Recent house break-in in Melville, update by the Melville Security Initiative

CCTV helps identify wanted vehicles connected to various house break-ins.


MTN Walk the Talk 2019 - Road Closures

“Dear Resident, Churches and Businesses Our resident’s information page is up and running: . Please visit our website for more details, the route map and an electronic flyer. This letter serves to advise you that the 18th edition of the MTN Walk the Talk with 702 that will be taking place on Sunday, 28 July 2019. The venue for the start and finish is Marks Park Sports Club, Judith […]


Vumacam power audit in Melville

Vumacam needs to conduct a power audit of all existing cameras in Melville. Please see the letter below, should you have any concerns, please email them at |  


Land Use: Consent for a Place of Amusement - Erf 455 Melville (Cnr Main rd & 4th Avenue)

It came to our attention that an application for Land Use Consent for a Place of Amusement has in fact been lodged with the council – the dates are not clear and it might well be that the objection period has lapsed, but as there were no notice given and no notice displayed on the premises, proper procedures were not followed. If you consider objecting, please ensure you apply for […]


Land Use: Application for rezoning of Erf 22, 91 1st Avenue (Student Accommodation)

This is regrettably a late notice to alert you of a proposed rezoning of a sectional title unit in First Avenue to cater for high density accommodation – student commune.  It might well be that a commune is already in existence and they are trying to legalise it, but it could have negative impacts on the neighbourhood if this is approved and sets a precedent. Advertisement in the gazette – […]



IMPORTANT ELECTION DAY FACTS : 8 May 2019   Our local voting station is Melpark Primary on 3rd Avenue (Ward87).   Voting stations open at 7am and close at 9pm   • You can vote at ANY station in South Africa but if you are outside your registered province you will ONLY be issued a national ballot. So if you are away on holiday or business simply find the nearest […]


Opening of the Rand Steam complex in Richmond

An interesting new development, steeped in history, is starting to take shape in Richmond, Johannesburg, a stone’s throw from Milpark Hospital. Named Rand Steam, drawn from the location of the original Rand Steam Laundries and the Ama-washa site of the late nineteenth century.   The Moolman Group, as lead developers, in partnership with Jonker Evolution, Genesis Property Three and Group44, under guidance of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, are the collective […]


New Liquor Licence Application: Braai Point

Dear Community,  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 on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Main Road (premises previously occupied by Nando’s), Braai Point – Application GLB7000011556. Application Braai Point The location of the proposed venue is in the already noisy Main Road. Those of you who live in this area […]


MRA Land Use: NCW Rezoning Application Erven 1021 and 879

Dear Melville Community, We have been alerted to the rezoning application of NCW. The rezoning is from “Residential 1” / “Special” to “Business 3” . This will allow for the operation of “shops, offices, restaurants, drycleaners and launderettes” at this location.   The two properties are adjacent to Main Road and are located at 3 Tenth Avenue and 46 Main Road.   The full application is available for review here: Erf […]


Liquor & Land Use Non Compliance: Ideal Cafe, Capella & Stones

The Melville Residents’ Association and specifically its MSI (Melville Security Initiative), Landuse and Liquor Portfolio committees require your urgent attention to escalate matters relating to public safety, health and safety, security, compliance to landuse bylaws and liquor laws in Melville.   This endeavour follows on the petition that more than 800 individuals signed for general by-law enforcement and which lead to a number of raids in Melville. However, the past […]