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What can a CID do for you?

By on Jan 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments


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CID is not a foreign concept – the abbreviation CID or Central Improvement District – is a private-public partnership formed by the property owners of a certain area to provide complementary services over and above what is currently on offer. These services not only include keeping the area safe and clean but also to promote the area for business, improve services and fight against decay.

In July/August last year, one CID, the Cape Town Central Improvement District, kindly showed residents what a month in the life of a CID looks like. Have a look:


  • Issued a total of R585 200 in fines
  • Rendered motor vehicle assistance 121 times
  • Rendered public assistance 246 times
  • Responded to medical callouts 80 times
  • Made 550 arrests together with our partners
  • Undertook 19 259 preventative measures
  • Held daily crime prevention operations with Metro Law Enforcement and SAPS
  • Distributed over 200 travel tips brochures and gave 3 safety presentations to stakeholders in the CBD

Social development 

  • 19 adults assisted/referred to shelters and health care facilities
  • Reunification with 9 families
  • 10 children and youth assisted
  • Received a donation of sachets of coffee and Max soap power from Media24, distributed in turn to various NGOs
  • Received 3 huge bags of clothing from theTomorrow’s Society project, in conjunction with Vide e Café and distributed in turn to numerous NGOs.

Urban Management

  • Collected almost 82 tons of waste
  • 910 defects attended to by the CCID/Straatwerk Roads Maintenance team including potholes, paving, curb stones, road signs, drains and lids, pipes and channels cleaned
  • Removed 196 graffiti markings






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