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Elections ahead: take note of our precinct’s safety and security preparations

As we approach the elections on Wednesday, 29th May,  and with the unfounded rumors of potential threats during this period, herewith an update on the precinct’s safety and security preparations. We had discussions with South African Police Service (SAPS) and the precinct security service provider (Excellerate Security), and there is no intelligence confirming these threats,…

Honouring Excellence: Presentation of “Distinguished Conduct” certificates to Bridge City security team

At Bridge City Management Association, we take immense pride in acknowledging and celebrating outstanding contributions to the safety and security of our community. This week, we were honoured to recognise the exemplary conduct of our security team members who demonstrated exceptional bravery and teamwork on March 19th, 2024. In a commendable display of vigilance and…

URGENT NOTICE: Please help us keep the Bridge City MA healthy this festive season

With 2020 coming to an end and the festive season gaining momentum, we’d like to remind all our members to continue implementing strict hygiene protocols on their premises. Amidst reports of a COVID-19 infection surge in the Eastern and Western Cape, we encourage all businesses to take responsibility in their workspaces. This includes continuing to…

What makes a public space great?

Great public spaces like beaches, parks, squares and pavements are characterised by what they offer the people who use them every day. From cleanliness to security, sociability and amenities on offer, there are various factors that help to create the perfect space. But what else makes public spaces special? Some of our precinct managers give…

Suspect involved in mugging apprehended

On Monday the 14th of September 2020, reaction officers were approached by a member of the public who indicated that she was just robbed of her cellphone on Iqola Road. The officers gave chase and managed to apprehend one of the two suspects. The suspect was then handed over to SAPS. Unfortunately, the apprehended suspect…

Calgro M3 breaks ground on Bridge City’s first residential development

Last week was an exciting one in Bridge City as Calgro M3 Rectification broke ground at Ptn 159 of ERF 8, the precinct’s very first residential-only development. Calgro M3 Rectification purchased 16 598 square meters of bulk for fully bonded residential units and plans to build five blocks with 356 units comprising one and two bedroom…

How surveillance helps to keep our public spaces safe

Surveillance systems are crucial to enhancing safety in the public realm. Not only do they act as a crime deterrent, recordings are pivotal in aiding prosecutors and law enforcement identify, arrest and prosecute criminals. Bridge City Management Association (BCMA) Precinct Manager Nwabisa Mkhize says, “Before CCTV and other types of surveillance, law enforcement would rely…

Strategic M4 reopens to much applause from local businesses and residents

The M4 closure in November 2019 due to the road being washed away by heavy rains highlighted the profound impacts roads have on businesses, tourism and the communities they serve. Its much anticipated reopening in June 2020 was extremely well received by the local community and businesses, reinforcing the importance of this critical strategic route…

CCTV Cameras Alert BCMA To A Chase Between Law Enforcement And Cable Thieves

This week the BCMA CCTV cameras alerted the security team to a chase unfolding between Reaction Unit SA, the Metro Police and cable thieves. On Monday the 22nd of June, while monitoring the CCTV camera footage, Security Manager Sizwe Nzama noticed that Reaction Unit SA and Metro Police were in pursuit of a suspect in…

BCMA CCTV Footage Helps Nab Car Radio Thief

Last weekend a BCMA CCTV controller was able to find a suspect involved in stealing a vehicle radio by promptly reviewing CCTV camera footage after being alerted by a member of the public.  The suspect was seen on CCTV footage closing the sliding door of the vehicle he had stolen the radio from and was…
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