City of Cape Town – building plans

We have received the following notification from the City of Cape Town regarding building plans. In short: When sellling your house, homeowners are required to ensure that the approved building plans on record at the Municipality correctly reflect the building structure of your property and that all alterations have been approved. The City of Cape…

CHANGES TO WATER BY – LAW July 2018 – City of Cape Town

This by-law only applies to properties in the COCT and was published in the Government Gazette on 20 July 2018. Changes included the following: Landlords must now keep record of consumption for each residential unit in a multi-tenant complex/block of flats, and inform the City if contraventions of water restrictions are taking place – this…

HOW WILL THE NEW ALIEN INVASIVE PLANT REGULATIONS IMPACT YOU?

The main aim of the legislation is prevent more alien invasive species coming into South Africa and the new regulations are intended to halt the spread of potentially devastating species. Invasive Alien Plants (IAPS) are a major threat to biodiversity, human livelihoods and economic development. Many IAPS are products of unwise and unintentional plant introductions, however if new invasions are discovered before they are well established, eradication is possible and management costs are greatly reduced.