The City of Cape Town is in the process of amending the Constitution of Transport for Cape Town By-law No 7208, 2013.
Transport for Cape Town (TCT) was launched by the Executive Mayor on 18 October 2012. Subsequent to its establishment, the TCT By-law was drafted and approved by Council having undergone the necessary public participation process.
On 11 August 2016, Council approved the City’s Organisational Development & Transformation Plan (ODTP). The approval of the ODTP together with its proposed macrostructure has resulted in TCT incorporating the Urban Development functions. In order to ensure the effective administration of the assigned function, it will be required to amend the TCT By-law to the Constitution of the Transport and Urban Development Authority Amendment By-law, 2017 (TDA By-law).
The amalgamation of TCT with Urban Development to form TDA will add the functions of Urban Planning, Human Settlements and Urban Sustainability, as well as expand upon TCT’s mandate to develop a strategy to be known as the City’s Strategy of Together, which serves to reverse the effects of apartheid through the social, economic and spatial transformation of the City.
In terms of Section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, the public and interested parties or groups are given the opportunity to submit comments, recommendations or input on this amended by-law to the municipality from 8 October 2016 to 7 November 2016.
Comments, input or recommendations can be submitted by:
- email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- written submission to Jody van Wyk, Transport for Cape Town, 18th floor, Cape Town Civic Centre, 12 Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town
- online comment form
The City’s Public Participation Unit will assist people who cannot read or write, people living with disabilities and people from disadvantaged groups who are unable to submit written comments, to have their comments or input recorded and submitted to the City.
People who are unable to read or write and who have disabilities, as well as disadvantaged groups who are unable to submit written comments are encouraged to contact Ntombizandile Mahlasela on 021 400 5501 or e-mail email@example.com for special assistance.
For further information on general public participation, contact Nathan Fisher on 021 400 1450 or e-mail Margaret.Isaacs@capetown.gov.za.