Operation Come Together

The Melville Residents’ Association, JMPD, DPU (Displaced Persons Unit ) and Ward Councillor (Amanda Forsythe) are working on a solution to address the significant number of vagrants in Melville. We are looking for concerned residents who are keen to assist and ideally (but not necessarily) have skills (psychologists, doctors, nurses, lawyers, social workers etc.) to assist us with this task. The Displaced Persons Unit are planning a workshop in Melville […]

 

Melville FTTH: MRA welcomes both Fibrehoods & Vumatel into Melville

Dear Residents, The MRA respects the MSI ‘s decision to invite Fibrehoods into the neighbourhood to meet the security needs of their camera roll out. As per our previous communication, the GMF committee proposed, after considerable evaluation and discussion, Vumatel as a preferred supplier for the greater Melville, Westdene, Richmond, Brixton and Auckland Park area. We understand that the GMF is moving forward to effect the implementation of  the GMF […]

 

Message from MRA Chair

Dear Residents, As the year comes to a close, I’d like to take the opportunity to touch base with you as resident as to what we as a committee have achieved since elected in July 2015. It has been a busy year of consolidation and getting some of the basics right for the MRA Committee. Some of the areas we have made great strides in this year are: Establishing a […]

 

Melville Fibre-to-the-Home Update

Dear Residents, As you are aware, earlier this year the Greater Melville Fibrehood (“the GMF”) called upon residents and business owners in the GMF coverage area (Richmond, Auckland Park, Melville and Westdene communities) to provide comments and make suggestions in regard to the capabilities and parameters of the proposed fibre network and as to which FTTH network providers should be approached. After considering the comments and suggestions that were received up […]

 

Application for rezoning: Six storey high, dense student housing

  Developers have put in an application to change the zoning of the strip of land between Campus Square and Streatley Avenue, Auckland Park, (the empty strip of land north of Campus Square) to allow for six storey high student housing for the University of Johannesburg.   This piece of land was specifically zoned as a buffer zone between the historical residential area, which has +/-6 properties over 100 years […]

 

The Big Melville Clean-Up Project

After the very successful GEM Clean-Up organized by the Melville Security Initiative earlier this year, the Melville Residents’ Association through its Physical Environment Portfolio walked through Melville in order to further identify areas that requires clean-up. According to Lee Shaw-Newland, the amount of litter around MelPark Primary school is shocking, ” We have engaged with the school and will be working closely with teachers & staff, involving the pupils to […]

 

Melville Community Pub Quiz Nite!

  Time for some fun! The Melville Residents’ Association hereby challenges the Melville Security Initiative & the residents of Melville to bring their A-Game for a night of fun at Nuno’s Restaurant and take part in the Melville Community Pub Quiz night! All the participants pay R20 entrance which goes into the pot for the 3 winning teams. Ready your teams, come and meet the MRA & MSI Committees and […]

 

Impromptu clean-up on Main Rd

The Melville Residents’ Association through its Physical Environment Portfolio initiated an impromptu clean-up today. Willem Prinsloo and his team focused mainly on Main Road picking up litter and taking down of not only illegal but also legal posters that reached their expiry date. Says Prinsloo “Today’s clean-up on Main Road includes both sides from 4th avenue down towards 9th. We have identified this as the dirtiest in the area over […]

 

Gauteng Liquor Board Hearing: Swagga Breweries t/a Swagga Pub

The Gauteng Liquor Board has made available a date for the hearing of the application for Pub Liquor Licence by Swagga Breweries:     Date:                     01 December 2015 Time:                     10h00 Place:                    124 Main Street, Johannesburg; 2000 (2nd Floor) All objectors are advised to attend this hearing.    

 

MRA's Draft Objection for Shisa Namya

  The Melville Residents’ Association’s draft objection for the liquor licence application for Shisa Namya is now available for download.   Residents are welcome to download and use the MRA’s Draft Objection to Shisa Nyama Restaurant Liquor Licence. Just Download, Print, Date & Sign and drop off at Postnet as per the objection process; alternatively you are still welcome to write your own to submit.