Since 2002, the Oranje-Kloof City Improvement District (OKCID) has provided top-up services to ensure that your hood is a safer, cleaner and more attractive place to live, work and play.
The OKCID is a Section 21 company (non-profit) that is controlled by a Board of Directors made up of property owners in the area. They act as a coordinated voice to address problems in Oranje-Kloof. The services they provide include security, cleansing, social intervention, upgrading open public spaces and sidewalks, and marketing activities to promote businesses and services in the area.
Property owners living within a CID pay a levy that is proportionate to the value of their property for these supplementary services. This levy forms part of the OKCID budget, so every cent put in leads to tangible improvements and upgrades.
The OKCID work closely with local authorities and the community to identify what improvements can be carried out and where, for example they monitor crime hot spots; plant trees and repave areas that are starting to decay or look tatty. They are also involved in a number of social programmes to try to find sustainable solutions to homelessness and support investment in public infrastructure and transport, such as for the FIFA World Cup.
Here are a couple of examples to give you an idea of the positive impact that the OKCID has had in Oranje-Kloof:
OKCID Emergency Numbers
24 Hour Shift Manager: 071 670 3019
Patrol Vehicle: 082 217 1386
Chief Executive, Marc Truss: 082 560 0684
Manager, Mike Reeler: 082 411 7778
Security Manager, Marius Swanepoel: 082 922 1832