor, 44 Wale Street, Cape Town

The planner’s report will form the basis for discussion and will be delivered to your physical address. If, after having read the report, or discussed the matter with the applicant / objector, or for any other reason, you see no need to attend the interview, please advise Marius Coetsee or Lucille Muller @ 021-487 2055 / 021-487 2005.

Kind regards
Lucille Muller
Directorate:  Corporate Services and Compliance
Department: Councillor Support and Subcouncils
Good Hope Subcouncil 16:   Wards:  54, 74 & 77
10th Floor, 44 Wale Street, Cape Town
Tel:  021-487 2005
Fax: 086 7191 640
Cell:  082 290 3485

"Sub-councils:  Here to serve you well"

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Fire Hazard - Eucalyptus Trees: 4 St Jeans Avenue – Bantry Bay

From: Samantha John 
Subject: Fire Hazard - Eucalyptus Trees
Date: 18 February 2016 at 12:26:22 PM SAST

Dear Sir/mam

I am writing on behalf of my client Mr JR Ganzkow with regards to a row of Eucalyptus trees that are a fire hazard, which is on the city council property.

Due to all the fires that has been going around in the area Mr Ganzkow is concerned about these trees and would like them removed.

Mr Ganzkow cannot remove these trees as they belong to the City of Cape Town.

Kindly advise if you will be able to assist with the removal of this trees.

The details of Mrs Ganzkow is as follows:

Mrs Ganzkow
Contact details – 021 43 457 91 – cell – 082 737 5075
Address – 4 St Jeans Avenue – Bantry Bay.

Kindly regards.

Samantha John | Private Broker

Begin forwarded message:
From: Chris Willemse
Subject: Re: Fire Hazard - Eucalyptus Trees
Date: 18 February 2016 at 1:42:51 PM SAST
To: Samantha John
Cc: "" , Keith Angelo Hartnick

Hi Samantha

Bantry Bay does not fall within the area that the CBRRA oversees.

I’ve copied Keith Hartnick of the City’s Parks Branch in on this mail - possibly he can help you.



Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Withdrawal of Application at CBBC

From: Braaf Environmental Practitioners []
Sent: 17 February 2016 12:08 PM

[Read  copy of the article   ‹‹here›› ]

Dear Interested and Affected Party,


As a registered Interested & Affected Party you are hereby notified that the abovementioned project no longer triggers the need for an environmental impact assessment. The application has, therefore, been withdrawn. See below for details and thank you for participation.

Activity 24 of GN No. R544 of 18 June 2010 is not similarly listed in terms of the NEMA EIA Regulations, 2014. Further, Activity 16 of GN No. R544 of 18 June 2010 and Activities 17 and 19 of GN No. R983 will not be applicable to the proposed development since the portion of land located within 100m of the high-water mark of the sea is an existing bowling green which will be used as a sports field. As such no development will be taking place within 100m of the high-water mark of the sea[1]. [The bowling green will be used as a sports field. The construction related activities for this development will not meet the threshold of any of the listed activities in terms of the 2014 EIA Regulations. ]

A Basic Assessment was being conducted in order to obtain an Environmental Authorisation (EA) from the DEA&DP because the proposed development triggered Listed Activities under the previous EIA Regulations of June 2010 and new 2014 Regulations. 

Activities for which environmental authorisation were being applied for:

2010 EIA Regulations
Activity 24 - The transformation of land bigger than 1000 square metres in size, to residential, retail, commercial, industrial or institutional use, where, at the time of the coming into effect of this Schedule, or thereafter, such land was zoned open space, conservation or had an equivalent zoning – is no longer listed in terms of the 2014 EIA Regulations and as such no longer requires environmental approval from the competent authority[2]

[Regulation 53 (2) states "If a situation arises where an activity or activities, identified under the previous NEMA Notices, no longer requires environmental authorisation in terms of current activities and competent authorities identified in terms of section 24(2) and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) or in terms of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008), and where a decision of an application submitted under the previous NEMA regulations is still pending, the competent authority will consider such application to be withdrawn".]

Activity 16 (2010) is no longer applicable as the bowling green will be used as a sports field.

2014 EIA Regulations
Activity 16 and 17 -The listed activities for which authorisation was being applied for to DEA&DP in terms of the 2014 EIA Regulations are not being triggered as the development does not meet the threshold of those activities.

The D:EA&DP issued a letter to confirm the withdrawal of the application on 28 January 2016.

Due to the presence of historically significant infrastructure on the site, an approval process in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act (Act No. 25 of 1999) was managed by Ron Martin Heritage Consultancy. The Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) was concluded and Heritage Western Cape issued a decision indicating that they have no objection to the proposed development. 

There is a rezoning application in terms of the Land Use Planning Ordinance (15 of 1985) currently underway and this process is being managed by BvZPlan Town & Regional Planning Consultants. A public participation process will be employed, following which comments will be collated and an official report will be submitted to the City of Cape Town (CoCT) for approval.

Due to the fact that an EA would no longer be required, Braaf Environmental Practitioners role as Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) for the development proposal is no longer relevant.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you require any further information, or have any questions relating to this project.

Thank you for your consideration.

Olivia Braaf

Tel: 0860 111 382
Fax: 086 658 7676

P O Box 692, Kuils River, 7579

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Removal of restrictions of Erf 886 Camps Bay, 34 Medburn

From: Julian Edelson
Subject: Removal of restrictions of Erf 886 Camps Bay, 34 Medburn
Date: 11 February 2016 at 10:30:36 AM SAST

I recently received a letter requesting approval of an application to relax the building restrictions on the property at Erf 886, at 34 Medburn Road, Camps Bay.  I own two flats in The Crystal which is a building directly behind the above mentioned property. 

I have contacted the council for more information regarding the proposed removal of restrictions as the information provided in the letter was quite vague.  I have not received any information from the council as of yet (but I am hopeful I will have the information soon) and the architects name on the proposed plan are not forthcoming with information either.

I will be objecting, however I was wondering as a member of the Camps Bay Ratepayers and Resident Association you might be able to provide me with any information which will help in my objection to this new proposal regarding height restrictions etc. We are worried this sub-division and expansion will now restrict our views.

Please advise.

Kind Regards


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

GCTCA News : PHA Food & Farming campaign meeting 16 February, 1830, Country Manor, PHA-3

Cape Town Community TV

Cape Town TV (DStv channel 263) is broadcasting a debate on fracking tonight at 21h00. CT TV was originally also to record a debate on the Philippi Horticultural Area, PHA, between Nazeen Sonday and either Cllr Johan van der Merwe (Mayco member, Environment & Planning) or Provincial Government Agriculture MEC Aan Winde. Unfortunately, neither Cllr van der Merwe nor MEC Winde was prepared to take part.

Philippi Horticultural Area, PHA, and Cape Flats Aquifer, CFA

The GCTCA strongly endorses and supports Nazeen and all of the community organizations in their stand against land sales and development in the PHA. We urge everyone else to throw their weight in behind Nazeer and his colleagues, for example by attending this meeting.

Dear Supporters and Endorsers of the Campaign

The PHA Food & Farming campaign will be having a campaign meeting on

Tuesday 16 February  

Time: 1830

Venue: Country Manor, Boom Street, Philippi Horticulture Area

We need to start off 2016 with an update to all of you, and get some housekeeping done for a smooth year. Your participation is essential: you are the campaign!!

We'd like to thank those of you who've supported us in various ways over the last year: either with time, writing and research or networking. This year we have to step up a gear with proper structures to support both a legislative and operational fund; a successful march to deliver the petition which most of you have seen; and some strategic planning, including division of work amongst committees to be set up.

The campaign - when active in 2013 - was extremely successful due to the fact that many people gave a little input in their area of interest.

While we thought in January 2014 that we'd accomplished a major victory in getting the MEC to turn down the 280ha MSP development, it seems the city is going ahead with it anyway. The city has also given the green light for the 472ha Oakland City development. Together these developments will mean the slow death of the Philippi Horticulture Area and the Cape Flats Aquifer.

Please help us extend this invitation to all interested and affected individuals and organisations.

We need your support!


Update on Campaign
Legal Standing and Strategy re developments
Various committees and campaign constitution
Elect Working Committee
Input on issues related to the PHA campaign from supporters and neighbours

Please sign and share the petition and help us protect the PHA and CFA.

CCT: State of the Nation address




City advises of road closures for the State of the Nation Address and rehearsals

To accommodate the State of the Nation Address and the Opening of Parliament at 19:00 on Thursday 11 February 2016, the National Government has requested that the City of Cape Town effect road closures in the city, mostly in the central business district (CBD). The route has been reworked this year in order to minimise the impact on commuters.

Some of these road closures in the CBD will also be in effect on the evenings of Tuesday 9 February and Wednesday 10 February 2016, when rehearsals for the event are held from 17:00 onwards.

The road closures will affect the normal flow of traffic in and around the city bowl, Newlands and the M3 and N2 city-bound lanes. As such, road users are asked to plan their routes accordingly. 

A detailed breakdown of the closures/restrictions and deviations is available on the City’s website here: 

Residents are advised that extensive parking restrictions will be in effect, and that the South African Police Service has requested that access to the Company’s Garden be restricted from 09:00 on the day of the event. 

MyCiTi commuters should please note that due to the road closures, Routes 103 (Oranjezicht, Gardens) and 107 (Camps Bay) will be affected – the Darling, Lower Buitenkant, Roeland and Roodehek bus stops will be closed on 11 February 2016 from 18:00 until 19:00. The Groote Kerk bus stop will be closed from 16:00 until 20:00 and commuters are advised to please make use of other bus stops in the vicinity.
The closures will have the greatest effect on road users travelling from the east side of the city towards Vredehoek and Gardens, as well as those travelling into town along the N2, Nelson Mandela Boulevard, the M3 and De Waal Drive. 

Those who make use of the Golden Acre bus terminus, however, will not be affected by any road closures.


Friday, 5 February 2016

Have your say: Draft market policy

Draft Market policy

Download the document ‹‹here››

1.       Problem Statement1.1     According to the Informal Economy study conducted in 2015, the informal sector contributes approximately R4.3 billion to the economy of Cape Town annually. Markets can make a significant contribution to the City of Cape Town’s informal economy.
1.2     The potential economic impact of markets is, however, compromised by the fact that markets are financially unviable, offer a narrow range of products and attract a limited customer base. Markets are in this state due to the following:(a)      There not currently being a clear distinction between “markets” and “events”, and the responsibilities of various directorates and departments in the City to manage and regulate such markets and/or events.
(b)      The lack of a coherent or strategic management model for markets.
(c)       Many markets operate in culturally homogeneous, lower income areas which limits the social and economic potential of the market experience. Consequently markets are often financially unviable, offer a narrow range of products, attract a limited customer base, lack a defined public purpose and are not realizing their potential to contribute to a sense of place.
(d)      Safety issues in certain markets.
(e)       The lack of vibrancy even though some markets enjoy locational advantages with the locational features and high income neighbourhoods they trade in.

2.     Purpose2.1       To provide a consistent set of guidelines to City departments for the management of markets on all City-owned and managed properties.
2.2       To provide market operators with a clear framework of the City’s process flow to obtain approval for markets or designation as a market operator, and the requirements, conditions, and guidelines for the operation of markets on City-owned land within the City of Cape Town.
2.3       To ensure that a consistent process exist for assessing market applications, and allocating permits/leases where applicable.

3.     Desired Outcomes3.1       To create a conducive and supportive environment for all the stakeholders involved in markets.
3.2       To enhance the economic, social and cultural value of markets within the City.
3.3       To establish a network of vibrant and dynamic markets that adds to Cape Town as a desirable location for business and place making.
3.4       To establish a clear and transparent set of processes for market management that does not add to the cost of doing business in Cape Town.
3.5       To recognize the importance of urban agriculture in promoting healthy lifestyles and encouraging local food production, distribution and consumption (refer to the City’s Urban Agriculture Policy and Food Systems Study).
3.6       To establish clear roles and responsibilities in terms of managing different types of markets.
3.7       To establish an unambiguous policy environment for markets.

4.     Strategic IntentThe Constitution (1996)4.1       Local governments have a constitutional directive to promote social and economic development. The Constitution also adds that when government conducts itself as an agent of socio-economic development, it should align its administrative and management methods to support such causes (Constitution of South Africa, 1996:89-90). The setting of regulations for informal trading is one of the responsibilities assigned to local governments by the Supreme law of the land.
Integrated Development Plan4.2       The Markets Policy supports the strategic focus areas of the City’s Integrated Development Plan to support the implementation of priority City policy frameworks such the Events Policy, Integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy and others with regards to markets in the following ways:
Economic Growth Strategy
4.3       The policy draws its strategic thrust from the City’s Economic Growth Strategy, particularly with regards to the focus on: 

5.     Regulatory context
5.1       The following existing policies and by-laws are contextually relevant and have implications for the implementation of this policy: 

