Brendan van der Merwe

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City awareness drive calls on communities to help stop illegal dumping

The City of Cape Town is proud to announce the launch of our Illegal Dumping campaign today. Each month, the City attends to numerous blocked sewer systems and toilets and clears illegally dumped materials from open spaces. We have also seen deaths as a result of illegal dumping when three-year-old Jordan Lewis died in April …

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Digital highway bridges the gap between Cape Town and the UK

The City’s Open Data initiative has caught the attention of a group of 70 Masters Students from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. The group has undertaken a study tour to Cape Town to learn more about the City’s Open Data Portal and other Smart City initiatives. Read more below:

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City’s Atlantis incentives uptake passes R10 million mark

The City of Cape Town’s Investment Incentive Scheme in Atlantis has achieved an incentive uptake of more than R10 million during the first year of implementation. Importantly, the uptake of the City’s incentives has contributed to the retention of more than 2 000 jobs in this impoverished area. Read more below:

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BCID AGM 2014

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Blackheath City Improvement District Association at 13:00 on Wednesday 08th October 2014. 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. As a registered member, …

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Blackheath City Improvement District News – August 2014

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Welcome to the August edition of the Blackheath City Improvement District Newsletter. Blackheath is bustling with the sound of construction and heavy vehicles, as the main roads are decorated with construction workers and kerbstones.  Long standing storm water issues including channels and catch pits and gulleys are being dealt with and new infrastructure is slowly …

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Maintenance of our roads – August 2014

In August 2014 we managed to get a lot of maintenance work done throughout the area.  We managed to do a lot of Maintenance in Nebula Crescent and in Artisan Way.  In Artisan Way they are busy widening the road, but the contractor had a hold up with Eskom that had to remove the street …

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Verge upgrades – August 2014

Road works in the area have progressed well over the past two months. The section between Buttskop Road and School Road is nearly complete on the left hand side of the road and the final tar layer will be done at a later stage.  The kerbstones in School road and down towards the station were …

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Welcome to new business

We welcome Gordian Fence SA (Pty) Ltd that are a leading fencing manufacturer and contractor, operating in the commercial and industrial sector, based in the Western Cape, South Africa to Range Road.  They specialise in large fencing projects and their clients include government departments, parastatals and large corporations. Some of the fencing systems that they …

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School News August 2014

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 not at the full capacity yet that was experienced earlier this year due to change of season and parents being at home and don’t feel the need to …

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Keeping you up-to-date – August 2014

Keeping you up-to-date Facebook: To keep up to date with the latest developments, in the BCID, please join our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blackheath-City-Improvement-District/163386323677478 Website: Or have a look at our website at http://www.bcid.co.za Kindly note: We aim to have all businesses operating within the BCID are listed on the website directory.  If you require any …

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