Some Background

A traffic management plan has been prepared for the Waterkloof Township by the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality in collaboration with the Waterkloof Homeowners Association. This plan involves the installation of various traffic calming measures. These measures include the installation of new mini-circles, diagonal closures at some intersections as well as road closures. The aim of the plan is to prevent the intrusion of external through traffic into the neighbourhood, to address unsafe and dangerous circumstances caused by traffic in the area and to improve the quality of life in the township. This plan will be implemented in parallel with the proposed monitored access of the area.A copy of the management plan is available here.

We are awaiting their final approval thereof.The proposed security monitored access of the area will utilize smart technology, including number plate recognition and high definition photographs of the driver of the vehicle. Photographs taken at the point of entry will be relayed to the control room, who will immediately know if a vehicle registration entering the area is “wanted” as it system will be linked to a live criminal intelligence database. As the driver of the vehicle is required to swipe their hand to activate the boom to lift, a facial shot of the driver and vehicle registration will also be relayed to the control room (there are 8 cameras at each point of entry and exit). This in itself will be a large deterrent to criminals entering the area as generally criminals do not wish to be photographed or having their movements tracked and traced.The reduction of crime and traffic in the area will not be successful with the implementation of only one system or strategy, therefore the patrol vehicles monitoring from within our area will be alerted by the control room as to the presence of the potential danger, who will react accordingly.
This is a worthy initiative and will only be successful if we all make a concerted effort to take the necessary steps to bring crime under control within the area. At present, we are losing this battle. In view of the proposed security areas in Groenkloof and Brooklyn, we will be the only open area left.

Stella Close

Stella Road Close has now merged with the SafeWaterkloof Initiative

Residents Meeting

Two Public meetings for Waterkloof were held on:

  • 31st July, 2017 at 6pm (Waterkloof Primary)
  • 14 August 2017 at 6pm (NG Kerk Stella Road)
  • 4 April 2019 (Launching Phase 2)
  • 9 April 2019 (Launching Phase 2)

Call for information

It is critical that we have everyone’s, contact details, street address and erf number. This will ensure that we can get your pack of information.If you have a list of contact people in your neighborhood, we would appreciate if you could forward to

Crime Situation in RSA – 2015-16

  • Violent crime against the person = 33% of South Africa’s recorded serious crime!
  • 13.5% increase in robberies at residential premises (9063, 9351,9391,10173,12761, 14481, 18786,20820 past year!)
  • 7 367 carjackings in 2015/16 in Gauteng!
  • 26646 car stolen in Gauteng last year!
  • Reported contact crimes National = 623223 cases!!

Crime in SAPS Brooklyn Movement from Apr 15-Mar 16

  • Murders 3 to 5
  • Attempted Murder 2 to 11
  • Assault 278 to 288
  • Burglary residential premises 792 to 831
  • Theft of motor vehicles 597 to 529
  • Theft out of motor vehicles 1251 to 1063
  • Drug related crime 158 to 211
  • All other theft 1200 to 1107
  • Total  21.44 per day!

 Crime Incidents pre and post Monitored Access

Below are some SAPS statistics of a pre and post closure in some of Pretoria neighborhoods.

Benefits of Closure/Monitored Access

  • Safe environment for young & old
  • Manageable safety environment
  • Improved living conditions
  • Easier to sell and rent – 10%+ investment
  • R10 000 investment = at least R100 000-00 increase/growth on property value!!
  • Reduced short term insurance premium
  • Collective bargaining for cheaper armed reaction

We have appointed Streetsafe (Application preparation) and Paxton-Cerva (Accounting & Legal) to assist us on the initiative.

Traffic Management Plan

A traffic management plan was submitted to council in 2016. This plan is available here.

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