Beagle Watch Presents: Melville Domestic Forum Training

Melville Security Initiative – Beagle Watch presents Melville Domestic Forum Training Sessions


Happy New Year 2019

Dear Melville Community,   After a particularly turbulent year for Melville and South Africa in general, the MRA Executive Committee would like to thank the Melville residents and businesses for their contribution in various ways to ensuring that Melville remains a livable, walkable and diverse neighbourhood. In addition, our ward councillor, Bridget Steer, has been invaluable in assisting residents with their various queries and is hopefully enjoying her well earned break. […]


MRA - Complaints database

Dear Melville Community,   There have been some complaints ranging from noisy businesses, infrastructure or even displaced people that are occupying street corners and public land.   In this regard, the MRA has now made a complaint form available that will be captured to an independent MRA database and will be shared with the ward councillor as well. Please use the form below in order to lodge a complaint, after […]


Liquor Licence Application: The Whippet (Corner 3rd Avenue & 7th Street)

Please be advised that another application for a liquor licence in the Melville area was lodged with the Gauteng Liquor Board. This is for a restaurant (possibly coffee shop) on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street, The Whippet – Application GLB 7000011099 Whippet Liquor License Application The applicant for this liquor licence has a similar operation in Linden. To date the MRA has not been approached by the […]


Clarity around new liquor applications: Ba-Pita & La Petit Maison

The Melville Residents Association (MRA) has never been against new quality establishments opening in Melville, and have not questioned the quality of the establishments opening on the corner of 1st Ave and 7th street. We have worked with many of the new establishments (Peron, La Stala, Pablo Eggs-go-bar etc) in their liquor applications. Our biggest concern in this instance has been the process that was run where the owners’ lawyers […]


UPDATE re Liquor Licences: BaPita and La Petite Maison (corner of 1st Ave and 7th St)

You will recall that the MRA was advised by the Gauteng Liquor Board (GLB) that they will not be scheduling a hearing to afford residents an opportunity to voice their concerns and request certain conditions (that the applicants agreed to in principle) be incorporated into the licences. September 2018 – Update on Liquor Licence Applications: BaPita and La Petit Maison August 2018 – New establishments in Melville move ahead with […]


Melville Security Initiative (MSI) (part of the Melville Residents Association) finally recovers its money from the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB)

In 2012/2013 the managing agent of the MSI, a registered estate agent with the EAAB, misappropriated a portion of the residents’ funds held in their EAAB Trust account. The MSI submitted a claim to the EAAB in 2013 and followed all the requirements of the Estate Agency Affairs Act in order to recover the stolen funds. After completing all the requirements (including taking the previous managing agent to court) in late […]


Petition - Bylaw Enforcement

Dear Melville Community, We have had an uptick in complaints about noise emanating from certain bars/restaurants and from public drinking on Main Road. May we ask that you consider signing the petition on, which was drafted by members of the MRA. Our ward councillor, Bridget Steer has indicated that the size of the problem requires the attention of the MMC and we need a petition with plenty of signatures […]


MRA Executive Committee Appointments

Dear Melville Community, The Melville Residents’ Association Executive Committee held a meeting on the 8th of October 2018 at 1900 at “die Agterplaas” guesthouse. After this meeting by agreement of the majority of the executive committee, the following members were elected as required by the constitution to the following positions for the coming year: Honorary Treasurer:       Eric Clive van Gils Honorary Secretary:       Kelsey Glennon Chairperson:                    Andreas Gerdes We wish […]


A Re Sebetseng Initiative - Thank you #MyMelville

Dear Community, Thank you for coming together today and joining in the #AreSebetseng initiative! Thanks to the City of Johannesburg and Ward Councillor Bridget Steer for taking the time to listen to some of concerns from the community. Hope to see your words turning into action. A special thanks to Cornel Ridgard and Willem Prinsloo of Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty  for going the extra mile with their sponsorship of […]