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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Minutes Public Meeting 21 Feb 2012


21/02/2012 07h30 at The Rotunda, Bay Hotel, Camps Bay

Chris Willemse welcomed everyone and apologised for the problems with the sound system.
He announced that Jack Frost, a long-time resident of Camps Bay and ex-Councillor for the ward had died and
that CBRRA sent their condolences to the family, Ailean and children, Debbie, Cheryl and Michael.

A presentation on the My-Citi bus service was made by Dave Hugo of the City's Transportation Branch. All detail is
available on their website

An address on electrical power saving was made by Leon Blumberg.

Cllr Beverley Schafer's Report:
Spoke about the law enforcement and new business forum and said these were a good compliment to CBRRA.
Simon Kneel on behalf of the Camps Bay Business Forum, organised a fundraiser in December and that it had
raised R140,000 which paid for 2 "top-up" cops for the season and a field worker whom had been profiling the
homeless in the area and at present had 50 people on profile. She was concerned at the amount of
unaccompanied children in the area and that these were being monitored.
The Council are considering city night parking fees (incl Camps Bay) and have presented a tender proposal of a
standard rate but still has to go through a public process.
Dogs on beaches face new rules which was presented at sub council. These will also go through a public
participation process.
Due to the success of the open air gym in Sea Point it is decided to go ahead with one in Camps Bay and it will
be up and running by the end of the year.


Cllr Marga Haywood's Report:
Explained the Chapmans Peak toll situation in that it was not a municipality decision but inherited from the
previous government and that the penalty clause has to be paid by the taxpayers and ratepayers. The provincial
government will have to pay a very large penalty if the construction is stopped.
Chris Willemse representing the community and Michelle Harvey representing education will represent the area on
the new Ward Committee.
She said a councillor is not a local municipal manager or official but your representative in council. She cannot
represent your interests unless she is instructed to do so. Any complaints should be sent to either CW or MH or sent to Marga directly. People on the ground should be their eyes and ears for any matters that require City intervention.

Carlos Liltved posed 5 questions to the Cllr. It was agreed that these would be sent directly to CBBRA for
publishing on the blogspot. A request from the floor was that these answers beemailed to all CBRRA members. CW
said it would be done and also put on the blog.

JANE BODIN: Anything being done by the City about the state of the beach?
CW: Mayor De Lille would look at old proposal of CBRRA scheme. She has promised input and hopefully money
will be allocated next year. However, it is moving and will be part of a whole process
ALEX PINA: There are huge monstrosities being built in Camps Bay, including the Solomon Bros 5 storey house in
The Meadows. She felt that loop holes are being used to build 5 storeys and it's
not legal.
CW: CBRRA has been approached by other neighbours to this building. However, the zoning scheme is imperfect
and the planning department of the City routinely help developers to circumvent rules. CBRRA has legally fought
the City with great success but lacks the large amounts of money to continue to fight these developers and the
city are also using all sorts of tricks. CW requested AP to discuss after the meeting has finished.
UNIDENTIFIED FROM THE FLOOR: The unlicensed "cockroach" taxi which park illegally in all areas and who do Uturns
across barrier lines are going to cause accidents. Not sure My Citi will stop this.
CW: Noted. Usually this is just a Hout Bay problem.
UNIDENTIFIED FROM THE FLOOR: Excellent meeting but it was scheduled to start at 7:30pm and it should not start
at five to eight! Should have calledthe meeting to order!
CW: Point taken but technology (or lack thereof) had intervened.
JANE BODIN: Regarding the Harrison ourt case. What costs to CBRRA? Is there any point in paying subscriptions to
CBRRA? It isan eye sore and can the owners make it more presentable?
CW: We can carry on with the threats of a potential costs order from the City, or just give up and not have a
CBRRA. Asked the meeting to vote on motion: Shall CBRRA keep going or close down. Overwhelming majority of
meeting, by show of hands, voted for CBRRA to keep going.

Monday, 19 March 2012

CB Watch AGM 2011

Please put Monday 26th March at 7.00pm in your diary.

We will be holding the Camps Bay Watch and the CBCSI AGM at the Rotunda.

We have a number of important matters to deal with and decide upon, including the sustainability of the CBCSI (The Camps Bay Community Security Initiative) which is funded by your monthly voluntary levy of R198 per month. It is currently costing us more to run than we collect from the voluntary levies. We may therefore have to decide which services to cut back on. We shall go through the full year’s performance with you.

