Armco Barriers & Wooden Bollards

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The ECID wish to extend our thanks to Council for the speedy response and assistance to the problem of vehicles mounting the pavement on the corner of Evans Avenue, driving on the pavement past the SBH intersection before returning to the road.

This was a huge danger to pedestrians and this also destroyed the grass that had managed to survive. Council installed 2 Armco barriers as well as 2 wooden bollards.

The Green Initiative Award Ceremony

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The Green Initiative was formed by SM Mart Waste Management which was founded by Siyanda Dinginto with a purpose of creating jobs and minimizing waste going to the landfill and they are affiliated to Wasteplan and the Epping City Improvement District. They also run recycling programmes with schools in the township.

SM Mart’s plan is to collect recyclable materials from companies in Epping which are managed by the CID.

At no cost to the companies, the materials are then transported to Wasteplan facilities which are also based in Epping.

Recyclables are collected on a weekly/monthly basis depending on the amount, collections are outsourced to smaller business, thereby generating job creation and giving back.

The Epping CID is working with different organisations and charities around Epping namely the Langa Baptist Church, Church of Nazarene in Bonteheuwel, who both run soup kitchens as well as handing out food parcels and the Cart Horse Protection Association in Epping.

SM Mart together with the ECID, have managed to get companies to participate in the initiative namely Green Cross, Medi Post Pharmacy Illumina Lighting and Prima Toy just to name a few.

A portion of the monies generated goes to the ECID who in turn support those organisations named above.

SM Mart then award the companies with a Green Certificate which is recognised by Wasteplan and the City of Cape Town.

Photo: from left David Plato from Green Cross, Cllr Charles Esau, Lizette Johnstone (ECID), Andy Kurz from Illumina Lighting, Siyanda Dinginto from SM MART and Timothy Isaacs from Medi Post Pharmacy.

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Initial Cleaning of Western Province Park

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The ECID will be extending their boundary to include Western Province Park as from 1 July 2017. An initial clean up was done in WPP during the past 2 weeks and the results have been encouraging.

Feeding Scheme for May & June 2017

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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, 2400 tea bags, 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 300kg gravity beans donated by Pioneer Foods. Accepting on behalf of the Church of the Nazarene is Reverend Quinton Williams & S. Josias (top left) and for Langa Baptist Church is Viwe Zono & Lubabalo Ntsundushe. (top right).

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

Feeding Scheme for March & April 2017

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We were once again able to make a generous donation to Church of the Nazarene in Bonteheuwel and Langa Baptist Church. 4 x 750 g coffee, 4 kg each of peanut butter and jam, 20 kg dry lentils, 20 kg dry soup mix, 40 kg samp, 2400 tea bags and 48 cans each of pilchards, baked beans all donated by Giant Hyper. 2 x 50kg gravity beans donated by Pioneer Foods.

Accepting on behalf of the Church of the Nazarene is Reverend Quinton Williams (top left )and on behalf of Langa Baptist Church is Winnie Vanqa (top right)

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

Feeding Scheme For January & February 2017

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The following food items were handed out to our 2 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. 2 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) and Winnie Vanqa and Zukile Bacela accepted the food donations on behalf of the Langa Baptist Church (top right).

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

Law Enforcement Satellite Office at Informal Market

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The City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement agency is taking action against the illegal squatters along Viking Way. The Law Enforcement satellite station has been in effect as of 1 February 2017.

On Monday 06 February, Law Enforcement’s management have taken their stance a step further by placing a semi-permanent structure on the ground, this being in the form of a container, which will be used as an Operations Centre. The idea is to create more awareness amongst the illegal squatters, showing that the City is taking this matter seriously. In the time that the satellite station has been placed alongside the squatters, Law Enforcement has shut down 2 illegal shebeen that has been operating there for many years. Social development are also busy doing assessments.

The City, along with Law Enforcement and the ECID will continue to monitor the area and keep companies updated on any future developments.

Christmas 2016 Parcels for Security and Cleaners

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On behalf of the ECID security, our site security and cleaners, we wish to thank Giant Hyper for the generous donation of mealie meal, noodles, rice, tea, cans of baked beans and mixed vegetables cool drinks, lollipops and biscuits. In total 28 parcels were handed out to the security and cleaners, who were thrilled to receive the parcels.