Safer… cleaner… smarter

Important
Contact Details

OBSID Security Control Room (24 hours)

021 447 1066

CCT General Emergency Services

107 (landline) / 112 (mobile)

Woodstock Police Station

021 442 3117/00/21

Salt River Fire Station

021 444 0830

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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Welcome to OBSID!
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Mission Statement

We make sure that our programmes and services are developed and implemented in order to deliver against our mission.

The Benefits

Foremost is creating a suburb where residents feel safe in their homes and on their streets.

Responsible Giving

If you’re going to give to the needy, do it in a way that makes a positive difference.

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Welcome to Observatory, we hope you enjoy your stay!
News & Updates

Release from our public safety service provider regarding Covid-19 precautions

Securitas’ position statement as regards the wearing of PPE by public safety officers in communities

Covid-19

Read more about our response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

OBSID updates

Covid-19 and those living on the streets

Prior to the lockdown being announced, OBSID had activated plans to provide services to those living on the streets whilst the City of Cape Town developed and implemented relevant interventions. Whilst acknowledging the enormous strain that the Covid-19 pandemic has placed on the City of Cape Town’s departments and functions and the resultant pressure teams …

Covid-19 response update

As the country comes to terms with the “new normal” of lockdown, and after being designated an essential service, the OBSID team has activated plans to allow us to deliver services to the community whilst keeping our team as safe as we can. KEY COVID-19 CONTACT NUMBERS 📞 0800 029 999 (national) 📟 0600 123 456 (national …