2020 – what a year!

in Update. Posted 9th Dec 2020
As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be felt, disruption to services, rising unemployment, increased crime and increases in the number of people living on the streets have been noted throughout Cape Town.  The suburb of Observatory is no exception, but the Observatory Improvement District (OBSID) is making significant inroads in dealing with ...
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August 2020 projects and programme update

in Update. Posted 3rd Aug 2020
Whilst continuing to deliver our normal services during the pandemic, we’ve also used this time to conceptualise, design and implement new projects as well as expansions of our existing programmes. Enjoy this update – please complete the survey, download the Buzzer app and donate to the Khulisa Streetscapes Supportive Housing Project if you can. You’ll ...
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Expanding our public safety service

in Update. Posted 30th Jul 2020
The need for increased public safety visibility during the current Covid-19 pandemic is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, especially as more and more people are affected by ever increasing levels of unemployment, as well as housing and food insecurity. The OBSID Board made the decision to expand the current Securitas contract size – ...
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Covid-19 and those living on the streets

in Update. Posted 16th Apr 2020
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 ...
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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 ...
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