Marina da Gama blog

News and updates from the Marina da Gama Association

Meet gardening rep, Andrea Pycroft
ExCom@Work

Meet gardening rep, Andrea Pycroft

Introducing our Eastlake Island/Cannon Island gardening rep, Andrea Pycroft. With the Marina Gardeners, she’s making a visible difference to our area.
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This month’s flora and fauna update
Flora & Fauna

This month’s flora and fauna update

Many thanks to Cherry Giljam for her latest update on the animals and plants that are such a precious feature of life in the Marina. This month: snakes and mole-rats!
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In the sewer with City engineer Andrew Taylor
City of Cape Town updates

In the sewer with City engineer Andrew Taylor

We caught up with City of Cape Town engineer Andrew Taylor, about the efforts his department is making to bring local sewerage systems up to acceptable standards.
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Meet rising crypto art star, Danny Attfield
Marina people

Meet rising crypto art star, Danny Attfield

We’ve got a few questions for rising talent Danny Attfield, who is building a formidable international reputation among fans and (very) serious crypto art collectors.
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Shaen celebrates the raw beauty of wood
Marina people

Shaen celebrates the raw beauty of wood

We recently caught up with Eastlake Island resident Shaen Adey, who has spent the last five years honing her woodturning skills – with some very impressive results.
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A day with Staffa and his gardening team
ExCom@Work

A day with Staffa and his gardening team

The Marina gardeners were hard at work on Freedom Day. Lead by Staffa Hussein, they spend every Tuesday sorting out shabby or overgrown areas on our three islands.
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Calling all twitchers: join us for the next CWAC
Flora & Fauna

Calling all twitchers: join us for the next CWAC

We report on 2021’s first quarterly Co-ordinated Waterbird Count (CWAC) on the vlei. If you fancy taking part in the next one, we’ve added contact details at the end.
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Doing our bit to save hope from the ashes
Marina people

Doing our bit to save hope from the ashes

Valerie Benson, ExCom member and Uitsig resident, recalls how she joined Marina neighbour Jill Rumbelow to help salvage library books following the recent UCT fire.
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Our popular flora and fauna focus returns
Flora & Fauna

Our popular flora and fauna focus returns

Cherry Giljam’s regular flora and fauna updates were very a popular feature of our old magazine. We’re pleased that she will continue producing them for our new blog.
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City leaflet gives low-down on waterways
ExCom@Work

City leaflet gives low-down on waterways

If you want to cut to the facts about the current state of our waterways, then a leaflet published by the City in 2007 could be just the document you’re looking for.
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Read the latest ExCom portfolio reports
ExCom@Work

Read the latest ExCom portfolio reports

If you are keen to know more about the work your Executive Committee does on residents’ behalf, these reports from our portfolio holders are a good place to start.
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Below the surface on Fisherman’s Quay…
Flora & Fauna

Below the surface on Fisherman’s Quay…

Under water, life goes on. Many thanks to Marina da Gama resident and film-maker, Gordon Hiles, who shot this mesmerising footage from his pier in Fisherman’s Quay.
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Quarterly review from the MDGA chairman
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Quarterly review from the MDGA chairman

From launching our blog and painting the Prince George Drive wall, to keeping up pressure for a new Kingfisher, Richard Midgley looks back over a busy start to 2021.
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Reinforcing safety through partnerships
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Reinforcing safety through partnerships

Since the start of the year, our Security portfolio has chaired a number of productive meetings with security reps across several Marina precincts as well as SAPS.
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ExCom agrees to raise levies by R50 per annum
ExCom@Work

ExCom agrees to raise levies by R50 per annum

At its monthly meeting in February 2021, the MDGA ExCom agreed to increase members’ levies by R50 from R650 to R700, payable by 31 March 2021.
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