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City officials and developers discuss red tape in planning delays
Some of the burning issues hampering property developments in Cape Town will be discussed at a forum hosted by the City of Cape Town on Friday, 3 August 2007. Investors, developers, town planners, architects, civil engineers, quantity surveyors and environmentalists are expected at the half-day workshop sponsored by Absa.

City calls on Sectional Title Property owners to provide Postal Addresses
The City of Cape Town, from 1 July 2007, implemented the new Municipal Property Rates Act which requires all sectional title properties to be valued separately. In future, property rates will therefore be billed in the names of the individual sectional title property owners.

Frequently asked questions regarding Property Valuations
An extract from a press release by the City of Cape Town regarding the Valuation of Residential Properties contains some frequently asked questions, and their answers.

Defaulting Estate Agents face signage penalties
The extent to which local estate agents are supporting the City of Cape Town's campaign to curb the unsightly clutter of illegal showhouse directional signage will become clear this weekend when contractors will be out in force throughout the Metropole to test compliance with the new regulations.

City's Estate Agent signage deadline extended
There has been an excellent response from local estate agents and other property marketing agents to the City of Cape Town's campaign to curb the unsightly clutter of illegal estate agents' signage across the Cape Metropole.

City supports more Granny Flats in Athlone and Rondebosch
The building of granny flats and the subdivision of residential plots are part of the proposals endorsed by the City of Cape Town in its new land use policies for Belgravia Road and Kromboom Road.

Council offers relief to low-income residential ratepayers
The City of Cape Town has urged pensioners, people with disabilities and other property owners battling to afford their monthly rates, water and electricity bills to register for additional indigent support. They will also need to renew their application every 12 months.

City invites Public Comment on a Draft Policy on Gated Developments
The City has released a Draft Land Use Management Policy on Gated or Enclosed Developments for general public comment and discussion.


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Did you know?

Dr Abdullah Abdurahman became the first elected coloured counciller in Cape Town in 1904. Except for 2 years (1913 - 1915), he remained a member until his death in 1940. He was also the first president of the African Native and Coloured People's Organization, later called the African People's Organisation. There is a road named after Dr Abdurahman which runs through Bridgetown.

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