The Philippi Economic Development Initiative (PEDI) is deeply distressed by the loss of a leading member of the Philippi community, Councillor Xolile Gwangxu, who has given so much to the people of the area through his work as a Director of PEDI and as a highly regarded and trusted Councillor.
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The R3-million PEDI Urban Agriculture Academy was launched today in the precinct of the Philippi Fresh Produce Market, showcasing a ground-breaking organic vegetable growing system. This alternative to conventional farming has been welcomed as a model that can be economically transformative for the area which struggles with poverty and unemployment.
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Big changes are on the cards for the Philippi area as the Airports Company of South Africa has just been granted environmental approval for its R3.18 billion plans to realign the runway at Cape Town International Airport.
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Work is under way to create an emerging farmer training facility at the PEDI Urban Agriculture Academy in Philippi.
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Youth development activist Babalwa Jama has joined the PEDI board, bringing with her a wealth of experience in issues facing the youth of the Philippi area.
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A meeting of informal traders in the Philippi East area has given traders an opportunity to express their views on the impact of changes coming to the area that are likely to affect their business operations in the near future.
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The management of the peace officer project in the Philippi area has been taken over by the City of Cape Town Law Enforcement office. This follows the pilot phase of the peace officer project in terms of which PEDI had agreed to give the officers space for their base station at the PEDI office.
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The City of Cape Town has unveiled its vision for a massive new MyCiTi interchange in the heart of Philippi that is set to transform the area fundamentally. Announcing the plan yesterday, Mayoral Committee member for transport Brett Herron gave details of how the City hopes the convergence of of six MyCiTi routes on the corner of Eisleben Road and Govan Mbeki Road will be a catalyst to spark development in the area.
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PEDI is delighted to announce that we have taken up offices in the Philippi Village precinct. We are excited to now be located in this busy hub in the heart of Philippi East .
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Young entrepreneurs with great ideas are invited to pitch their ideas to the SAB KickStart Truck that will be at Philippi Village this Friday, 24 June 216, or to enter online before 15 July to win business assistance.
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