The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) Training Academy, in conjunction with Mosaic Works, spent approximately R200 000 on a training initiative for differently-abled people. The project, which is the first of its kind at the City, trained participants aged between 18 and 40 years to create mosaic art.
The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) wants to alert commuters that the MyCiTi bus service will be disrupted due to bus drivers participating in a march to Parliament tomorrow, 12 April 2018.
The Transport and Urban Development Authority’s draft budget for the next financial year (1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019) amounts to R5,34 billion. The City will spend R585 million on new housing developments across Cape Town, and the expenditure on public transport will exceed R1,5 billion.
‘It gives me great joy to see the start of the Morkel’s Cottage project which has been on the cards since the City purchased the land from the previous owner with the view to implement a housing development on the farm. This development was included in a tender which allowed for the development of three areas, namely Morkel’s Cottage, Temperance Town and Sercor Park,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, Councillor Brett Herron.
The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority will spend approximately R57 million, excluding VAT, on the construction of 340 Breaking New Ground (BNG) houses at a site located on the corner of Edison Drive and Herschel Way in Belhar. The project is set to commence on 20 April 2018 and expected to take approximately 24 months to complete, if all goes according to plan.
"The Weekend Argus (“DA-run metros fail to spend R540m meant to help the poor” – 25 March 2018) reports that the City of Cape Town had R176 million of our Urban Settlements Development Grant (USDG) cut due to poor spending performance."
The City of Cape Town will, within the next seven weeks, commence with the construction of a new minibus-taxi facility in Masiphumelele. Residents, minibus-taxi operators, and other interested parties are invited to attend two open days where the Transport and Urban Development Authority will share information about the new facility.
Over the coming months, 1 100 Breaking New Ground (BNG) houses will be constructed as part of The Hague Phase 2 and Eindhoven housing project in Delft. The City of Cape Town has earmarked approximately R148 million for this housing development, which forms part of the greater Delft Integrated Housing Project that has been planned for the area.
"I have had numerous engagements with those who are fighting for better housing and the redress of our historical spatial injustice. My most recent engagement was with Reclaim the City about two weeks ago when they arrived at my home at 05:00 in the morning to protest, and to engage with me on housing matters. I sat down with them in my street and we spoke. I remain willing to engage with any organisation in an effort to address what I regard as one of our greatest challenges – our housing deficit."
The Simon’s Town penguin colony is home to the endangered African penguin. In an effort to protect and conserve our endangered feathered friends, the City has teamed up with the South African National Parks (SANParks), the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) and the Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET) to implement a management and monitoring programme for the penguins.