Cape Town is on the brink of an exciting new phase of its history with much discussion and research under way on how best to turn it into an Aerotropolis city that can bring economic and social benefits to the people of the region.
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Philippi is set to become a focus for development of a metal industry cluster, particularly in the area of metal furniture manufacture, after a City of Cape Town study showed that this industry is already taking shape in the area and could be consolidated to boost the local economy.
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A pilot project to deploy a team of specially trained law enforcement officers to the Philippi East area was launched at the Philippi Business Retention and Expansion summit hosted by PEDI on 17 April.
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In Philippi East, a suburb at the heart of the city’s Eastern region, the challenges seem at first glance to be as great as anywhere. It is a poor area, where unemployment is high and opportunity has been constrained by history.
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