being the change – Under the leadership of Thomas Swana, PEDI is forging ahead with a plan to unite business owners and residents of Philippi. The plan will create a model for urban renewal and development in South Africa.
The development of key catalyst sectors is at the heart of PEDI’s drive to transform the economy of this, the Central Suburbs.
Vision & Mission
Vision – To build Philippi into a thriving urban hub where businesses choose to invest and grow, and where people choose to live, work and play.
Mission – To facilitate Turnkey solutions that will enable stakeholders across the wider Philippi community to create a shared vision.
GRANT FUNDING APPROVED – Grant funding for the next three financial years (2019 – 2022) was approved at the Council meeting held in August 2019. This funding will assist the Philippi Economic Development Initiative (PEDI) to continue with their catalytic programmes to promote economic growth and development in the area.
The approval will enable the Economic Development Department in Area South to enter into a three-year Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Philippi Economic Development Initiative. In addition, the approval gives PEDI the mandate to assist the City with the following programmes and projects over the next three-years:
- To facilitate the development of ERF 5268 to stimulate economic development
- To re-imagine the Ngulube High Street and Hives, which is an informal economy project
- Development of the Urban Agricultural Academy to develop an emerging and urban farmer supply channel, and a value-add packing facility for emerging and urban farmers
- Incubation of a Precinct Management Unit
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