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Observatory Improvement District

SAFER. CLEANER. SMARTER.

OBSID is run by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is responsible for the day to day management of all operations of the OBSID in line with the City Council requirements. This includes the management of contracted service providers.

A Precinct Manager delivers support and coordination to the outsourced public safety personnel, working in conjunction with a Contract Manager. Public safety efforts continue to contribute towards an overall decline in crime related incidents in Observatory. Our work is enabled in part by the contributions of residents who regularly report issues, observations and incidents to OBSID’s public safety team and assist in the prevention of crime as well as the apprehension of those allegedly involved.

An Urban Management team is responsible for litter removal, bin emptying and general weeding (by hand, as pesticides are not used in common areas) as well as the cleaning and maintenance of public spaces.

Operations support is provided by an Operations Coordinator.

OUR TEAM

Management and operations:

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Amanda Kirk

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Stoney Steenkamp

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Leon Nzenza

Urban management (cleaning and greening):

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Master Banda

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Ibrahim Chiwaya

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Hugh Chimwa

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Raymond Duarte

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Nicholas Jansen

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Bonisile Oscar Mrwashu

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Mickael Rabbaney

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Jacques Weisner

Public safety :

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Robert Witbooi

Securitas Contract Manager

Social development :

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Bongi Sika

Social Development Programme Coordinator
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Amanda Mjo

Streetscapes Supervisor