Welcome to OBSID!


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Important Contact Details

OBSID Security Control Room (24 hours) / WhatsApp

+27 74 636 9933

CCT services

021 480 7700

Woodstock Police Station

021 442 3117/21

What is OBSID?

Working in the public spaces of Observatory, we provide a public safety service, cleaning and greening services on the streets and in the parks, as well as outreach services to the homeless and other vulnerable community members.  We’re also gearing up to develop and implement projects focused on business development, arts, heritage and culture.

We’re a city improvement district (special rating area), funded by property owners in a defined residential and commercial area of Observatory. Governed by the Municipal Property Rates Act and relevant bylaws, we focus on providing top-up services to those delivered by the City of Cape Town.   

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