Building the Central Suburbs
A holistic vision for job opportunities and skills development
Cleaning and greening for a safer, healthier community
Securing our suburb for all those who live and work in it
Locating Philippi in the mainstream economy of Cape Town
Creating a model for urban renewal and development in South Africa.
Harnessing our opportunity sectors:
Agriculture, Waste, Transport and Construction
Cape Town's next light industry opportunity zone
Prime development land and rental options in the heart of the city
Welcome to the Philippi Economic Development Initiative
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.
BIG THINGS AHEAD FOR TUNNEL FARM – PEDI is proud to announce that we have embarked on an exciting new project that will see the opening of the PEDI Urban Agriculture Academy in a couple of months time.
On land adjacent to the Philippi Fresh Produce Market, our emerging farmer training academy, the PEDI Academy, will develop skills for a new generation that is hungry to work the land in an area which has been described as having one of the poorest levels of food security in our city.
The PEDI Academy is a departure from PEDI’s previous role in local development. Now investing directly into a project, PEDI has attracted a range of other partners whose involvement is turning the plan into one of the most exciting initiatives the area has seen.
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23 MAY 2017: YOUR CHANCE TO FIND OUT WHAT THE CITY IS PLANNING
NGO’s, businesses, community organisations and residents of Philippi are invited to attend an information meeting hosted by the City of Cape Town where the City’s new plans for the delivery of services in our area will be discussed.
When: Tuesday 23 May 2017
Where: Ruth First Community Hall, Philippi
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Official opening 11:00
You will have the opportunity to apply for indigent grants, update your details on the housing database and attend to other City services on the day.
Tel no: 021 444 7383
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