Feeding Scheme for September & October 2018

Donation to CofN-Sept & Oct              Donation to LBC-Sept & Oct 18-Lorna Booi

The ECID handed out the following food items to the Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel and the Langa Baptist Church; 4 x 750g coffee, 4 kg peanut butter, 4 kg jam, 48 cans each of pilchards and baked beans, 20 kg of lentils, 20 kg dry soup mix and 40 kg samp kindly donated by Giant Hyper and 200 kg gravity beans donated by Pioneer Foods. Accepting on behalf of the Church of the Nazarene is Ricardo October & Reverend Quinton Williams & Ricardo October (top left) and for Langa Baptist Church is Lorna Booi (top right).

We wish to thank our sponsors for their generosity in helping to care for the less privileged.

ECID Camera Network Upgrade-Progress Report

The Epping CID has over the past few months been busy with the upgrades of the cameras and network. The upgrade process is currently 85% complete, with the exception of a few problematic sites. Although we are not running at 100%, we are in the process of utilising the cameras we have at our disposal to assist in the process of crime fighting. Already we have had a few positive results.

We will continue to provide feedback on the progress of the network.

ECID CAMERA NETWORK UPGRADE

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The camera upgrade is underway, however at this point the system is not operational due to unexpected challenges.

During this period, the ECID Board has authorised the deployment of additional foot patrols on the rail tracks, increasing the compliment from four to eight foot-patrollers. This is over and above the already existent quad-bike patrols. The deployment of these additional patrols commenced on the 1 September and will continue up to 31 October, where at which time the situation will be reviewed.

Whilst we at the ECID are striving on a daily basis to continue providing an efficient service, the upgrade process is ongoing and we will continually provide regular updates. 

Please take into consideration that we remind all owners and tenants that individual site security is for your account.

 

 

Feeding Scheme for July & August 2018

Donation-To CofN-July+Aug 18 e Donation-to LBC-July+Aug 18 e

We were once again able to make a generous donation to Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel and Langa Baptist Church. 2 x 750 g coffee, 2 kg each of peanut butter and jam, 10 kg dry lentils, 10 kg dry soup mix, 20 kg samp and 24 cans each of pilchards, baked beans all donated by Giant Hyper.

Accepting on behalf of the Church of the Nazarene is Reverend Quinton Williams & Kyle Davids (top left) and on behalf of Langa Baptist Church is Gkizwa Galela & Bulumko Khungwayo (top Right)

We once again thank all our sponsors for their continued dedication to this initiative in helping the less fortunate.

Epping CID Levy Increases from 01 July 2018

Background

The Epping City Improvement District (ECID) is a community initiative approved by Council for the delivering of supplementary municipal services within a strictly regulated legal framework. The ECID is a Non-Profit Company (NPC) and is managed by a non- remunerated board which is held accountable for delivering on its mandate by the members of the NPC (property owners within ECID).  The City remains responsible for delivering primary municipal services and also has to perform oversight on all supplementary municipal services delivered by the ECID. The ECID has a 5 year lifespan with an option to apply to Council for a further 5 year term should the property owners approve another 5 year term and a new business plan at the AGM held in the 4th year of the current term.

The City funds this initiative through additional property rates levied on all property owners within ECID in terms of:

  • the Municipal Systems Act (MSA) for the billing and collection of the additional rates; and
  • the Municipal Property Rates Act (MPRA) which allows the Council to approve a special rating area and levy additional rates onto those property owners solely for the funding of improvements and upgrades in that area.

Calculation of the ECID Additional Rate

The ECID 5 year budget approved by Council is reviewed annually by the ECID board and presented to the NPC members at the AGM for approval. At the last AGM the NPC members approved a budget which increased with 8% from R9 112 998 in 2017/18 to R9 842 038 in 2018/19. In terms of the City`s mandate we have to fund this budget with additional rates levied on property owners within ECID. The City by legislation is not allowed to use normal property rates to fund the ECID as this will be considered as the creation of elitist areas.

When the City determines the additional rate required for the collection of a CID budget the two variables that impact most on the percentage increase / decrease of the additional rate, are the budget increase of the CID and the change in the total property valuation of properties in the CID.

In a confined environment like the ECID the municipal valuation for individual properties fluctuates due to Supplementary Valuations (SV), successful objections, valuation court rulings, subdivisions, redevelopment and new developments which impacts the total municipal valuation and ultimately the additional rate.

