Brendan van der Merwe

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BCID AGM

          You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Blackheath City Improvement District Association at 13:00 on 14 October 2015. Dear Member, The meeting will take place at 13:00pm at the Offices of HomeChoice in School Road, Blackheath Industria.  Please confirm your attendance / non-attendance by return. …

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Blackheath City Improvement District (BCID) Newsletter – August 2015

This has been an exciting time for the Blackheath Industrial Area with the realisation of essential infrastructure and capital Projects that have been fought for, planned and saved up for over many years.  The Non-motorised Transport project was rolled out through most of the Blackheath Industrial Area by the City of Cape Town and this …

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Buttskop Level Crossing Tragedy

Pupils killed at Buttskop crossing remembered FIVE years after 10 pupils – between the ages of 8 and 18 – were killed while on their way to school, their families are still finding it difficult to come to terms with their deaths. The minibus taxi transporting them was hit by a passenger train at a …

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Five Years later: Buttskop level crossing victims remembered

25 August 2015 4:44 PM  A Memorial Wall was unveiled today to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the death of 10 children at the Buttskop level crossing in Blackheath.  The Memorial Wall was erected at the Welmoed Cemetery near Eerste River, as most of the children who died in the accident were buried there. The …

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Cleansing Operations

As previously stated, major cleansing operations have taken place on the residential boundaries of Happy Valley and Blackheath and Gaylee during August, where residents litter and throw garden refuse and general waste over their walls and into the public space.  300 Blue bags were filled with litter from these locations in a two week period …

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School news in August 2015

Happy Feet Crèche Sing For Africa Grade “R” School Both schools in Happy Valley are functioning very well and they are busy as always with fun learning activities with our little learners. Happy Feet Crèche is at the full capacity as parents return to work after the Winter months.  Many of the parents are seasonal …

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Emerging Business Programme – Intensive 2-Day Business Strategy Course

Please see the attached document regarding the Emerging Business Programme – Intensive 2-Day Business Strategy Course The Department of Economic Development and Tourism in partnership with the University of the Western Cape will be rolling out a programme focussing on equipping emerging small, medium and micro enterprise owners with the relevant business knowledge and skills …

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News – April 2015

The March edition of the Blackheath City Improvement District was slightly delayed due to fact that sometimes good news takes a bit longer to present than expected and some of our most important projects sometimes don’t finish at month end and deserve a bit of extra time so that we can ensure that we can …

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Blackheath CID – CCTV and License Plate Recognition (LPR) initiative

Those who have noticed “The eyes of Big Brother” at the entrances to the Blackheath Industrial Area will know that we are now monitoring all the entrances to the Blackheath Industrial Area via CCTV. In Partnership with the City of Cape Town, The South African Police Services, and the locally based Security suppliers, ST3 Security …

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The Blackheath Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) initiative

The Blackheath NMT project is well under-way and appears to be progressing well and according to schedule. The new pedestrian routes have successfully taken pedestrian traffic off of the roadways and onto safe and well-made pedestrian walkways that are being well used by the many pedestrians who move through the Blackheath Industrial Area on a …

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