WHAT’S THE STORIES

It’s the festive season and Century City is ready!

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Date 25 November 2020

With the festive season around the corner and many more additional visitors expected to Century City, you can rest assured that we are prepared!  The Century City Property Owners’ Association (CCPOA)-driven Operational Management Forum which co-ordinates and facilitates law enforcement, security, traffic and disaster management issues within Century City has been proactively preparing for this year’s festive season. 

“During the festive season our activities and traffic increases” says Chris Blackshaw, CEO of CCPOA.  “We band together with several role players and stakeholders in an around Century City to ensure that our residents, visitors and staff enjoy a positive experience.  It is silly season after all, which calls for an additional effort from all of our various departments.”

In terms of traffic management, there has been extensive and ongoing liaison with Goodwood Traffic Management Centre (TMC) throughout the year. The Century City Security Operations Centre (SOC) has a direct line to the Traffic Systems Operations manager to facilitate rapid adjustment to the timing settings of traffic signals when required.

In addition, traffic patterns in and around Century City are monitored 24/7 by the SOC’s Traffic Management team.  SOC is also able to view selected Freeway traffic cameras via a link with the TMC. Real time traffic information on the neighboring Freeways is useful as Century City traffic flows are directly affected by Freeway traffic congestion.

Two traffic officers will be stationed in the precinct from 6:00 until 22:00 and the digital Variable Messaging System (VMS) boards will run messages round the clock to warn motorists of any traffic congestion, accidents and general messaging.

Getting to and from Century City via public transport will be aided by the MyCiTi service and Golden Arrow busses which will operate until 22:30 to accommodate extended Canal Walk trading hours.  Minibus taxi operators have been advised of the extended shopping hours.

Heightened security measures in Canal Walk and Century City will continue throughout the Festive Season, with the assistance of SAPS.  This includes Intervention Vehicles on the perimeter, enhanced control room staffing, further deployment of security personnel inside the mall and parking areas.  Additional security officers will be deployed along the canal and back passages of Canal Walk. Canal Walk will also be in total lockdown outside of trading hours during the festive season and delivery vehicles directed to specific drop off points.

 

Emergency Contact

Century City Security Operations Centre (SOC) to be contacted in the first instance regarding any traffic related or other incidents.  SOC, in turn, will contact SAPS, City Traffic Control Centre and other emergency services.

Contact number:  24/7 SOC - 021 202 1000

 

Events

Canal Walk Festive Season Extended Trading Hours

  • Tuesday, 15 December to Wednesday, 23 December

09:00 – 22:00

  • Thursday, 24 December                                

09:00 – 21:00

  • Friday, 25 December

Optional trading (selected stores will be open)

  • Saturday, 26 December to Thursday, 31 December

09:00 – 21:00

  • Friday, 1 January 2021          

09:00 – 19:00 (optional trading after 19:00)

  • Saturday, 2 January onwards

09:00 – 21:00