Parklands Sports Complex

Application for Renewal and Variation of AEL for the Cape Town Refinery

Dear Sir / Madam

Notice of Public Participation Process and Invitation to Participate: Application for Renewal and Variation of Atmospheric Emission Licence (AEL Ref.No. WCCT006) for the Cape Town Refinery

The Cape Town Refinery in Milnerton, operated by Chevron South Africa (Pty) Ltd (Chevron), operates under an Atmospheric Emission Licence (AEL) (Ref. No.: WCCT006) granted in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004 (NEM:AQA).

This notice is to inform you that:
  1. Chevron is applying (in terms of section 47 of the NEM:AQA) to renew this AEL, as the AEL expires on 31 March 2019, for the following listed activities:

    Category 2, Petroleum Industry, the production of gaseous and liquid fuels as well as petrochemicals from crude oil, coal, gas or biomass:

    • Subcategory 2.1: Combustion Installations;
    • Subcategory 2.2: Catalytic Cracking Units;
    • Subcategory 2.3: Sulphur Recovery Units; and
    • Subcategory 2.4: Storage and Handling of Petroleum Products.

  2. Chevron is applying (in terms of section 46 of the NEM:AQA) to vary this AEL, in order to reflect changes required to assure compliance with sulphur dioxide (SO2) emission limits which come into effect on 1 April 2020. These changes include the construction of additional utilities/auxiliary equipment and modifications to the existing Sulphur Recovery Units (SRUs) to allow process gas currently combusted in Process Furnaces to be routed to the SRUs. Chevron proposes to vary the AEL as follows:

    • Subcategory 2. 1: Combustion Installations – no Vacuum Distillation Unit and Sour Water Stripper offgas combusted in Boilers or Furnaces as from 1 April 2020;
    • Subcategory 2.2: Catalytic Cracking Units – no changes;
    • Subcategory 2.3: Sulphur Recovery Units – each SRU capacity increases by 27%. Oxygen and Propane added; and
    • Subcategory 2.4: Storage and Handling of Petroleum Products – Oxygen and Propane storage vessels added. Vapour Recovery Unit replaced.

  3. The related air quality impacts are assessed in the Atmospheric Impact Report (AIR) compiled by Airshed Planning Professionals.

  4. You have a right to comment on these applications.
SRK Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (SRK) has been appointed as the independent environmental assessment practitioner to facilitate this commenting process.

If you would like to register as an Interested & Affected Party (I&AP) to receive information; request a copy of the existing AEL, the AEL application or the AIR related to the proposed changes; or submit comment on these applications, please contact: Amy Hill of SRK at Tel: 021 659 3060 or Fax: 086 530 7003 or e-mail:

You need to submit your comment before 15 October 2018.

Kind regards

Amy Hill BSC (Hons)(Biodiversity and Ecology)
Environmental Consultant

SRK Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd.

The Administrative Building, Albion Spring, 183 Main Road, Rondebosch, 7700 Post Net Suite #206, Private Bag X18, Rondebosch, 7701

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City of Cape Town Intention To Incur Long-Term Debt

Apply for star rating certification for your business

10 September 2018
Apply for star rating certification for your business
Dear sir/madam

We have updated our Water Star Rating certification so that it now recognises integrated water management. Businesses are encouraged to apply for the new certification now.

The rating has been introduced to promote best practices in water management, savings and pollution control in the business sector, government departments, education and health institutions and residential estates.

How the certification works

Under the star rating system, businesses that receive one star are certified as compliant with the minimum requirements of relevant water legislation and the City’s Water By-law (2010) and Amendment (2018).

Those businesses that are awarded between two and five stars are certified for also implementing different degrees of additional measures to further reduce water consumption and limit water pollution.

Businesses who achieve five stars are certified as champion innovators that have found unique or extraordinary ways to conserve water and limit water pollution, thereby protecting the environment.

