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To Harlequin restaurant, 54 years and counting!

54 is a significant amount of time for any business to exist, especially an eatery. When the Harlequin restaurant was established in 1965, the choice of places to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine were few and far between. All these years and countless restaurant chains later, this little restaurant in the heart of Parow is still […]

Saying farewell to a key player at MES

  ‘Everyone in our country has the potential to contribute to a better South Africa.’ – Lilly Rossouw MES (Mould Empower Serve), an NGO based in Bellville and partner of the VRCID in terms of social upliftment, has been at the forefront of improving the lives of the destitute, especially those living on the streets.  […]

Street kids need more resources

The Parow and Northern Suburbs Western Cape Street Children held a sub-forum meeting on Thursday 7 March. The members present highlighted issues about the increase of street children in the northern suburbs.

Open Streets back in Bellville

Open Streets will return to Bellville on Sunday 25 November. Between 09:00 and 14:00 on that day, a portion of Voortrekker Road will be closed to vehicles and open to people who can come and enjoy a car free space, by foot, bicycle,skateboard or any other form of non motorised transport.

Jeanne Preston leads our fight against crime

As you know, we exist to make the Bellville and Parow community safer and more secure. We offer 24/7 supplementary services and assistance to Improve Cape Town’s largest geographical CID, which is no small task! As Operations Manager, Jeanne Preston is the lynchpin of our safety and security team. We chatted to him about his […]


The Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District (VRCID) unveiled their new branding during a special event in celebration of their five-year contract renewal last week. The event at the Radio Tygerberg premises on Thursday August 3, was attended by about 150 City of Cape Town officials, partners, board members and local business owners. The new contract […]

Voortrekker Road makes comeback as Cape’s second CBD

Property prices in the Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District, including certain areas of both Bellville and Parow CBDs, have risen by about 15% over the past year. Derek Bock, CEO of the improvement district, believes that like all other city improvement districts in greater Cape Town – there are currently 35 – the the Voortrekker […]

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