SEBCID was established on 1 July 2020. A Community Improvement District (formerly known as a Special Rating Area or SRA) refers to a clearly defined geographical area in which property owners contribute additional rates to fund "top up" services for that specific area as per an approved Business Plan.
It is the responsibility of local authorities to provide residents with basic services such as water, electricity, sanitation and refuse removal, etc. For communities who wish to enjoy additional or enhanced services, a CID provides the framework to pay for and deliver such services.
A CID is always initiated by a community, not by the City, and is typically started by a group of local "champions" who are motivated to improve the environment within a defined area.
By pooling their resources in a CID, individual property owners can enjoy the collective benefits of a well managed area, a shared sense of communal pride, safety and social responsibility, and access to joint initiatives such as waste recycling, energy-efficiency programs, etc.
SEBCID's journey commenced in February 2018 when a group of residents came together with the aim of establishing a CID for our area. A survey was conducted in June/July 2018 to establish what improvements residents would like to see and the results of this, along with a general introduction to the concept of a CID, were presented to the community at a public meeting in August 2018.
Thereafter the group of champions (the Steering Committee) drew up a five-year business plan and budget indicating how the improvements were to be achieved. This was presented to the community at a public meeting in May 2019 after which property owners were lobbied for their support with more than 60% needing to give their written consent for the CID to be established. Fortunately, this threshold was achieved and the formal application was submitted to the City of Cape Town which duly approved it.
Once SEBCID had been established, the Steering Committee began implementing the business plan to improve Public Safety, care for and manage our Environment and fulfil a Social Responsibility role in our community. In accordance with CID policy, a meeting was held in December 2020 for the community to formally elect a Board of Directors to manage the CID.
All information relating to our CID can be found on this website including presentations from all public meetings, our business plan and budget, all regular communications and numerous useful contacts.
Should you need any assistance in navigating this website or finding the information you require, don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to become a member in order to vote on matters relating to our CID! Forms and further information below.
Click below to download the Membership Application Forms
Membership Application Individual - DOWNLOAD
Membership Application Trust/Company - DOWNLOAD
Please note if your property is held in the name of a corporation or trust, supporting documentation is required. Please feel free to use the resolution templates we have provided below and remember to provide the relevant letters of authority.
Company Resolution for Membership Application - DOWNLOAD Trustee Resolution for Membership Application - DOWNLOAD
Excel Rates Calculator - DOWNLOAD
Rates Account Example - READ
Notice of Establishment - READ
This is a group for residents of Scott Estate & Baviaanskloof, Hout Bay and also for visitors. We share information that is useful to our neighbours. Visit the Facebook Group page if you would like to join.
We would like to hear your suggestions for improving our community, as defined by the CID demarcated area. Please bear in mind that when making constructive suggestions, they need to be within the framework of the policies and by-laws of the City of Cape Town. For ease of reference, you can click here to view the policies and by-laws on the City of Cape Town website. If you have suggestions please send via email and they will be collected for comment and/or implementation
We welcome any questions which may assist you in understanding matters better during this process. Email Us with any questions you may have.
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Resignation as Chair 06/09/2023 - READ
August 2023 Update - READ
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Baviaans River Restoration Times Live Article - READ
May 2023 Update - READ
Recommended Planting List 2023 (Revised) - READ
February 2023 Update - READ
Fire Risk: Removal of Alien Pines - READ
Mountainside Invasive Clearing - READ
While SEBCID has its own social responsibility programme which supports, among others, the HB Volunteer Emergency Medical Services, IY Ukuphila Community Clean Up Campaign and First Aid training for IY and Hangberg community members, residents often ask how they might support those in need in our valley. The Help Hout Bay website is a wonderful resource containing a directory of NGOs operating in Hout Bay as well as links to volunteering opportunities - helphoutbay.co.za