We embarked on an extensive research project last year, where we examined best practise in Neighbour Hood Watch around the Western Cape. We wish to share the outcome of that with you as it may affect the way we choose to go forward with CBCSI.

The Camps Bay and Clifton Safe Community Trust (the administrative and governance back end of CBCSI) is now up and running and has been granted favourable tax status. We will explain that in detail.

We will also deal with the latest spike in crimes and our plans to enhance safety and security in Camps Bay and we also need to decide on who we want to lead CBW into 2012.

We shall send out a detailed agenda closer to the actual meeting but we encourage you to please make every effort to attend. Without CBW and CBCSI, Camps Bay would be a considerably less safe neighbourhood to live in. We need a team effort to keep it going and we most definitely need your support.

if you would like to confirm your attendance, please do so on the website here.

Many thanks
Kind Regards
Ian Merrington
Chairperson – Camps Bay Watch

Sector Contact Details
Sector 1 (Glen & Village): Jacques Louw
Sector 2 (Middle and Bakoven): Alan Marsh
Sector 3 (Rontree): Sally Merrington
Sector 4 (Clifton) : Alan Berelowitz

Thursday, 15 March 2012

CCT Media Release: Water disruption 17 – 18 Mar Camps Bay


15 MARCH 2012

City warns of disruption in water supply to Camps Bay this weekend

The City of Cape Town's Water and Sanitation Department will be carrying out the required upgrade on the water supply network feeding the Camps Bay area from 22:00 on Saturday night, 17 March 2012 until 06:00 on Sunday morning, 18 March 2012.

This follows the tests, camera inspection and installation of a by-pass connection earlier in the month. The upgrade will ensure that the water supply infrastructure will not be negatively impacted by heavy-duty vehicular activities.

The work will result in a disruption to the water supply from Camps Bay Drive to Victoria Road – including the Twelve Apostles Hotel – between 22:00 on Saturday night and 06:00 on Sunday morning.

This work forms part of the City's water infrastructure maintenance and upgrade strategy, which also addresses the impact of changing environments on the water supply pipelines.

When the water flow and pressure is restored, there might be a brief period when the water is slightly discoloured. Residents are advised to store drinking water in clean, sealed containers for domestic purposes.

Residents must please ensure that their taps are properly closed during this period. Should the tap be inadvertently left open and the flow restored while they are away from home, damage could be caused and a considerable amount of water wasted.

The City wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused, but it is essential that we improve our water supply infrastructure to the benefit of our consumers.


Issued by: Communication Department, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries: Farouk Robertson, Communication Officer: Water and Sanitation Department, City of Cape Town, Tel: 021 487 2318 or Cell: 084 307 2001

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Street Renaming Meeting Sub Council

Streets to be changedWards Affected

D.F. Malan Street77
Coen Steytler Avenue77
Milner Road (Metro Industry)54
Port Road



10h45 – 11h15

Arrival registration tea / coffee (Public Participation Unit)

11h20 – 11h30

Opening and Welcome (Chairperson of the section 80 Committee)

Purpose of the Meeting

11h30 – 13h00


1. Process background (Presentation: Section 80 Committee)

2. Contextualisation of street history (Presentation)

3. Proposed name change

4. Discussion (questions and comments)

5. Way forward (Section 80 Committee)

6. Completion of comment/survey form

7. Thanks and closure: (Section 80 Committee)

Monday, 12 March 2012

MyCiti News March 2012

Moving towards rail integration
Cape Town is leading the way in exploring ways to better integrate public transport services, as the national government moves to devolve more responsibility to cities for the planning and managing of public transport.
In his Budget speech, Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan said that a devolution of public transport services to metropolitan municipalities will be phased in over the period ahead, allowing for ‘better integrated public transport networks including rail and bus rapid transit systems.'

The City recently hosted a rail summit attended by Mayor Patricia de Lille, MEC for Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle, Deputy Director General for the National Department of Transport, Mathabatha Mokonyama, and the Chief Executive Officer of Prasa, Lucky Montana, among others.

Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Brett Herron said the City was taking ‘significant steps towards implementing a sustainable, multi-modal, integrated public transport service which will be made up of passenger rail, bus rapid transit (MyCiTi), scheduled bus services, minibus-taxis and non-motorised transport. We are working as hard as we can, and as prudently as possible, to put the current fragmented, and often inconvenient, public transport system behind us and to usher in a fully functional public transport service that will support economic and social inclusion and provide convenient and enhanced affordable mobility.’

The aim was to establish the City as the single public transport authority. Work is continuing on the devolution of the bus subsidies and the assignment of the minibus-taxi licensing to the City. But, Councillor Herron said it would be impossible for the City to implement a fully integrated public transport service without being in a position to plan for passenger rail services and then ensure its implementation. Passenger rail is the dominant mode of public transport in Cape Town, which has one of the most extensive urban networks in the country.

Over 600 000 passengers a day depend on Metrorail for their daily commute. ‘Passenger rail is critical to our economic viability and to achieving social inclusion. It is therefore critical to the future of this city. If it is allowed to deteriorate further, and collapse, the consequences for every individual resident, and all of us collectively as a city, will be dire. We live in one of the few liveable cities of the world and if passenger rail fails, everything that we love about this city will be lost.

Against this backdrop the City, and its leadership, does not have the luxury of maintaining a convenient arms-length approach to the increasingly problematic and, at times, dysfunctional Metrorail service.’ A joint task team from the City and the provincial and national departments will form a task team to oversee a due diligence investigation, expected to be concluded by November 2012. This will inform the way forward.

From car-friendly to people first
Cape Town is setting a national example in the quest to turn our cities from car-centred places to ones where public transport and the interests of all residents take preference. This is according to the National Department of Transport’s director of public transport network development, Ibrahim Seedat.
‘Our major cities are following the path forged by cities like Curitiba in Brazil and Bogotá in Columbia, and dozens of other international cities since then, that have implemented integrated BRT and public transport systems,’ he says.

‘MyCiTi in Cape Town and Rea Vaya in Johannesburg are leading the way, but from 2015 we expect a new wave of BRT services to be launched, in eThekwini, Tshwane, Nelson Mandela Bay and Rustenberg, and after that more cities will follow suit.’ He says that innovative technology is playing a crucial role.

‘The EMV, or contactless payment card, is the latest innovation being introduced. These cards will play an important role in the public transport of the future, as they will save passengers time and money by allowing quick access to vehicles, and stations and free, quick transfers between different routes and even modes of transport.’

Cape Town has pioneered this pre-paid travel system by introducing the myconnect card on MyCiTi buses. In doing so, the city is the first in South Africa to meet the automated fare-collection regulations prescribed by the national Department of Transport in June last year.

The EMV technology used in such cards is breaking new ground, as it allows for the integration of public transport and banking services. In coming years, all credit and debit cards will be upgraded to comply with this technology, which means that we could all use our credit and debit cards to pay for public transport across the country.

Between November 2011 and the end of February 2012, Since November, more than 27 000 myconnect cards have been sold. The card will also be used to pay for parking in many parts of Cape Town in the near future. They are available from MyCiTi stations and selected retailers.

The cards can also be used to make purchases of up to R200 at a time at all retailers that accept debit cards.

MyCiTi tip of the month
You can check the balance on yourmyconnect card at a station kiosk or by asking a station conductor to check it before you tap. When there is less than R20 available, you will hear two beeps after you tap your card, reminding you to top up.
For more information
Transport Information Centre (toll-free 24/7) 0800 65 64
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Monday, 5 March 2012

City of Cape Town: Media Release Argus Cycle Tour



5 MARCH 2012

Cape Argus Cycle Tour: Free Transport and Road Closure Information

The City of Cape Town and the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust are offering participants in the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour a free shuttle service on the MyCiTi buses between Cape Town Foreshore and Green Point on Sunday 11 March 2012.

Buses will depart every ten minutes from the following stations:

Cape Town CBD:

06:00 - 14:00 Thibault Square station on Hans Strijdom Avenue to Stadium station

14:00 - 18:00 Civic Centre station on Hertzog Boulevard via Thibault Square station to Stadium station

Green Point:

06:00 – 14:00 Stadium station on Helen Suzman Boulevard to Thibault Square station

14:00 - 18:00 Stadium station via Thibault Square station to Civic Centre station

The Table View feeder and trunk services will be in operation one hour earlier than usual (as per the normal weekday starting times) with the feeder buses running from approximately 05:00, and the trunk buses from 05:40 until 22:00 every 20 minutes on the day of the event. Please note that normal MyCiTi fares will be charged for this services using the myconnect card. Cyclists are encouraged to use this service as parking in the CBD is limited.

