Become a member of the Maitland CID

Membership of the SRA, which is a non-profit company registered under the Companies Act, is open to all the registered property owners who are encouraged to apply for membership so that they may exercise their rights to influence the business of the SRA. Membership cannot be denied to a registered property owner and as a member the property owner is entitled to attend, participate and vote at members meetings of the Company held under the auspices of the Companies Act.

Should a member be unable to attend they may give another individual their proxy to attend and vote on their behalf. Non-members may attend and participate at members’ meetings but cannot vote and as such may thus have limited influence on the SRA’s activities.

Membership application forms can be downloaded from the link below – once complete please send the form back to enquiries@maitcid.co.za

Click below to download the Membership Application Form

Notice of AGM 2019

The MAITLAND CITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NPC will be hosting its Annual General Meeting and all stakeholders are invited to a review of the year’s activities.

Date:                             29 October 2019

Time:                             16:00

Venue:                          Boardroom, Capita SA at 65 Voortrekker Road, Maitland, Cape Town, 7405

Resolutions presented at the AGM can only be voted on by bona fide members of the Maitland City Improvement District. This membership is available free of charge to all owners of commercial or property within the SRA footprint, but they must be registered before 22 October 2019

Please RSVP by 22 October 2019 for seating and catering arrangements

Click here to download all relevant AGM 2019 documents

For further information on how to register e-mail enquiries@maitcid.co.za or call 083 255 7657

MEDIA RELEASE – Mayor Plato announces City’s move to Level 3 ‘recovery’ restrictions

  • From Saturday 1 December 2018, water restrictions and the associated tariffs will be lowered from Level 5 to Level 3 recovery restrictions, which includes increasing the daily usage from 70 litres per person per day to 105 litres per person per day; or from 500 million litres to 650 million litres of collective usage per day
  • Tariffs will also be lowered to Level 3. If for example residents use less than 6 000 litres per month (Step 1) they can expect to pay 35,5% less
  • This decision follows on from the National Department of Water and Sanitation’s latest water assessment
  • Restrictions remain on a fairly strict recovery level as a precaution to deal with rainfall uncertainty in 2019 and 2020
  • We encourage Cape Town’s water ambassadors to maintain their water-wise approach during the recovery phase and as the metro moves towards becoming a more water-sensitive city in the near future
  • The 40% restriction on water usage applicable to businesses has been removed but the sector is strongly encouraged to continue implementing and investigating the further efficient use of water in their operations

 

The City of Cape Town’s water users can expect a considerable reduction in the cost of water to be reflected in their municipal invoices from next month. This is due to the lowering of water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 recovery restrictions from Saturday1 December 2018.

 

The City views 2019 as a recovery year after having successfully emerged from the unprecedented drought.

 

This decision to lower restrictions comes after a meeting between the National Department of Water and Sanitation and the water users of the Western Cape Water Supply System, namely the agricultural sector, Western Cape Government, municipalities and the Cape Town metro regarding the water assessment for the year ahead.

 

Based on National Government’s assessment of the hydrological year, a saving of between 10% and 20% for urban water users has been proposed. However, the City has decided to implement a more cautious 30% saving to help with the recovery of the dams and to cater for the uncertainty that exists around rainfall volumes and frequency in 2019.

 

‘I want to thank all the residents, officials, and visitors to Cape Town who played their part in helping us get through one of the worst droughts this city has ever seen. While the drought is not yet over, we have seen that there is room to bring some relief to our residents. I know it has been tough and I hope that this reduction in tariffs will bring some comfort over the festive season. We will still need to be water-wise though, as we do not know what the next rainy season holds.

 

‘We are no longer in a period of extreme scarcity, but it does not mean that we should forego some of the great water-wise ways that we have made a part of our daily lives – and for which we have become world famous. We are situated in a water-scarce region and the water-wise efforts and ways to diversify and augment our water supply should and will continue.

 

‘If one looks at international drought experience, water restrictions are either implemented too late or lifted too early. Hence our decision to take a conservative approach to the recovery while we continue to monitor the situation,’ said the City’s Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato.

