December 2015 saw the deployment of 10 law enforcement officers dedicated to the upper end of Long Street (between Wale & Buitensingle Street). This is a collaborative effort between Long Street business owners, the CCID and the City of Cape Town.

Some Long Street businesses, particularly those open at night, have taken the initiative to fund the 10 law enforcement officers. The primary focus is to make Long Street safe ensuring people can enjoy themselves this season. The paying members footing the R60.000+ bill are: Stones, SGT Pepper, Cafe Mojito, Royale Eatery, Bob’s BarFiction, Beerhouse, The Dubliner, Long Street Cafe, Bagdad Cafe, Buena Vista Social Club and Homebase Backpackers Cape Town with additional priceless support from CCID and Saunders Attorneys.

Businesses paying for dedicated law enforcement, in a particular area, is a first in South Africa, which shows the commitment of these businesses ensuring Long Street remains the fun, party hub of Cape Town. Issues that will be addressed by Law Enforcement Officers are as follows: traffic & parking violations, pickpocketing & muggings, noise violations, solicitation of drugs etc.

After the first two weekends in action the feedback of the participating businesses has been overly positive, with Dominique Gawlowski of Fiction bar saying “I am so far really pleased with their performance. I have seen a significant drop in presence of the usual bad element hanging around.”

Improving Long Street’s safety & security is part of a broader initiative in establishing a Long Street Association. Moving forward the Association intends to ensure Long Street is safe, friendly and vibey (for locals & visitors) by improving pedestrianisation; public lighting; hosting public events etc.

To be sustainable the Association will need all businesses to join ensuring a collective approach to positive change on Long Street. It will also open itself to other stakeholders, besides businesses, who are based on Long Street, i.e. residents, property owners, religious institutions, day time retail etc. The Long Street Association is also looking to hire a full-time project manager to run the association and a law firm to help formalise the association.

Get in touch by emailing or phoning: 061 940 7403

Appointing a project manager

Upper Long Street stakeholders don’t have capacity to drive the establishment & maintenance of an Association. There needs to be an individual dedicated to this. An individual who is neutral, in terms of not driving the agenda of one business or property owner. Ideally you’re available for a part-time position with our intention to grow this into a full-time position as our membership basis grows.


Scope of work for the project manager as follows:

  • Understand the Long Street context – who are the different stakeholders (i.e. City of Cape Town, Central City Improvement District, business owners, residents, religious institutions etc).
  • Monitor weekly LEO deployment (input any compliments, issues & complaints in the weekly spreadsheet)
  • Encourage new businesses to get involved.
  • Relationship manager: maintain and nurture relationships established.
  • Communication: amongst members
  • Setup a legal entity
  • Strategic development: going beyond safety & security (what else can be done to improve Long Street) For example: Entertainment strategy; Private lighting strategy; Parking strategy; Beautification projects; Safety & Security (other than the above); Pedestrianization (semi) & street closures; Events strategy
  • Attend relevant meetings: Monthly SAPS sector meetings, Tuesday SAPS meeting etc.
    Assoc needs to be registered with City (speak to Cllr Bryant around the registration – there are some forms involved).
  • Ability to take minutes & communicate effectively & regularly.
  • Ability to action minutes
  • the incumbent must be experienced in all aspects of the media from the writing of press releases to handling media enquiries and liaising with all relevant stakeholders to formulate effective responses.


  • Assertive
  • Empathetic
  • Good listener
  • Endearing nature
  • solution driven
  • can work alone ( self-starter )
  • strong relationship management skills
  • able to work in a public / private sector environment
  • conflict resolution skills very important
  • good comm. skills
  • must be well organized
  • flexible and ability to work irregular hours




Available 1st of February or 1st of March.


Please email your CV, motivation and salary expectation to