In memory of Alf Koch

Dear Melville,   It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of one of our longtime residents, Alf Koch, who passed away yesterday morning.   Alf was a part of Melville for decades, born and raised here. As a true Melvillite, he participated in the MRA for many years. In his kind and gentle manner, he worked quietly to make Melville a safer, happier space for everyone. […]


A short message of hope and inspiration

A few business owners in Melville took some time to bring a short message of hope and inspiration to fellow business owners and residents. We hope you will enjoy this video made with love by Lorna Greyling    


Our Community - A letter by the MRA

Dear Melville Community, We are now fourteen days into the national lockdown and while cabin fever is likely setting in, our community is coming together, while staying at home, to flatten the curve and get through this pandemic sooner than later. Bon Jovi’s ‘Half Way There’ verse from Living on a Prayer is playing on repeat… Here are a few reminders to keep you, your family, and our community healthy. […]


Melville Security Initiative / Melville Residents' Association AGM - Postponed

The National Coronavirus Command Council has decided to enforce a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March, ending on April 16th, 2020 therefor the AGM will be postponed until further notice.


Melville Security Initiative / Melville Residents' Association: Notice of General Meeting

MSI / MRA Notice of General Meeting – 28 March 2020 @ 10:00   Agenda: MSI Note 1 & 2 (click to download) Agenda: MRA Constitution: Proposed Amendments


New Years Message from the MRA Executive Committee

Dear Melville Community, After a particularly difficult start to the year for Melville, the MRA Executive Committee would like to thank the Melville residents and businesses for their contributions to ensuring that Melville remains a livable, walkable, and diverse neighbourhood. Our ward councillor, Bridget Steer, has been instrumental in assisting residents with their various queries and we look forward to continued support from her in 2020.   We would like […]



The Melville Residents’ Association (MRA) and Melville Security Initiative (MSI) express sincere condolences to friends and families of the people who died, and to the people who were injured in a senseless shooting incident at Poppy’s on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 7th Street early Wednesday morning. It is the intention of both the MRA and MSI to create a safe environment for everyone visiting, working and living in […]


Liquor Licence Application: Stringer Bell Restaurant

Please note that an application for a liquor license in the Melville area was lodged with the Gauteng Liquor Board. This is for a restaurant at Shop No. 3. Melville Court, 6 Main Road around the corner of 2nd Avenue, Stringer Bell Restaurant– Application GLB 7000012633 Stringer Bell Application   The location of the proposed venue is in the noisy, busy Main Road.  Those of you who live in this […]


Streetopia Update: Temporarily Street Closures & Event Contact details

A reminder that Streetopia Jozi is taking place in #MyMelville 12 October 2019 from 10:00 – 18:00 on #7thStreet.   There will be temporary street closures: 7th Street, between 1st avenue to 5th avenue 4th Avenue, between 6th street and 8th street 3rd avenue, between 5th street and 8th street 2nd avenue, between 5th street and 8th street   There will also be no parking allowed on 2nd avenue between […]


Streetopia event planned for Melville in October

The MRA wishes to inform residents that we have met with the Streetopia team (Jozi Burners and Afrika Burn) and that we have identified potential concerns around residents’ livelihoods for the planned upcoming event (12 Oct). The organizers acknowledged the concerns and aim to make Streetopia a resident-friendly event. About Streetopia Streetopia Facebook page Streetopia Website Streetopia Events Page Jozi Streetopia Website We wish Streetopia all the best and hope […]