How businesses are assessed

The certification process includes an assessment that focuses on how water is managed. The voluntary assessment covers different aspects of water management, including:
  • how effluent is handled (e.g. is it discharged into the sewer system or taken away lawfully for re-use by another entity or for destruction)
  • how the water is used on site (e.g. for drinking, cooking, bathing/showering, operations or production related activities)
  • what measures are in place to reduce municipally-supplied drinking water demand
  • where the water comes from.
How points are scored

Businesses score points if they, for example;
  • have put in place measures to reduce municipally-supplied drinking water
  • know how much water is used per location (i.e. metering at point of use)
  • promote less of a dependency on the municipal supply by using rainwater/borehole/treated effluent/greywater
  • responsibly discharge effluent or have zero effluent discharge
  • undertake and can account for regular leak detection and repair, meter auditing and awareness programmes.
How to apply

You can apply by submitting your application online or by emailing it to

PARTNER SITES AND RESOURCES For your convenience, we have set up a Business Enquiry Service that will provide information on the City’s procedures and processes. If you need any assistance, please contact

Water and Sanitation Department

City of Cape Town
© City of Cape Town, 2018

Indigent Benefits and Rates Relief

City Of Cape Town - Intention to Incur Long-Term Debt

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Draft Municipal Sport's Facilities Policy

Development Charges Policy

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Renovation of Marine Circle

Dear all,

The budget for the renovation of Marine Circle has finally arrived and we are now ready to spend it. We would like community input and ideas on what we can do with the traffic circle at Marine Circle to make it look good! Please do share the request with your members and ask them to send any ideas to

I’d like to have as many suggestions as possible by 23 July 2018 so that we can start the planning and action!

Kind Regards

Nicky Rheeder
Councillor – Ward 107
Deputy Chairperson – Area Based Oversight North
072 729 4282

Liquor Licence Application No : LLA1805015 - WARD 107

Subcouncil 03

Municipal Offices Voortrekker Road, Goodwood, 7460

Date:       Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Dear Councillor / Sir / Madam


Notice is hereby given that an application for a liquor licence, was received as follows:

Our Reference Number LLA1805015
Applicants Name Mzoli Liquors PTY LTD
Applicants ID or Reg No 2017/541034/07
Kind of Licence Consumption OFF Premises
Business Name Mzoli Liquors
Proposed Address Erf: 5815, Shop 13 Cnr of Morningsford & Parklands Main Road Parklands, Cnr of Morningsford & Parklands Main Road, Parklands

has been lodged with the Western Cape Liquor Authority and was delivered to our office by the : Parklands Police Station

Please complete your comments on the template below with regards to the application concerned, within fourteen (14) days from date hereof, this will enable our office to submit the formal comments received by the SubCouncil on the application to the City Manager, for submission to the Liquor Authority, on or before the due date.

You are not precluded from submitting objections/comments on an application directly to the Liquor Authority as well, should you wish to do so. Email

Criteria for NOT granting licences*

31.(1) The Liquor Licensing Tribunal or Presiding Officer, as the case may be, may not grant a licence, unless it or he or she is satisfied on the balance or probabilities that -
(a) the granting thereof is in the public interest;
(b) the applicant is of good character, and not disqualified from holding a licence in terms of section 35;
(c) the premises on which the sale or consumption of liquor will take place are or will upon completion be suitable for use by the applicant for the purposes of the licence;
(d) the applicant has the right to occupy the proposed licensed premises; and
(e) the granting of the application does not prejudice -
(I) the residents of a residential area;
(ii) the residents of an institution for the aged or frail;
(iii) the learners of an educational institution who are under the age of eighteen (18) years;
(iv) the patients of an institution for drug or alcohol related dependencies; or
(v) the congregants of a religious institution located in the vicinity of the proposed licensed premises.”

Your co-operation in this regard is appreciated.

Yours faithfully

Johannes Brand
MANAGER: Subcouncil 03

Please complete the information below and return to Subcouncil SC03
Municipal Offices Voortrekker Road Goodwood 7460
Applicant Details LLA1805015 Mzoli Liquors
Please indicate whether the business is LOCATED near Aged or Frail Care Centre  
Rehab, Drugs / Alcohol Centre  
NOTE: The detailed reasons for opposing an application should be sound town planning or community issues and not moral opposition.
See Criteria above for guidelines

For ease of reference community organisations/residents may submit comments to this office, to aid in the decision taken by this SubCouncil. Written comment in respect of the attached notice[s] of application[s]

must reach this office before or on 2018/05/23 at close of business [16h30].

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17 APRIL 2018


Taxi enforcement statistics paint a grim picture

With an average of 269 vehicle impounds a month and nearly 45 000 fines issued in the first quarter of this year, it is evident that enforcement alone will not get minibus-taxi operators to toe the line. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service issued nearly 45 000 fines to taxi operators in just over three months since the beginning of 2018.

