About the BCID – What is a CID?

A Central Improvement District (CID) is a precisely defined geographical area, approved by the City Council in terms of the Municipal Property Rates Act, Section 22 (Special Rates Area) and the CID bylaw – to provide complementary services in that area.

The Blackheath City Improvement District is a private-public partnership formed by the property owners of a defined geographical area to provide top-up or complementary services over and above what the City of Cape Town provides. Since its establishment in July 2005, the BCID has become a model of public-private partnership between property owners and businesses, supported by the City / Oostenberg Council.


Achieve our goals as set out in the business plan approved by property owners and the City of Cape Town.
To assist in the creation of wealth and financial security for our members in order for them to exercise their freedom to pursue their business values.
Have Security and cleansing personnel working in direct contact with other Government / Council Agencies to combat crime and grime and to assist businesses in the safeguarding of their personnel and assets.
Establish relationships with the various service delivery organisations, such as Eskom, Telkom, Roads and Storm Water, Water, Sewerage etc.


The upgrading of Safety and Security accounts for the largest portion of the CID’s annual business plan.  The CID/ST3 and ADT Partnership carry out 24/7/365 patrols within the CID boundaries primarily focusing on crime prevention and reporting by proactively identifying potential Security breaches. Security duties include random daily visits to members, during office hours. After …


Although the City of Cape Town has a mandate to attend to the cleansing and cutting of verges and the daily sweeping of the streets, the CID has been forced to top this service up by employing our own team of cleansing staff who concentrate their efforts within the borders of the Blackheath Industrial Area.  …


The CID Manager will liaise with companies within the Blackheath Boundaries and various press agencies and the City of Cape Town to promote the Blackheath Industrial Area.  A Monthly Newsletter and regular News Flashes are distributed to registered owners and tenants containing information pertaining to the work being carried out and projected by the CID …