Geocentric Launches New App

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“As Geocentric we are very proud to launch our new mobile phone reporting application,” said Gene Lohrentz of the urban management company recently. “This is another way in which we are enabling our CID business and property owners to interact with their City Improvement District Management.  “We want our CID contributors to become part of our family by interacting …

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Urban Management Trolley Introduced


The Geocentric Urban Management Trolley Project was initiated in 2017.  The aim of the project is to provide urban cleaning and maintenance teams with a platform to improve their daily tasks, assist with moving of equipment and tools and enable recycling while performing their tasks.  A few design considerations were introduced into the design of …

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Cape Town Mayor outlines status quo of water crisis

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During a recent speech delivered at the Atlantis Aquifer, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille thanked Capetonians who had been making efforts to cut their water usage, saying that about half of water users had restricted their daily usage to 87 litres per day. But added that this was not enough. “We need each and …

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Noticeable transformation of Glosderry area

The following report was delivered by Mr Roy Kemmis-Betty, chairperson of Glosderry City Improvement District Board at the annual general meeting on 1 November 2017: The Glosderry CID is now nearing the end of its initial period of 5 years marked by a noticeable transformation of the Glosderry area in terms of security, cleanliness and …

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CID activities reviewed and renewed at AGM

At Glosderry City Improvement District’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 1 November 2017 not only the past year’s activities were reviewed, but an extension of the CID term and planning for the next five years was also considered. In view of a Special Ratings Area levy of 8 percent on property tax, members were especially …

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Become a member of the Glosderry CID NPC

Membership of the SRA, which is a non-profit company registered under the Companies Act, is open to all the registered property owners who are encouraged to apply for membership so that they may exercise their rights to influence the business of the SRA. Membership cannot be denied to a registered property owner and as a …

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Overall city water use still exceeding restriction target

The City of Cape Town is calling on residents to intensify their efforts to save water. Overall usage of drinking water is currently approximately 10% higher than the required savings target to prevent drawing dams down to dangerous levels by the end of summer.   The City of Cape Town advises residents that overall water …

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A positive partnership with the City

Earlier this year the GCID management walked the City of Cape Town officials through the area and discussed potential maintenance and upgrade issues with them. Since then the City of Cape Town has made numerous improvements in the area including the surfacing of sidewalks, the upgrading of road surfaces, the installation of new bollards, the …

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Cleaning of the area

The GCID was very dirty when operations started. Especially the public open areas along Glosderry and Garfield Roads were very neglected, strewn with litter and illegal dumping and frequented with places where vagrants made fires and left rotten food in bags. This was all cleaned up in the first few weeks of the operations. Thereafter …

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Public Safety as a priority

From the 1st day of operations the public safety team deployed in the area. The team consists of two public safety officers that patrol the area in the day and a patrol vehicle with an armed response officer patrolling the area at night. The team is supported on a regular basis by the Public Safety …

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