As of 9 April 2018, officers had issued 44 937 fines to taxi drivers across the metropole for a range of contraventions, including:

Moving violations 9 560
Unlicensed driver 8 695
Overloading 6 143
Not wearing a safety belt 4 211
Not displaying vehicle licence disc 1 948
Unlicensed motor vehicle 1 597

‘These fines exclude speeding offences, so it really does give one a sense of the level of lawlessness that happens on our roads on a daily basis. The statistics also debunk the perception that our enforcement agencies do not act against taxi operators. We have very limited resources that are stretched to capacity given the demands on them. Furthermore, this does not even represent the enforcement done against other road users, who are by no means innocent, so it certainly provides some perspective on what exactly we are up against,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.

The Traffic Service has also impounded 2 426 public transport vehicles since July 2017 – an average of 269 a month. Of these, 71% of drivers did not have an operating licence and the rest were operating in contravention of their operating licences.

‘Impoundment is a massive logistical exercise for us as the vehicle has to be driven to the pound by a traffic officer and the necessary documentation completed, which is time consuming. When one considers that the vehicle reclaim rate among public transport operators is 98%, it does make impoundment seem like a revolving door as the vehicle is back on the street virtually the same day or the next. We need to hurt errant operators where it hurts and that is permanent impoundment, but currently the law does not allow for this and the City simply enforces the law, we do not make it. We have been working with the Provincial Government to expedite the conclusion of the new Provincial Traffic legislation that would allow for more effective enforcement strategies, including impoundment of vehicles for traffic offences committed by public transport vehicles rather than issuing fines which are often evaded,’ added Alderman Smith.

In spite of the enforcement efforts designed to create a safer city as outlined in the City’s Organisational Development and Transformation Plan, many motorists simply refuse to pay their outstanding fines. Currently, the top 100 public transport ‘warrant dodgers’ have amassed more than 2 800 outstanding warrants amounting to R3 339 360.

‘This is not surprising, but we are working hard to improve our warrant execution rates and holding motorists accountable for their actions. We have seen an increase in the number of people arrested and hopefully, in the medium- to longer term, we will start seeing this intervention having an impact on the behaviour of road users. In fact, we have already started seeing an increase in our traffic fine income, which is a sign that more people are paying their fines because they realise that there is a risk of being caught.

‘With this week’s national bus strike, many people will be reliant on the minibus-taxi industry to get to work and school. I call on operators to be mindful of their passengers’ safety, but also to have consideration for other road users. Nearly a third of the fines issued in the last quarter were for driver fitness. Taxi owners and associations need to reassess who they are allowing behind the wheel, considering the many lives those drivers have in their hands every day,’ said Alderman Smith.


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The City of Cape Town Draft Budget 2018-2019

The City of Cape Town draft Budget 2018-2019
comment period is open

Dear resident

We urge all of our residents to have their say on the City’s R49,1 billion draft budget for the 2018/2019 financial year. Our draft budget indicates important policy decisions and priorities, it determines rates and tariff increases, and specifies how we spend our money on vital programmes and services. It also shows that we are doing everything possible to help our vulnerable residents, with just under R3 billion proposed in rates and tariff relief.

The current water crisis is solidly reflected in this year’s budget: how it has impacted on the City and what it means going forward. For instance, you will see that we need to increase our water and sanitation tariffs substantially to enable us to continue supplying water and providing sanitation services.

Key proposals for water and sanitation:
  • a substantial increase in the water and sanitation tariffs
  • a water step tariff change from 6 steps to 4 steps
  • the introduction of fixed charge for water based on water meter size.
The tariff structure covers the costs of providing the service. Due to the drought and the associated restrictions we’ve seen a substantial drop in water sales. For instance, the average city consumption is down year-on-year from 900 million litres per day in February 2017 to just over 500 million litres per day, leading to a shortfall in revenue of nearly R2 billion.

The proposed tariff is more punitive in the higher steps but also is cost reflective in the lower steps which previously were cross-subsidised by the higher steps. This is necessary as most domestic users fall within the lower steps meaning we can no longer cross subsidise these steps.

Further to this we are required to reduce our consumption to 450 million litres per day to ensure that we stretch our water supplies in light of the unpredictability of the rainfall. This is also to adhere to the National Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS)’s prescripts requiring the City to cut water usage by 45%.

We have already cut our budget shortfall as far as possible but we can’t afford to cover an even larger anticipated shortfall in future from other City operations.

