ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

To be the City of Cape Town’s leading supplementary service provider for nurturing a safe, clean, attractive and accessible
business and residential environment to live, work, and play.

In accordance with the City of Cape Town’s by-law, a CID (City Improvement District) is an area where ratepayers agree to pay a levy for supplementary services. The levy is based on property valuations. These areas are now officially referred to as an SRA (Special Rating Area).

The CID does not in any way replace local authority services. Instead, by working closely with all role players, they provide supplementary assistance in terms of security, cleansing, social intervention, upgrading and improving public spaces.

We look to the broken windows theory as inspiration for our work. This theory states that visible signs of crime, anti-social behaviour and civil disorder create an urban environment that encourages further crime and disorder, including serious crimes. It suggests that policing methods that target minor crimes such as vandalism, public drinking and fare evasion help to create an atmosphere of order and lawfulness, thereby preventing serious crimes. Hence the theory founders’ statement: “if you take care of the little things, then you can prevent a lot of the big things.” Working with this concept in mind, our team and partners have worked passionately over the years, resulting in an area that’s grown in leaps and bounds since the GP/OKCID’s inception in 2001.

HOW WE CAME ABOUT

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If you have information about any suspicious behaviour or witness a crime please report it to us immediately. Please provide as much detail as possible.