Road closures

The tables below detail the relevant road closures and the applicable times for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. The City of Cape Town requests that residents in Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay and Sea Point (including Victoria and Beach Road) not park along Main Road. Please use alternative side roads or designated parking areas.

Traffic Services will distribute flyers in the area detailing the road closures, and signage will be erected alerting people of the road closures below.

Saturday 10 March 2012



Time of closure

Foreshore, Cape Town CBD

Hertzog Boulevard, outbound carriageway between Heerengracht and Christiaan Barnard (Oswald Pirow)

Saturday 16:00 – Sunday 11:30

Green Point

Helen Suzman Boulevard, Beach Road to Traffic Circle (city bound carriageway)

Saturday 12:00 – Sunday 21:00

Noordhoek, Hout Bay

Chapman’s Peak Drive (M6), Noordhoek Road (M6) to Princess Street

Saturday 18:00 - Sunday 17:00

Sunday 11 March 2012



Time of Closure


Hertzog Boulevard, both carriageways between Heerengracht and Nelson Mandela Boulevard (N2)

00:00 – 11:30


Heerengracht, both carriageways between Hans Strijdom Avenue (Fountain Circle) and Coen Steytler Avenue

04:00 – 11:30

Woodstock, University Estate

De Waal Drive (M3), outbound between Roodebloem Road and Hospital Bend. Traffic will be diverted to Main Road

05:30 – 11:30

CBD, Woodstock

Nelson Mandela Boulevard (N2) Eastbound

05:30 – 11:30

Hospital Bend (N2, M3) Interchange

Settlers Way (N2) to M3 (Muizenberg) ramp (Southbound)

M3 on-ramp from Groote Schuur Hospital (Southbound)

05:30 – 11:30

Mowbray, Rondebosch, Newlands, Claremont, Bishopscourt

M3 (Rhodes Drive, Union Avenue, Paradise, Edinburgh Drive) Southbound, including all on-ramps between Nelson Mandela Boulevard up to Trovato Link

06:00 – 11:45

Wynberg, Constantia, Tokai

M3 Freeway (Blue Route), Southbound, including all on-ramps between Trovato Link and Steenberg Road

06:00 – 12:15


Steenberg Road (M42), M3 off-ramp to Main Road

06:15 – 12:15

Tokai, Lakeside, Muizenberg, False Bay Coast to Cape Point, Scarborough

Main Road (M4) - Between Steenberg Road and Boyes Drive

Boyes Drive, all except Old Boyes Drive

Main Road (M4) - Clairvaux Road to Fish Hoek Traffic Circle

Main Road (M4) - Fish Hoek Traffic Circle to Glen Road, Glencairn

Main Road (M4) - Glen Road to Simon’s Town

Main Road (M4) - Simon’s Town to entrance of Cape Point Nature Reserve

Main Road (M4) - Entrance of Cape Point Nature Reserve (M4) to Perdekloof (M65)

Main Road (M4) - Perdekloof to Soetwater

06:15 – 12:15

06:15 – 12:30

06:15 – 12:50

06:30 – 13:00

06:30 – 13:15

06:45 – 14:30

07:00 – 14:30

07:00 – 15:00

Cape Point, Scarborough, Kommetjie, Ocean View

Slangkop Road (M82), Soetwater to Kommetjie Road (M65)

06:45 – 15:00

Kommetjie, Ocean View, Masipumelele

Kommetjie Road (M65), Slangkop Road to Glencairn Expressway (M6)

06:45 – 15:30

Noordhoek, Sun Valley

Ou Kaapse Weg Ext. (M64), Kommetjie Road (M65) to Noordhoek Road (M6)

06:45 – 15:30

Noordhoek, Sun Valley

Noordhoek Road (M6), Ou Kaapse Weg Ext. (M64) to base of Chapman’s Peak Drive
Chapman’s Peak Drive

06:45 – 16:00

00:00 – 16:30

Hout Bay, Llandudno

Chapman’s Peak Drive (M6), Princess Street (M90) to Victoria Avenue (M6) Hout Bay

