Liquor Restaurant License Application: Love and Light Cafe, Campus Square

It seems there is an abundance of applications for Melville at the moment and it is in residents’ interest to read through lodged applications and engage as active citizens to steer the recent momentum in the suburb. An application for a restaurant liquor license in Auckland Park that borders the Melville area was lodged with the Gauteng Liquor Board (Application GLB 7000015257). The application is to apply for a restaurant […]


Rezoning Application of erven 48 & 49, Melville from Residential 1 to Residential 4 and the consolidation of said erven (35 & 37 1st Avenue)

Dear Melville Residents and Interested Parties, We seem to be inundated with large, high-density planning applications at present. While we as a committee of the MRA, with the ward councillor and the city are working hard on a proactive way to deal with these applications, we ask that you remain active citizens and we remain reactive to such developments.  (REZONING) OF ERVEN 48 AND 49, MELVILLE, FROM RESIDENTIAL 1 TO […]


Crime in our Suburb

Dear Melville Community, We are all shocked and saddened by the incident that took place at a local chemist on Monday morning (13 June). Our thoughts are with the staff and patrons of The Local Choice Pharmacy Mays, as well as innocent bystanders, like the delivery driver who sustained injuries. We wish him a swift recovery and peace for those affected by this incident. Many thanks to Beagle Watch for […]


Rezoning application for 29 4th Ave Melville (four-story mixed-use building to include shops, restaurants, offices and accommodation)

There is a rezoning application for 29 4th Ave Melville. The application is for a four-story mixed-use building to include shops, restaurants, offices, and accommodation. A copy of the application is attached. If you wish to object please use the template attached. You can choose which objections to raise while putting into your own words and using your own experience, please. If the objections look too similar they are seen as […]


Pub Liquor Licence Application - The Countess @ 27Boxes

Dear Melville Community, Please be advised that another application for a liquor licence in the Melville area was lodged with the Gauteng Liquor Board. This application is for a Pub licence at 27Boxes for The Countess. It has been operating for a while. Most of you know it has not been an easy experience with the accompanying noise due to unlawful activities, events hosted, and the traffic congestion/entirely blocking of […]


Application for residential rezoning: Up to four storey high, 48 bedrooms student housing - Erf 458 (5th Avenue), Melville

APPLICATION IN TERMS OF SECTION 21 OF THE JOHANNESBURG MUNICIPAL PLANNING BYLAW FOR THE REZONING OF ERF 458, MELVILLE, FROM RESIDENTIAL 1 TO RESIDENTIAL 3   Dear Melville residents, businesses, and interested parties, There is an application for rezoning at 6 5th Ave Melville (erf 458). The property is between Main Road and 3rd Street, 3rd property from Main Road on the same side as the old Melville Hotel (Roxy’s). […]


Melville Mardi Gras Proposal

Dear Melville Residents,   The MRA was approached a month ago by Oxygen Media about the possibility of hosting a Mardi Gras event in Melville. Oxygen Media met with MRA volunteers online and pitched the project to obtain a letter of ‘non-objection’ from the Committee. A concept note was then sent to a volunteer, and the volunteer sent it on to the Committee and other volunteers.   The MRA Committee […]


Notice of SGM - 2022

Dear Melville Community, First, thank you for your support for the MSI/APRA/MRA Community day, where Danny and Jonathan did a stellar job ensuring a safe roadway between suburbs. The last bit of the refuse will be removed within the next few days. We appreciate your support! Second, the hearing related to the application for a commune on Second Ave has been postponed. Many thanks for the hard work undertaken by […]


Draft Objection: Gab & Grills at 27 Boxes

An application was lodged as advised earlier: The application is for a restaurant at 27 Boxes – GAB & GRILLS. The MRA will, as is the practice, lodge an objection – in this instance specifically as the application is flawed, the lease agreement of 27 Boxes (which is owned by the CoJ via the Johannesburg Property Company) does not allow for liquor licenced premises. Please ensure to lodge the objection latest on 24 March 2022.  […]


Liquor Licence Application: Gab & Grill at 27 Boxes

Dear Melville Community, An application has been lodged with the Gauteng Liquor Board for a liquor licence at 27 Boxes – it is for Gab & Grill at shop 6 and for a restaurant. Most of you know it has not been an easy time in recent months in this area where we have experienced a lot of noise as a result of the unlawful activities, events hosted, and the […]