The increase in the Improvement District charge will only be equal to the ECID budget increase if the total municipal property valuation remained unchanged. Unfortunately in Epping this was not the case.

In March 2017 the total municipal valuation was  R7 242 107 369 which was used to calculate the 2017/18 ECID additional rate. In March 2018 the total municipal valuation decreased with 3.2% to R7 013 142 293. When the 2018/19 ECID additional rate was calculated this valuation reduction impacted on the final additional rate.

The impact of the two biggest variables:

  • ECID budget increase:                          8.0%
  • ECID municipal valuation decrease:     3.2%

The Special Rating Areas Policy dictates that the CID additional rate may not exceed 25% of the applicable rates rate.

The ECID additional rate of R0.001403 for 2018/19 expressed as a percentage of the non-residential rates rate of R0.014308 = 9.8%

The ECID additional rate is far below the average of 15% for commercial CIDs and the 25% capping and therefore complies with the policy requirement.

What is the impact per R1 million municipal valuation of the 11.5% increase compared with an 8% increase?

If the municipal valuation remained unchanged and the additional rate increased with 8% iso 11.5%, from R 0.001258 in 2017/18 to R0.001359 in 2018/19 property owners would have paid R44 per year per R1 million valuation or an average of R3.67 per month more.

 

 

 

 

Feeding Scheme for May & June 2018

Donation-To CofN-May-June 18Donation to LBC-21 Jul 18-Gkizwa Galela+Liziwe Nkolombe

The following food items were handed out to our two-deserving charity organisations;

4 x 750 g coffee, 2400 tea bags, 4 kg each of peanut butter and jam, 20 kg each of dry soup mix and lentils, 40 kg Samp, 48 cans each of pilchards and baked beans all donated by Giant Hyper.

4 x 50 kg gravity beans donated by Pioneer Foods. Rev. Quinton Williams and Ricardo October from Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel accepted the food donations (top left), Liziwe Nkolombe and Gkizwa Galela accepted the food donations on behalf of the Langa Baptist Church.

We wish to thank our sponsors for their generosity in helping to care for the less privileged.

ECID Camera Network

The ECID is in the process of upgrading the camera network in Epping 1 & 2.

At the same time the camera control room is being relocated to the ECID office.

This unfortunately means that there may be occasions when part of the system is not operating to its optimum.

The upgrade and move will take several months to complete, during this time we will respond to the best of our ability.

Mr Ord is always on call for your convenience at 084 951 9111.

Feeding Scheme for February, March & April 2018

Donation-To LBC-Apr 18-Lorna Booi   Donation-To CofN-Feb-Apr 18-Left Ricardo October+Sheldon Josias

The ECID handed over 6 x 750 g coffee, 3600 tea bags, 4.5 kg of peanut butter and 6 x 900g jam, 15 kg dry soup mix, 15 kg lentils, 30 kg samp, and 72 cans each of pilchards and baked beans all donated by Giant Hyper and 300 kg beans donated by Pioneer Foods to Lorna Booi from the Langa Baptist Church (top left) and to Ricardo October and Sheldon Josias (top right) from the Church of the Nazarene

We once again thank all our sponsors for the continued dedication to this initiative in helping the less fortunate.

Continued savings must remain part of our long-term strategy to avoid Day Zero

CITY OF CAPE TOWN

 7 MARCH 2018

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

Continued savings must remain part of our long-term strategy to avoid Day Zero

The City’s dashboard for this week shows a slight increase in water consumption. This bucks the recent downward trend of the last few weeks. Overall consumption as at 5 March 2018 was measured at 537 million litres per day (MLD) which is up from 516 MLD consumption recorded in the previous week.

Dam levels have dropped by 0,4% to 23,6%.  Please see http://coct.co/water-dashboard/.

The City now projects that, if there was to be no rainfall, Day Zero would arrive on 27 August 2018. As this date falls deep within the normal rainfall period, it is no longer appropriate to project the date without any consideration of rainfall. Thus, provided we continue our current water savings efforts, Day Zero can be avoided completely this year. It is now up to all of us. If we keep on saving, we will not have to queue for water this year.

I would therefore like to urge all Capetonians not to relax their savings efforts. While we are feeling more confident of avoiding Day Zero this year, we cannot predict the volume of rainfall still to come. If winter rainfall this year is as low as last year, or even lower, we are still in danger of reaching Day Zero early next year.