 

The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; and Energy, Councillor Xanthea Limberg added: ‘We see 2019 as a recovery year after having successfully emerged from the severe and unprecedented drought. Based on our own assessment, we are following a conservative approach in the light of rainfall uncertainty over the coming two years. These Level 3 recovery restrictions are also a measure to help support the great change we have seen in the relationship that we have with water while, at the same time, providing some financial relief to residents and businesses. This is not only a period of recovery for our dams, but also for our economy as a whole as well as for our residents and businesses who truly made huge sacrifices to help us get Cape Town through the drought.’

 

Due to the extreme economic and rural hardship that has been suffered as a result of the drought, the agricultural sector will only reduce water usage by 10% as it too enters a period of recovery. The City fully supports this move as the agricultural sector also supported the City as an urban water user during the height of the drought.

 

Please see the following links for information on:

·       Level 3 FAQs: http://bit.do/L3-faqs

Development Management Information (DMI) Guidelines Series

 

DMI Guideline Series – A5 flyer

 

Full information (content of the booklets) can be downloaded from the following link :

http://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/City-publications/publications-and-reports/building-planning-and-development

Maitland CID going beyond the call of duty

 

Over the past six weeks, Maitland CID has gone beyond the call of duty in various ways. Here’s a little round-up of recent happenings:

Escorting school children across the street

Public Safety Officer escorting school children at a pedestrian crossing over the extremely busy Voortrekker Road at the Maitland Park. 

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Large workload for MAITCID 

Minor repairs and, at times the replacement of for example road signs, are an ongoing concern in Maitland. 

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Manning of Commuter Points 

The public safety officers have regular commuter points which they man early mornings and late afternoons to create a safer environment for commuters during peak times. 

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Team also tackles graffiti removal 

Walls of businesses in Maitland are sometimes defaced by graffiti. This has to be removed by the cleaning team. 

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Maitland Park entrances are habitually tagged with graffiti that also requires removal. The team make sure that they do a neat and thorough job. 

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The City of Cape Town draft Budget 2018-2019 comment period is open

The City of Cape Town draft Budget 2018-2019 comment period is open

Dear Cape Town residents and businesses

The draft Budget 2018-2019 is available for comment until 16:30 on Friday, 4 May 2018.

A budget of R 49.1 billion will be spent in the metropolitan area to ensure that services are maintained, improved and expanded, that capital projects are rolled out and that the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) is implemented.

The effect of the unprecedented and continuing drought is a strong theme and has influenced many factors, including tariff increases and reviews in tariff structure.
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2016-2017 Budget highlights: Created 45 370 EPWP job opportunities; invested R 3.7 billion (2015/16: R 3.3 billion) in repairs and maintenance; installed 1 747 subsidised electricity connections; provided 676 new taps and 2 085 new toilets to informal settlements; achieved 69,86% employment rate of people from employment equity target groups at the highest levels of management.

Highlights from Annexure A:

  • An allowance of R 76 million for indigent relief.
  • Introduction of a fixed service charge for both water and electricity.
  • Planned capital expenditure includes R 5 billion for Informal Settlements, Water & Waste. Services, R 1.7 billion for the Transport & Urban Development Authority and R 1.1 billion for Energy.
  • Simplifying the steps of the water and electricity tariff from six to four.

The proposed average rates and tariff increases for 2018-19 are shown the table below.

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Important things to remember:

  • The City does not make any profit on the sale of water or electricity.
  • The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) approved an average percentage price increase of 5.23% to Eskom for the 2018-19 financial year, which translates to a 7.32% increase for municipalities.

Frequently asked questions:

W57 | STATEMENT BY EXECUTIVE DEPUTY MAYOR: ALD. NEILSON: Let’s keep our water-saving focus Team Cape Town

CITY OF CAPE TOWN

 

20 MARCH 2018

 

STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE DEPUTY MAYOR, ALDERMAN IAN NEILSON

 

Let’s keep our water-saving focus, Team Cape Town

 

As at Monday 19 March 2018, our collective consumption over the past week was 565 million litres of water per day. Unfortunately, usage has increased by 54 million litres per day from last week’s record low of 511 million litres per day. Nevertheless, we are confident that our water users will again shatter water use records in the weeks ahead. Read more below:

 

Our dam levels have shown only a slight decline of 0,3% to 22,7% . This is the lowest decline in dam levels this year to date. This can likely be attributed to somewhat lower evaporation rates and small amounts of rainfall, especially in the Steenbras Dam area.

 

We will continue to monitor the water usage trend to see whether the increase in consumption is a once-off occurrence or whether there is another underlying reason that would need to be addressed.

 

Level 6B water restrictions are still in place. Water pressure reduction remains in place, water management devices continue to be installed on the connections of high water users and the bills based on 6B tariffs are reaching consumers. It is essential that we all continue to save water.

 

All water users are reminded that the City is still required by the National Government to reduce water usage to 450 million litres per day in order to stretch the available water supplies through the rest of the year. This equates to a reduction of 45% from normal usage. We are currently hovering at just below a 40% reduction. A sustained collective push is now required to reduce consumption by just 5% in order to achieve our target.

 

We will continue to drive our initiatives to reduce water consumption. This will include advanced pressure management, the installation of water management devices at the properties of high water users and proactively implementing advanced water restrictions and associated tariffs to encourage behaviour change.

 

If all Capetonians join us by keeping their consumption down to 50 litres of water a day, or less, we will avoid having to take more drastic actions.

 

Please visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater for all water-related information, including Level 6B restrictions and FAQs about Day Zero as well as tips to lower usage even further.

Clean-up of MiCiti corridor

The CID did a clean up of the MyCiti corridor in Koeberg Road.  

“We are experiencing difficulty with communication between us and the Department of Transport of the City Council in this regard,” said MaitCID manager, Gerhard van Rensburg of Geocentric Urban Management 

Initially the development would have been ended of with landscaping which was cancelled due to the approaching water crises at that time. MaitCID is reluctant to do any maintenance on this section and specificially on the centre island due to the cost and also the current water crisis but will re-evaluate the status of the area once we have consulted with the City

(See photos) 

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Geocentric Launches New App

“As Geocentric we are very proud to launch our new mobile phone reporting application,” said Gene Lohrentz of the urban management company recently. “This is another way in which we are enabling our CID business and property owners to interact with their City Improvement District Management. 

“We want our CID contributors to become part of our family by interacting with us about issues they might encounter.  The mobile application makes that possible on the devices most people have with them every day.” 

The Geocentric app allows users to easily report issues in the City Improvement Districts managed by Geocentric Urban Management based in South Africa.  Currently the areas covered by this Application include Beaconvale Industrial Area, Elsies River Industrial, Glosderry, Maitland, Salt River, Somerset West CBD, Stikland Industrial, Strand CBD and the Tygervalley CBD.  

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With this application users can report urban defects, crime incidents, public safety issues and general comments.  “We will acknowledge your report and provide you with feedback throughout the process.  We will also send you ‘Alerts’ of problems in your CID area, such as water leaks or power outages and we can even send crime alerts and safety tips to your mobile phone. 

The Geocentric Reporting Application is Free of Charge 

Simply install it and register as a user when using it for the first time.  If you need any help, please contact support@geocentric.co.za 

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Let’s get started! 

  • Simply download and install the App from the Google Play or Apple App Store  
  • Register as a user, using the app when you open it for the first time 
  • We will send you a confirmation email and you will have to activate your app by clicking on the activation link in the email – this is to ensure we are dealing with people and not spammers. 
  • Go to your email and verify your email address 
  • Log in and you are ready to go! 

Some of the Public Safety Incidents in Maitland this Month

Assault 

  • On 4 February at about 00h36 in the morning an assault was witnessed in Camden Road, where a person from Garden Village was assaulted as he left Tiffany’s Night Club. The injured person was taken to Groote Schuur Hospital by ambulance (see photos). 

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Arrested in possession of stolen property 

  • On 6 February at the Camp Road public parking area members of the Cape Town SAPS Cluster stopped and searched two males and arrested them for possession of suspected stolen property. Their alibi was not satisfactory. They were  also found in possession off documentation that was not theirs. 

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Attempted dealing in stolen goods 

  • A man was shown away by Mega Metals when he presented various bits of telephone cabling for scrap (see photo). 

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Abalone drying facility exposed 

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  • On 8 February an illegal abalone drying facility was exposed at the back of a residential property in Hely Street after a gas explosion early morning. Total number of abalone found were 11 400 dried abalone and 15 355 wet abalone with a combined value of R 7, 688, 900.00  

Three persons were arrested: one female living in the main house, her neighbour from across the road and one other badly who had been badly burned. They were put under guard in the hospital. A second badly burned male escaped.

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Injured homeless person 

  • On 9 February at about 02H50 in the morning the patrol reported that they found a homeless person by the name of Xolani Gqomoyi sitting in front of Cool Bananas in Sydow Street bleeding form the head. He said that he had been stabbed and robbed in Upper Camp Road. His girlfriend arrived and said that he was going to beat her when three unknown males intervened. He was taken to Somerset Hospital. 

Theft of PRASA property 

  • Koeberg station, 10 February  

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An individual who has in the past on numerous occasions been apprehended and found in possession of suspected stolen property belonging to Prasa, was on this day again found in possession of dubious property. One of the frustrations is that in such a case Prasa or Metro needs to send a technician to properly identify the equipment before a case can be registered under the National Key Points Act and then for destruction of vital state infrastructure. This has only occurred three times during 2017 in Maitland. 

Business Act Compliance 

With the CID Law Enforcement Officers, we have rolled out a compliance operation in terms of the Business Act for trading without a valid business license. 

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  • At about 23H10, the Café on Main at 311 Voortrekker Road (next to Tiffany’s was fined R 1000.00 for trading without a valid license.
  • On 12 February, Apika at 293 Voortrekker Road was fined R 1000.00 for trading without a valid license. They did have a Company Registration and a Tax Clearance Certificate but all are dated.
  • Rimano Superette at 328 Voortrekker Road was fined R 1000.00 for trading without a valid license. They applied in 2016 but never renewed their permit.
  • The Kalahari Supermarket at 70 Coronation Road was fined R 1000.00 for trading without a valid license. 

 

 

PICS: Maitland City Improvement District at work

The Maitland City Improvement District zone between the M5 Bridge and Koeberg Road continue to rejuvenate themselves with refurbishment and painting of buildings. Some of the property owners still need to join in this spirit. 

The Capita call centre had a large impact on this zone, with further expansion between Beach Road and Green Street and Voortrekker and Coronation Roads (see photographs). 

Cape Cookies between Green and Chapel Streets undertook major refurbishments inside of their factory and are currently painting the front section of their building. 

The properties from 201 Voortrekker Road are earmarked for redevelopment. It will be incorporated with 8 Langham Street which is situated at the rear of 201 Voortrekker Road. 

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The Capita call centre

The old BMG building on the corner of Voortrekker and Station Roads, is currently being revamped.

The old BMG building on the corner of Voortrekker and Station Roads, is currently being revamped.

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Atlantic Seafoods in Koeberg Service Road also gave their premises a coat of paint.

Atlantic Seafoods in Koeberg Service Road also gave their premises a coat of paint.

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 Currently the premises which were the old Fairview Plaza are in the process of being demolished. This is situated at 203 Voortrekker Road.

Currently the premises which were the old Fairview Plaza are in the process of being demolished. This is situated at 203 Voortrekker Road.

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The potted garden at the Cannon Bridge parking received more attention with the planting of water scarce plants.

The potted garden at the Cannon Bridge parking received more attention with the planting of water scarce plants.

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A constant maintenance factor remains repairs or replacement of street signs and poles. The high volume of traffic and large trucks linked to the narrow streets compounds this problem. This is a direct cost to the CID which amounts to an average of R 350.00 per pole and R 380.00 per street sign, excluding man hours spent.

A constant maintenance factor remains repairs or replacement of street signs and poles. The high volume of traffic and large trucks linked to the narrow streets compounds this problem. This is a direct cost to the CID which amounts to an average of R 350.00 per pole and R 380.00 per street sign, excluding man hours spent.

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The Miramonte Street sign was repaired by Mega Metals whose truck caused the damage. The Milner and Cannon Roads street sign was again a direct cost to the CID.

The Miramonte Street sign was repaired by Mega Metals whose truck caused the damage. The Milner and Cannon Roads street sign was again a direct cost to the CID.

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