6.     Policy parameters
6.1       This policy is applicable to:
6.2       This policy is not applicable to: 

7.     Policy Directives
General principles
7.1       The City supports the operation of sustainable markets within the City that reflect the lifestyle and cultural diversity of the area, enhance tourism and the social and economic well-being of City of Cape Town residents and visitors.
7.2       Permits are not required for markets on private land. However, events based markets on privately owned land that impact on City services requires approval through the Special Events Committee (SPEVCO) process – as determined by the City of Cape Town Events By-Law and Events Policy.
7.3       To ensure a focused and coordinated approach to the management of market spaces, the City will endeavor to appoint a market operator to manage each market operating on City-owned and City managed property.
7.4       In the appointment of market operators, appropriate consideration will be given to:
7.5       The City will focus its initiatives in support of markets on its roles as:
7.6       Where markets are located on City-owned and managed property, the City may, from time to time and through a public tender process, advertise for expression of interest from interested parties to manage the market(s) in question.
7.7       Market operators must enter into an agreement with the City, outlining the rights and responsibilities of the market operator, and the support to be provided by the City.
7.8       The City encourages proactive identification of City-owned land and buildings for markets and will establish a mechanism through which such opportunities could be brought to its attention, and could potentially be included in future requests for interest from market operators.
7.9       When an individual or organization proposes a space for a new market, the party does not automatically assume the role of a market operator. The appointment of the market operator must still go through the relevant tender process.
7.10    Market operators on new sites will have to enter into an agreement with the City, outlining the rights and responsibilities of the market operator, and the support to be provided by the City.
7.11    Before the City initiates the process of identifying and appointing a market operator for a new market space, the City must:
Roles and responsibilities of market operators
7.12    Market operators may respond to requests for interest from the City for the operation of markets on City-owned property.
7.13    Market operators will assume responsibility for:
7.14    Within 12 months of commencing operations at a particular market, market operators must provide the City with annual financial reports detailing the number and type of stalls, fees collected, site maintenance performed and any donations made or benefits accrued to non-profit organizations within the local community.
Roles and responsibilities of the City
7.15    The City will provide a dedicated intermediary between market operators and the City to be the liaison between the two parties while simultaneously fulfilling the role of monitoring and evaluating the market.  
7.16    The City will inform existing traders operating in markets on City-owned or managed property about the changes in the City’s approach to markets, and provide a three months’ notice period to align with the procedure standards of this policy.
7.17    Where markets operate on City property, the City may invest in appropriate supporting infrastructure subject to available Capital budget, Council approval and case by case necessity. The City may also partner with the private sector in providing such infrastructure. 
7.18    The City will develop criteria to assess the performance of markets within three months of the finalization of the policy. These criteria will be included in the agreements with market operators and will be used to review the performance of markets, at appropriate times, to ensure their sustainability and viability.
7.19    All markets will be subject to regular inspections at least once per quarter by authorized City Officials to ensure compliance with the provisions of this policy, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other relevant legal and policy frameworks.
7.20    The City will manage all public participation processes in relation to markets on City-owned and managed property and will be responsive to inputs and requests from the community.
7.21    To support the contribution of markets to the informal economy, the City will:
Process for the appointment of market operators
7.22    The City will put out an expression of interest advertising for a market operator.
7.23    Interested parties will be expected to complete an application form to apply for the market operator position accompanied by a proposition of how the interested party envisions to make the market successful.
7.24    If the application is successful, the applicant may be required to enter into an agreement with City, which will include an annual permitting fee. 
7.25    Persons wishing to propose a regular market on City-owned or managed property City should complete a market proposition form identifying the property suggested for the market, and outlining why it is proposed for a market.
7.26    The department responsible for Economic Development will assess the proposal against predetermined criteria in the first round of consideration.
7.27    Should the proposal meet the criteria in the first round of considerations, it will be then be tabled to a committee who will determine whether further investigation into the feasibility of the market should commence.
7.28    Following the recommendations from the committee either a suggestion will be rejected or a feasibility study will be conducted to determine the sustainability of the proposed market.
7.29    Should the proposed market be found sustainable and/or viable the City will conduct appropriate public participation to determine the desirability of a market in the proposed space.
7.30    If the City is satisfied that the market is/ could be supported by the affected community, it will put out an expression of interest advertising for a market operator.
7.31    Interested parties will be expected to complete an application form to apply for the market operator position.
7.32    If the application is successful, the applicant may be required to enter into an agreement with City, which will include an annual permitting fee.
Rules pertaining to markets
7.33    The permissions/ plans required by different market typologies are summarised in Annexure A.
7.34    All vendors, including food vendors must comply with all applicable City policies, Labour Laws and all other applicable laws.
7.35    The sale of alcohol and/or drugs within the grounds of the market is prohibited.
7.36    In addition to the rules in 7.34 and 7.35 above, the following rules will apply to Farmers’ and Food Markets: 

8.     Implementation programme
8.1       This policy will be implemented transversally by all departments across the municipality and in partnership with other spheres of government.
8.2       Details on the responsibility for various policy directives and the timeframes for implementation will be summarized in the implementation plan.  

9.     Monitoring, evaluation and review
9.1       Appropriate performance criteria in relation to this policy will be developed in consultation with the Executive and reported on as part of the business planning and SDBIP framework.
9.2       The policy will be reviewed within two years of its approval by Council.

(a) Opportunity City: Creating an enabling environment for economic growth and job creation, and to provide help to those who need it most.
(b) Well Run City: Traders rely on the consistent provision of services to support their operations, easy accessibility to markets, and clear trading processes and regulations.
(c)  Caring City: To ensure that markets are not underperforming and sustainable in the long-term to contribute to the informal economy of Cape Town

(a) coordinating local development programmes to enhance the informal economy;
(b) implementing a sector growth strategy focused on developing markets that moves beyond trading to include other forms of informal entrepreneurship;
(c)  sectoral development and trade promotion for markets in the Cape Town metro; and
(d) the promotion of Cape Town as a destination for tourist.

(a) City of Cape Town Informal Trading Policy;
(b) Events Policy ;
(c)  Events By-Law;
(d) Urban Agriculture Policy; and
(e)  The Integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy.

(a) Formal and informal traders that trade at public markets on City-owned properties within the City of Cape Town municipal area.
(b) All applications for markets within the City of Cape Town City area that require a lease or permit for use of land and buildings as prescribed in the Municipal Asset Transfer Regulations.
(a) Festivals and ‘one-off’ community based events and fundraisers which are held less than three times a year (this includes: annual markets, night markets and fetes). 
(b) Trading activity in a designated public place by a group of formal or informal traders for less than 12 months. 

(a) Leveraging relationships with the City’s existing area-based strategic partners in the relevant area (for example: the entities established in Special Ratings Areas);
(b) Commitments from market operators to manage markets in an environmentally sustainable manner (for example: by promoting environmentally friendly packaging and bagging, responsible waste management and recycling);
(c)  Commitments from market operators to encourage the sale of locally designed and manufactured goods;
(d) Commitments from market operators to encourage and promote participation by local producers who wish to sell local farm produce and food products; and
(e)  Commitments from market operators to support the entrepreneurial development of the stallholders in the markets for which they are responsible.
(f)    Enabling Regulator: Creating an enabling regulatory environment (including appropriate policies and by-laws) for informal trading and markets, and establishing efficient procedures.
(g)  Facilitator: Connecting traders to relevant resources that complement their preferences.
(h)  Promoter: Actively promoting markets as platforms for economic activity and entrepreneurship.
(i)    Implementer: Facilitating markets by implementing the Markets Policy and accompanying procedures.
Existing markets
New markets
(a)  conduct feasibility assessments to determine the viability, durability and sustainability of a market in the identified space; and
(b) engage with surrounding community on the desirability of operating a market in the identified space. 
(a) The recruitment of stallholders in an open, transparent and fair process;
(b) Managing the applications for relevant trading permits for all stallholders;
(c)  Entering into formal agreements with all stallholders outlining the rights and responsibilities of both the market operator and the stallholder;
(d) Ensuring the adequate financial management of the market;  
(e)  Obtaining public liability insurance;
(f)    Maintaining safety and security at the site and developing a safety plan where applicable;
(g)  Cleaning and maintenance of the site and related facilities (such as ablution facilities) and developing a waste management plan where applicable; and
(h)  Ensuring minimum disruption of traffic and development traffic management plans where applicable.

(a) Conclude the appointment of market operators in a speedy and efficient manner;
(b) Fast-track trading permit applications from market operators;
(c)  Establish discounted rates for trading permits in markets on City-owned or managed land;
(d) Ensure that stallholders are informed about the City’s programmes in support of small businesses; and
(e)  Provide market operators with economic research and intelligence.

Existing markets
Required permissions/ plans
General rules
Rules for Farmers’ and Food Markets
(a) The sale of live animals or birds is prohibited;
(b) All stall holders must label their produce or include signage at their stall to indicate the location of the farm/area where the produce was grown or sourced.