Now is the time to entrench our water saving habits and ensure that the behavioral shift we have undergone in the past months becomes second nature.

More and more Capetonians have met the challenge by lowering their consumption. Our water map shows a 5% increase in the number of households that used less than 6 kilolitres a month in January, as compared to December (see link below).

Our challenge now is to continue reinforcing these behavior changes, and to spread the message among our communities, at the workplace, at home, at school. Everywhere we go, we have an opportunity to act as water ambassadors and ensure that each and every Capetonian is aware of the seriousness of the situation. There is no shortage of water-saving resources that can be distributed to ensure that everyone gets the message.

A range of online resources can be found on the City of Cape Town’s website (see link below).

These resources include videos, presentations, posters, community water plans, checklists, stickers, water-saving tips, guides to finding and fixing leaks, greywater guidelines, and more. I would like to urge all Capetonians to make use of these resources.

The City is continuing to roll out its pressure demand management programme, and installing water meters at the homes of high water users. Together with our residents, we can bring consumption down to the required 450 MLD. If we redouble our efforts to ensure that every single resident uses no more than 50 litres of water a day, we will not only beat Day Zero this year but also avoid it next year.

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

Also visit www.capetown.gov.za/watermap to see if your household is painting the city green to avoid Day Zero.

Note to broadcasters: audio clips are available for download.

For English: https://soundcloud.com/ct-media/2018-03-07-water-dashboar-eng

For Afrikaans: https://soundcloud.com/ct-media/2018-03-07-water-dashboard-afr

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Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

 Media enquiries: Alderman Ian Neilson, Executive Deputy Mayor, City of Cape Town, Tel: 021 400 1306 or Cell: 083 306 6730, Email: ian.neilson@capetown.gov.za (please always cc media@capetown.gov.za).

STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER

CITY OF CAPE TOWN

27 FEBRUARY 2018

STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS, WATER AND WASTE SERVICES; AND ENERGY, COUNCILLOR XANTHEA LIMBERG

 All residents and businesses urged to adhere to City’s Water By-law and related public notices

In view of the ongoing dire drought situation, the City of Cape Town has given notice to all residents and businesses residing in Cape Town of the following rules and regulations, in accordance with the City’s Water By-law.

The resale of unmodified municipal water without prior permission from the City of Cape Town’s Director: Water and Waste Services is prohibited and no permission for applications will be granted during this drought period. The use and selling of modified municipal water whether through filtration, ozone, carbonation and related methods, bottled or not, where the end product remains water, is hereby also prohibited during this period.

It should be noted that this prohibition excludes sodas and flavoured water (with additives), ice teas and related drinks but the Level 6B reduction in consumption of 45% for all non-residential use still applies. This restriction does not apply to water from alternative sources, e.g. springs.

All users of groundwater and surface water must comply with the National Water Act and its regulations. With regard to the regulations around springs; boreholes; well points; rivers; streams and vlei water, we would like to emphasise that residents must obtain permission from the National Department of Water and Sanitation (NDWS) in order to take water from a resource, i.e. ground or surface water. The City would like to remind residents that the National Department of Water and Sanitation has emphasised that water from private boreholes is not meant for sale and that commercial and industrial entities must still seek the necessary authorisation from the department to sell surface and groundwater. Businesses that are selling groundwater and/or surface water must declare the source and display proof of authorisation from NDWS on any vehicle/transportation mode and retail outlet dispensing such water.

Furthermore, we want to emphasise that all non-residential toilet facilities including office blocks and public facilities must retrofit their toilets with water efficient fittings, change the conventional urinals to waterless ones and shut off water to most hand basins and provide sanitisers for hand washing. The City has a tender in place to retrofit our own facilities and this is currently being rolled out.

I would once again like to thank the many residents who have really gone above and beyond the call of duty with their water saving efforts. We know this new normal is not an easy transition for anyone but we ask for your continued sense of urgency and adaptability during this unprecedented water crisis we are currently facing.

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Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries: Councillor Xanthea Limberg, Mayoral Committee Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; and Energy, City of Cape Town, Tel: 021 400 1299 or Cell: 073 271 2054, Email: Xanthea.limberg@capetown.gov.za (please always copy media.account@capetown.gov.za).