07:00 – 17:00

Hout Bay, Llandudno, Camps Bay, Bakoven

Victoria Road (M6) Northbound and Southbound, Princess Road (M90) Hout Bay to Camps Bay

07:00 – 17:15

Camps Bay, Bantry Bay and Clifton

Victoria Road (M6) Northbound and Southbound: Between Houghton Road and Camps Bay Drive

Victoria Road (M6) Northbound and Southbound:

Between Camps Bay Drive and Meadway

07:30 – 17:30

05:00 – 17:45

Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay

Victoria Road (M6) North and Southbound, Mead Way to Lower Kloof Road

07:30 – 18:00

Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay

Victoria Road (M6), Northbound and Southbound, Lower Kloof Road to Queens Road, Sea Point

04:00 – 17:45

Bantry Bay, Sea Point

Queens Road (M6), Victoria Road to Beach Road

06:00 – 17:45

Sea Point, Green Point & Mouille Point

Beach Road (M6) City bound carriageway - Queens Road Circle to St Johns Road

Beach Road (M6) City bound carriageway - St Johns Road to Arthurs Road

Beach Road (M6) City bound carriageway - Arthurs Road to Helen Suzman Boulevard (M6)

Beach Road – Beach Rd to Fritz Sonnenberg

06:00 – 18:30

04:00 – 19:30

07:30 – 19:30

07:30 – 19:30

Green Point area

Fritz Sonnenberg between Beach Road and Green Point Circle. Controlled access point

07:30 – 18:30

Green Point area

Bill Peters Drive, at Bay Road

04:00 – 19:30

Green Point area

Helen Suzman Boulevard (M6) - Eastbound from Beach Road to Green Point Traffic Circle

Helen Suzman Boulevard (M6) – Westbound from Green Point Circle to Beach Road

00:00 – 21:00

04:00 – 19:30

Below is a table detailing the public transport offered on race day:

PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Sunday 11 March 2012

MyCiTi - Civic Centre Station

The Civic Centre Station will be closed from 04:20 to 14:00. All MyCiTi services operating from the Civic Centre Station will be relocated to Thibault Square Station on Hans Strijdom Avenue during this period. From 14:00 the usual service will operate from Civic Centre Station.

04:20 – 14:00

MyCiTi – Woodstock Station

The Woodstock Station will be closed. No services will operate from this station for the duration of the closure.

05:40 – 14:00

MyCiTi - T2 Airport – Civic Centre Service.

Route Deviation: Airport – Civic Centre Route

From 04:20 to 14:00 the airport service will arrive and depart at Thibault Square Station and not Civic Centre Station. The service will travel without stopping between the Airport and Thibault Square Stations. From 14:00 the usual service will operate from Civic Centre Station.

04:20 – 14:00

MyCiTi - T1 Table View - Civic Centre Service

Route Deviation: Table View – Civic Centre Route From 05:40 to 14:00 the Table View – Civic Centre Service operating from Civic Centre Station will be relocated to Thibault Square Station. Table View buses will travel directly between Paarden Eiland and Thibault Square Stations and will not pass Woodstock Station in either direction. From 14:00 the usual service will operate from Civic Station.

This service will start one hour earlier at 05:40 and run every 20 minutes. The F14, F15 & F16 services will also start one hour earlier. Spectators are encouraged to use this service due to limited parking in the CBD.

05:40 – 14:00

MyCiTi - F1 Gardens –Civic Centre – Waterfront Service

Route Deviation: Gardens – Civic Centre - Waterfront Route

From 06:40 to 14:00 the Gardens – Civic Centre - Waterfront service operating from Civic Centre Station will be relocated to the Thibault Square Station. Buses will not pass the Adderley Street and St George’s stops during this period. From 14:00 the usual service will operate from Civic Station.

06:40 – 14:00

MyCiTi - Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour Shuttle Service from Thibault Square to Stadium Station.

Event Service

A free shuttle service will run every 10 minutes from 06:00 to 18:00 between Thibault Square Station in the City Centre and Stadium Station in Green Point. Spectators are encouraged to use this service due to limited parking in Green Point. From 14:00 the shuttle will also stop at Civic Centre Station.

06:00 – 18:00

Long Distance Bus Terminal remains in service and will operate as normal.


Issued by: Communication Department, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries:

Kylie Hatton, Manager: Media, City of Cape Town, Tel: 021 400 4684 or Cell: 082 874 4605, E-mail: