Manager's Updates

July 18, 2017

10/07/2017

Contractors attending to inspection of the facade of the building will be on site from 10 July – 21 July. The work involve inspecting the root cause of the associated damp issues and will be done via rope & suspended access on clearly demarcated areas. The work includes opening the external plastered surfaces and exposing the waterproofing systems. Management regret any noise and inconvenience caused. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and communicate any feedback/input/complaints with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
July 5, 2017

05/07/2017

Residents will be pleased to have noticed the welcoming smell of a nice fragrance in all the main entrance foyers. This is the result of Management negotiating with the cleaning contractor, Supercare to install airfreshner dispensers in these foyers at no additional cost to the contract. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and communicate any feedback/input/complaints with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
June 29, 2017

28/06/2017

While the Century City precinct is considered one of the safest residential areas, Management is encouraging residents to remain vigilant when walking to and from the mall at night. As has been the practice for a few years now, our Security Officers remain available to escort residents to and from the mall when requested. Please advise the Security Control room timeously should you prefer to take advantage of this service. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and communicate any feedback/input/complaints with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
June 20, 2017

15/06/2017

Management is pleased to advise that the recent storm experienced in the Cape had no negative impact on our complex. Apart from a small piece of thin metal that was loosened on the steel bridge and subsequently removed, KB withstood this worse storm. The loose piece of metal was used to keep the previous rope lights fastened. I am doing regular and personal inspections myself in order to keep every one informed. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and communicate any feedback/input/complaints with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
May 30, 2017

30/05/2017

Management wishes to advise that the dead palm tree in the circle in front of the Towers is being cut down. The decision was made after consulting with 2 Horticulturists that both indicated the tree is posing a risk. The budget does make provision for replacement of the palm tree, however subject to AGM approval. Residents will also be pleased to note that the palm trees in the road in front of Knightsbridge that have been obscuring our view is finally been pruned by CCPOA. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and communicate any feedback/input/complaints with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
May 13, 2017

12/05/2017

Residents will be pleased to note that the painting of the West/East End basement parking areas, are well on track. This is done in-house to save cost. Management is getting a lot of positive feedback from residents who consider the new chocolate brown color in place of the outdated red, a welcoming face-lift. Once this is completed, the pillars in the basement parking areas of Towers will also be painted chocolate brown. Management is pleased that the overall feedback from owners with regard to the upkeep of the premises, are generally extremely positive. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and communicate any feedback/input/complaints with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
May 3, 2017

03/05/2017

Management wishes to advise residents that the Trustees have in their meeting of 24 April 2017, resolved that visitors will be allowed a maximum of 48 hours to park in a visitors parking bay. Owners who have visitors staying over for extended periods, are encouraged to contact either the Building/General or Duty Manager to make alternative arrangements. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and use the platform on the contact page to communicate with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
April 19, 2017

19/04/2017

Management wishes to advise that contractors will be onsite from 20/04 – 21/04 to attend to the inspection of sections of the façade of the building. The work involves inspecting the root cause of the associated damp issues. It is restricted to the Towers’ northern section and do not require access to apartments. The work will be done via rope/suspended access and will include opening external plastered surfaces and exposing the integral waterproofing systems. The window cleaners will be on-site for the week starting on 24/04. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and use the platform on the contact page to communicate with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
April 19, 2017

13/04/2017

Residents might have noticed that the small waterfall has been inactive for a while. This is mainly to allow for some minor maintenance work that includes sealing the water channel. Management hopes for the work to be completed in next week, when we are supposed to be experiencing some hot days. As soon as the sealant is dry, the waterfall will be switched on again. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and use the platform on the contact page to communicate with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
April 10, 2017

07/04/2017

Management is pleased to advise that the painting of the parking garages in West and East end is well on track. Simultaneously, attention is given to the oil stains in the parking areas with a view to neaten up the place. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and use the platform on the contact page to communicate with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
March 23, 2017

23/03/2017

Owners will be aware that the City of Cape Town has implemented a level 3B water restriction awhile back. Accordingly, the Board of Trustees has resolved to with immediate effect close the swimming pool during the day. We can no longer use water to top-up the swimming pool every single day. As of now and until further notice, the swimming pool will only be open between 17H00 and 22H00. Simultaneously, the heat pump will also be switched-off, since much water evaporates due to it being a heated swimming pool. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and use the platform on the contact page to communicate with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
March 16, 2017

17/03/2017

The ongoing undertaking to reserve energy consumption and saving costs resulted in a decision to lock the DB/Electrical Board by the Sauna and Steam room. Going forward only the Duty/Security Manager and the Security Supervisors will be able to switch on the Sauna and Steam room. This will ensure that these facilities cannot be switched on by individuals who simply want to check it out, while not really using it. Users can contact the Security Control room by simply pressing the emergency/security button. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and use the platform on the contact page to communicate with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
March 10, 2017

10/03/2017

Residents of KB will be pleased to note that now that Kone Lift Company has been contracted to replace Finishing Touch Lifts with effect from 01 March, virtually all the broken lift buttons are operational again. The one or two that is still inactive is enjoying attention. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and use the platform on the contact page to communicate with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
March 2, 2017

03/03/2017

Residents living in East End would be pleased to know that the painting of the basement parking garages is well on track. This work was never part of the painting project completed by Voigt and are being done in-house to save costs. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and use the platform on the contact page to communicate with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
February 17, 2017

17/02/2017

CCPOA has advised of the annual sports festival that will be taking place at Century City again from 02 – 05 March. This means that some of the roads will at certain intervals be closed. As in the past, it will also result in our main entrance being closed-off for short periods in time. More detail will follow as soon as Management is advised accordingly. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and use the platform on the contact page to communicate with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
February 9, 2017

09/02/2017

Residents using the lift lobbies in West End will be pleased to know that the painting of these areas, are almost completed. The feedback received thus far, is positive as people seem to like the new colour themes. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and use the platform on the contact page to communicate with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
January 31, 2017

01/02/2017

Part of management’s commitment, is to continuously consider new ways to improve the communication flow to residents. As such, a notice board has now been placed in each of the 4 lifts. Going forward the notice boards in the lift foyers will be used for general communication, while the notice boards inside the lift will be directed at more up to date and applicable notices. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and use the platform on the contact page to communicate with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
January 26, 2017

26/01/2017

Management is aware and regularly alerts CCPOA about the state of the canal water lately. We are currently in the peak season of the aquatic plant growth and CCPOA has only 1 harvester machine to attend to all the Century City waterways. They have advised of delivery of a second harvester machine in March, which will assist in meeting the demands required during these peak-growing months of this particular plant specie. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and use the platform on the contact page to communicate with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
January 10, 2017

10/01/2017

As the sun rises on 2017, Management recognizes the need to remain committed to reducing cost and to continue seeking ways to reserve energy. The lights inside the refuse-rooms that use to be burning 24/7 are now also connected to motion sensors that only activate upon movement. Residents are encouraged to initiate ideas that will further reduce energy consumption. Resident are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and use the platform on the contact page to communicate with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.
December 23, 2016

23/12/2016

As the sun sets on 2016, Management would like to thank all owners for the support and the many suggestions and recommendations to bring about improvements to KB. While a lot of the recommendations received from some owners could be implemented, others such as the dampness problems in some parts of the building need to be budgeted for in 2017. May this be a time to look upon the many joys of the year gone by and the wonderful new memories to be created in the year coming. For those that will be travelling, please remain vigilant and drive safely. Management wishes all owners a peaceful festive period and a better new year. Residents are encouraged to watch this space for regular updates and use the platform on the contact page to communicate with the Building/General Manager, Daphne Bolton.