It is vital to keep in mind that it costs the same to operate our networks whether more or less water is used. Our tariff structure requires greater income certainty and more diverse revenue sources which is not based on the usage alone. So, we are proposing fixed delivery charges for water and electricity, for that matter. It is important to remember at all times that the budget must be balanced, it cannot be planned to over or under recover.

Furthermore, we also need to invest in other water sources, such as aquifer abstraction and water recycling so that we do not rely as much on rainfall.

The cost of water supply has also greatly increased but the tariff has historically been too low to keep up with what is required. The increase is most notable at the Level 6 restriction tariff. But it is important to note that we’d definitely want to move to a lower restriction level and thus a lower corresponding tariff as soon as we can. This would be dependent on adequate winter rainfall and what is required by the DWS.

Key proposals for electricity:
  • Moving Domestic Tariff customers to Home User Tariff customers
  • Introducing a fixed service charge
  • Adjusting the service fee down to R150 (including VAT) from the proposed R219 amount for 2017/18 and to adjust electricity rates to compensate
A greater income certainty is also required in the electricity tariff structure. Approximately 30% of revenue received from electricity is directed towards repairs and maintenance of the City’s electricity grid, among others. The fixed costs associated with providing electricity to residents remain the same irrespective of how much electricity is used. Previously, a fixed cost was in place. Thus, as part of revising our tariff structures, the City is proposing a change to electricity tariffs which will affect all households valued at R1 million and over.

The change is aimed at ensuring residents in properties valued above R1 million contribute equitably to the fixed costs associated with electricity supply. Under the current tariff formula those who buy less than 600 units a month are being subsidised by those who buy more. As fixed costs bear no relation to consumption on the property, the City believes it is reasonable and appropriate that those living in properties valued at over R1 million contribute equitably towards these costs. The model where fixed charges apply, whether for water or electricity have already been implemented for example for water in Durban as a result of their severe drought and Stellenbosch and Drankenstein municipalities, and for electricity by Eskom, City Power and the City of Mangaung for example.

We know that you work hard for your money and we will continue to ensure that your money is spent with great consideration. For comments on the draft budget, please have a look at the budget and send an email to before 4 May 2018. Please find the budget on

Councillor Johan van der Merwe,
Mayoral Committee Member for Finance,
City of Cape Town

© City of Cape Town, 2018

Additional Dwelling Info Survey

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Stompie Hot Line

Proposed Rezoning, Consenut and Departures, ERF 6051, Parklands, 83 Tryall Road

Guidelines for Water Rationing

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Proposed Construction Of a Nuclear Power Station &
Associated Infrastructure at Duynefontein

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Notice of immediate implementation of water rationing across Cape Town


Achmat Ebrahim

City Manager
T: 0860 103 089

Dear water user

Notice of immediate implementation of water rationing across Cape Town

The City of Cape Town has activated water rationing to forcibly lower water usage in line with water restrictions across the metro as phase 1 of its critical water shortages disaster plan.

Water usage remains dangerously high above required levels.

Rationing will lead to intermittent supply, likely during peak water consumption hours in the mornings and evenings. It won’t result in a complete shutdown, but some areas may experience short water outages. Service will be restored as quickly as possible. Please note the following key points:
  • Please keep up to 5 litres of water available for essential use only during rationing.
  • Please do not store excessive water.
  • Definitive timetables of the outages cannot be provided as water systems must be managed flexibly to avoid damage to critical infrastructure.
  • When you experience a loss of water supply and before you contact our call centre, please check your neighbour’s supply first to see whether it is likely a case of rationing.
  • If you reside in or operate from multistorey buildings, ensure that the water supply system (booster pumps and roof-top storage) is in working order in compliance with the Water By-law.
  • The City is not liable for any impact on or damage to private infrastructure resulting from the rationing or associated operations.
  • Please ensure that all taps are closed when not in use to prevent damage/flooding when the supply is restored. Ensure that you take the necessary steps, such as speaking to your insurer if possible, to mitigate potential damage and for fire prevention.
  • When supply is restored, the water may appear to be cloudy from the extreme pressure reduction exercise. Please do not waste the initial water. Use it for flushing.
Water management devices are also being installed city-wide to limit excessive consumption.

Further restriction levels and usage targets will be announced at short notice and as necessary to drive down consumption to a safe level. Critical services such as clinics and hospitals will be largely unaffected. This phase is intended to help us avoid more extreme phases of the disaster plan.

