our latest achievements – read some good news
our top priorities
working together to improve local security initiatives and infrastructure for a safer environment for residents
CraigPark works together with CAP Security, who we have had a trusted partnership together since 2018. They are appointed as the Public Space Security (PSS) provider for the area. Together with local authorities, we are fighting crime and the causes of crime in CraigPark. The CRA has a Security Subcommittee which holds monthly security meetings and has direct access to the CAP Exco and relevant policing authorities. Please consider joining CAP for PSS (even if you don’t use them as your private home security provider). You will get a Section 18a Tax Deduction for the donation to the PSS. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Relationships with authorities
Establishing and fostering relationships with authorities for the benefit of the community
RELATIONSHIPS WITH AUTHORITIES
While the R in CRA stands for residents, we are all ratepayers. We as the CRA work with and through our elected councillor, we have to ensure that our members get their voice heard. We must ensure that the Joburg City Councillor hears us, and delivers what they should for the ever increasing rates that we pay out of our hard earned after tax income.
Addressing Community issues
actively involved in affiliated community committees as support
ADDRESSING COMMUNITY ISSUES
Whilst we are a residents association, we will typically first and foremost represent our members interests and that includes the use of subscription funds and donations.
By actively engaging with our residents, we make sure we stay on top of the important issues facing our community. We do this through our various fun MYHood initiatives, which bring the wider community together through community events and engagement. We also work with NGOs such as Bubele Africa, who clean the Delta, and Cross the Divide who focus on strategic solutions to homelessness. The elderly and infirm often need a helping hand that we can and must provide. We are a community that cares for our people
Living in a clean environment
managing the Braamfontein Spruit & Delta park area as well as the inner suburb parks
LIVING IN A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT
The CRA is actively involved in keeping the suburb and the surrounding parks clean and safe. The CRA works closely with Bubele Africa, an NGO, in keeping Delta Park and the Spruit clean. The CRA also employs two gentlemen who work on the pavements in the area and regularly clean up litter in the area. The CRA is also working with the WaterCAN project, which is a growing network of citizen science activists who are committed water guardians and willing stewards advocating for clean, safe and sustainable water.
Maintaining Property Values
actively improving and maintaining the living standards of these suburbs
MAINTAINING PROPERTY VALUES
Our house is often our major asset. We need to ensure that our environment within which we live is clean, safe and community focussed. This all helps. We also need to make sure our municipal services are delivered effectively and efficiently, working with our councillor. The declining level of service against ever increasing charges for rates and services is not acceptable to anyone.
together making a difference in the community of Craigpark
…you can help by contributing financially …
We will do whatever we can, we will do the organising, we will do the communicating, outward and inbound, facilitation , but we can’t do it alone.
…you can help by volunteering your time and skills …
We are a committee of 12 volunteers in a community of over 3 000 households and many businesses, which serve us and the surrounding community.
picture of the month
Submit your picture (in landscape) representing something of Craigpark and stand a chance to have your picture selected for the home page! You can also get a coffee on us if your picture is selected for the subsequent month.
SUBMIT YOUR PIC
proudly run – by and for – the residents
The CRA is one of the oldest residents’ associations in Joburg. It was originally formed in 1937 and renamed in the 1970’s. It is run by and for the residents and operates most efficiently and effectively with the support of the Craigpark residents.
ancient history – 1902
1902 – present
The first European settlers in the area that now constitutes Randburg were Boers, who come to the area as a result of the Great Trek.
In 1902 Rattray developed some of his property into the residential township of Craighall and the rest he developed into a series of large lakes, which offered fishing, bathing and boating.