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Tienie is a True Stalwart

Marthinus Fredericks, or Tienie, as he is fondly known, is a Strand BID Cleaning and Maintenance team member with the longest history in this capacity: he has been there since its inception of the Strand BID’s program to work with local NGOs to take homeless people off the streets of the CBD and offer them gainful employment.  According […]

The City of Cape Town draft Budget 2018-2019 comment period is open

Dear Cape Town residents and businesses The draft Budget 2018-2019 is available for comment until 16:30 on Friday, 4 May 2018. A budget of R 49.1 billion will be spent in the metropolitan area to ensure that services are maintained, improved and expanded, that capital projects are rolled out and that the Integrated Development Plan […]

SBID went the Extra Mile during Holiday Season

Judging from feedback received from businesses as well as visitors to the Strand during the past holiday season, the SBID’s presence and activities in the area is experienced as a positive and value-adding one.  SBID Manager Johan Erasmus gave a few examples: 

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. 

Geocentric Launches New App

“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 […]

SBID and partners help save feathered and fluffy friends

It appears that even injured, neglected or lost birds or animals who happen to find themselves in Strand, can rely on the kindness and efficiency of the SBID and its partners!    Relief for Hot Dog  On 6 February around midday, Strand Safety Officers Kevin en Nxesi came to the rescue of a dog that had been […]

Surging ahead with Future Strand Initiative

“We currently reside and do business in a much safer, greener and cleaner Strand.” Expressing satisfaction with the progress made by Geocentric during the 2016/2017 year, Strand Business Improvement District Board Chairperson Grand Goodwin said this was confirmed by statistics. “We realize that we cannot take the status quo for granted and that the team […]

Cape Town Mayor outlines status quo of water crisis

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 […]

Pleased with progress – SBID chairperson

In a special message SBID board chairperson Grant Goodwin said they were again pleased with the progress made by Geocentric, the management body of nine metro improvement districts, during the 2016/2017 year. He went on to say statistics confirmed that “we currently reside and do business in a much safer, greener and cleaner Strand. We […]