Phases of the critical water shortages disaster plan
Phase 1: Activated: water rationing through extreme pressure reduction and limiting supply
Phase 2: Disaster restrictions (water collection points)
Phase 3: Full-scale disaster implementation (extreme rationing at distribution points)

Cape Town is situated in a water-scarce region. Climatic unpredictability, such as this protracted drought, must be seen as the New Normal which affects all aspects of our lives. In Cape Town, the Western Cape, and many other parts of South Africa, this severe drought continues.

Please visit for all further information required, including information on the Water By-law. We will only get through this together.

Yours faithfully


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Handouts hurt City’s Street People


10 OCTOBER 2017


Handouts hurt City’s street people

This, below, was the key message during an event to mark World Homeless Day, hosted by the City of Cape Town in partnership with Oasis ‘Reach for Your Dreams’. Read more below:

The City today 10 October 2017 renewed its call to residents to refrain from giving handouts directly to street people.

This was one of the issues discussed at an event to mark World Homeless Day, attended by more than 100 street people.

The event was hosted by the City’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Department, in conjunction with non-governmental organisation, Oasis ‘Reach for Your Dreams’. Also in attendance were other NGOs, the Department of Home Affairs and the South African Social Security Agency.

World Homeless Day is now in its seventh year. It aims to highlight issues affecting homeless persons as well as the role communities can play in responding to homelessness.

‘We are constantly reminding residents about the harm in giving money directly to street people. While they may think they’re doing a good deed, in reality it only discourages street people from accepting social services. Giving money perpetuates chronic homelessness as well as various other social issues. The City has a number of programmes to help street people, but we can reach far more people in a more meaningful way if the public support the interventions that will assist with reintegrating and helping street people rather than giving handouts that are nothing more than a plaster on a wound requiring far greater care.

‘Often the donations obtained on the street will actively prevent reintegration. While members of the public will complain about the structures erected and activities undertaken by street people, they will often also continue to incentivise such behaviour through donations directly to the street person while forgetting about the person who leaves the street to return home or moves to a shelter. The City therefore encourages people to donate directly to the NGOs working with street persons to ensure that we support street people that attempt to rebuild their lives off the street,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith.

The City has a dedicated Street People Unit that provides a range of services including:
  • Relocation of street people to various shelters in the city
  • Reuniting street people with their families/community of origin
  • Assistance with access to identity documents and social grants
  • Access to substance abuse rehabilitation programmes
  • Developmental opportunities
  • Short-term work opportunities through the Expanded Public Works Programme
‘While the Street People Unit is doing good work, it cannot operate in isolation and so we rely heavily on other role players like the NGO sector, the City improvement districts and the Western Cape Government to augment our interventions. Building transversal relationships within the City but also with external partners is critical to our Organisational Development and Transformation Plan, but also breaking the mould in how we address issues of homelessness,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Area South, Councillor Eddie Andrews.

During the 2016/17 financial year, the Street People Unit responded to nearly 15 000 complaints about street people and successfully offered assistance to more than 2 600 individuals. The Reintegration Unit reunited 82 persons with their families during this period.

Once a client has accepted offers of social assistance, they are relocated to a shelter temporarily while the reintegration officer establishes whether the client can be reunified with their family and identifies additional needs of the client in respect of other services like healthcare, substance abuse interventions or access to grants and other social services.

‘We need to take the long view on this and move away from the perception that law enforcement is the be-all and end-all solution. The reality is that our Law Enforcement Department’s powers are fairly limited and their interventions serve only to displace the problem. The criminal justice system has weaknesses that make law enforcement particularly ineffectual in responding to complaints about by-law transgressions by street people. While we are engaging national government to remedy these criminal justice system shortcomings, we also maintain that social development interventions are more effective and more appropriate than an enforcement approach to homelessness.

‘Social intervention, though time consuming, is ultimately how we will reduce the number of people living on our streets. But again, I remind residents that it’s futile to complain about the presence of street people in your neighbourhood or public open spaces while enabling the behaviour through handouts,’ added Alderman Smith.


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Tel: 021 400 1375 or Cell: 082 377 1414, Email: (please always copy

Proposed Upgrade of the Bayside Canal, Tableview

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Comprehensive Integrated Transport Plan &
Review to the Municipal Spatial Development Framework

Water Restrictions Guidelines

Proposed Amendments to the EPWP & Jobseekers Policy

City of Cape Town Draft Climate Change Policy

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City of Cape Town - Climate Change - Draft Policy

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Draft City Of Cape Town Climate Change Policy Summary Document

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