Somerset West City Improvement District

Moving towards a clean, healthy, safe future for our residents

Who we are

The Somerset West Improvement District (SWICD) works together with residents, local businesses and urban management specialists to create a rich urban environment in which the Somerset West community can thrive.

Together with the City of Cape Town Departments and the SAPS, the SWCID provides public safety and urban cleaning services to boost the sanitation and safety of the area.

Somerset West CID Offices

How we operate

We provide our municipal top-up services by combining our partnership resources with a rate levied from property within the SWCID. Our community interventions are designed to increase property investment, amplify job creation and encourage new consumers into the Somerset West area.

The communication between service providers and the community is controlled by a control room, managed urban management specialists Geocentric. The control room runs 24/7 to ensure a constant line of communication between property owners and the security patrolmen and service providers.

We strive towards

Creating, managing and maintaining a safe public environment that is attractive to residents, businesses and their customers

Cleaning and greening public spaces and introducing a recycling initiative

Efficiently using resources to provide solutions for the challenges faced and posed by people living on the streets

Upgrading of public spaces

Drawing new investors into the area

Providing public safety and security measures in public areas

Why is our work important?

We want to be both a solution to our current challenges and prevent potential pitfalls. To prevent urban decay, traffic congestion, pollution and crime we have considered the impact that large volumes of commuters into the SWCID area have.

To create a comfortable feeling of safety in Somerset West, the community must invest morally and work with the City of Cape Town to upgrade public facilities.

The revitalisation, promotion and urban management of Somerset West will include improving the Public Transport Interchange. This will aid in providing visitors to the Somerset West community with a pleasant working, living, and recreational experience.

How to get involved

The Somerset West Improvement district together with Geocentric, SAPS, local business and property owners and the City of Cape Town are doing our part in creating a cleaner, healthier, and safer Somerset West for all and we would love your support.